21+ Iconic 'The Sun Also Rises' Quotes By Ernest Hemingway

(Hemingway was a living legend and has left the world some very important life quotes.)

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'The Sun Also Rises' is a  famous novel by American writer Ernest Hemingway which was published in the year 1926.

It is centrally focused on the lost generation that was doomed by the after-effects of the World Wars and hence its title derived from the epigraph of 'Ecclesiastes' is relevant because the sun will keep rising as each generation passes on. Despite being banned for its explicit use of profanity, it is regarded as one of Hemingway's masterpieces to date, a great achievement for one man.

There are countless memorable quotes from this book and if you are looking for them, here is a list that will come in handy. Why not spend all your time looking for them? If you like our content, you can also check out our other articles like [Hemingway love quotes] and ['The Old Man And The Sea' quotes].

Important Quotes From 'The Sun Also Rises'

'The Sun Also Rises' is considered to be one of the best books by Hemingway.

Are you looking for a good quote from 'The Sun Also Rises '? Here is a list of some of the most exemplary quotes from the novel including Lady Brett Ashley quotes.

1. "I can’t stand it to think my life is going so fast and I’m not really living it."

-Robert Cohn, chapter two, 'The Sun Also Rises'.

2. "You see, he was so busy all the time that we were living together, writing on this book, that he doesn’t remember anything about us. So now he’s going out and get some new material."

-Frances, 'The Sun Also Rises'.

3. "Certainly like to drink,” Bill said. “You ought to try it sometimes, Jake."

-Bill Gorton, 'The Sun Also Rises'.

4. "Badly cogido through the back," he said. He put the pots on the table and sat down in the chair at the table. "A big horn wound. All for fun. Just for fun. What do you think of that?"

-Waiter, 'The Sun Also Rises'.

5. "Let no man be ashamed to kneel here in the great out-of-doors. Remember the woods were God’s first temples."

-Bill Gorton, chapter 12, 'The Sun Also Rises'.

6. "They’re not first rate flies at all. I only thought if you fished them sometime it might remind you of what a good time we had."

-Harris, chapter 13, 'The Sun Also Rises'.

7. "'The bulls are my best friends'. I translated to Brett. 'You kill your friends?' she asked. 'Always,' he said in English, and laughed. 'So they don’t kill me.'"

-Pedro Romero, chapter 16, 'The Sun Also Rises'.

8. "You're an've lost touch with the get precious fake European standards have ruined you. You spend all your time talking, not working."

-Chapter seven, 'The Sun Also Rises'.

Hemingway Quotes From 'The Sun Also Rises' By Jake Barnes

Despite having been banned, 'The Sun Also Rises' is one of the most important works of fiction in the world of literature.

Are you looking for some Jake Barnes quotes from Hemingway's novel? Here is a list of 'The Sun Also Rises' quotes by this character.

9. "I have never seen a man in civil life as nervous as Robert Cohn. Cohn had a wonderful quality of bringing out the worst in anybody."

-Jake Barnes, chapter seven,'The Sun Also Rises' .

10. "But I couldn’t live quietly in the country. Not with my own true love."

-Jake Barnes, chapter seven, 'The Sun Also Rises'.

11. "I looked at myself in the mirror of the big armoire beside the bed . . . of all the ways to be wounded. I suppose it was funny."

- Jake Barnes, chapter four, 'The Sun Also Rises'.

12. "Nobody ever lives their life all the way up except bull-fighters."

- Jake Barnes, chapter two, 'The Sun Also Rises'.

13. "Brett: Oh, Jake, we could have had such a damned good time together.

Jake: Yes. Isn’t it pretty to think so?"

- Jake Barnes, chapter 19, 'The Sun Also Rises'.

14. "I stood up. I had heard them talking from a long way away. It all seemed like some bad play."

- Jake Barnes, chapter 17, 'The Sun Also Rises'.

15. "I had the feeling as in a nightmare of it all being something repeated, something I had been through and that now I must go through again."

-Jake Barnes, chapter seven, 'The Sun Also Rises'.

16. "Jake: Couldn't we live together, Brett? Couldn't we just live together?"

Brett: I don't think so. I'd just tromper you with everybody. You couldn't stand it."

Jake: I stand it now."

Brett: That would be different. It's my fault, Jake. It's the way I'm made."

-Jake Barnes, chapter seven, 'The Sun Also Rises'.

17. "Robert Cohn was once middleweight boxing champion of Princeton. He cared nothing for boxing, in fact he disliked it, but he learned it painfully and thoroughly to counteract the feeling of inferiority and shyness he had felt on being treated as a Jew at Princeton."

-Jake Barnes, chapter one, 'The Sun Also Rises'.

18. "A fog had come over the mountains from the could not see the tops of the mountains. The plateau was dull and gloomy, and the shapes of the trees and the houses were changed. I walked out beyond the town to look at the weather."

-Jake Barnes, chapter 16, 'The Sun Also Rises'.

19. "You can’t get away from yourself by moving from one place to another."

-Jake Barnes, chapter two, 'The Sun Also Rises'.

20. "It had rained a little in the night and it was fresh and cool on the plateau, and there was a wonderful view. We all felt good and we felt healthy, and I felt quite friendly to Cohn. You could not be upset about anything on a day like that."

-Jake Barnes, chapter 14, 'The Sun Also Rises'.

21. "Mike started toward him around the table. Cohn stood up and took off his glasses. He stood waiting, his face sallow, his hands fairly low, proudly and firmly waiting for the assault, ready to do battle for his lady love."

-Jake Barnes, chapter 16, 'The Sun Also Rises'.

22. "I was a little drunk. Not drunk in any positive sense but just enough to be careless."

-Jake Barnes, chapter three, 'The Sun Also Rises'.

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

-Jake Barnes, chapter four, 'The Sun Also Rises'.

24. "It was like certain dinners I remember from the war. There was much wine, an ignored tension, and a feeling of things coming that you could not prevent happening. Under the wine I lost the disgusted feeling and was happy. It seemed they were all such nice people."

-Jake Barnes, chapter 13, 'The Sun Also Rises'.

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