During the twenties, Hemingway became a member of the group
of expatriate Americans in Paris, which he described in his first
important work, The Sun Also Rises (1926). Equally successful
was A Farewell to Arms (1929), the study of an American
ambulance officer’s disillusionment in the war and his role as a
deserter. Hemingway used his experiences as a reporter
during the civil war in Spain as the background for his most
ambitious novel, For Whom the Bell Tolls (1940). Among his
later works, the most outstanding is the short novel,
The Old Man and the Sea (1952), the story of an old
fisherman’s journey, his long and lonely struggle with
a fish and the sea, and his victory in defeat.
The Nobel Prize in Literature 1954.
I like to listen.
I have learned a great deal from listening carefully.
Most people never listen.
- Ernest Hemingway
Anything is possible when you have the right people there to support you.
- Misty Copeland
Many people will walk in and out of your life, but only true friends will leave footprints in your heart.
- Eleanor Roosevelt
I would rather walk with a friend in the dark, than alone in the light.
- Helen Keller
The only way to have a friend is to be one.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others;
for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness;
and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone.
- Audrey Hepburn
Keep away from those who try to belittle your ambitions.
Small people always do that,
but the really great make you believe that you too can become great.
- Mark Twain
There’s one sad truth in life I’ve found
While journeying east and west –
The only folks we really wound
Are those we love the best.
We flatter those we scarcely know,
We please the fleeting guest,
And deal full many a thoughtless blow
To those who love us best.
- Ella Wheeler Wilcox
Each friend represents a world in us, a world possibly not born until they arrive, and it is only by this meeting that a new world is born.
- Anais Nin
If ever there is tomorrow when we're not together . . . there is something you must always remember. You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think. But the most important thing is, even if we're apart . . . I'll always be with you.
- Winnie the Pooh