Ernest Hemingway Love Quotes and Sayings

Ernest Hemingway Love Quotes and Sayings

Ernest Hemingway Love Quotes and Sayings

Ernest Hemingway Love Quotes and Sayings, aboard his Yacht around 1950, Photo credit: Public Domain

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?
And the rain won’t make any difference?

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 Papa Hemingway (1966)

16. 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.


Excerpt 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.

Sayings by Ernest Hemingway

#1-2 Papa Hemingway (1966)

1. The way to learn whether a person is trustworthy is to trust him.

2. Never confuse movement with 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. The real reason for not committing suicide is because you always know how swell life gets again after the hell is over.

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 For Whom the Bell Tolls (1940)

11. If we win here we will win everywhere. 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. 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.

#16 The Sun Also Rises (1926)

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.

#22-24 A Farewell to Arms (1929)

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

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

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

#25-28 The Old Man and the Sea, (1952)

25. Now is no time to think of what you do not have. Think of what you can do with what there is.

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. ‘But man is not made for defeat,’ he said. ‘A man can be destroyed but not defeated.’

28. Every day above earth is a good day.

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.

31. 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.

32. 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?

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