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I talk with the authority of failure--Ernest with the authority of success. We could never sit across the same table again.
It so happened that, a few weeks later, "Old Ernie" [Ernest Hemingway] himself was using my room in New York as a hide-out from li ...
When Ernest Hemingway died by his own hand, he was in deep depression and had written little of value for a long time. Scott Fitzg ...
Literature takes shape and life in the body, in the wombs of the mother tongue: always: and the Fathers of Culture get anxious abo ...
Of Ernest Hemingway, for example, I feel much as I do of Marilyn Monroe, that he was unable to marshal any adequate defense agains ...
No, Ernest, don't talk about action.... It is the last resource of those who know not how to dream.
One generation passeth away, and another generation cometh: but the earth abideth for ever. The sun also ariseth, and the sun goet ...
I am not young enough to know everything.
When we understand that man is the only animal who must create meaning, who must open a wedge into neutral nature, we already unde ...
For man, maximum excitement is the confrontation of death and the skillful defiance of it by watching others fed to it as he survi ...
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