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Ernest Hemingway

July 21, 1899 - July 2, 1961 ·

A man's got to take a lot of punishment to write a really funny book.

- Ernest Hemingway (1924) ·

God knows, people who are paid to have attitudes toward things, professional critics, make me sick; camp-following eunuchs of literature.

- Ernest Hemingway (1925) ·

There is only one form of government that cannot produce good writers, and that system is Fascism. For Fascism is a lie told by bullies. A writer who will not lie cannot live or work under Fascism.

- Ernest Hemingway (1937) ·

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

- Ernest Hemingway (1945) ·

It wasn't by accident that the Gettysburg address was so short. The laws of prose writing are as immutable as those of flight, of mathematics, of physics.

- Ernest Hemingway (1945) ·

We are all apprentices in a craft where no one ever becomes a master.

- Ernest Hemingway (1961) ·

Dostoevsky was made by being sent to Siberia. Writers are forged in injustice as a sword is forged.

- Ernest Hemingway (1935) ·

Every day above earth is a good day.

- Ernest Hemingway (1952) ·