The best people…

karsh-photo-yousuf.n - ernest hemingway“The best people possess a feeling for beauty, the courage to take risks, the discipline to tell the truth, the capacity for sacrifice. Ironically, their virtues make them vulnerable; they are often wounded, sometimes destroyed.”

~ Ernest Hemingway

 

 

 

 


Sources: Quote – billieisaguysname via iamabrusselssprout. Image – RT.com

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  1. Oh dear, I feel wounded and on my way to destruction.

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  2. Sadly, this is oftentimes true. I’ve known a couple of these people, and losing them was doubly difficult,….

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  3. LaDona's Music Studio says:

    Only Hemingway could take something that beautiful and make it depressing.

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  4. Interesting. I read The Paris Wife and the more I learned about his first wife, the more I liked her. The more I learned about Hemingway, the less I liked him.

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    • Everyone is beginning to pile on my Man. Poor guy. 🙂

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    • The Paris Wife — IMO a watered down, slanted recounting of their story. I read it then reread A Moveable Feast and The Sun Also Rises. Felt better about Hemingway, Hadley — life…. He was among other things a Cad — admittedly. She was not the best wife near as I can tell. Lost the suitcase full of his work (why did she bring it all?) Showed up after they’d been apart without the birth control measures the couple were used to counting on. Neither of them was perfect. But Hemingway was probably the better writer.

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  5. Corporate America destroys these people daily.

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  6. Reblogged this on anakegoodall.

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  7. very insightful; vulnerability as both the answer to genuine humanity and our achilles heel …

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  8. That explains a lot… 🙂

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  9. I don’t know how I feel about this quote. I just…don’t know. But it definitely gives me something to think about. Thanks for sharing.

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  10. And that is what makes them Phenomenal 🙂

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  11. I think virtues like these can make a person vulnerable..the sad unknowable is to what degree.

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  12. Its a price to be paid if one wants to be best.

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  13. Reblogged this on Theory of all things and commented:

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  14. This quote could be applied to President Obama.

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  15. Alex Jones says:

    Trail blazers threaten the status quo and face being persecuted and killed.

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  16. In the search to find out who we truly are, there is a point where we are vulnerable, exposed. But in discovering who we really are, such things no longer hurt us. Ultimately the telling of the truth, is to oneself, and this leaves us open and exposed. Beauty, truth, courage, sacrifice- this is the journey all those to their destiny must tread..often wounded, sometimes destroyed.
    Chris Alley- Career Coach

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