The World Breaks Everyone

Usually I build up a piece around the words and then pick the stamps. But this morning I looked up and saw the crowned lion (Ernest Hemingway) and the simple coat of arms (A Farewell to Arms).

Ink, Rubber Stamps on 18 x 24 paper

Ink, Rubber Stamps on 18 x 24 paper

Blurry details.

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Ernest Hemingway  A Farewell to Arms  

 1929

The world breaks breaks everyone. . . many are strong at the broken places. [It was too late: added an extra m Hemingway. I knew it was wrong as soon as I stamped the m. Almost last thing stamped, no way was I going to start over.]

The world breaks breaks everyone. . . many are strong at the broken places.

[It was too late: added an extra m Hemingway. I knew it was wrong as soon as I stamped the m. Almost last thing stamped, no way was I going to start over.]

 Here is where taking a quote out of context loses the beauty of meaning. More of the words:

  • The world breaks everyone and afterward many are strong at the broken places. But those that will not break it kills. It kills the very good and the very gentle and the very brave impartially. If you are none of these you can be sure it will kill you too but there will be no special hurry

              A Farewell to Arms  Ernest Hemingway

     

     

    http://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Ernest_Hemingway

     

    Just trying to make sense of all that happens. This calls for the Nietzsche and Dickinson quotes, tomorrow.