Ernest Hemingway
Ernest Hemingway is seen aboard his yacht in this undated picture. Wikimedia Commons

Friday, July 21, marks the 118th birthday of U.S. literary giant Ernest Hemingway.

Born in Oak Park, Illinois, the Noble Prize-winning author inspired several writers with his classic novels such as “The Old Man and the Sea,” “The Sun Also Rises,” “A Farewell to Arms” and “For Whom the Bell Tolls.” Hemingway was known for his adventurous lifestyle and vast travel experience.

He killed himself at the age of 61 in Ketchum, Idaho on July 2, 1961.

Following are some quotes from Hemingway gathered from Brainy Quote, Quote Sigma and Good Reads.

“There is nothing to writing. All you have to do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.”

“All thinking men are atheists.”

“The world is a fine place and worth the fighting for and I hate very much to leave it.”

“There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow men. True nobility lies in being superior to your former self.”

“Happiness in intelligent people is the rarest thing I know.”

“We are all apprentices in a craft where no one ever becomes a master.”

“Every man's life ends the same way. It is only the details of how he lived and how he died that distinguish one man from another.”

“Hesitation increases in relation to risk in equal proportion to age.”

“Fear of death increases in exact proportion to increase in wealth.”

“But man is not made for defeat. A man can be destroyed but not defeated.”

“Every day is a new day. It is better to be lucky. But I would rather be exact. Then when luck comes you are ready.”

“An intelligent man is sometimes forced to be drunk to spend time with his fools.”

“You can write any time people will leave you alone and not interrupt you. Or, rather, you can if you will be ruthless enough about it. But the best writing is certainly when you are in love.”

“There is no hunting like the hunting of man, and those who have hunted armed men long enough and liked it, never care for anything else thereafter.”

“My aim is to put down on paper what I see and what I feel in the best and simplest way.”

“No weapon has ever settled a moral problem. It can impose a solution but it cannot guarantee it to be a just one.”

“If you have a success you have it for the wrong reasons. If you become popular it is always because of the worst aspects of your work.”

“There is no friend as loyal as a book.”

“The most painful thing is losing yourself in the process of loving someone too much, and forgetting that you are special too.”

“Never think that war, no matter how necessary, nor how justified, is not a crime.”

"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."