Quotes By The Sun Also Rises

“you can't get away from yourself by moving from one place to another.”


“Isn't it pretty to think so.”


“It is awfully easy to be hard-boiled about everything in the daytime, but at night it is another thing.”


“Don't you ever get the feeling that all your life is going by and you're not taking advantage of it? Do you realize you've lived nearly half the time you have to live already?”


“How did you go bankrupt?"
Two ways. Gradually, then suddenly.”


“I am always in love.”


“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.”


“Everyone behaves badly--given the chance.”


“This is a good place," he said.
"There's a lot of liquor," I agreed.”


“I did not care what it was all about. All I wanted to know was how to live in it. Maybe if you found out how to live in it you learned from that what is was all about.”


“You're an expatriate. You've lost touch with the soil. You get precious. Fake European standards have ruined you. You drink yourself to death. You become obsessed with sex. You spend all your time talking, not working. You are an expatriate, see? You hang around cafes.”


“Never fall in love?"
"Always," said the count. "I am always in love.”


“You're not a moron. You're only a case of arrested development.”


“Oh, darling, I've been so miserable.”


“Nobody ever lives their life all the way up except bullfighters.”


“He'll never be frightened. He knows too damn much.”


“I mistrust all frank and simple people, especially when their stories hold together”


“You are all a lost generation.

[with credit to Gertrude Stein]”


“You know it makes one feel rather good deciding not to be a bitch."
"Yes."
"It's sort of what we have instead of God.”


“I say that is wine," Brett held up her glass. "We ought to toast something. 'Here's to royalty.'"
"This wine is too good for toast-drinking, my dear. you don't want to mix emotions up with a wine like that. you lose the taste."
Brett's glass was empty.”


“She was looking into my eyes with that way she had of looking that made you wonder whether she really saw out of her own eyes. They would look on and on after every one else's eyes in the world would have stopped looking. She looked as though there were nothing on earth she would not look at like that, and really she was afraid of so many things.”


“Perhaps as you went along you did learn something. I did not care what it was all about. All I wanted to know was how to live in it. Maybe if you found out how to live in it you learned from that what it was all about.”


“The road to hell is paved with unbought stuffed animals”


“This wine is too good for toast-drinking, my dear. You don't want to mix emotions up with a wine like that. You lose the taste.”


“This is a hell of dull talk...How about some of that champagne?”


“You ought to dream. All our biggest businessmen have been dreamers.”


“Never be daunted”


“The world was not wheeling anymore. It was just very clear and bright and inclined to blur at the edges.”