Alt var en slags ingenting, og et menneske var et slags ingenting også.
Fra novellen A Clean, Well-Lighted Place (1933).
It was all a nothing and a man was nothing too.
It is the light of course but it is necessary that the place be clean and pleasant. You do not want music. Certainly you do not want music. Nor can you stand before a bar with dignity although that is all that is provided for these hours. What did he fear? It was not fear or dread. It was a nothing that he knew too well. It was all a nothing and a man was nothing too.
Levde: 1899 - 1961
Hemingway fikk Nobelprisen i litteratur i 1954 og inspirerte unge forfattere verden over. Blant hans mest kjente bøker er Og solen går sin gang (1926), Farvel til våpnene (1929), og Den gamle mannen og havet (1952).