Ernest Hemingway saw life as a losing battle. Though life would beat you and shred you and knock your teeth in, Hemingway thought he could save his dignity by living dangerously, but bravely.

As a tribute to the great man and an even greater writer, we’ve put together 15 of his wisest quotes about love, life and everything in between, which will inspire you to live life, king size.


“The most painful thing is losing yourself in the process of loving someone too much, and forgetting that you are special too.”

“There is no friend as loyal as a book.”


“Happiness in intelligent people is the rarest thing I know.”

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