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Quotes About Flapper

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F. Scott Fitzgerald
“You've got an awfully kissable mouth.”
F. Scott Fitzgerald, Gatsby Girls

Agatha Christie
“Now I am old-fashioned. A woman, I consider, should be womanly. I have no patience with the modern neurotic girl who jazzes from morning to night, smokes like a chimney, and uses language which would make a billingsgate fishwoman blush!”
Agatha Christie, Murder on the Links

F. Scott Fitzgerald
“Never miss a party...good for the nerves--like celery.”
F. Scott Fitzgerald, Gatsby Girls

Colleen Moore
“They were smart and sophisticated, with an air of independence about them, and so casual about their looks and clothes and manners as to be almost slapdash. I don't know if I realized as soon as I began seeing them that they represented the wave of the future, but I do know I was drawn to them. I shared their restlessness, understood their determination to free themselves of the Victorian shackles of the pre-World War I era and find out for themselves what life was all about.”
Colleen Moore

F. Scott Fitzgerald
“I'll drink your champagne. I'll drink every drop of it, I don't care if it kills me.”
F. Scott Fitzgerald, Gatsby Girls

F. Scott Fitzgerald
“I want you to lie to me just as sweetly as you know how for the rest of my life.”
F. Scott Fitzgerald, Gatsby Girls

F. Scott Fitzgerald
“I hope I haven't given you the impression that I consider kissing intrinsically irrational.”
F. Scott Fitzgerald, Gatsby Girls

Joshua Zeitz
“(…) the New Woman of the 1920s boldly asserted her right to dance, drink, smoke, and date—to work her own property, to live free of the strictures that governed her mother’s generation. (…) She flouted Victorian-era conventions and scandalized her parents. In many ways, she controlled her own destiny.”
Joshua Zeitz, Flapper: A Madcap Story of Sex, Style, Celebrity, and the Women Who Made America Modern

Anna Godbersen
“In New York there is always something to look at, but it is all infinitely more interesting through a window in the backseat of a limousine.”
Anna Godbersen, Bright Young Things

F. Scott Fitzgerald
“It's all life is. Just going 'round kissing people.”
F. Scott Fitzgerald, Gatsby Girls

Silvia Hartmann
“Less flapping, more flying!”
Silvia Hartmann

F. Scott Fitzgerald
“Believe me, I may be a bit blasé, but I can still get any man I want.”
F. Scott Fitzgerald, Gatsby Girls

Joshua Zeitz
“(...)"Flapper"— the notorious character type who bobbed her hair, smoked cigarettes, drank gin, sported short skirts, and passed her evenings in steamy jazz clubs, where she danced in a shockingly immodest fashion with a revolving cast of male suitors.”
Joshua Zeitz, Flapper: A Madcap Story of Sex, Style, Celebrity, and the Women Who Made America Modern

F. Scott Fitzgerald
“Take off that darn fur coat!...Or maybe you'd like to have us open all the windows.”
F. Scott Fitzgerald, Gatsby Girls

F. Scott Fitzgerald
“It is the custom to look back on ourselves of the boom days with a disapproval that approaches horror...But it had its virtues, that old boom: Life was a great deal larger and gayer for most people, and the stampede to the Spartan virtues in times of war and famine shouldn't make us too dizzy to remember its hilarious glory.”
F. Scott Fitzgerald

Joshua Zeitz
“A study of fifty women conducted in 1887 revealed that the corset forcibly contracted their waists by anywhere between two and a half and six bodies. The pressure it applied to women's bodies averaged twenty-one pounds but could reach as high as eighty-eight pounds. Tight-lacing was thus akin to crushing oneself slowly from all sides. As a harsh critic of the corset noted, 'It is evident, physiologically, that air is the pabulum of life, and that the effects of a tight cord round the neck and of tight-lacing only differ in degree.... for the strangulations are both fatal. To wear tight stays is in many cases to wither, to waste and to die.”
Joshua Zeitz, Flapper: A Madcap Story of Sex, Style, Celebrity, and the Women Who Made America Modern

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