August 17, 2017
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Ernest Hemingway


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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.

Source: A Moveable Feast
Prose is architecture, not interior decoration, and the Baroque is over.
Forget your personal tragedy. We are all bitched from the start and you especially have to hurt like hell before you can write seriously. But when you can get the damned hurt use it -- don't cheat with it. Be as faithful to it as a scientist.

Source: Letter to F. Scott Fitzgerald
It makes one feel rather good deciding not to be a bitch ... It's sort of what we have instead of God.

Source: Lady Brett Ashely to Jake, The Sun Also Rises, Chp. 26
But after I had got them out and shut the door and turned off the light it wasn't any good. It was like saying good-bye to a statue. After a while I went out and left the hospital and walked back to the hotel in the rain.

Source: A Farewell to Arms; last sentences
I was always embarrassed by the words sacred, glorious, and sacrifice and the expression in vain. ....I had seen nothing sacred, and the things that were glorious had no glory and the sacrifices were like the stockyards in Chicago if nothing was done with the meat except to bury it. There were many words that you could not stand to hear and finally only the names of places had dignity.

Source: A Farewell to Arms, Chapter 27
If a person brings so much courage into the world that the world must kill him to break him, so of course it kills him. The world breaks everyone and afterward many are strong at the broken places. But those it cannot break it will kill. It kills the very good, the very gentle, and the very brave impartially. If you are none of these things the world will kill you too but there will be no special hurry.

Source: A Farewell to Arms
Heros know when to die.
Date: 2001
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