Prose is architecture, not interior decoration, and the Baroque is over. He had intense blue eyes. Or even just an enjoyable afternoon. No matter how good a phrase or a simile he may have if he puts it in where it is not absolutely necessary and irreplaceable he is spoiling his work for egotism.
But Dr. Which of these Ernest Hemingway quotes is your favorite? Writers, I realized, were somehow not part of the evil plan hatched by professors to torture their students, but real people, with real ambitions and insecurities.
The authors, if I had imagined them, were like statues in some museum, old cracked marble missing limbs, dust piled atop their heads.
Scott Fitzgerald] had the shyness about it that all non-conceited writers have when they have done something very fine. And the lack of politics, women, drink, money and ambition.
Salinger and Ray Bradbury have claimed Hemingway as an influence.