“Don’t evr kid yourself about loving someone. It is just that most people are not lucky enough ever to have it. What you have… whether it lasts just through today and a part of tomorrow, or whether it lasts for a long life is the most important thing that can happen to a human being. There will always be people who say it does not exist because they cannot have it. But I tell you it is true and you have it and that you are lucky even if you die tomorrow.” -Ernest Hemingway
Nobel Laureate Ernest Hemingway was born on July 21, 1899, in Cicero. Renowned for novels like The Sun Also Rises, A Farewell to Arms, For Whom the Bell Tolls, and The Old Man and the Sea he started working as a journalist in Kansas City Star. In 1918, Hemingway went overseas to serve in World War I as an ambulance driver in the Italian Army. His life and people he met served as a fodder for his writings. They were intense and dealt with themes that creates an interest among the readers even today.
When the United States entered World War II in 1941, Hemingway served as a correspondent and was present at several of the war’s key moments, including the D-Day landing. He won the Pulitzer prize for the book The Old Man and the Sea, in 1951. In 1954, he won the Nobel Prize in Literature.
Hemingway suffered from depression and was treated for numerous other medical conditions. He committed suicide on July 2, 1961.