1.) If you were lucky enough to have lived in Paris as a young man, then wherever you go for the rest of your life it stays with you, for Paris is a moveable feast. A Moveable Feast.
2.) You belong to me and all Paris belongs to me and I belong to this notebook and this pencil. A Moveable Feast.
3.) Drinking wine was not a snobbism nor a sign of sophistication nor a cult; it was as natural as eating and to me as necessary. A Moveable Feast.
4.) If the reader prefers, this book may be regarded as fiction. But there is always a chance that such a book of fiction may throw some light on what has been written as fact. A Moveable Feast.
5.) I always worked until I had something done and I always stopped when I knew what was going to happen next. That way I could be sure of going on the next day. A Moveable Feast.
- Working at the Finca
- 6.) Let him think that I am more man than I am and I will be so. The Old Man and the Sea
- 7.) So far, about morals, I know only that what is moral is what you feel good after and what is immoral is what you feel bad after. Death in the Afternoon.
- 8.) “Forget your personal tragedy. We are all bitched from the start and you especially have to hurt like hell before you can write seriously. But when you get the damned hurt use it—don’t cheat with it. Be as faithful to it as a scientist—but don’t think anything is of any importance because it happens to you or anyone belonging to you.”
Letter to Scott Fitzgerald, dated 28 May 1934
- 9.) Now is no time to think of what you do not have. Think of what you can do with what there is. The Old Man and the Sea.