Ernest Hemingway Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old ernest hemingway quotes, ernest hemingway sayings, and ernest hemingway proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


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

Ernest Hemingway

We are all broken. That's how the light gets in.     

Ernest Hemingway

They wrote in the old days that it is sweet and fitting to die for one's country. But in modern war, there is nothing sweet nor fitting in your dying. You will die like a dog for no good reason.     

Ernest Hemingway

I drink to make other people more interesting.     

Ernest Hemingway

Always do sober what you said you'd do drunk. That will teach you to keep your mouth shut.     

Ernest Hemingway

An intelligent man is sometimes forced to be drunk to spend time with his fools.     

Ernest Hemingway

In the spring mornings I would work early while my wife still slept. The windows were open wide and the cobbles of the street were drying after the rain.     

Ernest Hemingway

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

Ernest Hemingway

It's none of their business that you have to learn to write. Let them think you were born that way.     

Ernest Hemingway

There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.     

Ernest Hemingway

An intelligent man is sometimes forced to be drunk to spend time with his fools.     

Ernest Hemingway

I drink to make other people more interesting.     

Ernest Hemingway

Always do sober what you said you'd do drunk. That will teach you to keep your mouth shut.     

Ernest Hemingway

Always do sober what you said you'd do drunk. That will teach you to keep your mouth shut.     

Ernest Hemingway

It is good to have an end to journey toward; But it is the journey that matters, in the end.     

Ernest Hemingway

They wrote in the old days that it is sweet and fitting to die for one's country. But in modern war, there is nothing sweet nor fitting in your dying. You will die like a dog for no good reason.     

Ernest Hemingway

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.     

Ernest Hemingway

The real reason for not committing suicide is because you always know how swell life gets again after the hell is over.     

Ernest Hemingway

The most painful thing is losing yourself in the process of loving someone too much, and forgetting that you are special too.     

Ernest Hemingway

Retirement is the ugliest word in the language.     

Ernest Hemingway

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.     

Ernest Hemingway

Paris is so very beautiful that it satisfies something in you that is always hungry in America.     

Ernest Hemingway

You belong to me and all Paris belongs to me and I belong to this notebook and this pencil.     

Ernest Hemingway

There are only two places in the world where we can live happy: at home and in Paris.     

Ernest Hemingway

There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self.     

Ernest Hemingway

I know only that what is moral is what you feel good after and what is immoral is what you feel bad after.     

Ernest Hemingway

He was just a coward and that was the worst luck any many could have.     

Ernest Hemingway

Cowardice, as distinguished from panic, is almost always simply a lack of ability to suspend the functioning of the imagination.     

Ernest Hemingway

If the wind rises it can push us against the flood when it comes.     

Ernest Hemingway

The sea is the same as it has been since before men ever went on it in boats.     

Ernest Hemingway