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Ernest Hemingway in 1923 at Age 24

His 'iceberg theory' style influenced 20th-century fiction

Ernest Hemingway in 1923 at Age 24 thanks to Barry McCartney

Ernest Miller Hemingway (July 21, 1899 – July 2, 1961) was an American novelist, journalist, short-story writer, and sportsman. His 'iceberg theory' style influenced 20th-century fiction, while his adventurous lifestyle and public image brought him admiration from later generations. Hemingway won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1954.

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No furniture so charming as books. - Sydney Smith

There is no friend as loyal as a book. - Ernest Hemingway

Books and chocolate make life bearable. - Unknown

A multitude of books distracts the mind. - Seneca

I'm quite illiterate, but I read a lot. - J.D. Salinger

Reading can seriously damage your ignorance. - Unknown

A book is like a garden carried in the pocket. - Unknown

A hunch is creativity trying to tell you something. - Frank Capra

I wrote a few children's books... not on purpose. - Steven Wright

I see the poem or the novel ending with an open door. - Michael Ondaatje

No wonder the teacher knows so much - she has the book. - Edgar W Howe

Every novel should have a beginning, a muddle, and an end. - Peter De Vries

When I read about the evils of drinking, I gave up reading. - Henny Youngman

I'm writing a book. I've got the page numbers done. - Steven Wright

If pregnancy were a book, they would cut the last two chapters. - Nora Ephron

The best books... are those that tell you what you know already. - George Orwell

Be careful about reading health books. You may die of a misprint. - Markus Herz

Leadership, like swimming, cannot be learned by reading about it. - Henry Mintzberg

Some day you will be old enough to start reading fairy tales again. - C S Lewis

You can't use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have. - Maya Angelou

Show me where Stalin is born, and I'll show you a communist plot. - George S. Kaufman

It is a good thing for an uneducated man to read books of quotations. - Winston Churchill

There is no surer way to misread any document than to read it literally. - Learned Hand

I've read some of your modern free verse and wonder who set it free. - John Barrymore

A bottle of wine contains more philosophy than all the books in the world. - Louis Pasteur

Giving your book to Hollywood is like turning your daughter over to a pimp. - Tom Clancy

A novel is a piece of prose of a certain length with something wrong with it. - Unknown

Many people's tombstones should read: 'Died at 30. Buried at 60.' - Nicholas M Butler

You teach a child to read, and he or her will be able to pass a literacy test. - George W. Bush

There's no better book with which to defend the Bible than the Bible itself. - Dwight L. Moody

Thank you for sending me a copy of your book - I'll waste no time reading it. - Moses Hadas

The most technologically efficient machine that man has ever invented is the book. - Northrop Frye

I might love my e-reader, but I'd never pass up the chance to browse real books. - Nichole Chase

This is not a novel to be tossed aside lightly. It should be thrown with great force. - Dorothy Parker

The Book of Life begins with a man and woman in a garden, and it ends with Revelations. - Oscar Wilde

Programs must be written for people to read, and only incidentally for machines to execute. - Harold Abelson

Some books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed, and some few to be chewed and digested. - Francis Bacon

There is no such thing as a moral or an immoral book. Books are well written, or badly written. - Oscar Wilde

I've written 17 novels, and I've found out that fiction can't keep up with real life. - John Grisham

The person, be it gentleman or lady, who has not pleasure in a good novel, must be intolerably stupid. - Jane Austen

Truth is always present; it only needs to lift the iron lids of the mind's eye to read its oracles. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

There are two motives for reading a book; one, that you enjoy it; the other, that you can boast about it. - Bertrand Russell

You learn how to be book smart in school, but you better not forget that you also need to be street smart. - Harvey Mackay

The difference between literature and journalism is that journalism is unreadable and literature is not read. - Oscar Wilde

Might make a real good Christmas present for the uninformed. The book is called 'Taking America Back.' - Paul Harvey

I gave my young nephew a book for Christmas. He's spent six months looking for where to put the batteries. - Milton Berle

Creativity is not intelligence, it is the ability to do what you did not know through the use of what you know. - Michael B. Johnson

Since I got to 80, I've started reading the Bible a lot more. It's kind of like cramming for my finals. - Vincent Watson

A lawyer's duty is to read the law well himself, then tell the people what it is, and let them act upon it. - Brigham Young

There's nothing to match curling up with a good book when there's a repair job to be done around the house. - Joe Ryan

It is books that teach us to refine our pleasures when young, and to recall them with satisfaction when we are old. - Leigh Hunt

I can't understand why a person will take a year to write a novel when he can easily buy one for a few dollars. - Fred Allen

Creativity can solve almost any problem. The creative act, the defeat of habit by originality, overcomes everything. - George Lois

The minute you read something that you can't understand, you can almost be sure that it was drawn up by a lawyer. - Will Rogers

The chief reason for going to school is to get the impression fixed for life that there is a book side for everything. - Robert Frost

The biggest seller is cookbooks and the second is diet books - how not to eat what you've just learned now to cook. - Andy Rooney

When you read a classic you do not see in the book more than you did before. You see more in you than there was before. - Clifton Fadiman

Devices are not dangerous for literature. People can be dangerous for literature. People, for example, who do not read. - Laszlo Krasznahorkai

It is astonishing with how little reading a doctor can practice medicine, but is not astonishing how badly he may do it. - William Osler

Why aren't more gems from our great authors scattered over the country? Great books aren't within everybody's reach. - Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Life is like a library owned by the author. In it are a few books which he wrote himself, but most of them were written for him. - Harry Emerson Fosdick

The remedy for life's broken pieces is not classes, workshops or books. Don't try to heal the broken pieces. Just forgive. - Iyanla Vanzant

If we could read the secret history of our enemies, we should find in each man's life sorrow and suffering enough to disarm any hostility. - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

If one morning I walked on top of the water across the Potomac River, the headline that afternoon would read: "President Can't Swim." - Lyndon B. Johnson

Your surfing can get better on every turn, on every wave you catch. Learn to read the ocean better. A big part of my success has been wave knowledge. - Kelly Slater


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