Let’s All Start This Week with a Little Hemingway…


A little literary wisdom to start your week

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

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

“We are all apprentices in a craft where no one ever becomes a master.”

“There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and open a vein.”

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

“I drink to make other people more interesting.”

“Never think that war, no matter how necessary, nor how justified, is not a crime.”

“Never confuse movement with action.”

“Never to go on trips with anyone you do not love.”

“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.”

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

“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.”

“Live the full life of the mind, exhilarated by new ideas, intoxicated by the Romance of the unusual.”

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

“How did you go bankrupt?” Two ways. Gradually, then suddenly.”


“No one you love is ever truly lost.”


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