Happy Birthday to Mr. Ernest Hemingway.
Who, in my humble opinion, is one of the greatest writers to ever live.
To celebrate and pay homage, here are some of my favourite quotes of his about the pleasure and pain of being a writer…
“Forget your personal tragedy. We are all bitched from the start and you especially have to be hurt like hell before you can write seriously. But when you get the damned hurt, use it-don’t cheat with it.”
“As a writer, you should not judge, you should understand.”
“Never confuse movement with action.”
“All you have to do is write one true sentence. Write the truest sentence that you know.”
“Write drunk; edit sober.”
“The first draft of anything is shit.”
“There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.”
Ernest Hemingway, 1899 – 1961