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If people bring so much courage to this world the world has to kill them to break them, so of read more

If people bring so much courage to this world the world has to kill them to break them, so of course it kills them. 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 no special hurry.

by Ernest Hemingway Found in: Killing Quotes,
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By "guts" I mean, grace under pressure

By "guts" I mean, grace under pressure

by Ernest Hemingway Found in: Grace Quotes,
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The first panacea for a mismanaged nation is inflation of the currency. The second is war. Both bring a temporary read more

The first panacea for a mismanaged nation is inflation of the currency. The second is war. Both bring a temporary prosperity. Both bring a permanent ruin.

by Ernest Hemingway Found in: Inflation Quotes,
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Poor Faulkner. Does he really think big emotions come from big words? He thinks I don't know the ten-dollar words. read more

Poor Faulkner. Does he really think big emotions come from big words? He thinks I don't know the ten-dollar words. I know them all right. But there are older and simpler and better words, and those are the ones I use.

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All things truly wicked start from innocence.

All things truly wicked start from innocence.

by Ernest Hemingway Found in: Innocence Quotes,
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