… prose in itself does not describe at all. The words rely very much on what the...– Tom Stoppard’s “Reflections on Ernest Hemingway.” (via davidquigg)
The shortest answer is doing the thing.
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When you stop you are as empty, and at the same...
INTERVIEWER Could you say something of this process? When do you work? Do you keep to a strict schedule? HEMINGWAY When I am working on a book or story I write every morning as soon after first light as possible. There is no one to disturb you and it is cool or cold and you come to your work and warm as you write. You read what you have written and, as you always stop when you know what is...
When did testicles become courageous?
“Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer “has the cojones that our president does not have,” Sarah Palin rabble-roused on Sunday. Anatomically, the one-time vice-presidential candidate has it all wrong: The president has cojones, the Spanish word for balls, while the female Brewer does not. Of course, cojones also means bravery, and she was surely relying on this figurative sense to imply...
I know that the night is not the same as the day: that all things are different,...– A Farewell to Arms
Jake, darling, I simply must fuck this teenage bullfighter.– Scott Klocksin, paraphrasing The Sun Also Rises.
Grace Under Pressure
The phrase “grace under pressure” first gained notoriety when Hemingway used it in a profile piece written by Dorothy Parker. Parker asked Hemingway: “Exactly what do you mean by ‘guts’?” Hemingway replied: “I mean, grace under pressure.” The profile is titled, “The Artist’s Reward” and it appeared in the New Yorker 5 (30 November...
INTERVIEWER Do you find it easy to shift from one literary project to another or do you continue through to finish what you start? HEMINGWAY The fact that I am interrupting serious work to answer these questions proves that I am so stupid that I should be penalized severely. I will be. Don’t worry. The entire text of “The Art of Fiction,” Hemingway’s interview and profile in...
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That was morality, things that made you disgusted afterward. No, that must be...– The Sun Also Rises, submitted by Scott Klocksin
More Bukowski on Hemingway
Style by Charles Bukowski Style is the answer to everything. A fresh way to approach a dull or dangerous thing To do a dull thing with style is preferable to doing a dangerous thing without it To do a dangerous thing with style is what I call art Bullfighting can be an art Boxing can be an art Loving can be an art Opening a can of sardines can be an art Not many have style Not many can keep style...
Catherine: Oh, you're so sweet. And maybe I'd look lovely, darling, and be thin and exciting to you and you'll fall in love with me all over again.
Henry: Hell, I love you enough now. What do you want to do? Ruin me?
Catherine: Yes. I want to ruin you.
Henry: Good. That's what I want too.
The hardest thing in the world to do is to write straight honest prose on human...– By-Line
There isn’t any symbolism. The sea is the sea. The old man is an old man. The...– The Old Man and the Sea
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odinsbeard: It’s good because there’s not many competitions drunk bearded men can win.
Oh darling, I've been so miserable.
The problem with re-reading The Sun Also Rises is that I find myself almost saying I’m “tight” or feel “sore.” And then I blush profusely.
You’re an expatriate. You’ve lost touch with the soil. You get precious. Fake...– The Sun Also Rises, via keepingthebeat
Hemingway Never Did This by Charles Bukowski
I read that he lost a suitcase full of manuscripts on a train and that they never were recovered. I can’t match the agony of this but the other night I wrote a 3-page poem upon this computer and through my lack of diligence and practice and by playing around with commands on the menu I somehow managed to erase the poem forever. believe me, such a thing is difficult to do even for a novice...
When I read Faulkner I can tell exactly when he gets tired and does it on corn...
jamaisjamais asked: There is a fuckyeahfaulkner. (it sucks) There's also a fuckyeahwilliamfaulkner (which is hard to start when you have no time, but trust me, I'm working on it). And I will absolutely brawl.
Poor Faulkner. Does he really think big emotions come from big words? He thinks...– Them be fighting words.
Prose is architecture, not interior decoration, and the Baroque is over.– Ernest Hemingway, Death in the Afternoon (via libraryland)
To hell with delicate studies of the American scene. Fuck the American scene....– Ernest Hemingway, in a letter to Ezra Pound (via putthison, kayluhb) …and coffee at starbucks! More goddamned coffee at starbucks! Wait, that’s not right, sorry…Scotch from the bottle! And fucking cigarettes. And cowgirl porn. (via notsolinear)
They say the seeds of what we will do are in all of us, but it always seemed to...– A Moveable Feast, submitted by Scott Klocksin
His talent was as natural as the pattern that was made by the dust on a...– on F.Scott Fitzgerald in A Moveable Feast, submitted by Mysterg at Meditations in an Emergency.
There is nothing else than now. There is neither yesterday, certainly, nor is...– For Whom the Bell Tolls, via fuckyeahexistentialism/existentialfuck
Every village had a pelota court and on some of them kids were playing in the...– The drive through Bayonne in The Sun Also Rises
Often a man wishes to be alone and a girl wishes to be alone too and if they...– A Farewell to Arms, submitted by Paul Langley
She was looking into my eyes with that way she had of looking that made you...– The Sun Also Rises