The moral and religious system which Jesus Christ transmitted to us is the best the world has ever seen, or can see.
I was trying to write then and I found the greatest difficulty, aside from knowing what you really felt, rather that what you were supposed to feel, and had been taught to feel, was to put down what really happened in action; what the actual things which produced the emotion that you experienced...
Use short sentences. Use short first paragraphs. Use vigorous English. Be positive, not negative.
He saw the girl watching him and he smiled at her. It was an old smile that he had been using for fifty years, ever since he first smiled...
A man can be destroyed but not defeated.
where a man feels at home, outside of where heâ€™s born, is where heâ€™s meant to go.
Every damn thing is your own fault, if you are any good.
(World War I) was the most colossal, murderous, mismanaged butchery that has ever taken place on earth. Any writer who said otherwise lied, So the writers either wrote propaganda, shut up, or fought.
Take a good rest, small bird," he said. "Then go in and take your chance like any man or bird or fish.
A man does not exist until he is drunk.
I was blown up while we were eating cheese.
Write the best story that you can and write it as straight as you can.
I didn't want to kiss you goodbye â€” that was the trouble â€” I wanted to kiss you good night â€” and there's a lot of difference.
We are all apprentices in a craft where no one ever becomes a master. Ernest Hemingwa
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. Prose is architecture, not interior decoration, and the Baroque is over.
Hesitation increases in relation to risk in equal proportion to age.
But perhaps he had enough animal strength and detached intelligence that he could make another start.
To invent out of knowledge means to produce inventions that are true. Every man should have a built-in automatic crap detector operating inside him. It also should have a manual drill and a crank handle in case the machine breaks down. If you're going to write, you have to find out what's bad for yo
Cowards die a thousand deaths, but the brave only die once.
It is one thing to be in the proximity of death, to know more or less what she is, and it is quite another thing to seek her.
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.