A Nobel laureate and Pulitzer Prize winner, Ernest Hemingway was one of the highly acclaimed American short story writers, novelists and journalists of the 20th century. Just as much as his work, Hemingway’s personal life was an equally publicized affair. It wouldn’t be wrong to say that Hemingway was the Lady Gaga of the literary club of the 20th century. He revolutionized the idea of what an American author was to the world. Born in a suburban area of Chicago, Hemingway opted to work as a journalist instead of pursuing graduation studies immediately after completing high school. It was this initial experience in journalism that shaped much of his later literary career. He served in World War I before finally making his cut in literary expedition. Under the influence of the modernist writers and artists of the 1920s, he published his debut novel, ‘The Sun Also Rises’, in 1926. A year later he came up with the novel ‘A Farewell to Arms’ primarily based on his wartime experiences. It marked the starting of a legacy, and was soon followed by equally successful novels that are considered as classics of American literature today such as ‘For whom the Bell Tolls’ and ‘The Old Man and the Sea’. Hemingway’s succinct and lucid prose style exerted a powerful influence on American and British fiction in the 20th century. The same is also visible in his quotes that touch varied topics of life and give readers a new perspective and a new angle to ponder about. Check this section and explore some of the most popular Ernest Hemingway’s quotes.
A cat has absolute emotional honesty: human beings, for one reason or another, may hide their feelings, but a cat does not.
Forget your personal tragedy. We are all bitched from the start and you especially have to be hurt like hell before you can write seriously. But when you get the damned hurt, use it-don't cheat with it.
After writing a story I was always empty and both sad and happy, as though I had made love, and I was sure this was a very good story although I would not know truly how good until I read it over the next day.