Ernest Hemingway Quotes
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"There is no friend as loyal as a book."
"No weapon has ever settled a moral problem. It can impose a solution but it cannot guarantee it to be a just one."
"The 1st panacea of a mismanaged nation is inflation of the currency; the 2nd is war. Both bring a temporary prosperity; a permanent ruin."
"They wrote in the old days that it is sweet and fitting to die for one's country. But in modern war, there is nothing sweet nor fitting in your dying. You will die like a dog for no good reason."
"You can wipe out your opponents. But if you do it unjustly you become eligible for being wiped out yourself."
"I like to listen. I have learned a great deal from listening carefully. Most people never listen."
"Why should anybody be interested in some old man who was a failure?"
"I'm not going to get into the ring with Tolstoy."
"Never mistake motion for action."
"Always do sober what you said you'd do drunk. That will teach you to keep your mouth shut."
"Cowardice... is almost always simply a lack of ability to suspend functioning of the imagination."
"The game of golf would lose a great deal if croquet mallets and billiard cues were allowed on the putting green."
"Develop a built-in bullshit detector."
"Never think that war, no matter how necessary, nor how justified, is not a crime."
"I love sleep. My life has the tendency to fall apart when I'm awake, you know?"
"Never go on trips with anyone you do not love."
"If you are lucky enough to have lived in Paris as a young man, then wherever you go for the rest of your life it stays with you, for Paris is a moveable feast."
"You're beautiful, like a May fly."
"When I have an idea, I turn down the flame, as if it were a little alcohol stove, as low as it will go. Then it explodes and that is my idea."
"If you have a success you have it for the wrong reasons. If you become popular it is always because of the worst aspects of your work."
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