55+ Best The Sun Also Rises Quotes: Exclusive Selection

The Sun Also Rises is a 1926 novel by American writer Ernest Hemingway, his first, that portrays American and British expatriates who travel from Paris to the Festival of San Fermín in Pamplona to watch the running of the bulls and the bullfights. Profoundly inspirational The Sun Also Rises quotes will challenge the way you think, and make your life worth living.

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Famous The Sun Also Rises Quotes

I misjudged you….Youre not a moron.Youre only a case of arrested development. — The Sun Also Rises

Couldn’t we live together, Brett? Couldn’t we just live together? — Jake

[S]he took great pride in telling me which of my guests were well brought up, which were of good family, who were sportsmen, a French word pronounced with the accent on the men. The only trouble was that people who did not fall into any of those three categories were very liable to be told there was no one home, chez Barnes. — The Sun Also Rises

I would have thought you’d loved being a steer … They lead such a quiet life. They never say anything and they’re always hanging about so. — Mike

A big horn wound. All for fun. Just for fun. What do you think of that? I dont know. Thats it. All for fun. Fun, you understand. Youre not an aficionado? Me? What are bulls? Animals. Brute animals. — The Sun Also Rises

That seemed to handle it. That was it. Send a girl off with one man. Introduce her to another to go off with him. Now go and bring her back. And sign the wire with love. That was it all right. — The Sun Also Rises

Everybody’s sick. I’m sick, too. — Jake

Come on … Let’s get out of here. Makes me damned nervous. — Brett

I hate him, too….I hate his damned suffering. — The Sun Also Rises

You, a foreigner, an Englishman… have given more than your life. — The Sun Also Rises

This was Brett that I had felt like crying about. Then I thought of her walking up the street and stepping into the car, as I had last seen her, and of course in a little while I felt like hell again. It is awfully easy to be hard-boiled about everything in the daytime, but at night is another thing. — The Sun Also Rises

That was morality; things that made you disgusted afterward. No, that must be immorality. — The Sun Also Rises

Under the wine I lost the disgusted feeling and was happy. It seemed they were all such nice people. — Jake

I thought I had paid for everything. Not like the woman pays and pays and pays. No idea of retribution or punishment. Just exchange of values. You gave something up and got something else. Or you worked for something. You paid some way for everything that was any good. — The Sun Also Rises

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

Dont have scenes with your young ladies. Try not to. Because you cant have scenes without crying, and then you pity yourself so much you cant remember what the other persons said. — The Sun Also Rises

For one who had aficion he could forgive anything. At once he forgave me all my friends. Without his ever saying anything they were simply a little something shameful between us, like the spilling open of the horses in bull-fighting. — The Sun Also Rises

Do not think that I am very much impressed by that as a boxing title, but it meant a lot to Cohn. — Jake

[T]he end of the line. All trains finish there. They dont go on anywhere. — The Sun Also Rises

This wine is too good for toast-drinking, my dear. You dont want to mix emotions up with a wine like that. You lose the taste. — The Sun Also Rises

Isnt it pretty to think so? — The Sun Also Rises

Yes, isn’t it pretty to think so? — Jake

I rather liked him and evidently she led him quite a life. — The Sun Also Rises

Youre not a bad type, she said. Its a shame youre sick. We get on well. Whats the matter with you, anyway? I got hurt in the war, I said. Oh, that dirty war. We probably would have gone on and discussed the war and agreed that it was in reality a calamity for civilization, and perhaps would have been better avoided. I was bored enough. — The Sun Also Rises

I have never seen a man in civil life as nervous as Robert Cohn–nor as eager. I was enjoying it. It was lousy to enjoy it, but I felt lousy. Cohn had a wonderful quality of bringing out the worst in anybody. — The Sun Also Rises

Romero never made any contortions, always it was straight and pure and natural in line. — Jake

In bull-fighting they speak of the terrain of the bull and the terrain of the bull-fighter.As long as a bull-fighter stays in his own terrain he is comparatively safe.Each time he enters into the terrain of the bull he is in great danger.Belmonte, in his best days, worked always in the terrain of the bull.This way he gave the sensation of coming tragedy., pp. – — The Sun Also Rises

Listen, Robert, going to another country doesnt make any difference.Ive tried all that.You cant get away from yourself by moving from one place to another.Theres nothing to that. — The Sun Also Rises

I thought I had paid for everything.Not like the woman pays and pays and pays.No idea of retribution or punishment.Just exchange of values.You gave something up and got something else.Or you worked for something.You paid some way for everything that was any good. — The Sun Also Rises

You know it makes one feel rather good deciding not to be a bitch. — The Sun Also Rises

Enjoying living was learning to get your moneys worth and knowing when you had it. — The Sun Also Rises

Will those last ones fight as well as the first? Robert Cohn asked. They seemed to quiet down awfully fast. They all know each other, I said. Theyre only dangerous when theyre alone, or only two or three of them together. What do you mean, dangerous? Bill said. They all looked dangerous to me. They only want to kill when theyre alone. Of course, if you went in there youd probably detach one of them from the herd and hed be dangerous. — The Sun Also Rises

I was a little ashamed, and regretted that I was such a rotten Catholic, but realized there was nothing I could do about it, at least for a while, and maybe never, but that anyway it was a grand religion, and I only wished I felt religious and maybe I would the next time. — The Sun Also Rises

the end of the line.All trains finish there.They dont go on anywhere., pp. – — The Sun Also Rises

I was blind, unforgivingly jealous of what happened to him … I certainly did hate him. — Jake

I hate his damned suffering. — The Sun Also Rises

Theyre only dangerous when theyre alone, or only two or three of them together….They only want to kill when theyre alone.Of course, if you went in there youd probably detach one of them from the herd, and hed be dangerous., pp. – — The Sun Also Rises

Simple exchange of values.You give them money.They give you a stuffed dog. — The Sun Also Rises

Listen, Robert, going to another country doesnt make any difference. Ive tried all that. You cant get away from yourself by moving from one place to another. Theres nothing to that. — The Sun Also Rises

You are all a lost generation. — The Sun Also Rises

It was not pleasant. — The Sun Also Rises

Tell him that bulls have no balls. — The Sun Also Rises

We all ought to make sacrifices for literature. Look at me. Im going to England without a protest. All for literature. — The Sun Also Rises

Nobody ever lives their life all the way up except bullfighters. — Jake

That is the secret.You must get to know the values. — The Sun Also Rises

He had a hard, Jewish, stubborn streak. — The Sun Also Rises

Never be daunted. Secret of my success. Never been daunted. Never been daunted in public. — Bill

Youre not a moron. Youre only a case of arrested development. — The Sun Also Rises

Because he did not look up to ask if it pleased he did it all for himself inside, and it strengthened him, and yet he did it for her, too. But he did not do it for her at any loss to himself. — The Sun Also Rises

This wine is too good for toast-drinking, my dear.You dont want to mix emotions up with a wine like that.You lose the taste. — The Sun Also Rises

Youre an expatriate. Youve lost touch with the soil. You get precious. Fake European standards have ruined you. You drink yourself to death. You become obsessed by sex. You spend all your time talking, not working. You are an expatriate, see. You hang around cafés. — The Sun Also Rises

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. — The Sun Also Rises

Oh, darling, please stay by me. Please stay by me and see me through this. — The Sun Also Rises

Women made such swell friends. Awfully swell. In the first place, you had to be in love with a woman to have a basis of friendship. I had been having Brett for a friend. I had not been thinking about her side of it. I had been getting something for nothing. That only delayed the presentation of the bill. The bill always came. That was one of the swell things you could count on. — The Sun Also Rises

You are all a lost generation. — The Sun Also Rises

The things that happened could only have happened during a fiesta. Everything became quite unreal finally and it seemed as though nothing could have any consequences. It seemed out of place to think of consequences during the fiesta. — The Sun Also Rises

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