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|What You Have
|Now is no time to think of what you don't have. Instead, think of
what you can do with what you have.
|Sooner or later, the world breaks everyone and, afterward,
we're stronger in the places that were broken.
|I know now that there's no one thing that's true. It's all true.
|Journey's end is good, but, in the end, it's the journey that matters.
|Never confuse motion with action.
|We can't get away from ourselves by moving from one place to another.
I know this because I've often tried.
|For a long time now I have tried simply to write the best I can.
Sometimes I have good luck and write better than I can.
|Worry a little bit every day and in a lifetime you will lose a couple
of years. If something is wrong, fix it if you can. But train
yourself not to worry. Worry never fixes anything.
|A cat has absolute emotional honesty: human beings may hide
their feelings, but a cat does not.
|For what are we born if not to help one another?
|Above, Ernest Hemingway at the El Floridita bar in Old Havana, where he
could be found most afternoons (picture ca. 1940's). Below, the El Floridita
today, where Mr. Hemingway can still be found. A life-size bronze statue of
the author stands in the corner, in his favorite drinking spot. The memorial
has become a popular photo-op for tourists.
|Above, Room 511 at Ambos Mundos hotel in Havana. This was
Hemingway's first home when he moved to Cuba and he began
his novel "For Whom the Bell Tolls" here. The room is
presented as the author might have left it, kept as a small
museum, with tours available. The corner of the hotel lobby has
two walls of photographs dedicated to Ernest Hemingway.
Left, writing at "Finca Vigia," his home outside of the city, with
one of about 50 cats who lived with Hemingway and his wife
(photo date unknown). This is where Hemingway wrote "The Old
Man and the Sea." The home has been preserved as it was
when the author lived there, and recently underwent a detailed
restoration. Every object is noted and catalogued and located,
as far as possible, in the same place it had been when the
Hemingways left. Thousands of his books remain on the shelves.
In Cuba, Hemingway is thought of as an adopted son and his
memory is revered.