Hemingway quotes Writing is often a lonely endeavor requiring self-motivation and creativity from within. Even the most committed writers require a dose of inspiration from now and then. It's times like these the words of others are particularly helpful. Today we'll share 20 Ernest Hemingway quotes to give that much-needed boost! Table of Contents Ernest Hemingway Quotes to Inspire Your Writing “The first draft of anything is garbage” “Show, don't tell” “There is no friend as loyal as a book.” “When writing a novel a writer should create living people; people not characters. A character is a caricature.” “It's none of their business that you have to learn how to write. Let them think you were born that way.” “All you have to do is write one true sentence. Write the truest sentence that you know.” “I would stand and look over the roofs of Paris and think, ‘Do not worry. You have always written before and you will write now.'” “It is all very well for you to write simply and the simpler the better. But do not start to think so damned simply. Know how complicated it is and then state it simply.” “I always try to write on the principle of the iceberg. There is seven-eighths of it underwater for every part that shows.” “Write hard and clear about what hurts.” “There are events which are so great that if a writer has participated in them his obligation is to write truly rather than assume the presumption of altering them with invention.” “The most solid advice for a writer is this, I think: Try to learn to breathe deeply, really to taste food when you eat, and when you sleep really to sleep. Try as much as possible to be wholly alive with all your might, and when you laugh, laugh like hell. And when you get angry, get good and angry. Try to be alive. You will be dead soon enough.” “Find what gave you emotion; what the action was that gave you excitement. Then write it down making it clear so that the reader […]
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