Ernest Hemingway

The Life & Times of a Great Man

Ernest Hemingway - Top 10 Quotes

Born July 21, 1899

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Died July 2, 1961

Here are some cool and groovy facts on Ernest Hemingway

His mother wanted a girl so she would dress him up like one.

His home in Key West was one of the first to have running water.

Ernest Hemingway wrote over 3 dozen novels.

The Old Man and the Sea won the Pulitzer Prize in 1953. (The Pulitzer Prize is an award for an achievement in American journalism, literature, or music. There are thirteen awarded each year.)

Ernest Hemingway married 4 women during his life, Hadley Richardson, Pauline Pfeiffer, Martha Gellhorn, Mary Welsh.


He had 3 kids, John (Jack), Patrick, and Gregory.

He was born in Oak Park, Illinois.

In World War I, he served as an ambulance driver.

He was very into fishing, hunting, and the great outdoors.


Ernest Hemingway owned a 38-foot fishing boat named Pilar and it costed $7,495.

Never go on trips with anyone you do not love. - Hemingway


Happiness in intelligent people is the rarest thing I know. - Hemingway

As a writer, you should not judge, you should understand. - Hemingway


Courage is grace under pressure. - Hemingway

He liked bullfighting.

Hemingway only wrote one play called The Fifth Column and it is set during the Spanish Civil War.

The best way to find out if you can trust somebody is to trust them. - Hemingway


Always do sober what you said you'd do drunk. That will teach you to keep your mouth shut. - Hemingway

When he committed suicide, he shot himself with his favorite shotgun.

Hemingway’s sister and brother, and also his father committed suicide as well.