Ever read or see something that makes your diaphragm unexpectedly expand? Perhaps that’s what is meant by the expression “it took my breath away.” Some of these quotes by author Ernest Hemingway do that exactly.
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.
Happiness in intelligent people is the rarest thing I know.
All you have to do is write one true sentence. Write the truest sentence that you know.
After writing a story I was always empty and both sad and happy, as though I had made love.
When people talk, listen completely. Most people never listen.
It is good to have an end to journey toward; but it is the journey that matters, in the end.
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.
Never think that war, no matter how necessary, nor how justified, is not a crime.
A cat has absolute emotional honesty: human beings, for one reason or another, may hide their feelings, but a cat does not.
All my life I’ve looked at words as though I were seeing them for the first time.
In order to write about life first you must live it.
A writer should write what he has to say and not speak it.
Now is no time to think of what you do not have. Think of what you can do with what there is.
Never to go on trips with anyone you do not love.
The best way to find out if you can trust somebody is to trust them.
I love sleep. My life has the tendency to fall apart when I’m awake, you know?