Ernest Hemingway

Ernest Hemingway

American author, journalist
21 July 1899 — 2 July 1961

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There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self.


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.

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

As a man, you know who is right and who is wrong; you have to judge. As a writer, you should not judge, you should understand.


Never think that war, no matter how necessary, nor how justified, is not a crime.


All thinking men are atheists.

The first draft of anything is shit.

Happiness in intelligent people is the rarest thing I know.

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.

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


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