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Quotation by Ernest Hemingway
The good parts of a book may be only something a writer is lucky enough to overhear or it may be the wreck of his whole damn life—and one is as good as the other.
Ernest Hemingway (1899–1961), U.S. author. letter, Sept. 4, 1929, to F. Scott Fitzgerald. Selected Letters, ed. Carlos Baker (1981).
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