Ernest "Papa" Hemingway
(1899-suicide 1961)


Young HemingwayOld Hemingway

Ernest Hemingway was an idealistic and enthusiastic young man
when he first left for war in 1918 at the age of 18 in search of adventure.
By the end of his life, he was cynical, angry, embittered and alone.

Young HemingwayOld Hemingway

      "If people bring so much courage to this world the world has to kill them to break them, so of course it kills them. The world breaks every one and afterward many are strong at the broken places. But those that will not break it kills. It kills the very good and the very gentle and the very brave impartially. If you are none of these you can be sure it will kill you too but there will be no special hurry."

Ernest Hemingway
A Farewell to Arms

Agnes von Kurowsky to Ernest Hemingway
"He was a man killed by his art, and his life holds a lesson
all intellectuals need to learn: that art is not enough."

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