Ernest Hemingway

It is by riding a bicycle that you learn the contours of a country best, since you have to sweat up the hills and can coast down them… Thus you remember them as they actually are, while in a motorcar only a high hill impresses you, and you have no such accurate remembrance of country you have driven through as you gain by riding a bicycle.

Ernest Hemingway

In modern war… you will die like a dog for no good reason.

Ernest Hemingway

I’m not going to get into the ring with Tolstoy.

Ernest Hemingway

I never had to choose a subject – my subject rather chose me.

Ernest Hemingway

I love sleep. My life has the tendency to fall apart when I’m awake, you know?

Ernest Hemingway

I know now that there is no one thing that is true – it is all true.

Ernest Hemingway

Hesitation increases in relation to risk in equal proportion to age.

Ernest Hemingway

Happiness in intelligent people is the rarest thing I know.

Ernest Hemingway

Fear of death increases in exact proportion to increase in wealth.

Ernest Hemingway

But man is not made for defeat. A man can be destroyed but not defeated.

Ernest Hemingway, Old Man and the Sea

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