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  • I'm not unfaithful, darling. I've plenty of faults but I'm very faithful. You'll be sick of me I'll be so faithful.
    (Ernest Hemingway, "A Farewell to Arms")

  • You've such a lovely temperature.
    (Ernest Hemingway, "A Farewell to Arms")

  • Nobody climbs on skis now and almost everybody breaks their legs but maybe it is easier in the end to break your legs than to break your heart although they say that everything breaks now and that sometimes, afterwards, many are stronger at the broken places.
    (Ernest Hemingway, "A Moveable Feast")

  • For what are we born if not to aid one another?
    (Ernest Hemingway, "For Whom the Bell Tolls")

  • Oh, now, now, now, the only now, and above all now, and there is no other now but thou now and now is thy prophet.
    (Ernest Hemingway, "For Whom the Bell Tolls")


  • He no longer dreamed of storms, nor of women, nor of great occurrences, nor of great fish, nor fights, nor contests of strength, nor of his wife. He only dreamed of places now and the lions on the beach. They played like young cats in the dusk and he loved them as he loved the boy. He never dreamed about the boy. He simply woke, looked out the open door at the moon and unrolled his trousers and put them on.
    (Ernest Hemingway, "The Old Man and the Sea")

  • This is the second day now that I do not know the result of the juegos he thought. But I must have confidence and I must be worthy of the great DiMaggio who does all things perfectly even with the pain of the bone spur in his heel.
    (Ernest Hemingway, "The Old Man and the Sea")

  • Mr. Barnes, it is because I have lived very much that now I can enjoy everything so well
    (Ernest Hemingway, "The Sun Also Rises")

  • Keep right on lying to me. That's what I want you to do.
    (Ernest Hemingway, "A Farewell to Arms")

  • A girl came in the cafe and sat by herself at a table near the window. She was very pretty with a face fresh as a newly minted coin if they minted coins in smooth flesh with rain-freshened skin, and her hair black as a crow's wing and cut sharply and diagonally across her cheek.
    (Ernest Hemingway, "A Moveable Feast")

  • Part of you died each year when the leaves fell from the trees and their branches were bare against the wind and the cold, wintry light.
    (Ernest Hemingway, "A Moveable Feast")

  • He did not care for the lying at first. He hated it. Then later he had come to like it. It was part of being an insider but it was a very corrupting business.
    (Ernest Hemingway, "For Whom the Bell Tolls")

  • So if your life trades seventy years for seventy hours I have that value now and I am lucky enough to know it. And if there is not any such thing as a long time, nor the rest of your lives, nor from now on, but there is only now, why then now is the thing to praise and I am very happy with it.
    (Ernest Hemingway, "For Whom the Bell Tolls")

  • He rested sitting on the un-stepped mast and sail and tried not to think but only to endure.
    (Ernest Hemingway, "The Old Man and the Sea")

  • Up the road, in his shack, the old man was sleeping again. He was still sleeping on his face and the boy was sitting by him watching him. The old man was dreaming about the lions.
    (Ernest Hemingway, "The Old Man and the Sea")


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