Ernest Hemingway was a American journalist, novelist, and short story writer. He was born on July 21, 1899 in Oak Park, Illinois, and he died on July 2, 1961. Hemingway is widely considered one of the greatest writers of the 20th century, and he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1954.
Hemingway’s writing is known for its simple and straightforward style, and he was a master at capturing the essence of a moment or a feeling in just a few words. He often wrote about war, adventure, and the human experience, and his works are considered some of the best examples of modernist literature.
One of Hemingway’s most famous works is “The Old Man and the Sea,” which tells the story of an old fisherman named Santiago who struggles to catch a giant marlin. The book was a critical and commercial success, and it won the Pulitzer Prize in 1953. Other well-known Hemingway works include “A Farewell to Arms,” “For Whom the Bell Tolls,” and “The Sun Also Rises.”
Hemingway was also a war correspondent and he reported on several major conflicts, including World War I and the Spanish Civil War. He was known for his bravery and his willingness to go to great lengths to get the story, and he was injured several times while covering wars.
In addition to his writing, Hemingway was also a skilled outdoorsman and he enjoyed hunting, fishing, and other outdoor activities. He traveled extensively throughout his life and lived in a number of different countries, including Spain, France, and Cuba.
Hemingway’s legacy as a writer has had a lasting impact on literature and he continues to be an important figure in American cultural history.
Ernest Hemingway quotes
“But man is not made for defeat,” he said. “A man can be destroyed but not defeated.” – from “The Old Man and the Sea”
“There is no friend as loyal as a book.” – from “Death in the Afternoon”
“The world breaks everyone, and afterward, some are strong at the broken places.” – from “A Farewell to Arms”
“Happiness in intelligent people is the rarest thing I know.” – from “The Garden of Eden”
“The best people possess a feeling for beauty, the courage to take risks, the discipline to tell the truth, the capacity for sacrifice. Ironically, their virtues make them vulnerable; they are often wounded, sometimes destroyed.” – from “The Art of Fiction”
“Courage is grace under pressure.” – from “Death in the Afternoon”
“But there is no end to the things you might do if you were only brave enough.” – from “A Farewell to Arms”
“It’s none of their business that you have to learn to write. Let them think you were born that way.” – from “Death in the Afternoon”
“There is no law that says you have to like the people you love.” – from “The Old Man and the Sea”
“But it is good to have a end to journey towards; but it is the journey that matters in the end.” – from “Ulysses”