70 Best Ernest Hemingway Love Quotes About Life, Writing

These Ernest Hemingway quotes will give you a glimpse of what is inside a writer’s mind and make you see the journey of a writer.

Who was Ernest Hemingway?

Ernest Miller Hemingway was born on July 21, 1899, was an American novelist, short-story writer, journalist, and sportsman. Hemingway was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1954. His work included seven novels, six short-story collections, and two nonfiction works. His novels and books are praised by many people who love classic literature. He was also praised by the title of  America’s greatest writers of 20th century.

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Hemingway‘s succinct and clean writing style was loved and copied by many other authors, especially at his time. His writing style was simple and short sentences, avoiding the verbosity that would imply further interpretation or emotional rhetoric.

Unlike most people, Hemingway did not join college for his degree, instead, he worked as a reporter for a few months for The Kansas City Star. and after that, he was enlisted as an ambulance driver in World War I. In 1918, he was seriously wounded and returned home. 

Hemingway‘s debut novel was The Sun Also Rises published in 1926. He also shared his wartime experiences in a novel called A Farewell to Arms which was published in 1929.

Ernest Hemingway Books and Novels

  • The Sun Also Rises (1926)
  • The Torrents of Spring (1926)
  • A Farewell to Arms (1929)
  • Winner Take Nothing (1933)
  • To Have and Have Not (1937)
  • For Whom the Bell Tolls (1940)
  • Across the River and Into the Trees (1950)
  • The Old Man and the Sea (1952)
  • A Moveable Feast (1964)
  •  Islands in the Stream (1970)
  • The Dangerous Summer (1985)

Here we are sharing a collection of famous Ernest Hemingway quotes for all the writers looking for an inspiration.

Ernest Hemingway Love Quotes

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

“We’re stronger in the places that we’ve been broken.”
― Ernest Hemingway

Ernest Hemingway Love Quotes

“No one you love is ever truly lost.”
― Ernest Hemingway

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

Ernest Hemingway Love Quotes

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

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

Ernest Hemingway Love Quotes

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

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

Ernest Hemingway Love Quotes

“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

Ernest Hemingway Love Quotes

Best Ernest Hemingway Quotes

“You know it makes one feel rather good deciding not to be a bitch.”
― 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

Best Ernest Hemingway Quotes

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

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

Best Ernest Hemingway Quotes

“After writing a story I was always empty and both sad and happy, as though I had made love, and I was sure this was a very good story although I would not know truly how good until I read it over the next day.”
― 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

Best Ernest Hemingway Quotes

“Wine is one of the most civilized things in the world and one of the most natural things of the world that has been brought to the greatest perfection, and it offers a greater range for enjoyment and appreciation than, possibly, any other purely sensory thing.”
― 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

Best Ernest Hemingway Quotes

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

“Do you suffer when you write? I don’t at all. Suffer like a bastard when don’t write, or just before, and feel empty and fucked out afterwards. But never feel as good as while writing.”
― Ernest Hemingway

Best Ernest Hemingway Quotes

For Whom The Bell Tolls Hemingway Quotes

“Death is like an old whore in a bar–I’ll buy her a drink but I won’t go upstairs with her”
― Ernest Hemingway, To Have and Have Not

“How little we know of what there is to know. I wish that I was going to live a long time instead of going to die today because I have learned much about life in these four days; more, I think than in all other times. I’d like to be an old man to really know. I wonder if you keep on learning or if there is only a certain amount each man can understand. I thought I knew so many things that I know nothing of. I wish there was more time.”
― Ernest Hemingway, For Whom The Bell Tolls

For Whom The Bell Tolls Hemingway Quotes

“The world is a fine place and worth fighting for and I hate very much to leave it.”
― Ernest Hemingway, For Whom the Bell Tolls

“I loved you when I saw you today and I loved you always but I never saw you before.”
― Ernest Hemingway, For Whom the Bell Tolls

For Whom The Bell Tolls Hemingway Quotes

“Why do old men wake so early? Is it to have one longer day?”
― Ernest Hemingway, The Old Man and the Sea

“Most people were heartless about turtles because a turtle’s heart will beat for hours after it has been cut up and butchered. But the old man thought, I have such a heart too.”
― Ernest Hemingway, The Old Man and the Sea

For Whom The Bell Tolls Hemingway Quotes

“But life isn’t hard to manage when you’ve nothing to lose.”
― Ernest Hemingway, A Farewell to Arms

“There isn’t always an explanation for everything.”
― Ernest Hemingway, A Farewell to Arms

For Whom The Bell Tolls Hemingway Quotes

“You know I don’t love any one but you. You shouldn’t mind because some one else loved me.”
― Ernest Hemingway, A Farewell to Arms

“Why, darling, I don’t live at all when I’m not with you.”
― Ernest Hemingway, A Farewell to Arms

For Whom The Bell Tolls Hemingway Quotes

Ernest Hemingway Quotes About Life

“When you love you wish to do things for. You wish to sacrifice for. You wish to serve.”
― Ernest Hemingway, A Farewell to Arms

“I know the night is not the same as the day: that all things are different, that the things of the night cannot be explained in the day, because they do not then exist, and the night can be a dreadful time for lonely people once their loneliness has started.”
― Ernest Hemingway, A Farewell to Arms

Ernest Hemingway Quotes About Life

“The coward dies a thousand deaths, the brave but one’…. (The man who first said that) was probably a coward…. He knew a great deal about cowards but nothing about the brave. The brave dies perhaps two thousand deaths if he’s intelligent. He simply doesn’t mention them.”
― Ernest Hemingway, A Farewell to Arms

“I’m not unfaithful, darling. I’ve plenty of faults but I’m very faithful. You’ll be sick of me I’ll be so faithful.”
― Ernest Hemingway, A Farewell to Arms

Ernest Hemingway Quotes About Life

“God knows I had not wanted to fall in love with her. I had not wanted to fall in love with any one. But God knows I had and I lay on the bed in the room of the hospital in Milan and all sorts of things went through my head but I felt wonderful…”
― Ernest Hemingway, A Farewell to Arms

“Often a man wishes to be alone and a girl wishes to be alone too and if they love each other they are jealous of that in each other, but I can truly say we never felt that. We could feel alone when we were together, alone against the others. But we were never lonely and never afraid when we were together.”
― Ernest Hemingway, A Farewell to Arms

Ernest Hemingway Quotes About Life

“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, The Garden of Eden

Ernest Hemingway Quotes About Life

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

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

Ernest Hemingway Quotes About Life

Ernest Hemingway Quotes About Writing

“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, Men Without Women

Ernest Hemingway Quotes About Writing

“Now is no time to think of what you do not have.
Think of what you can do with that there is”
― Ernest Hemingway, The Old Man and the Sea

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

Ernest Hemingway Quotes About Writing

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

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

Ernest Hemingway Quotes About Writing

“Maybe…you’ll fall in love with me all over again.”
“Hell,” I said, “I love you enough now. What do you want to do? Ruin me?”
“Yes. I want to ruin you.”
“Good,” I said. “That’s what I want too.”
― Ernest Hemingway, A Farewell to Arms

“I drink to make other people more interesting.”
― Hemingway, Ernest

Ernest Hemingway Quotes About Writing

“When people talk, listen completely. Most people never listen.”
― 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

Ernest Hemingway Quotes About Writing

A Moveable Feast Quotes

“By then I knew that everything good and bad left an emptiness when it stopped. But if it was bad, the emptiness filled up by itself. If it was good you could only fill it by finding something better.”
― Ernest Hemingway, A Moveable Feast

“You belong to me and all Paris belongs to me and I belong to this notebook and this pencil.”
― Ernest Hemingway, A Moveable Feast

A Moveable Feast Hemingway Quotes

“You expected to be sad in the fall. Part of you died each year when the leaves fell from the trees and their branches were bare against the wind and the cold, wintery light. But you knew there would always be the spring, as you knew the river would flow again after it was frozen. When the cold rains kept on and killed the spring, it was as though a young person died for no reason.”
― Ernest Hemingway, A Moveable Feast

“If you are lucky enough to have lived in Paris as a young man, then wherever you go for the rest of your life, it stays with you, for Paris is a moveable feast.”
― Ernest Hemingway, A Moveable Feast

A Moveable Feast Hemingway Quotes

“We would be together and have our books and at night be warm in bed together with the windows open and the stars bright.”
― Ernest Hemingway, A Moveable Feast

“But Paris was a very old city and we were young and nothing was simple there, not even poverty, nor sudden money, nor the moonlight, nor right and wrong nor the breathing of someone who lay beside you in the moonlight.”
― Ernest Hemingway, A Moveable Feast

A Moveable Feast Hemingway Quotes

“When spring came, even the false spring, there were no problems except where to be happiest. The only thing that could spoil a day was people and if you could keep from making engagements, each day had no limits. People were always the limiters of happiness except for the very few that were as good as spring itself.”
― Ernest Hemingway, A Moveable Feast

“But man is not made for defeat,” he said. “A man can be destroyed but not defeated.”
― Ernest Hemingway, The Old Man and the Sea

A Moveable Feast Hemingway Quotes

“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

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

A Moveable Feast Hemingway Quotes

Sun Also Rises Quotes

“Don’t you ever get the feeling that all your life is going by and you’re not taking advantage of it? Do you realize you’ve lived nearly half the time you have to live already?”
― Ernest Hemingway, The Sun Also Rises

“I am always in love.”
― Ernest Hemingway, The Sun Also Rises

Sun Also Rises Quotes

“you can’t get away from yourself by moving from one place to another.”
― Ernest Hemingway, The Sun Also Rises

“The world breaks everyone and afterward many are strong at the broken places.”
― Ernest Hemingway, A Farewell to Arms

Sun Also Rises Quotes

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

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

Sun Also Rises Quotes

“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

“I’m not brave anymore darling. I’m all broken. They’ve broken me.”
― Ernest Hemingway, A Farewell to Arms

Sun Also Rises Quotes

“I can’t stand it to think my life is going so fast and I’m not really living it.”
― Ernest Hemingway, The Sun Also Rises

“Never to go on trips with anyone you do not love.”
― Ernest Hemingway, A Moveable Feast

Sun Also Rises Quotes

Did you like these famous Ernest Hemingway quotes?

We all understand that writing is not easy. It takes a lot of effort and the creative side of a person. At the same time, it is beautiful because a writer’s work evokes so many emotions which makes us humans. Writing inspires some, educates some, and also entertains other people.

Hemingway was a controversial writer. His personal life was as much as criticized as was his professional life but that never stopped him from pouring his heart on papers. His writing style was so simple yet beautiful as he bleeds through his words. We hope these famous Ernest Hemingway quotes will inspire you in your writing career and help you grow in some way.

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