Here are some of my favorite quotes from Ernest Hemingway, gathered from his writing and from his life.
There are plenty of words of wisdom to choose from. This is just a short — but growing — list.
Let me know if you have any of your own.
“Writing and travel broaden your ass if not your mind.”
“Chasing yesterdays is a bum show.”
“Very few people ever really are alive and those that are never die, no matter if they are gone.”
“How different it was when you were there.”
“All you have to do is write one true sentence. Write the truest sentence that you know.”
“It was hard to be a great writer if you loved the world and living in it and special people. It was hard when you loved so many places.”
“There wee times when you had to write. Not conscience. Just peristaltic action. It was really more fun than anything.”
The first and final thing you have to do in this world is to last in it and not be smashed by it.”