Saturday, December 21, 2019

Quote of the Day (Ernest Hemingway, on Why Snow Was Beautiful in Paris)

“Snow is never more beautiful than in the city. It is wonderful in Paris to stand on a bridge across the Seine looking up through the softly curtaining snow past the grey bulk of the Louvre, up the river spanned by many bridges and bordered by the grey houses of old Paris to where Notre Dame squats in the dusk. It is very beautiful in Paris and very lonely at Christmas time.” —American fiction writer and Nobel Prize laureate Ernest Hemingway (1899-1961), “Christmas at the Roof of the World,” Toronto Star Weekly, Dec. 22, 1923, collected in By-Line Ernest Hemingway: Selected Articles and Dispatches of Four Decades, edited by William White (1967)

(The image accompanying this post shows Hemingway with F. Scott Fitzgerald, frenemy and fellow American expatriate in 1920s Paris.)

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