Some Profound Quotes By Ernest Hemingway To Keep You Inspired

Since we have been writing such a lot about so many things that will come in useful in life, we thought we should make this article about writing. And when it comes to writing, we thought we would give you a stellar example in the form of Ernest Hemingway. If you are one of those who is trying to start a career in writing or even trying to pen down something profound, then you will find that these quotes very helpful. He has actually managed to say a lot with the use of very few words.

As many of you may know, Ernest Hemingway was a journalist, short story writer and novelist of repute who made the written word his religion. Just like there are brilliant office space quotes to set your emotions free, you will find these will help you in dealing with the angst of the process that you have to go through when you start writing no matter what purpose you are doing it for.

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We give you some interesting quotes here that will not only give you an insight into the life of this writer but also give you a view of what you will have to go through to become a writer:

The first draft of anything is shit.

There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.

There is no friend as loyal as a book.

As a writer, you should not judge, you should understand.

Write hard and clear about what hurts.

When writing a novel a writer should create living people; people not characters. A character is a caricature.

There is no rule on how to write. Sometimes it comes easily and perfectly; sometimes it’s like drilling rock and then blasting it out with charges.

All you have to do is write one true sentence. Write the truest sentence that you know.

All my life I’ve looked at words as though I were seeing them for the first time.

My aim is to put down on paper what I see and what I feel in the best and simplest way.

In order to write about life first you must live it.

If a writer stops observing he is finished. Experience is communicated by small details intimately observed.

Once writing has become your major vice and greatest pleasure only death can stop it.

It’s none of their business that you have to learn how to write. Let them think you were born that way.

The hard part about writing a novel is finishing it.

The best way to find out if you can trust somebody is to trust them.

Never to go on trips with anyone you do not love.

You can’t get away from yourself by moving from one place to another.

I didn’t want to kiss you goodbye – that was the trouble – I wanted to kiss you good night – and there’s a lot of difference.

I’m not unfaithful, darling. I’ve plenty of faults but I’m very faithful. You’ll be sick of me I’ll be so faithful.

The most painful thing is losing yourself in the process of loving someone too much, and forgetting that you are special too.

“And you’ll always love me won’t you?”
“Yes.”
“And the rain won’t make any difference?”
“No.”

Happiness in intelligent people is the rarest thing I know.

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 world breaks every one and afterward many are strong at the broken places.

The first and final thing you have to do in this world is to last it and not be smashed by it.

All things truly wicked start from innocence.

Always do sober what you said you’d do drunk. That will teach you to keep your mouth shut.

The only thing that could spoil a day was people. People were always the limiters of happiness except for the very few that were as good as spring itself.

There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow men. True nobility lies in being superior to your former self.

What is moral is what you feel good after, and what is immoral is what you feel bad after.

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Now is no time
to think of what you do not have.
Think of what you can do
with that there is.

But life isn’t hard to manage when you’ve nothing to lose.

Courage is grace under pressure.

It is good to have an end to journey toward; but it is the journey that matters, in the end.

You are so brave and quiet I forget you are suffering.

You know what makes a good loser? Practice.

Death is like an old whore in a bar–I’ll buy her a drink but I won’t go upstairs with her.

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.

Wine is the most civilized thing in the world.

I drink to make other people more interesting.

This wine is too good for toast-drinking, my dear. You don’t want to mix emotions up with a wine like that. You lose the taste.

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