No man is an island, entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent, a part of the main. If a clod be washed away by the sea, Europe is the less, as well as if a promontory were, as well as if a manor of thy friend's or of thine own were: any man's death diminishes me, because I am involved in mankind, and therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls; it tolls for thee.
where hemingway (the author, not the hippo) got inspiration for his title from
i wanna read for whom the bell tolls because :
- you could say hemingway directed me to it...
- i've been to segovia, setting of the book.
- i've superficially studied the spanish civil war (which explains my eu grade).
- the main character's a certain robert jordan. wahahaha!
- i'm a romantic nutcase.