Hemingway on Writing

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My favorite quotes from this book are:

All good books are alike in that they are truer then if they had really happened and after you are finished reading one you will feel that all that happened to you and afterwards it belongs to you; the good and the bad, the ecstasy, the remorses and sorrow, the people and the places and how the weather was.

As a man you know who is right and who is wrong.  You have to make decisions and enforce them.  As a writer you should not judge.  You should understand.

National Love Your Pet Day

When we adopt a dog or any pet, we know it is going to end with us having to say goodbye, but we still do it.  And we do it for a very good reason:  They bring so much joy and optimism and happiness.  They attack every moment of every day with that attitude. (Bruce Cameron)

Pets are humanizing.  They remind us we have an obligation and responsibility to persevere and nurture and care for all life.  (James Cromwell)