I know this makes thing pretty author-heavy this week, but I couldn’t miss mentioning Hemingway’s birthday today!

(That is the manliest turtleneck I have ever seen. Well done, Papa.)

Today’s birthday quote comes from an archived LIFE interview from 1952 when he was awarded the Pulitzer for The Old Man and the Sea:

“The right way to do it–style–is not just an idle concept,” he says. “It is simply the way to get done what is supposed to be done. The fact that the right way also looks beautiful when it’s done is just incidental.”