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  • #1
    F. Scott Fitzgerald
    “So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past.”
    F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby

  • #2
    Neil Gaiman
    “MORPHEUS: I did not intend to hurt you,

    THESSALY: And what if you did not? Intent and outcome are so rarely coincident.”
    Neil Gaiman, The Kindly Ones

  • #3
    F. Scott Fitzgerald
    “Angry, and half in love with her, and tremendously sorry, I turned away.”
    F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby

  • #4
    F. Scott Fitzgerald
    “I fell in love with her courage, her sincerity, and her flaming self respect. And it's these things I'd believe in, even if the whole world indulged in wild suspicions that she wasn't all she should be. I love her and it is the beginning of everything.”
    F. Scott Fitzgerald

  • #5
    F. Scott Fitzgerald
    “I wasn't actually in love, but I felt a sort of tender curiosity.”
    F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby

  • #6
    F. Scott Fitzgerald
    “I'm not sentimental--I'm as romantic as you are. The idea, you know,
    is that the sentimental person thinks things will last--the romantic
    person has a desperate confidence that they won't.”
    F. Scott Fitzgerald, This Side of Paradise

  • #7
    F. Scott Fitzgerald
    “Life starts all over again when it gets crisp in the fall.”
    F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby

  • #8
    F. Scott Fitzgerald
    “Reserving judgements is a matter of infinite hope.”
    F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby

  • #9
    F. Scott Fitzgerald
    “Can’t repeat the past?…Why of course you can!”
    F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby

  • #10
    F. Scott Fitzgerald
    “They slipped briskly into an intimacy from which they never recovered.”
    F. Scott Fitzgerald, This Side of Paradise

  • #11
    F. Scott Fitzgerald
    “I want to know you moved and breathed in the same world with me.”
    F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Short Stories of F. Scott Fitzgerald

  • #12
    F. Scott Fitzgerald
    “You'll find another.'
    God! Banish the thought. Why don't you tell me that 'if the girl had been worth having she'd have waited for you'? No, sir, the girl really worth having won't wait for anybody.”
    F. Scott Fitzgerald, This Side of Paradise

  • #13
    Charles Bukowski
    “I drive around the streets
    an inch away from weeping,
    ashamed of my sentimentality and
    possible love.”
    Charles Bukowski, Love Is a Dog from Hell

  • #14
    Janet Fitch
    “The cake had a trick candle that wouldn't go out, so I didn't get my wish. Which was just that it would always be like this, that my life could be a party just for me.”
    Janet Fitch, White Oleander

  • #15
    Anita Brookner
    “As a devil's advocate Mr Neville was faultless. And yet, she knew, there was a flaw in his reasoning, just as there was a flaw in his ability to feel.”
    Anita Brookner, Hotel du Lac

  • #16
    F. Scott Fitzgerald
    “I like people and I like them to like me, but I wear my heart where God put it, on the inside. ”
    F. Scott Fitzgerald

  • #17
    F. Scott Fitzgerald
    “Things are sweeter when they're lost. I know--because once I wanted something and got it. It was the only thing I ever wanted badly, Dot, and when I got it it turned to dust in my hand.”
    F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Beautiful and Damned

  • #18
    F. Scott Fitzgerald
    “There are all kinds of love in this world but never the same love twice.”
    F. Scott Fitzgerald

  • #19
    F. Scott Fitzgerald
    “There must have been moments even that afternoon when Daisy tumbled short of his dreams -- not through her own fault, but because of the colossal vitality of his illusion. It had gone beyond her, beyond everything. He had thrown himself into it with a creative passion, adding to it all the time, decking it out with every bright feather that drifted his way. No amount of fire or freshness can challenge what a man will store up in his ghostly heart.”
    F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby

  • #20
    F. Scott Fitzgerald
    “I don’t want just words. If that’s all you have for me, you’d better go”
    F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Beautiful and Damned

  • #21
    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

  • #22
    F. Scott Fitzgerald
    “It seemed that the only lover she had ever wanted was a lover in a dream.”
    F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Beautiful and Damned

  • #23
    F. Scott Fitzgerald
    “A sense of responsibility would spoil her. She's too pretty.”
    F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Beautiful and Damned

  • #24
    F. Scott Fitzgerald
    “She was beautiful - but especially she was without mercy.”
    F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Beautiful and Damned

  • #25
    F. Scott Fitzgerald
    “Experience is not worth the getting. It's not a thing that happens pleasantly to a passive you--it's a wall that an active you runs up against.”
    F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Beautiful and Damned

  • #26
    F. Scott Fitzgerald
    “All she wanted was to be a little girl, to be efficiently taken care of by some yielding yet superior power, stupider and steadier than herself. It seemed that the only lover she had ever wanted was a lover in a dream”
    F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Beautiful and Damned

  • #27
    F. Scott Fitzgerald
    “Don't say 'wife.' I'm your mistress. Wife's such an ugly word. Your 'permanent mistress' is so much more tangible and desirable… .”
    F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Beautiful and Damned

  • #28
    F. Scott Fitzgerald
    “It happens that I want you, and so I just haven’t room for any other desires.”
    F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Beautiful and Damned

  • #29
    F. Scott Fitzgerald
    “and will I like being called a jazz baby? --You will love it.”
    F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Beautiful and Damned

  • #30
    F. Scott Fitzgerald
    “People invariably chose inimitable people to imitate.”
    F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Beautiful and Damned



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