Top 10 Best Ernest Hemingway Quotes
Ernest Hemingway lived a hundred lives in one. His work is recognized as one of the most influential among literary writers over the past hundred years. First of all, because Ernest was not just a writer, but a person. Hemingway was a lover of adventure and did not see his life without them, but even for a couch potato, his words make sense.
Here are 10 Ernest Hemingway quotes about life, war and death:
- How little we know of what there is to know. I wish that I was going to live a long time instead of going to die today because I have learned much about life in these four days; more, I think than in all other times. I’d like to be an old man to really know. I wonder if you keep on learning or if there is only a certain amount each man can understand. I thought I knew so many things that I know nothing of. I wish there was more time.
- Worry a little bit every day and in a lifetime you will lose a couple of years. If something is wrong, fix it if you can. But train yourself not to worry: Worry never fixes anything.
- Try to learn to breathe deeply, really to taste food when you eat, and when you sleep, really to sleep. Try as much as possible to be wholly alive with all your might, and when you laugh, laugh like hell. And when you get angry, get good and angry. Try to be alive. You will be dead soon enough.
- Don’t you ever get the feeling that all your life is going by and you’re not taking advantage of it? Do you realize you’ve lived nearly half the time you have to live already?
- But life isn’t hard to manage when you’ve nothing to lose.
- Now is no time to think of what you do not have. Think of what you can do with what there is.
- Death is like an old whore in a bar–I’ll buy her a drink but I won’t go upstairs with her.
- The real reason for not committing suicide is because you always know how swell life gets again after the hell is over.
- I know war as few other men now living know it, and nothing to me is more revolting. I have long advocated its complete abolition, as its very destructiveness on both friend and foe has rendered it useless as a method of settling international disputes.
- Never think that war, no matter how necessary, nor how justified, is not a crime.