Never, never, never, hire people with an attitude. You will regret it.
The largest opportunities are found in ideas that go against the grain.
If someone asks you for something, provide them with a clear "No" or a delivery date.
Big companies are almost always far too slow to actually kill a small competitor.
There is no rule on how to write.
One battle doesn't make a campagin, but critics treat one book, good or bad, like a whole war.
When you stop doing things for fun you might as well be dead.
In modern war... you will die like a dog for no good reason. Ernest Hemin
Not the why but the what.
In the fall the war was always there but we did not go to it any more.
Never sit a table when you can stand at the bar.
The first and most important thing of all, at least for writers today, is to strip language clean, to lay it bare down to the bone.
Everything you have is to give. Thou art a phenomenon of philosophy and an unfortunate man.
The shortest answer is doing the thing. Ernest Hemin
I suppose if a man has something once, always something of it remains.
No animal has more liberty than the cat, but it buries the mess it makes. The cat is the best anarchist.
People who write fiction, if they had not taken it up, might have become very successful liars.
Mr. Barnes, it is because I have lived very much that now I can enjoy everything so well
Write the best story that you can and write it as straight as you can.
After writing a story I was always empty and both sad and happy, as though I had made love.
All stories, if continued far enough, end in death.
First, there must be talent. . .Then there must be discipline. . .Then there must be. . .and absolute conscience. . .to prevent faking.
For a war to be just three conditions are necessary - public authority, just cause, right motive.
I love sleep. My life has the tendency to fall apart when I'm awake, you know? Ernest Hemingway 1