Ernest Hemingway Love Quotes and Sayings


1. If two people love each other, there can be no happy end to it.

2. “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.”

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

4. Never go on trips with anyone you do not love.

5. When you love you wish to do things for. You wish to sacrifice for. You wish to serve.

6. And you’ll always love me won’t you?
Yes
And the rain won’t make any difference?
No

7. 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.

8. We ate well and cheaply and drank well and cheaply and slept well and warm together and loved each other.

9. 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.

10. You’ve such a lovely temperature.

11. No one you love is ever truly lost.

12. You know I don’t love any one but you. You shouldn’t mind because some one else loved me.

13. I loved you when I saw you today and I loved you always but I never saw you before.

14. When I saw her I was in love with her. Everything turned over inside of me. She looked toward the door, saw there was no one, then she sat on the side of the bed and leaned over and kissed me.

15. Why, darling, I don’t live at all when I’m not with you.

16. The most painful thing is losing yourself in the process of loving someone too much, and forgetting that you are special too.

17. To be a successful father … there’s one absolute rule: when you have a kid, don’t look at it for the first two years.

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Image of Ernest Hemingway from WikipediaExcerpt from Wikipedia: Ernest Miller Hemingway (July 21, 1899 – July 2, 1961) was an American author and journalist. His economical and understated style had a strong influence on 20th-century fiction, while his life of adventure and his public image influenced later generations. Hemingway produced most of his work between the mid-1920s and the mid-1950s, and won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1954. He published seven novels, six short story collections, and two non-fiction works. Three novels, four collections of short stories, and three non-fiction works were published posthumously. Many of these are considered classics of American literature.

Hemingway was raised in Oak Park, Illinois. After high school he reported for a few months for The Kansas City Star, before leaving for the Italian front to enlist with the World War I ambulance drivers. In 1918, he was seriously wounded and returned home. His wartime experiences formed the basis for his novel A Farewell to Arms. In 1922, he married Hadley Richardson, the first of his four wives. The couple moved to Paris, where he worked as a foreign correspondent, and fell under the influence of the modernist writers and artists of the 1920s “Lost Generation” expatriate community. The Sun Also Rises, Hemingway’s first novel, was published in 1926.

After his 1927 divorce from Hadley Richardson, Hemingway married Pauline Pfeiffer. They divorced after he returned from the Spanish Civil War where he had been a journalist, and after which he wrote For Whom the Bell Tolls. Martha Gellhorn became his third wife in 1940. They separated when he met Mary Welsh in London during World War II. He was present at the Normandy Landings and the liberation of Paris.

Shortly after the publication of The Old Man and the Sea in 1952, Hemingway went on safari to Africa, where he was almost killed in two successive plane crashes that left him in pain or ill health for much of the rest of his life. Hemingway had permanent residences in Key West, Florida, and Cuba during the 1930s and 1940s, but in 1959 he moved from Cuba to Ketchum, Idaho, where he committed suicide in the summer of 1961.

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Sayings by Ernest Hemingway

1. The best way to find out if you can trust somebody is to trust them.

2. Never mistake motion for action.

3. The shortest answer is doing the thing.

4. When people talk, listen completely. Most people never listen.

5. Courage is grace under pressure.

6. But man is not made for defeat. A man can be destroyed but not defeated.

7. 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.

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

9. It is good to have an end to journey toward; but it is the journey that matters, in the end.

10. 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.

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

12. 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.

13. My aim is to put down on paper what I see and what I feel in the best and simplest way.

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

15. The world breaks everyone and afterward many are strong at the broken places.

16. You know it makes one feel rather good deciding not to be a bitch.

17. 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.

18. I know only that what is moral is what you feel good after and what is immoral is what you feel bad after.

19. The man who has begun to live more seriously within begins to live more simply without.

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

21. In order to write about life first you must live it.

22. But life isn’t hard to manage when you’ve nothing to lose.

23. No, that is the great fallacy: the wisdom of old men. They do not grow wise. They grow careful.

24. 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.

25. 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.

26. Every day is a new day. It is better to be lucky. But I would rather be exact. Then when luck comes you are ready.

27. The real reason for not committing suicide is because you always know how swell life gets again after the hell is over.

28. 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?

29. Everybody has strange things that mean things to them. You couldn’t help it.

30. This was a big storm and he might as well enjoy it. It was ruining everything, but you might as well enjoy it.