Top 50 Best Ernest Hemingway Quotes (2021)

Today we will discuss the legacy of Ernest Hemingway. This is a list of the top 50 best Ernest Hemingway quotes (2021). I hope you would enjoy this list as much as I did. Writing quotes and memorizing them has been the greatest joy for me. Quotes would tell you the whole story in some lines and that’s the beauty.



Ernest Hemingway was an American novelist, short-story writer, journalist, and sportsman. His economical and understated style which he called the iceberg theory. He had a strong influence on 20th-century fiction, while his adventurous lifestyle and his public image brought him admiration from later generations. Ernest Hemingway produced and published most of his work during 1920-1950. He also won the Nobel Prize in Literature. He published seven novels, six short-story collections, and two nonfiction works. Many of his works are considered classics of American Literature.Top 50 Best Ernest Ernest Hemingway Quotes (2021)


Below is the list of the top 50 best Ernest Hemingway quotes (2021). He lived a legendary life.

“There is no friend as loyal as a book.” ~ Ernest Hemingway

“There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.” ~ Ernest Hemingway

“Happiness in intelligent people is the rarest thing I know.” ~ Ernest Hemingway

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

“The best way to find out if you can trust somebody is to trust them.”~ Ernest Hemingway

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

“There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self.” ~ Ernest Hemingway

“Always do sober what you said you’d do drunk. That will teach you to keep your mouth shut.” ~ Ernest Hemingway

“The first draft of anything is shit.” ~ Ernest Hemingway

“The world breaks everyone, and afterward, many are strong at the broken places.”~ Ernest Hemingway

“All you have to do is write one true sentence. Write the truest sentence that you know.”~ Ernest Hemingway

“When people talk, listen completely. Most people never listen.”~ Ernest Hemingway

“All good books are alike in that they are truer than if they had really happened and after you are finished reading one you will feel that all that happened to you and afterwards it all belongs to you: the good and the bad, the ecstasy, the remorse and sorrow, the people and the places and how the weather was. If you can get so that you can give that to people, then you are a writer.”~ Ernest Hemingway

“Courage is grace under pressure.” ~ Ernest Hemingway

“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.”~ Ernest Hemingway

“you can’t get away from yourself by moving from one place to another.” ~ Ernest Hemingway

“Never confuse movement with action.” ~ Ernest Hemingway

“The world breaks everyone and afterward many are strong at the broken places.”~ Ernest Hemingway

“A cat has absolute emotional honesty: human beings, for one reason or another, may hide their feelings, but a cat does not.” ~ Ernest Hemingway

“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.”~ Ernest Hemingway

“As a writer, you should not judge, you should understand.” ~ Ernest Hemingway

“Forget your personal tragedy. We are all bitched from the start and you especially have to be hurt like hell before you can write seriously. But when you get the damned hurt, use it-don’t cheat with it.”~ Ernest Hemingway

“Never to go on trips with anyone you do not love.” ~ Ernest Hemingway

“My aim is to put down on paper what I see and what I feel in the best and simplest way.”~ Ernest Hemingway

“You are so brave and quiet I forget you are suffering.” ~ Ernest Hemingway

Top 50 Best Ernest Ernest Hemingway Quotes (2021)

“Write hard and clear about what hurts.”~ Ernest Hemingway

“In order to write about life first, you must live it.”~ Ernest Hemingway

“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.” ~ Ernest Hemingway

“An intelligent man is sometimes forced to be drunk to spend time with his fools.” ~ Ernest Hemingway

“But life isn’t hard to manage when you’ve nothing to lose.” ~ Ernest Hemingway

“When you love you wish to do things for. You wish to sacrifice for. You wish to serve.”~ Ernest Hemingway

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

“All things truly wicked start from innocence.” ~ Ernest Hemingway

“The hard part about writing a novel is finishing it.”~ Ernest Hemingway

“If two people love each other there can be no happy end to it.” ~ Ernest Hemingway

“Worry a little bit every day and in a lifetime you will lose a couple of years. If something is wrong, fix it if you can. But train yourself not to worry: Worry never fixes anything. ”~ Ernest Hemingway

“It’s none of their business that you have to learn how to write. Let them think you were born that way.”~ Ernest Hemingway

“Live the full life of the mind, exhilarated by new ideas, intoxicated by the Romance of the unusual.” ~ Ernest Hemingway

“All my life I’ve looked at words as though I were seeing them for the first time.”~ Ernest Hemingway

“We are all broken—that’s how the light gets in.” ~ Ernest Hemingway

“I like to listen. I have learned a great deal from listening carefully. Most people never listen.”~ Ernest Hemingway

“There is no rule on how to write. Sometimes it comes easily and perfectly; sometimes it’s like drilling rock and then blasting it out with charges.” ~ Ernest Hemingway

“You belong to me and all Paris belongs to me and I belong to this notebook and this pencil.”~ Ernest Hemingway

“The real reason for not committing suicide is because you always know how swell life gets again after the hell is over.” ~ Ernest Hemingway

“The world is a fine place and worth fighting for and I hate very much to leave it.”~ Ernest Hemingway

“The thing is to become a master and in your old age to acquire the courage to do what children did when they knew nothing. ” ~ Ernest Hemingway

“If a writer stops observing he is finished. Experience is communicated by small details intimately observed.” ~ Ernest Hemingway

“There isn’t always an explanation for everything.”~ Ernest Hemingway

“To hell with them. Nothing hurts if you don’t let it.” ~ Ernest Hemingway

“Remember to get the weather in your damn book–weather is very important.”~ Ernest Hemingway

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