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The exquisite odor of solitude

December 2nd, 2012 · No Comments

“If you serve time for society, democracy, and the other things quite young, and declining any further enlistment make yourself responsible only to yourself, you exchange the pleasant, comfortable stench of comrades for something you can never feel in any other way than by yourself.” – Ernest Hemingway, Green Hills of Africa Share this…FacebookPinterestTwitterLinkedinemailPrint

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The plight of bookish folk

December 1st, 2012 · No Comments

“We have been there in the books and out of the books—and where we go, if we are any good, there you can go as we have been.  A country, finally, erodes and the dust blows away, the people all die and none of them were of any importance permanently, except those who practised the […]

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The difficult years

November 30th, 2012 · 2 Comments

“At a certain age the men writers change into Old Mother Hubbard.  The women writers become Joan of Arc without the fighting.  They become leaders.  It doesn’t matter who they lead.  If they do not have followers they invent them.  It is useless for those selected as followers to protest.  They are accused of disloyalty.  […]

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Filling the trough

November 29th, 2012 · No Comments

“It is only by hazard that a writer makes money although good books always make money eventually.  Then our writers when they have made some money increase their standard of living and they are caught.  They have to write to keep up their establishments, their wives, and so on, and they write slop.  It is […]

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Fearful scribes angling for academic posts

November 28th, 2012 · 2 Comments

“Writers should work alone.  They should see each other only after their work is done, and not too often then.  Otherwise they become like writers in New York.  All angleworms in a bottle, trying to derive knowledge and nourishment from their own contact and from the bottle.  Sometimes the bottle is shaped art, sometimes economics, […]

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Getting out of your own way

November 27th, 2012 · No Comments

“The way to paint is as long as there is you and colors and canvas, and to write as long as you can live and there is pencil and paper and ink or any machine to do it with, or anything you care to write about, and you feel a fool, and you are a […]

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Blow the factory whistle, storm the palace gates

November 25th, 2012 · No Comments

“The great thing is to last and to get your work done and see and hear and learn and understand; and write when there is something that you know; and not before; and not too damned much after.  Let those who want to save the world if you can get to see it clear and […]

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Even worse than a head for figures

November 24th, 2012 · No Comments

“Too much honor destroys a man quicker than too much of any other fine quality.” – Ernest Hemingway, Death in the Afternoon Share this…FacebookPinterestTwitterLinkedinemailPrint

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The great turkey shoot

November 21st, 2012 · 2 Comments

“Killing cleanly and in a way which gives you aesthetic pleasure and pride has always been one of the greatest enjoyments of a part of the human race.  Because the other part, which does not enjoy killing, has always been the more articulate and has furnished most of the good writers we have had a […]

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Populating the work

November 20th, 2012 · 5 Comments

“When writing a novel a writer should create living people; people not characters.  A character is a caricature.  If a writer can make people live there may be no great characters in his book, but it is possible that his book may remain as a whole; as an entity; as a novel.  If the people […]

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A double shot of Mr. Molotov’s cocktail

November 19th, 2012 · 2 Comments

“After one comes, through contact with its administrators, no longer to cherish greatly the law as a remedy in abuses, then the bottle becomes a sovereign means of direct action.  If you cannot throw it at least you can always drink out of it.” – Ernest Hemingway, Death in the Afternoon Share this…FacebookPinterestTwitterLinkedinemailPrint

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Licensed to thrash

November 18th, 2012 · No Comments

“Where you see gratuitous cruelty most often is in police brutality; in the police of all countries I have ever been in, including, especially, my own.” – Ernest Hemingway, Death in the Afternoon Share this…FacebookPinterestTwitterLinkedinemailPrint

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Any way you look at it

November 17th, 2012 · No Comments

“All stories, if continued far enough, end in death, and he is no true-story teller who would keep that from you.  Especially do all stories of monogamy end in death, and your man who is monogamous while he often lives most happily, dies in the most lonely fashion.  There is no lonelier man in death, […]

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Keeping it real

November 16th, 2012 · No Comments

“If a man writes clearly enough any one can see if he fakes.  If he mystifies to avoid a straight statement, which is very different from breaking so-called rules of syntax or grammar to make an effect which can be obtained in no other way, the writer takes a longer time to be known as […]

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Only the young die good

June 28th, 2012 · 5 Comments

“The world breaks every one and afterward many are strong at the broken places.  But those that will not break it kills.  It kills the very good and the very gentle and the very brave impartially.  If you are none of these you can be sure it will kill you too but there will be […]

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Capital depletion

June 27th, 2012 · No Comments

“We never get anything.  We are born with all we have and we never learn.  We never get anything new.  We all start complete.” – Ernest Hemingway, A Farewell to Arms Share this…FacebookPinterestTwitterLinkedinemailPrint

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A manageable approach

June 26th, 2012 · No Comments

“Life isn’t hard to manage when you’ve nothing to lose.” – Ernest Hemingway, A Farewell to Arms Share this…FacebookPinterestTwitterLinkedinemailPrint

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No hidden agenda

June 25th, 2012 · No Comments

“Everything is on such a clear financial basis in France.  It is the simplest country to live in.  No one makes things complicated by becoming your friend for any obscure reason.  If you want people to like you you have only to spend a little money.” – Ernest Hemingway, The Sun Also Rises Share this…FacebookPinterestTwitterLinkedinemailPrint

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Pragmatic knowledge

June 22nd, 2012 · No Comments

“Enjoying living was learning to get your money’s worth and knowing when you had it.” – Ernest Hemingway, The Sun Also Rises Share this…FacebookPinterestTwitterLinkedinemailPrint

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Mount up!

June 21st, 2012 · No Comments

“Caffeine puts a man on her horse and a woman in his grave.” – Ernest Hemingway, The Sun Also Rises Share this…FacebookPinterestTwitterLinkedinemailPrint

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