Ernest Hemingway (1898-1961) American writer

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Eschew the monumental. Shun the Epic. All the guys who can paint great big pictures can paint great small ones. - Ernest Hemingway
All things truly wicked start from an innocence. - Ernest Hemingway
When writing a novel a writer should create living people; people not characters. A character is a caricature. - Ernest Hemingway
The world is a fine place and worth the fighting for and I hate very much to leave it. - Ernest Hemingway
The art of the torero is the only art in which the artist is in danger of death and in which the degree of brilliance in the performance is left to the fighter's honour. - Ernest Hemingway
All good books are alike in that they are truer than if they had really happened and after you are finished reading one you will feel that all that happened to you and afterwards it all belongs to you; the good and the bad, the ecstasy, the remorse, and sorrow, the people and the places and how the weather was. - Ernest Hemingway
The parody is the last refuge of the frustrated writer. Parodies are what you write when you are associate editor of the Harvard Lampoon. The greater the work of literature, the easier the parody. The step up from writing parodies is writing on the wall above the urinal. - Ernest Hemingway
Only three things in life I've really wanted to do: Shooting, writing, and making love. - Ernest Hemingway
A writer's problem does not change. It is always how to write truly and having found out what is true to project it in such a way that it becomes part of the experience of the person who reads it. - Ernest Hemingway