Quote of the Day #3

Joan of Arc

“The coward dies a thousand deaths, the brave but one’….

A Farewell to Arms – Ernest Hemingway


This week my quote is more personal.  It is something that I believe in and try to uphold every day of my life.

When faced with a challenge or a fear of something I always remember this saying and push through meeting the challenge head on instead of cowering in fear and dreading it.  The feeling of being thrown in the deep end, surviving it and knowing that if that’s the worst it will be then the rest will be fine, is a great comfort and empowering.

Today when I looked up the saying to see who wrote it I was surprised to see it was Ernest Hemingway from A Farewell to Arms.

Not having learnt much about his work through school I wondered where I had picked it up as I have always had this quote in my head from an early age. It is remarkably like a quote also from William Shakespeare from Julius Caesar – “A coward dies a thousand times before his death, but the valiant taste of death but once.  I wonder if Mr Hemingway knew of the original quote?

Thanks Jane for including me in the quote challenge.  For a lovely View from a French Hillside please have a look at Jane’s blog – you won’t de disappointed!

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  1. Both quotes are terrific, Kaz, and I appreciate the reminder. 🙂

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  2. Great quote but maybe plagiarism Mr. Hemingway ??

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  3. A wonderful quotation in both forms Kaz! Hard to imagine Mr Hemingway was unaware of Mr Shakespeare’s effort, so similar are the two!!! Love the sentiment behind them both and your photo is perfect!

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  4. Great quote and I loved Hemmingway back in college! Great image of Joan!

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