Probably 99% of people don’t know were this phrase came from.
Some – book readers of a certain age – will tell you that Ernest Hemingway was the original origin.
See image above which is actual solid proof of one of my multiple fortunes in life. The joy of having been able to spend several wonderful evenings in the Hemingway Bar in Paris.
THIS WILL (or will’nt) set the record straight.
No man is an Island, intire of it selfe; every man is a piece of the Continent, a part of the maine; if a Clod bee washed away by the Sea, Europe is the lesse, as well as if a Promontorie were, as well as if a Mannor of thy friends or of thine owne were; any mans death diminishes me, because I am involved in Mankinde; And therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls; It tolls for thee.
I spent many years researching my novel, set in the 17th century. Being a lover of poetry, I came to poets. And the research thereof.
I’m also a fan of vintage real life murders. Especially this video creator.