Ernest Hemingway quotes

“All you have to do is write one true sentence. Write the truest sentence that you know.” – Ernest Hemingway

“I write one page of masterpiece to ninety-one pages of shit. I try to put the shit in the wastebasket.” – Ernest Hemingway

“I started out very quiet and I beat Mr. Turgenev. Then I trained hard and I beat Mr. de Maupassant. I’ve fought two draws with Mr. Stendhal, and I think I had an edge in the last one.” – Ernest Hemingway, to Lillian Ross of The New Yorker

“There is a time in a man’s life when every evening is a prelude. Toward 5 o’clock the air begins to tingle. It’s tonight if you drink enough, talk enough, walk far enough, that the train of magical events will begin.” – Ernest Hemingway

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