I Intend to Travel and Write | Ernest Hemingway, 1908

“My name is Ernest Miller Hemingway. I was born on July 21, 1899.
My favorite authors are Kipling, O. Henry and Steuart Edward White.
My favorite flower is lady slipper and tiger lily.
My favorite sports are trout fishing, hiking, shooting, football and boxing.
My favorite studies are English, zoology and chemistry.
I intend to travel and write.”

Ernest Hemingway, Age 9, 1908 

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

When people talk, listen completely. Most people never listen.

As a writer, you should not judge, you should understand

My aim is to put down on paper what I see and what I feel in the best and simplest way.

All my life I've looked at words as though I were seeing them for the first time.

After writing a story I was always empty and both sad and happy, as though I had made love.

Write hard and clear about what hurts.

All you have to do is write one true sentence. Write the truest sentence that you know.

When writing a novel a writer should create living people; people not characters. A character is a caricature.

If a writer stops observing he is finished. Experience is communicated by small details intimately observed.

Remember to get the weather in your damn book-weather is very important.

When you start to live outside yourself, it's all dangerous.

Courage is grace under pressure.

Never confuse movement with action.

Live the full life of the mind, exhilarated by new ideas, intoxicated by the Romance of the unusual.

All things truly wicked start from innocence.

― Ernest Hemingway

P.S.- you can't get away from yourself by moving from one place to another [ The Garden of Eden ]


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