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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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A big book is a big bore. - Callimachus

Books don't need batteries. - Nadine Gordimer

No furniture so charming as books. - Sydney Smith

You live several lives while reading. - William Styron

Never read a book that is not a year old. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

In the end, we'll all become stories. - Margaret Atwood

Let blockheads read what blockheads wrote. - Warren Buffett

The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt. - Sylvia Plath

Every person is a book, each year a chapter. - Mark Twain

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

Preface: That part of a book which is never read. - Unknown

A book must be the ax for the frozen sea within us. - Franz Kafka

It's a very good historical book about history. - Dan Quayle

There is creative reading as well as creative writing. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

There is no frigate like a book to take us lands away. - Emily Dickinson

Life without books, chocolate and coffee is just useless. - Nadun Lokuliyanage

Arpeggio: The story book kid with the big nose that grows - Daffynitions joe-ks.com

Like the Good Book says, "Patience is a virgin." - Archie Bunker

If you really want to know yourself, start by writing a book. - Shereen El Feki

A musicologist is a man who can read music but can't hear it. - Thomas Beecham

The best time for planning a book is while you're doing the dishes. - Agatha Christie

There are books of which the backs and covers are by far the best parts. - Charles Dickens

Good friends, good books and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life. - Mark Twain

It is my ambition to say in ten sentences what others say in a whole book. - Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche

Next to acquiring good friends, the best acquisition is that of good books. - Charles Caleb Colton

Reading maketh a full man, conference a ready man, and writing an exact man. - Francis Bacon

You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me. - C S Lewis

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

Education is when you read the fine print. Experience is what you get if you don't. - Pete Seeger

Trouble is, by the time you can read a girl like a book, your library card has expired. - Milton Berle

Learn to say 'no.' It will be of more use to you than to be able to read Latin. - Charles H Spurgeon

The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who cannot read them. - Mark Twain

All modern American literature comes from one book by Mark Twain called Huckleberry Finn. - Ernest Hemingway

The most important part of a story is the ending. No one reads a book to get to the middle. - Mickey Spillane

Govern thy life and thoughts as if the whole world were to see the one, and read the other. - Thomas Fuller

Sometimes when reading Goethe I have the paralyzing suspicion that he is trying to be funny. - Guy Davenport

There are two ways of disliking poetry; one way is to dislike it, the other is to read Pope. - Oscar Wilde

There is no reason why the same man should like the same book at eighteen and at forty-eight. - Ezra Pound

When a book and a head come into contact and one of them sounds hollow, is it always the book? - Arthur Schopenhauer

Most of us can read the writing on the wall; we just assume it's addressed to someone else. - Ivern Ball

Stalin didn't write any memoirs. He was too secretive. He was afraid people might read them. - Jonathan Lynn

I fell asleep reading a dull book, and I dreamed that I was reading on, so I awoke from sheer boredom. - Heinrich Neine

Reading a good book in silence is like eating chocolate for the rest of your life and never getting fat. - Becca Fitzpatrick

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

The best thing in the famous novels at present is that one does not need to read them; one knows them already. - Henry David Thoreau

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

Book: A depository of knowledge which a student will try to stay awake long enough to read the night before finals - Daffynitions joe-ks.com

I met a man at a party. He said, "I'm writing a novel." I said, "Oh, really? Neither am I." - Peter Cook

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

What progress we are making. In the Middle Ages they would have burned me. Now they are content with burning my books. - Sigmund Freud

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

Whatever you have read I have said is almost certainly untrue, except if it is funny, in which case I definitely said it. - Tallulah Bankhead

Beware the stories you read or tell: subtly, at night, beneath the waters of consciousness, they are altering your world. - Ben Okri

I tell ya, I get no respect from anyone. I bought a cemetery plot. The guy said, "There goes the neighbourhood!" - Rodney Dangerfield

The best way to become a successful writer is to read good writing, remember it, and then forget where you remember it from. - Gene Fowler

The Arc de Triomphe, the Eiffel Tower. They're monumental. They're straight out of Page 52 in your school history book. - Billy Crystal

Accountant: 1. A noble insect; 2. A dutiful book balancer whose role within a corporation is to protect it from creative ideas. - Daffynitions joe-ks.com

Your manuscript is both good and original. But the part that is good is not original, and the part that is original is not good. - Samuel Johnson

If you think that praise is due, now's the time to show it, 'cause a man can't read his tombstone when he's dead. - Unknown

I read recipes the same way I read science fiction. I get to the end and I think, "Well, that's not going to happen." - Unknown

If my books had been any worse, I should not have been invited to Hollywood, and if they had been any better, I should not have come. - Raymond Chandler

To read means to obtain meaning from words, and legibility is that quality which enables words to be read easily, quickly, and accurately. - John C Tarr

Vulnerability is not weakness. And that myth is profoundly dangerous. Vulnerability is the birthplace of innovation, creativity, and change. - Brene Brown

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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