When I have an idea, I turn down the flame, as if it were a little alcohol stove, as low as it will go. Then it explodes and that is my idea.

Ernest Hemingway

Ernest Hemingway

Profession: Novelist
Nationality: American

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He is a great fish and I must convince him, he thought. I must never let him learn his strength nor what he could do if he made his run.

You cannot imagine how one can tire of pine trees.

Happiness in intelligent people is the rarest thing I know.

We are very serious so we can make very strong jokes.

You lose them the same way your lose a battalion; by errors of judgment, orders that are impossible to fulfill, and through impossible conditions.

Too much honor destroys a man quicker than too much of any other fine quality.

Nobody climbs on skis now and almost everybody breaks their legs but maybe it is easier in the end to break your legs than to break your heart although they say that everything breaks now and that sometimes, afterwards, many are stronger at the broken places.

It was not so much that he lied as that there was no truth to tell.

Books should be about the people you know, that you love and hate, not about the people you study up about.

You're feeling it now, fish," he said. "And so, God knows, am I.

Find what gave you emotion; what the action was that gave you excitement. Then write it down making it clear so that the reader can see it too. Prose is architecture, not interior decoration, and the Baroque is over.

I shouldn't have gone out so far, fish, he said. Neither for you nor for me. I'm sorry, fish.

A writer's style should be direct and personal, his imagery rich and earthy, and his words simple and vigorous. The greatest writers have the gift of brilliant brevity, are hard workers, diligent scholars and competent stylists.

In the end everyone, or not quite everyone, made friends again in order not to be stuffy or righteous. I did too. But I could never make friends again truly, neither in my heart nor in my head. When you cannot make friends any more in your head is the worst. But it was more complicated than that.