50+ Best Hemingway Quotes: Beautifully Written Quotes from His Famous Writings

50+ Best Hemingway Quotes: Beautifully Written Quotes from His Famous Writings
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Tripboba.com - Ernest Hemingway is widely known as one of the finest American writers of the twentieth century. He is best known for works such as "The Old Man and the Sea" and "A Moveable Feast." In his lifetime, he has authored seven novels, six short-story collections, and two works of nonfiction. By writing masterpieces as well as leading an exciting life, Hemingway achieved a level of popularity that few can match. So, if you are one of his fans or just want to get inspired by his works,  here we have compiled the best Ernest Hemingway quotes. Read and get inspired to be a better person.

Best Ernest Hemingway Quotes

  • "The best people possess a feeling for beauty, the courage to take risks, the discipline to tell the truth, the capacity for sacrifice. Ironically, their virtues make them vulnerable; they are often wounded, sometimes destroyed."
  • "The best way to find out if you can trust somebody is to trust them."
  • "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."
  • "Every man’s life ends the same way. It is only the details of how he lived and how he died that distinguish one man from another."
  • "The first and final thing you have to do in this world is to last it and not be smashed by it."
  • "People were always the limiters of happiness except for the very few that were as good as spring itself."
  • "Happiness in intelligent people is the rarest thing I know."
  • "Never think that war, no matter how necessary, nor how justified, is not a crime."

Famous Hemingway Quotes

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  • "No, that is the great fallacy: the wisdom of old men. They do not grow wise. They grow careful."
  • "The world breaks everyone, and afterward, some are strong at the broken places."
  • "Now is no time to think of what you do not have. Think of what you can do with what there is."
  • "Courage is grace under pressure."
  • "There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow men. True nobility lies in being superior to your former self."
  • "But man is not made for defeat. A man can be destroyed but not defeated."

Ernest Hemingway Quotes About The Sea

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  • "Everything about him was old except his eyes and they were the same color as the sea and were cheerful and undefeated." - Earnest Hemingway Quotes
  • "Before we take to the sea, we walk on land ... Before we create, we must understand ..." - Earnest Hemingway Quotes
  • "No good book has ever been written that has in it symbols arrived at beforehand and stuck in ... I tried to make a real old man, a real boy, a real sea and a real fish and real sharks. But if I made them good and true enough they would mean many things" - Earnest Hemingway Quotes
  • "and he knew no man was ever alone on the sea. He" - Earnest Hemingway Quotes
  • "The house was built on the highest part of the narrow tongue of land between the harbor and the open sea. It had lasted through three hurricanes and it was built solid as a ship." - Earnest Hemingway Quotes
  • "A man is never lost at sea and it is a long island. It" - Earnest Hemingway Quotes
  • "Why did they make birds so delicate and fine as those sea swallows when the ocean can be so cruel?" - Earnest Hemingway Quotes
  • " It was considered a virtue not to talk unnecessarily at sea" - Earnest Hemingway Quotes
    "Then there is the other secret. There isn't any symbolysm [sic]. The sea is the sea. The old man is an old man. The boy is a boy and the fish is a fish. The shark are all sharks no better and no worse. All the symbolism that people say is shit. What goes beyond is what you see beyond when you know." - Earnest Hemingway Quotes

Hemingway Fishing Quotes

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  • "My big fish must be somewhere." - Earnest Hemingway Quotes
  • "The setting of the sun is a difficult time for all fish." - Earnest Hemingway Quotes
  • "Anglers have a way of romanticizing their battles with fish." - Earnest Hemingway Quotes
  • "No good book has ever been written that has in it symbols arrived at beforehand and stuck in ... I tried to make a real old man, a real boy, a real sea and a real fish and real sharks. But if I made them good and true enough they would mean many things" - Earnest Hemingway Quotes

Sailing Quotes Hemingway

  • "Unless you really understand the water, and understand the reason for being on it, and understand the love of sailing and the feeling of quietness and solitude, you don't really belong on a boat anyway. I think Hemingway said one time that the sea is the last free place on earth." - Earnest Hemingway Quotes
  • "The sea is the same as it has been since before men ever went on it in boats." - Earnest Hemingway Quotes

Hemingway Hunting Quotes

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  • “I did not mind killing anything, any animal, if I killed it cleanly, they all had to die and my interference with the nightly and the seasonal killing that went on all the time was very minute and I had no guilty feeling at all. We ate the meat and kept the hides and horns.” - Earnest Hemingway Quotes
  • “You did not kill the fish only to keep alive and to sell for food, he thought. You killed for pride and because you are a fisherman. You loved him when he was alive and you loved him after. If you love him, it is not a sin to kill him. Or is it more?” - Earnest Hemingway Quotes
  • “Best of all he loved the fall. The leaves yellow on the cottonwoods floating on the trout streams and above the hills. The high blue windless sky…Now he will be part of them forever.” - Earnest Hemingway Quotes
  • “Now it is pleasant to hunt something that you want very much over a long period of time, being outwitted, out-maneuvered and failing at the end of each day, but having the hunt and knowing every time you are out that, sooner or later, your luck will change and that you will get the chance that you are seeking. But it is not pleasant to have a time limit by which you must get your kudu or perhaps never get it, nor even see one. It is not the way hunting should be.” - Earnest Hemingway Quotes
  • “Perhaps I should not have been a fisherman, he thought. But that was the thing that I was born for.” - Earnest Hemingway Quotes
  • “When you have shot one bird flying you have shot all birds flying. They are all different and they fly in different ways but the sensation is the same and the last one is as good as the first.”
  • “Somebody just back of you while you are fishing is as bad as someone looking over your shoulder while you write a letter to your girl.” - Earnest Hemingway Quotes

Love Quotes Ernest Hemingway

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  • “We are all broken—that’s how the light gets in.” - Earnest Hemingway Quotes
  • “No one you love is ever truly lost.”
  • “To hell with them. Nothing hurts if you don’t let it.” - Earnest Hemingway Quotes
  • “There is no friend as loyal as a book.”
  • “The hard part about writing a novel is finishing it.” - Earnest Hemingway Quotes
  • “All things truly wicked start from innocence.” - Earnest Hemingway Quotes
  • “In order to write about life first, you must live it.” - Earnest Hemingway Quotes
  • “Worry a little bit every day and in a lifetime you will lose a couple of years. If something is wrong, fix it if you can. But
  • train yourself not to worry: Worry never fixes anything.” - Earnest Hemingway Quotes
  • “If two people love each other there can be no happy end to it.” - Earnest Hemingway Quotes

Hemingway Travel Quotes

  • "I find I can get so much done between midnight and 4 a.m. Everything is quiet, no one is disturbing me, and if I go to bed then, I just lie awake thinking of ideas. They are very creative hours for me. One night a week I crash out, though." - Earnest Hemingway Quotes
  • "It is good to have an end to journey toward; but it is the journey that matters, in the end." - Earnest Hemingway Quotes
  • "Never go on trips with anyone you do not love." - Earnest Hemingway Quotes
  • "The world breaks everyone, and afterward, some are strong at the broken places." - Earnest Hemingway Quotes

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