40 Best Ernest Hemingway Quotes To Help You Live A Happier Life

40 Best Ernest Hemingway Quotes To Help You Live A Happier Life

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A novelist, journalist, and Nobel Prize in Literature winner, Ernest Hemingway was often considered one of America’s best novelists of the 20th century. Best known for two of his best-selling novels, A Farewell to Arms and The Old Man and the Sea, his work revolved around stories of war, love, and life. He also led an interesting life and left behind some remarkable quotes worth sharing with friends and loved ones.

Most Ernest Hemingway quotes, just like his writing, are not only inspiring but also educative. So if you are looking for both inspiration and tips to live a happier life, then you’ll learn a thing or two from these Ernest Hemingway famous quotes. We’ll cover quotes based on different aspects of life, hoping you’ll find something that suits you. So without further ado, let’s check out 40 best Ernest Hemingway quotes to help you live a happier life!

“Find what gave you emotion; what the action was that gave you excitement. Then write it down making it clear so that the reader can see it too.”

Ernest Hemingway

“If you stop complaining and asking for what you never will get, you will have a good life.”

Ernest Hemingway

“Every day is a new day. It is better to be lucky. But I would rather be exact. Then when luck comes you are ready.”

Ernest Hemingway, The Old Man and the Sea

“People were always the limiters of happiness except for the very few that were as good as spring itself.”

Ernest Hemingway

“Life is pain, so live it up while you can.”

Ernest Hemingway

“In order to write about life first you must live it.”

Ernest Hemingway

“Never go on trips with anyone you do not love.”

Ernest Hemingway

“There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow men. True nobility lies in being superior to your former self.”

“Before you react, think. Before you spend, earn. Before you criticize, wait. Before you quit, try.”

Ernest Hemingway

“Any man’s life, told truly, is a novel.”

Ernest Hemingway

“Today is only one day in all the days that will ever be.”

Ernest Hemingway

“The rain will stop, the night will end, the hurt will fade. Hope is never so lost that it can’t be found.”

Ernest Hemingway

“Go all the way with it. Do not back off. For once, go all the goddamn way with what matters.”

Ernest Hemingway

“When you stop doing things for fun you might as well be dead.”

Ernest Hemingway

“Every day above earth is a good day.”

Ernest Hemingway

“Happiness in intelligent people is the rarest thing I know.”

“If the others heard me talking out loud they would think that I am crazy. But since I am not, I do not care.”

Ernest Hemingway

“Every man’s life ends the same way. It is only the details of how he lived and how he died that distinguish one man from another.”

Ernest Hemingway, My War With Hemingway

“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.”

Ernest Hemingway

“Night is always darker before dawn and life is the same, the hard times will pass, everything will get better and the sun will shine brighter than ever.”

Ernest Hemingway

“The most painful thing is losing yourself in the process of loving someone too much, and forgetting that you are special too.”

Ernest Hemingway

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

Ernest Hemingway

“Never delay kissing a pretty girl or opening a bottle of whiskey.”

Ernest Hemingway

“If two people love each other there can be no happy end to it.”

“But life isn’t hard to manage when you’ve nothing to lose.”

Ernest Hemingway

“Write hard and clear about what hurts.”

Ernest Hemingway

“Now is no time to think of what you do not have. Think of what you can do with what there is.”

Ernest Hemingway

“You can’t get away from yourself by moving from one place to another.”

Ernest Hemingway

“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.”

Ernest Hemingway

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

Ernest Hemingway

“The first and final thing you have to do in this world is to last it and not be smashed by it.”

Ernest Hemingway

“Train yourself not to worry: Worry never fixes anything.”

“The world is a fine place and worth fighting for and I hate very much to leave it.”

Ernest Hemingway

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

Ernest Hemingway

“Wine is a grand thing…It makes you forget all the bad.”

Ernest Hemingway

“Life should never daunt you. Never be daunted. It’s the secret of my success.”

Ernest Hemingway, The Sun Also Rises

“The real reason for not committing suicide is because you always know how swell life gets again after the hell is over.”

Ernest Hemingway

“This was a big storm and he might as well enjoy it. It was ruining everything, but you might as well enjoy it.”

Ernest Hemingway

“So far, about morals, I know only what is moral is what you feel good after and what is immoral is what you feel bad after.”

Ernest Hemingway

“There are only two places in the world where we can live happy: at home and in Paris.”

Facts About Ernest Hemingway!

Ernest Hemingway was born on July 21st, 1899, and named after his maternal grandfather, Ernest Hall.

His father taught him to fish and hunt, while his mother, a musician, wanted him to learn music. This often created conflicts between his parents, but as it turned out later, music inspired part of his writing while fishing became his lifetime hobby.

Hemingway served as an ambulance driver in Italy during World War I. During the war in 1918, he was badly injured by mortar fire. But, despite the pain, he drove an Italian soldier to safety, earning himself an Italian silver medal of valor and a bronze star in the process. Hemingway was well known for being anti-war; however, he was severally accused of war crimes but later cleared of all allegations.

The father of three survived two plane crashes barely 24 hours apart. While on vacation in Belgian Congo with his fourth wife, their charter flight clipped a pole and crashed. The following day, the couple boarded another plane to a medical center in Entebbe, Uganda, which also crashed during take-off.

The legendary author suffered burns, a concussion, and leaking brain fluid.

The couple, however, got to Entebbe via a truck, only to discover news reports announcing their deaths. Shockingly, Hemingway even read his own obituary!

Turtle Quote has tons of quotes from men and women who influenced the world in their own unique ways. If you loved reading these quotes by Ernest Hemingway, we could almost guarantee that you’ll also enjoy reading these Top 50 Inspirational Charles Dickens quotes, another legendary author!

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