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Ernest Hemingway quote on cycling - where is it from?(9 posts)

Ernest Hemingway quote on cycling - where is it from?PdxMark
Feb 21, 2003 2:20 PM
Does anyone know where this quote from EH is from? Thanks

It is by riding a bicycle that you learn the contours of a country best, since you have to sweat up the hills and coast down them. Thus you remember them as they actually are, while in a motor car only a high hill impresses you, and you have no such accurate remembrance of country you have driven through as you gain by riding a bicycle.
might try a Google search...Akirasho
Feb 21, 2003 2:32 PM
... I cut and pasted the quote into Google and did a quick search... netting a few hits but nothing definitive... Still, if you spent more time perusing... you just might find it.

Be the bike.
re: Ernest Hemingway quote on cycling - where is it from?TJeanloz
Feb 21, 2003 2:41 PM
It's either from The Sun Also Rises or "A Way You'll Never Be" - I think the latter is probably more likely.
Moveable Feast nmgtx
Feb 21, 2003 2:45 PM
Nope, it's from 'By-Line' nmseyboro
Feb 21, 2003 7:21 PM
Nope, it's from 'By-Line' -> correct!brian n
Feb 22, 2003 8:52 AM
I just read this book as my introduction to hemingway about 7 months ago, and it is in this collection of his newspaper writings. a very good collection.

-Brian
ok, got both of them here now...gtx
Feb 22, 2003 10:00 AM
and I'm not finding it in either. But I haven't finished my coffee yet, either. ;) Which essay in By-line? I could've sworn I remembered reading it in Moveable Feast, but it's been a while...
"I thought of it while riding a bike." Einsteincurtybirdychopper
Feb 21, 2003 5:22 PM
sorry, not hemingway, but einstein on the theory of relativity.
I vote sun also rises nmishmael
Feb 22, 2003 6:40 AM