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Quote of the Day, Hemingway

“Prose is architecture, not interior decoration, and the Baroque is over.”

– Ernest Hemingway

http://www.brainpickings.org/2013/04/19/hemingway-on-writing/

At best, I’m ambivalent about Hemingway. The awesome, booze-soaked Parisian meanderings aside, dude had some serious issues.

I read The Sun Also Rises, and Did. Not. Get. It.

I remember my English teacher, Ms. Stubbs, asking me, “You knew he was impotent, right?” while I was giving a book report. In the middle of the report.

I was a Sophomore in high school. No, I didn’t know he was impotent, and, no, I didn’t know what impotent meant, really. I just knew he was sort of sad because he didn’t think he was worthy – a feeling I was intimate with.

I bet I’d get more out of it if I read it as an adult, but I’m not really interested. Even if Hemingway did Basque tourism a favor by putting The Running of the Bulls on the map.

Anyway, great quote, eh?

1 thought on “Quote of the Day, Hemingway”

  1. Hemingway just had that knack for making everything he said become “quotable.” Elie Wiesel, who wrote “Night,” is the same. I may be somewhat jealous of that ability.

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