Love him or loathe him, Ernest Hemingway has had an undeniable influence on American literature of the 20th century. Remembered as much for his adventure-filled, testosterone-fuelled real life antics as he is for his classic works such as ‘For Whom the Bell Tolls’ and ‘The Old Man and the Sea’, Hemingway offered up an endless supply of perfectly quotable advice on how to live a meaningful life.
Here is wordables pick of the best.
Yes. A way of putting down anyone who has ever thought he was better than someone else while simultaneously putting the burden of improvement onto the self, this is one of Hemingway’s most enduring quotes.
Sleep is the body’s way of healing itself. Sleep is also the only time you can’t get into any trouble so maybe Hemingway should’ve slept a little more.
Open your hearts, people. What’s the worst that can happen…
Being a good listener is one of the most desirable of people skills and one of the hardest to find. Shut your traps people, Hemingway is talking.
Yes, life can be cruel but what doesn’t kill you will make you stronger.
I advocate a small amount of Dutch courage but there’s really no bigger bore than the drunken, ‘first thing tomorrow I’m going to blah, blah, blah blah’, person.
On The World
Things may seem bad but overall, the world is pretty cool. Don’t leave it behind any sooner than you have to.