1.)      There’s no one thing that’s true, it’s all true.  For Whom the Bell Tolls.

For whom the bell tolls in Polish
For whom the bell tolls in Polish

2.)      If we win here, we will win everywhere.  The world is a fine place and worth the fighting for and I hate very much to leave it.  For Whom the Bell Tolls.

Maria and Robert in For whom the Bell Tolls
Maria and Robert in For whom the Bell Tolls


3.)      But did thee feel the earth move?  For Whom the Bell Tolls.

4.)      Do know how an ugly woman feels?  Do you know what it is to be ugly all your life and inside to feel that you are beautiful?  Pilar in For Whom the Bell Tolls.

5.)      He was violating the second rule of the two rules for getting on well with people that speak Spanish; give the men tobacco and leave the women alone.  For Whom the Bell Tolls

6.)      Thou wilt go, rabbit.  But I go with thee.  As long as there is one of us, there is both of us.  For Whom the Bell Tolls.

7.)      Never go on trips with anyone you do not love.  A Moveable Feast.

8)      You expected to be sad in the fall.  Part of you died each year when the leaves fell from the trees and their branches were bare against the wind and the cold wintery light.  A Moveable Feast.

Love is the answer
Love is the answer


6 Responses

  1. Hello Christine
    this quote or comment always feels the same when I read it . Tragic really of sadness to come.
    ” I wished I had died before I loved anyone but her ” A movable Feast

  2. If people bring so much courage to the 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.

    1. Thanks for this one, Bob. I’ve always loved it. So many use “we are stronger in the broken places,” but no one seems to know it is from Hemingway. Thank you for caring about Hemingway and hope all is well with you! Best, Christine

  3. If I had to pick one quotation from Hemingway’s writings, it would be the double dicho from The Old Man and the Sea:

    “A man can be destroyed but not defeated”

    1. Yes, I love that line! it is full of meaning and words to live by. I wonder how many times he re-wrote it or refined it. Thanks so much, Timothy. Best to you. Christine

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