Ernest Hemingway

Technically, Hemingway’s birthday is on the 21st. However, there is not wrong time really to write about such an amazing writer, with such an interesting life. I have a few of my favourite quotes of his below.

“There is no friend as loyal as a book.”

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

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

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

Of all the writers/authors out there, I have read none of Hemingway’s books (haha). But I know a lot of his quotes, and I am fascinated by the man himself. I am sure his books are completely wonderful, I just never read them. I don’t think he was even *required* school reading.

What did Hemingway win the Nobel Prize for?

The Nobel Prize in Literature 1954 was awarded to Ernest Miller Hemingway “for his mastery of the art of narrative, most recently demonstrated in The Old Man and the Sea, and for the influence that he has exerted on contemporary style.”


9 thoughts on “Ernest Hemingway

  1. I’m not one for classics, but Hemingway’s works did interest me. He did take me to some pretty interesting places in my mind, thanks to his prose (or lack thereof, brevity and whatnot). Anyway, thanks for the quotes!

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  2. Hemingway certainly seemed to live a very full and somewhat, at times, exciting life. A huge personality couldn’t be contained, I believe, in mundane activities; hence, his ‘full of life’ novels. Like you, Lolsy, I haven’t read any of his books. However, they are so well known and admired by many, a tribute to his creative abilities, and a marvelous legacy of his life.
    He can’t help but be admired.
    I remember watching ‘The old Man and the Sea’ with Spencer Tracy.
    Wow – that was so good!

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