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Ernest Hemingway

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"There is no friend as loyal as a book." Reading 5.0 avg (9 votes)
"There are events which are so great that if a writer has participated in them his obligation is to write truly rather than assume the presumption of altering them with invention." Writing 5.0 avg (1 votes)
"The world is a fine place, and worth fighting for." Miscellaneous 4.9 avg (29 votes)
"Happiness in intelligent people is the rarest thing I know." Happiness, Intelligence 4.9 avg (57 votes)
"Writing, at its best, is a lonely life. Organizations for writers palliate the writer's loneliness, but I doubt if they improve his writing. He grows in public stature as he sheds his loneliness and often his work deteriorates. For he does his work alone and if he is a good enough writer he must face eternity, or the lack of it, each day." Writing 4.9 avg (7 votes)
"I love sleep. My life has the tendency to fall apart when I'm awake, you know?" Sleep 4.8 avg (46 votes)
"So far, about morals, I know only that what is moral is what you feel good after and what is immoral is what you feel bad after." Morality 4.8 avg (5 votes)
"Always do sober what you said you'd do drunk. That will teach you to keep your mouth shut." Talking 4.8 avg (15 votes)
"There are some things which cannot be learned quickly, and time, which is all we have, must be paid heavily for their acquiring. They are the very simplest things and because it takes a man's life to know them the little new that each man gets from life is very costly and the only heritage he has to leave." Education 4.8 avg (8 votes)
"Courage is grace under pressure." Courage 4.6 avg (50 votes)
"Never mistake motion for action." Work 4.4 avg (12 votes)
"Decadence is a difficult word to use since it has become little more than a term of abuse applied by critics to anything they do not yet understand or which seems to differ from their moral concepts." Morality 4.3 avg (3 votes)
"Wars are caused by undefended wealth." Money, War & Peace 4.2 avg (5 votes)
"My aim is to put down on paper what I see and what I feel in the best and simplest way." Writing 4.0 avg (4 votes)
"The writerís job is not to judge, but to seek to understand." Writing 4.0 avg (5 votes)
"There's no one thing that is true. They're all true." Truth & Lies 2.8 avg (6 votes)


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