Hemingway quotation

Il faut (d'abord) durer

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A favorite expression of Ernest Hemingway was il faut (d'abord) durer. He used the saying in his private letters and on occasion inscribed the words in books he signed for friends. The French saying translates to "first one must endure." Ernest Hemingway is a writer who has endured. He is an author who truly is timeless, an author who could never be discarded from a college course in 20th Century American literature, an author who has left an indelible mark on our culture and in our imaginations.