Hemingway on writing: 7 quotes all book lovers should read


Ernest Hemingway once said “All American literature comes from one book by Mark Twain called Huckleberry Finn. There was nothing before. There has been nothing as good since.” While many have challenged Ernest’s view, there’s no denying that over a career spanning more than three decades, Papa became a master of his craft.

In his lifetime, he  published seven novels, six short story collections, and two non-fiction works. His last major work of fiction, The Old Man and the Sea won him the 1953 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and was cited by the Nobel Committee as contributing to the awarding of him the Nobel Prize in Literature a year later. Simply put, if you love books and writing, you should listen to his words of wisdom carefully. Here’s seven of his quotes we find most inspirational.

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2 replies

  1. Some great quotes here. As an avid reader myself I like the quote about books being a great friend (or mentor). Being relatively new to writing myself I relate to understanding your readers and where they’re at as vital.

  2. Love this! Even though sometime think Hemingway is a bit of a dick, these quotes show when it comes to writing her totally knew the score.

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