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The Beautiful and Damned by F. Scott Fitzgerald
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F. Scott Fitzgerald
“Very few of the people who accentuate the futility of life remark the futility of themselves. Perhaps they think that in proclaiming the evil of living they somehow salvage their own worth from the ruin - but they don't, even you and I...”
F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Beautiful and Damned

F. Scott Fitzgerald
“She was dazzling-- alight; it was agony to comprehend her beauty in a glance.”
F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Beautiful And Damned

F. Scott Fitzgerald
“There's no beauty without poignancy and there's no poignancy without the feeling that it's going, men, names, books, houses--bound for dust--mortal--”
F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Beautiful and Damned

F. Scott Fitzgerald
“It is in the twenties that the actual momentum of life begins to slacken, and it is a simple soul indeed to whom as many things are as significant and meaningful at thirty as at ten years before. At thirty an organ-grinder is a more or less a moth eaten man who grinds an organ - and once he was an organ-grinder! The unmistakable stigma of humanity touches all those impersonal and beautiful things that only youth ever grasps in their impersonal glory.”
F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Beautiful and Damned

F. Scott Fitzgerald
“Happiness, remarked Maury Noble one day, is only the first hour after the alleviation of some especially intense misery.”
F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Beautiful and Damned

F. Scott Fitzgerald
“There was one of his lonelinesses coming, one of those times when he walked the streets or sat, aimless and depressed, biting a pencil at his desk. It was a self-absorption with no comfort, a demand for expression with no outlet, a sense of time rushing by, ceaselessly and wastefully - assuaged only by that conviction that there was nothing to waste, because all efforts and attainments were equally valueless.”
F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Beautiful and Damned

F. Scott Fitzgerald
“A woman should be able to kiss a man beautifully and romantically without any desire to be either his wife or his mistress.”
F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Beautiful and Damned

F. Scott Fitzgerald
“A sense of responsibility would spoil her. She's too pretty.”
F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Beautiful and Damned

F. Scott Fitzgerald
“Then I grew up, and the beauty of succulent illusions fell away from me.”
F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Beautiful and Damned

F. Scott Fitzgerald
“Tired, tired with nothing, tired with everything, tired with the world’s weight he had never chosen to bear.”
F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Beautiful and Damned


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