29 Best Quotes of Ernest Hemingway to Live By

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29 Best Quotes of Ernest Hemingway to Live By

1.  If something is wrong, fix it if you can.

If something is wrong, fix it if you can. But train yourself not to worry. Worry never fixes anything.

2. Courage is grace under pressure

Courage is Grace Under Pressure

3. The world breaks everyone, and afterward, many are strong at the broken places.

The world breaks everyone, and afterward, many are strong at the broken places

4. The best people possess a feeling for beauty…

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.

5. There’s no friend as loyal as a book

There’s no friend as loyal as a book.

6. Every man’s life ends the same way…

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

7. There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self.

There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self.

8. I love sleep…

I love sleep. My life has the tendency to fall apart when I’m awake, you know?

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

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

10. The most painful thing is losing yourself in the process of loving someone too much…

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

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

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

12. When people talk, listen completely. Most people never listen.

When people talk, listen completely. Most people never listen.

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

14. I can’t stand it to think my life is going so fast and I’m not really living it.

I can’t stand it to think my life is going so fast and I’m not really living it.

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

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

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

Never to go on trips with anyone you do not love

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

18. Write hard and clear about what hurts.

Write hard and clear about what hurts.

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

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

21. 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.

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.

22. I didn’t want to kiss you goodbye…

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.

23. Any man’s life, told truly, is a novel…

Any man’s life, told truly, is a novel…

24. I loved you when I saw you today and I loved you always but I never saw you before…

I loved you when I saw you today and I loved you always but I never saw you before…

25. No one you love is ever truly lost…

No one you love is ever truly lost…

26. I like to listen. I have learned a great deal from listening carefully. Most people never listen.

I like to listen. I have learned a great deal from listening carefully. Most people never listen.

27. Live the full life of the mind, exhilarated by new ideas, intoxicated by the Romance of the unusual.

Live the full life of the mind, exhilarated by new ideas, intoxicated by the Romance of the unusual.

28. I know the night is not the same as the day…

I know the night is not the same as the day: that all things are different, that the things of the night cannot be explained in the day, because they do not then exist, and the night can be a dreadful time for lonely people once their loneliness has started.

29. We would be together…

We would be together and have our books and at night be warm in bed together with the windows open and the stars bright.

 

Lesya Li

Lesya Li

Founder, Head of Content at HavingTime
Lesya Li is a founder of HavingTime – a digitally native story magazine for people that need to share inspiration and be inspired.
Lesya Li
Lesya Li
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