The last true sentence

By: Alexandria Riedinger

Mar 31 2010

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Category: Writing

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“I would stand and look out over the roofs of Paris and think, “Do not worry. You have always written before and you will write now. All you have to do is write one true sentence. Write the truest sentence that you know.”
– Hemingway

This quote made me question what we write, what we say, and what we believe to be truth. “Write the truest sentence that you know,” says Hemingway. If you had only one task left in this world, everything else was gone and what you once knew was no longer….what would that one true sentence be? What would you write with your last words?

Would you write what you believed? Would you write what you felt? Would you write the sentence that summed up your entire existence from the beginning of your life until now? What would be truth to you?

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One comment on “The last true sentence”

  1. I’m stumped, but I feel as if I have already said it before one day during an ordinary passing.


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