Ernest Hemingway

United States
21 Jul 1899 // 2 Jul 1961
Author / Journalist

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Everything kills everything else in some way.
Don't let yourself slip and get any perfect characters... keep them people, people, people, and don't let them get to be symbols.
You're my religion. You're all I've got.

A Farewell to Arms
What you tell me about in the nights. That is not love. That is only passion and lust. When you love you wish to do things for. You wish to sacrifice for. You wish to serve.

A Farewell to Arms
I suppose if a man has something once, always something of it remains.

For Whom the Bell Tolls
Where a man feels at home, outside of where hes born, is where hes meant to go.

Green Hills of Africa
If you have a success you have it for the wrong reasons. If you become popular it is always because of the worst aspects of your work.
Work could cure almost anything.

A Moveable Feast
Read anything I write for the pleasure of reading it. Whatever else you find will be the measure of what you brought to the reading.
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