Monday, July 4, 2011

Hemingway: The Sun Also Sets

Ernest Hemingway's passport photo, 1923
(from: Wikipedia)

“Retire?" [Ernest Hemingway] said. "Unlike your baseball player and your prizefighter and your matador, how does a writer retire? No one accepts that his legs are shot or the whiplash gone from his reflexes. Everywhere he goes, he hears the same damn question: what are you working on?” — from: "Hemingway, Hounded by the Feds" by A.E. Hotchner in The New York Times

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