“would you please please please please please please please stop talking?”
— Ernest Hemingway (Men Without Women)
“before you act, listen.
before you react, think.
before you spend, earn.
before you criticize, wait.
before you pray, forgive.
before you quit, try.”

© Alfred Eisenstaedt, Aug. 1952, Ernest Hemingway, Cuba

Ernest Hemingway at a Cuban fishing village like the one in his book “The Old Man and the Sea”.

The photographer, Alfred Eisenstaedt recalled that styling Hemingway, who wanted to wear nothing but shorts, was quite the challenge, and for years cited this shoot as one of his most challenging. (+)

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© Robert Capa (aka Endre Ernö Friedmann), 1944, 'Hemingway in Hospital After a Party', London

“My favorite fun photo by Bob Capa: his girlfriend ‘Pinky’ and Ernest Hemingway, who was in a London hospital as a result of an all-night party given for him by Capa. I had offered ‘Papa,’ as Capa called him, a safe ride home to the Dorchester, but he took another offer, from a driver who plowed into a water-storage tank, and Papa went through the windshield.” (John G. Morris)

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© Robert Capa (aka Endre Ernö Friedmann), 1937, A Manful Fight, Teruel, Spain

Ernest Hemingway (third from left), New York Times journalist Herbert Matthews (second from left) and two Republican soldiers smoke in Teruel, Spain.

"Every man’s life ends the same way. It is only the details of how he lived and how he died that distinguish one man from another." (Ernest Hemingway)

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