Men, real men–as in men born, bred and bored out of their minds in the Midwest–don’t spill their atrocious yellow-bellied guts out to total strangers, even licensed ones. Real men don’t swallow cute little pills to numb themselves before the world so they can keep a dumb smile on their faces at all times. Real men hunt for life, every shred of life they can handle. Take their harpoons out and try to stab sharp moving objects like sharks, piranhas and roast suckling pigs.
— “Bullfighting” by Lucy Wang
In “Bullfighting” author Lucy Wang introduces a fictionalized version of Hemingway. She imagines a world in which he would say this.
Instead Hemingway really said: “…never mistake motion for action.”
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