Hemingway's remarks are not literature.
Everyone gets so much information all day long that they lose their common sense.
A diary means yes indeed.
I've been rich and I've been poor. It's better to be rich.
The difference between saints, forget-me-nots, and mountains, have to, have to, have to at a time.
Any time is the time to make a poem.
Whoever said money can't buy happiness didn't know where to shop
In the morning there is meaning, in the evening there is feeling.
You have to know what you want. And if it seems to take you off the track, don't hold back, because perhaps that is instinctively where you want to be. And if you hold back and try to be always where you have been before, you will go dry.
Anything one does every day is important and imposing and anywhere one lives is interesting and beautiful.
I really do not know that anything has ever been more exciting than diagramming sentences.
Love: the skillful audacity required to share an inner life.
Why should a sequence of words be anything but a pleasure?
It is the soothing thing about history that it does repeat itself.
I have always noticed that in portraits of really great writers the mouth is always firmly closed.
Argument is to me the air I breathe. Given any proposition, I cannot help believing the other side and defending it.
Ladies there is no neutral position for us to assume.
It is awfully important to know what is and what is not your business
Every day is a renewal, every morning the daily miracle. This joy you feel is life.
We are always the same age inside.
After all everybody, that is, everybody who writes is interested in living inside themselves in order to tell what is inside themselves. That is why writers have to have two countries, the one where they belong and the one in which they live really. The second one is romantic, is is separate from themselves, it is not real but it is really there.
Everybody knows if you are too careful you are so occupied in being careful that you are sure to stumble over something.
It takes a lot of time to be a genius, you have to sit around so much doing nothing, really doing nothing.
You look ridiculous if you dance You look ridiculous if you don't dance So you might as well dance.
You will write if you will write without thinking of the result in terms of a result, but think of the writing in terms of discovery, which is to say that creation must take place between the pen and the paper, not before in a thought or afterwards in a recasting... It will come if it is there and if you will let it come.
Coffee is real good when you drink it gives you time to think. It's a lot more than just a drink; it's something happening. Not as in hip, but like an event, a place to be, but not like a location, but like somewhere within yourself. It gives you time, but not actual hours or minutes, but a chance to be, like be yourself, and have a second cup.
Everybody gets so much information all day long that they lose their common sense.
you are brilliant and subtle if you come from Iowa and really strange and you live as you live and you are always very well taken care of if you come from Iowa.
One does not get better but different and older and that is always a pleasure.
Let me listen to me and not to them.
I like a view but I like to sit with my back turned to it.
The only thing that is different from one time to another is what is seen and what is seen depends upon how everybody is doing everything.
Considering how dangerous everything is, nothing is really very frightening.
There is no such thing as repetition. Only insistance.
it is nice that nobody writes as they talk and that the printed language is different from the spoken otherwise you could not lose yourself in books and of course you do you completely do.
You have to know what you want to get it.
An audience is always warming but it must never be necessary to your work.
You are so afraid of losing your moral sense that you are not willing to take it through anything more dangerous than a mud-puddle.
The creator of the new composition in the arts is an outlaw until he is a classic.
Literature - creative literature - unconcerned with sex, is inconceivable.