Ernest Hemingway on Writing Quotes by Ernest Hemingway
Ernest Hemingway on Writing Quotes
In his lifetime, Papa had quite a lot to say about writing. I learned never to empty the well of my writing, but always to stop when there was still something there in the deep part of the well, and let it refill at night from the springs that fed it. If a writer knows enough about what he is writing about, he may omit things that he knows. The dignity of movement of an iceberg is due to only one ninth of it being above water. For a long time now I have tried simply to write the best I can. Sometimes I have good luck and write better than I can.
Ernest Hemingway is one of the most well-known writers of the 20th century. In , he was awarded the Nobel Prize for literature. He started his career as a journalist and worked as an ambulance driver during World War I. He died in If you've enjoyed this article, consider getting the book.
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Hemingway’s Writer Life
Ernest Hemingway was one of the most influential writers of the 20th century. Writers such as J. Salinger and Ray Bradbury have claimed Hemingway as an influence. In college, I read Faulkner, Dostoyevsky, Tolstoy and all the other writers infamous among college students everywhere. The authors, if I had imagined them, were like statues in some museum, old cracked marble missing limbs, dust piled atop their heads. They were empty-eyed faces carved into cathedral stone, looking down on us to make sure we knew their names.