The first panacea for a misguided nation is inflation of the currency; the second is war. Both bring a temporary prosperity; both bring a permanent ruin. But both are the refuge of political and economic opportunists.
Ernest Hemingway (1898 - 1961)
Source: Notes on the Next War
Contributed by: Zaady
Most people never listen.
What is moral is what you feel good after and what is immoral is what you feel bad after.
A man can be destroyed but not defeated.
If you are lucky enough to have lived in Paris as a young man, then wherever you go for the rest of your life, it stays with you, for Paris is a movable feast.
Source: A Movable Feast
Retirement is the ugliest word in the language.
There is no rule on how to write. Sometimes it comes easily and perfectly; sometimes it's like drilling rock and then blasting it out with charges.
The best ammunition against lies is the truth, there is no ammunition against gossip. It is like a fog and the clear wind blows it away and the sun burns it off.
Every man's life ends the same way. It is only the details of how he lived and how he died that distinguish one man from another.
Source: The Old Man and the Sea
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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