I liked Hemingway better before I..

I liked Hemingway better before I began to be called 'Hemingwayesque.'

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I think I would have done very well as a writer in the Forties. I think the last time America was a great country was then or not long after. It was before Vietnam, before Watergate.
After
America
Before
Country
Done
Forties
Great
Great Country
I Think
Last
Last Time
Long
Then
Think
We get into the habit of living before acquiring the habit of thinking. In that race which daily hastens us towards death, the body maintains its irreparable lead.
Acquiring
Before
Body
Daily
Death
Get
Habit
Lead
Living
Race
Thinking
Towards
Us
Which
I get nervous before openings or premieres or when someone's reading a new script, and I get nervous when my daughter isn't in my immediate field of vision.
Before
Daughter
Field
Get
Immediate
Nervous
New
Openings
Reading
Script
Someone
Vision
There's less critical thinking going on in this country on a Main Street level - forget about the media - than ever before. We've never needed people to think more critically than now, and they've taken a big nap.
About
Before
Big
Country
Critical
Critical Thinking
Critically
Ever
Forget
Going
Less
Level
Main
Main Street
I don't think any good book is based on factual experience. Bad books are about things the writer already knew before he wrote them.
About
Any
Bad
Based
Before
Book
Books
Experience
Factual
Good
Good Book
He
Knew
Them
The dangers of not thinking clearly are much greater now than ever before. It's not that there's something new in our way of thinking - it's that credulous and confused thinking can be much more lethal in ways it was never before.
Before
Clearly
Confused
Credulous
Dangers
Ever
Greater
Lethal
More
Much
Never
New
Now
Our
The study of beauty is a duel in which the artist cries with terror before being defeated.
Artist
Beauty
Before
Being
Cries
Defeated
Duel
Study
Terror
Which
You ask what my conclusions are, rereading my journals and looking back on World War II from the vantage point of quarter century in time? We won the war in a military sense; but in a broader sense, it seems to me we lost it, for our Western civilization is less respected and secure than it was before.
Ask
Back
Before
Broader
Century
Civilization
Conclusions
Journals
Less
Looking
Looking Back
Lost
Me
Military
The whole difference between construction and creation is exactly this: that a thing constructed can only be loved after it is constructed; but a thing created is loved before it exists.
After
Before
Between
Constructed
Construction
Created
Creation
Difference
Exactly
Exists
Loved
Only
Thing
Whole
An idea, like a ghost, must be spoken to a little before it will explain itself.
Before
Explain
Ghost
Idea
Itself
Like
Little
Must
Spoken
Will
No woman marries for money; they are all clever enough, before marrying a millionaire, to fall in love with him first.
Before
Clever
Enough
Fall
First
Him
Love
Marrying
Millionaire
Money
Woman
It's my old girl that advises. She has the head. But I never own to it before her. Discipline must be maintained.
Advise
Before
Discipline
Girl
Head
Her
Maintained
Must
Never
Old
Own
She
I must write the book out in my head now, before I sit down.
Before
Book
Down
Head
Must
Now
Out
Sit
Write
I have two children who died before reaching 30, so who am I to complain about being alive?
About
Alive
Am
Before
Being
Children
Complain
Died
Reaching
Two
Who
Who Am I
The best an American can look forward to is the lonely pleasure of one who stands at long last on a chilly and inhospitable mountaintop where few have been before, where few can follow and where few will consent to believe he has been.
American
Been
Before
Believe
Best
Chilly
Consent
Few
Follow
Forward
Has-Been
He
Last
Lonely
Before passing different laws for different people, I'd relinquish myself unto you as your slave.
Before
Different
Different People
Laws
Myself
Passing
People
Relinquish
Slave
Unto
You
Your
We should all be obliged to appear before a board every five years and justify our existence... on pain of liquidation.
Appear
Before
Board
Every
Existence
Five
Justify
Obliged
Our
Pain
Should
Years
Except during the nine months before he draws his first breath, no man manages his affairs as well as a tree does.
Affairs
Before
Breath
Does
Draws
Except
First
He
His
Man
Months
Nine
Nine Months
Tree
Use your health, even to the point of wearing it out. That is what it is for. Spend all you have before you die; do not outlive yourself.
Before
Die
Even
Health
Out
Outlive
Point
Spend
Use
Wearing
You
Your
Yourself
Houses are built to live in, and not to look on: therefore let use be preferred before uniformity.
Before
Built
Houses
Live
Look
Preferred
Therefore
Uniformity
Use
Productivity is being able to do things that you were never able to do before.
Able
Before
Being
Never
Productivity
Things
Were
You
An ass may bray a good while before he shakes the stars down.
Before
Down
Good
He
May
Shakes
Stars
While
If there is a transmigration of souls then I am not yet on the bottom rung. My life is a hesitation before birth.
Am
Before
Birth
Bottom
Hesitation
I Am
Life
Life Is A
My Life
Rung
Souls
Then
I am afraid we must make the world honest before we can honestly say to our children that honesty is the best policy.
Afraid
Am
Before
Best
Children
Honest
Honestly
Honesty
Honesty Is
I Am
Make
Must
Our
Policy
A veteran journalist has never had time to think twice before he writes.
Before
Had
He
Journalist
Never
Think
Time
Twice
Veteran
Writes
Hesitation before birth. If there is a transmigration of souls then I am not yet on the bottom rung. My life is a hesitation before birth.
Am
Before
Birth
Bottom
Hesitation
I Am
Life
Life Is A
My Life
Rung
Souls
Then
It's not a slam at you when people are rude, it's a slam at the people they've met before.
Before
Met
People
Rude
Slam
You
Who's not sat tense before his own heart's curtain.
Before
Curtain
Heart
His
Own
Sat
Tense
My father worked in a grocery store. When the grocery chain went into administration, he eventually got a job in the naval dockyard in an office preparing the charts for the boats and the submarines before they headed out.
Administration
Before
Boats
Chain
Charts
Eventually
Father
Got
Grocery
Grocery Store
He
Headed
Job
Naval
Writing about 2,000 words in three hours every morning, 'Casino Royale' dutifully produced itself. I wrote nothing and made no corrections until the book was finished. If I had looked back at what I had written the day before I might have despaired.
About
Back
Before
Book
Casino
Corrections
Day
Every
Finished
Had
Hours
Itself
Looked
Made
Before the military coup in Chile, we had the idea that military coups happen in Banana Republics, somewhere in Central America. It would never happen in Chile. Chile was such a solid democracy. And when it happened, it had brutal characteristics.
America
Banana
Before
Brutal
Central
Central America
Characteristics
Chile
Coup
Coup
Democracy
Had
Happen
Happened
The longest, most solid and complex relationship in my life is with my mother. It started before I was born, and now, when I am 71 and living in California and she is 92 and living in Chile, we are still in touch daily.
Am
Before
Born
California
Chile
Complex
Daily
I Am
I Was Born
Life
Living
Longest
Most
Mother
When the heart flies out before the understanding, it saves the judgment a world of pains.
Before
Flies
Heart
Judgment
Out
Pains
Saves
Understanding
World
I guess I wanted to leave America for awhile. It wasn't that I wanted to become an expatriate, or just never come back, I needed some breathing room. I'd already been translating French poetry, I'd been to Paris once before and liked it very much, and so I just went.
America
Awhile
Back
Become
Been
Before
Breathing
Come
French
Guess
Just
Leave
Liked
Much
AI2 was born from a desire to create a system that could truly reason about knowledge, rather than just offer up what had been written on a subject before.
About
Been
Before
Born
Could
Create
Desire
Had
Just
Knowledge
Offer
Rather
Reason
Subject
With documentary-film projects, you hope you highlight an area of concern people haven't thought about before. A lot of times, I'm asking myself - 'This seems to be a significant problem. What can be done that hasn't been done?'
About
Area
Asking
Been
Before
Concern
Done
Highlight
Hope
Lot
Myself
People
Problem
Projects
I'm a nomad. A Jewish road warrior. I do not have a concept of home. I wish I did. But I live with the idea that we have to get out of town before dawn.
Before
Concept
Dawn
Did
Get
Home
I wish
Idea
Jewish
Live
Nomad
Out
Road
Town
In this watering-place I acted an heroic character, badly studied; and being a novice on such a stage, I forgot my part before a pair of lovely blue eyes.
Acted
Badly
Before
Being
Blue
Blue eyes
Character
Eyes
Forgot
Heroic
Lovely
Novice
Pair
Part
My vanity was flattered by having been mistaken for our revered sovereign. I ordered a banquet to be got ready for the following evening, under the trees before my house, and invited the whole town.
Banquet
Been
Before
Evening
Flattered
Following
Got
Having
House
Invited
Mistaken
Ordered
Our
Ready
The universe lies before you on the floor, in the air, in the mysterious bodies of your dancers, in your mind. From this voyage no one returns poor or weary.
Air
Before
Bodies
Dancers
Floor
Lies
Mind
Mysterious
No-one
Poor
Returns
Universe
Voyage
Weary
I don't think I've ever frightened myself before when writing, but there were areas where there was terror, as though I was looking into somewhere that I didn't know existed before, and it frightened me.
Area
Before
Ever
Existed
Frightened
Know
Looking
Me
Myself
Somewhere
Terror
Think
Though
Were
A man may be a pessimistic determinist before lunch and an optimistic believer in the will's freedom after it.
After
Before
Believer
Freedom
Lunch
Man
May
Optimistic
Pessimistic
Will
Thought must be divided against itself before it can come to any knowledge of itself.
Against
Any
Before
Come
Divided
Itself
Knowledge
Must
Thought
Before people complain of the obscurity of modern poetry, they should first examine their consciences and ask themselves with how many people and on how many occasions they have genuinely and profoundly shared some experience with another.
Another
Ask
Before
Complain
Examine
Experience
First
Genuinely
How
How many people
Many
Modern
Modern poetry
Obscurity
A poet is, before anything else, a person who is passionately in love with language.
Anything
Anything else
Before
Else
Language
Love
Passionately
Person
Poet
Who
Before I was 5, I did have a lot of time on my hands. I had no job and really no career, and I spent an awful lot of time listening to records. It was more the classical ones, really - Prokofiev, and I think there was some Mozart in there, and more impressionistic composers like Delius.
Awful
Awful lot
Before
Career
Classical
Composers
Did
Had
Hands
I think
Job
Like
Listening
Lot
My father was a jazz listener, and I think, at least before I was 5, I was not so into that. Although there were records that emphasized percussion that I liked, like Baby Dodds.
Although
Baby
Before
Emphasized
Father
I think
Jazz
Least
Like
Liked
Listener
Percussion
Records
Think
I cannot be awake for nothing looks to me as it did before, Or else I am awake for the first time, and all before has been a mean sleep.
Am
Awake
Been
Before
Cannot
Did
Else
First
First time
Has-been
I am
Looks
Me
Mean
Let your soul stand cool and composed before a million universes.
Before
Composed
Cool
Million
Soul
Stand
Universes
Your
Not to discriminate every moment some passionate attitude in those about us, and in the very brilliancy of their gifts some tragic dividing on their ways, is, on this short day of frost and sun, to sleep before evening.
About
Attitude
Before
Day
Discriminate
Dividing
Evening
Every
Frost
Gifts
Moment
Passionate
Short
Sleep