Hemingway on getting away from yourself

“Listen, Robert, going to another country doesn’t make any difference. I’ve tried all that. You can’t get away from yourself by moving from one place to another. There’s nothing to that.”

-Ernest Hemingway in The Sun Also Rises

The Sun Also Rises, a 1926 novel by American Ernest Hemingway, portrays American and British expatriates who travel from Paris to the Festival of San Fermín in Pamplona to watch the running of the bulls and the bullfights. An early and enduring modernist novel, it received mixed reviews upon publication. Wikipedia

2 thoughts on “Hemingway on getting away from yourself”

  1. He has an opinion obviously, and he speaks the abstract truth as well. When Ernest Hemingway faced what seemed like his self, something from within, an ego, decided that, that model should die, thus that ego was obeyed?
    He didn’t have Translation, or Releasing the Splendor, otherwise he could have faced that model in the most radical fashion, acceptance, unconditional love, understanding, and releasing back into Beingness, where that identity belonged?

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