27+ quotes from Fiesta by Ernest Hemingway

Quotes from Fiesta

Ernest Hemingway ·  216 pages

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“you can't get away from yourself by moving from one place to another.”
― Ernest Hemingway, quote from Fiesta


“I can't stand it to think my life is going so fast and I'm not really living it.”
― Ernest Hemingway, quote from Fiesta


“Oh Jake," Brett said, "We could have had such a damned good time together."
Ahead was a mounted policeman in khaki directing traffic. He raised his baton. The car slowed suddenly, pressing Brett against me.
Yes," I said. "Isn't it pretty to think so?”
― Ernest Hemingway, quote from Fiesta


“Isn't it pretty to think so.”
― Ernest Hemingway, quote from Fiesta


“It is awfully easy to be hard-boiled about everything in the daytime, but at night it is another thing.”
― Ernest Hemingway, quote from Fiesta


“Don't you ever get the feeling that all your life is going by and you're not taking advantage of it? Do you realize you've lived nearly half the time you have to live already?”
― Ernest Hemingway, quote from Fiesta


“How did you go bankrupt?"
Two ways. Gradually, then suddenly.”
― Ernest Hemingway, quote from Fiesta


“Going to another country doesn’t make any difference. I’ve tried all that. You can’t get away from yourself by moving from one place to another. There’s nothing to that.”
― Ernest Hemingway, quote from Fiesta


“This is a good place," he said.
"There's a lot of liquor," I agreed.”
― Ernest Hemingway, quote from Fiesta


“I did not care what it was all about. All I wanted to know was how to live in it. Maybe if you found out how to live in it you learned from that what is was all about.”
― Ernest Hemingway, quote from Fiesta


“You're an expatriate. You've lost touch with the soil. You get precious. Fake European standards have ruined you. You drink yourself to death. You become obsessed with sex. You spend all your time talking, not working. You are an expatriate, see? You hang around cafes.”
― Ernest Hemingway, quote from Fiesta


“Never fall in love?"
"Always," said the count. "I am always in love.”
― Ernest Hemingway, quote from Fiesta


“You're not a moron. You're only a case of arrested development.”
― Ernest Hemingway, quote from Fiesta


“Oh, darling, I've been so miserable.”
― Ernest Hemingway, quote from Fiesta


“Nobody ever lives their life all the way up except bullfighters.”
― Ernest Hemingway, quote from Fiesta


“He'll never be frightened. He knows too damn much.”
― Ernest Hemingway, quote from Fiesta


“I mistrust all frank and simple people, especially when their stories hold together”
― Ernest Hemingway, quote from Fiesta


“You are all a lost generation.

[with credit to Gertrude Stein]”
― Ernest Hemingway, quote from Fiesta


“You know it makes one feel rather good deciding not to be a bitch."
"Yes."
"It's sort of what we have instead of God.”
― Ernest Hemingway, quote from Fiesta


“She was looking into my eyes with that way she had of looking that made you wonder whether she really saw out of her own eyes. They would look on and on after every one else's eyes in the world would have stopped looking. She looked as though there were nothing on earth she would not look at like that, and really she was afraid of so many things.”
― Ernest Hemingway, quote from Fiesta


“I say that is wine," Brett held up her glass. "We ought to toast something. 'Here's to royalty.'"
"This wine is too good for toast-drinking, my dear. you don't want to mix emotions up with a wine like that. you lose the taste."
Brett's glass was empty.”
― Ernest Hemingway, quote from Fiesta


“Perhaps as you went along you did learn something. I did not care what it was all about. All I wanted to know was how to live in it. Maybe if you found out how to live in it you learned from that what it was all about.”
― Ernest Hemingway, quote from Fiesta


“This wine is too good for toast-drinking, my dear. You don't want to mix emotions up with a wine like that. You lose the taste.”
― Ernest Hemingway, quote from Fiesta


“The road to hell is paved with unbought stuffed animals”
― Ernest Hemingway, quote from Fiesta


“This is a hell of dull talk...How about some of that champagne?”
― Ernest Hemingway, quote from Fiesta


“You ought to dream. All our biggest businessmen have been dreamers.”
― Ernest Hemingway, quote from Fiesta


“The world was not wheeling anymore. It was just very clear and bright and inclined to blur at the edges.”
― Ernest Hemingway, quote from Fiesta


About the author

Ernest Hemingway
Born place: in Oak Park, Illinois, The United States
Born date July 21, 1899
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