Quote of the Day

I did not care what it was all about. All I wanted to know was how to live in it. Maybe if you found out how to live in it you learned from that what it was all about.

–Ernest Hemingway

Author: Keith Humphreys

Keith Humphreys is the Esther Ting Memorial Professor of Psychiatry at Stanford University and an Honorary Professor of Psychiatry at Kings College London. His research, teaching and writing have focused on addictive disorders, self-help organizations (e.g., breast cancer support groups, Alcoholics Anonymous), evaluation research methods, and public policy related to health care, mental illness, veterans, drugs, crime and correctional systems. Professor Humphreys' over 300 scholarly articles, monographs and books have been cited over thirteen thousand times by scientific colleagues. He is a regular contributor to Washington Post and has also written for the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Monthly, San Francisco Chronicle, The Guardian (UK), The Telegraph (UK), Times Higher Education (UK), Crossbow (UK) and other media outlets.

4 thoughts on “Quote of the Day”

  1. Congratulations! A QOTD so provoking that it gets 0 comments (and one meta comment).

    1. Thanks. Perhaps people are quiet because they are all drinking grappe in response.

      1. so is that what “it” referred to in the quote, drinking grappe?

        The impenetrability of the quote probably had something to do with the dearth of comments.

        1. If Dr. Humphreys had disclosed the source, Jake Barnes in The Sun Also Rises, discussion might have ensued as readers recalled or discovered the context. Hemingway didn’t “say” this, Jake Barnes did!

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