Never mistake motion for action.
Ernest Hemingway (1898 - 1961)
Contributed by: Zaady
I'm not going to get into the ring with Tolstoy.
Switzerland is a small, steep country, much more up and down than sideways, and is all stuck over with large brown hotels built on the cuckoo style of architecture.
We have come out of the time when obedience, the acceptance of discipline, intelligent courage and resolution were most important, into that more difficult time when it is a man's duty to understand his world rather than simply fight for it.
. . . in modern war you will die like a dog for no good reason.
Never think that war, no matter how necessary, nor how justified, is not a crime. Ask the infantry and ask the dead.
The world is a fine place and worth fighting for.
Source: For Whom the Bell Tolls, 1940
My aim is to put down on paper what I see and what I feel in the best and simplest way.
The world is a fine place and worth the fighting for and I hate very much to leave it.
Source: For Whom the Bell Tolls
A writer's problem does not change. It is always how to write truly and having found out what is true to project it in such a way that it becomes part of the experience of the person who reads it.
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