I do not need to get used to your silence. I already know it. I quite possibly love all of it.

Ernest Hemingway

Ernest Hemingway

Profession: Novelist
Nationality: American

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I kissed her neck and shoulders. I felt faint with loving her so much.

Now I am depressed myself,' I said. 'That's why I never think about these things. I never think and yet when I begin to talk I say the things I have found out in my mind without thinking.

I had always expected to become devout. All my family died very devout. But somehow it does not come. It's too early. Maybe it is too late. Perhaps I have outlived my religious feeling. My own comes only at night. Then too you are in love. Do not forget that is a religious feeling.

You never kill anyone you want to kill in a war, he said to himself.

I've seen you, beauty, and you belong to me now, whoever you are waiting for and if I never see you again, I thought. You belong to me and all Paris belongs to me and I belong to this notebook and this pencil.

Writing and travel broaden your ass if not your mind and I like to write standing up.

And we're going to have all the books in the world to read and when we go on trips we can take them.

Would you please please please please please please please stop talking?

The dead do not need to rise. They are a part of the earth now and the earth can never be conquered. For the earth endureth forever. It will outlive all systems of tyranny. Those who have entered it honorably, and no men ever entered earth more honorably than those who died in Spain, already have achieved immortality.

I was leading, and already I missed not working and I felt the death loneliness that comes at the end of every day that is wasted in your life.

You've got a lovely everything.

None of it was important now. The wind blew it out of his head.

Religion is the opium of the poor.

Never delay kissing a pretty girl or opening a bottle of whiskey.