Top 10 Ernest Hemingway Quotes – I Never Had To Choose

The famous Ernest Miller Hemingway was an American journalist, the novelist was born on July 21, 1899, in America.

Ernest Miller Hemingway Won Noble prize in 1954. He committed suicide on July 2, 1961, in Ketchum.

We compiled a list of the most famous Ernest Hemingway Quotes that everyone should read.

Top 10 Ernest Hemingway Quotes

“I never had to choose a subject – my subject rather chose me.


“We have come out of the time when obedience, the acceptance of discipline, intelligent courage and resolution were most important, into that more difficult time when it is a person’s duty to understand the world rather than simply fight for it”


“I have noticed that doctors who fail in the practice of medicine have a tendency to seek one another’s company and aid in consultation. A doctor who cannot take out your appendix properly will recommend you to a doctor who will be unable to remove your tonsils with success.”


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


“I’ve tried to reduce profanity but I reduced so much profanity when writing the book that I’m afraid not much could come out. Perhaps we will have to consider it simply as a profane book and hope that the next book will be less profane or perhaps more sacred.”


“When you have shot one bird flying you have shot all birds flying. They are all different and they fly in different ways but the sensation is the same and the last one is as good as the first.”


“Somebody just back of you while you are fishing is as bad as someone looking over your shoulder while you write a letter to your girl.”


“From things that have happened and from things as they exist and from all things that you know and all those you cannot know, you make something through your invention that is not a representation but a whole new thing truer than anything true and alive, and you make it alive, and if you make it well enough, you give it immortality. That is why you write and for no other reason that you know of. But what about all the reasons that no one knows?”


“A serious writer is not to be confounded with a solemn writer. A serious writer may be a hawk or a buzzard or even a popinjay, but a solemn writer is always a bloody owl.”


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

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