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You don't read Gatsby, I said, to learn whether adultery is good or bad but to learn about how complicated issues such as adultery and fidelity and marriage are. A great novel heightens your senses and sensitivity to the complexities of life and of individuals, and prevents you from the self-righteousness that sees morality in fixed formulas about good and evil.Azar Nafisi
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It makes me sad because I've never seen such--such beautiful shirts before.F. Scott Fitzgerald
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I wasn't actually in love, but I felt a sort of tender curiosity.F. Scott Fitzgerald
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Within Four Walls by Hannah Arendt
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Modernism and the Architecture of Private Life by Victoria Rosner
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Azar Nafisi
“You don't read Gatsby, I said, to learn whether adultery is good or bad but to learn about how complicated issues such as adultery and fidelity and marriage are. A great novel heightens your senses and sensitivity to the complexities of life and of individuals, and prevents you from the self-righteousness that sees morality in fixed formulas about good and evil.”
Azar Nafisi, Reading Lolita in Tehran

Oscar Wilde
“You can never be overdressed or overeducated.”
Oscar Wilde

Vladimir Nabokov
“I confess I do not believe in time. I like to fold my magic carpet, after use, in such a way as to superimpose one part of the pattern upon another. Let visitors trip. And the highest enjoyment of timelessness―in a landscape selected at random―is when I stand among rare butterflies and their food plants. This is ecstasy, and behind the ecstasy is something else, which is hard to explain. It is like a momentary vacuum into which rushes all that I love. A sense of oneness with sun and stone. A thrill of gratitude to whom it may concern―to the contrapuntal genius of human fate or to tender ghosts humoring a lucky mortal.”
Vladimir Nabokov

Oscar Wilde
“A good friend will always stab you in the front.”
Oscar Wilde

F. Scott Fitzgerald
“It makes me sad because I've never seen such--such beautiful shirts before.”
F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby

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