Francis Scott Fitzgerald

The Beautiful and Damned

Мария Караваеваhas quoted3 years ago
How I feel is that if I wanted anything I'd take it. That's what I've always thought all my life. But it happens that I want you, and so I just haven't room for any other desires.
mariansalomonhas quoted4 years ago
"This is all. It's been very rare to have known you, very strange and wonderful. But this wouldn't do—and wouldn't last."
mariansalomonhas quoted4 years ago
However much his wild thoughts varied between a passionate desire for her kisses and an equally passionate craving to hurt and mar her, the residue of his mind craved in finer fashion to possess the triumphant soul that had shone through those three minutes.
mariansalomonhas quoted4 years ago
She was deeply herself
mariansalomonhas quoted4 years ago
No, only the romanticist preserves the things worth preserving.
mariansalomonhas quoted4 years ago
But I never want to change people or get excited over them.
mariansalomonhas quoted4 years ago
Maury gazed helplessly into space.
"Well, I can't describe her exactly—except to say that she was beautiful. She was—tremendously alive. She was eating gum-drops.
mariansalomonhas quoted4 years ago
wedded to a vague melancholy that was to stay beside him through the rest of his life.
София Техажеваhas quoted4 years ago
forgotten her vividness of emotion, which is true forgetting.
Shreya Tejanhas quoted7 months ago
bovine eyes, and her over-red lips,
Shreya Tejanhas quoted7 months ago
"I belong here," she murmured, "I'm like these people."
Shreya Tejanhas quoted7 months ago
She was short rather than small, and hovered audaciously between plumpness and width. Her hair was black and elaborately arranged.
Shreya Tejanhas quoted7 months ago
Suppose, for instance, I have more wisdom than you, and less talent. It would tend to make me inarticulate. You, on the contrary, have enough water to fill the pail and a big enough pail to hold the water."
Shreya Tejanhas quoted7 months ago
The other girl was obviously a more subtle personality. She was an exquisitely dressed Jewess with dark hair and a lovely milky pallor. She seemed shy and vague, and these two qualities accentuated a rather delicate charm that floated about her.
Shreya Tejanhas quoted7 months ago
"On the contrary. When a man speaks he's merely tradition. He has at best a few thousand years back of him. But woman, why, she is the miraculous mouthpiece of posterity."
Shreya Tejanhas quoted7 months ago
She was a sun, radiant, growing, gathering light and storing it—then after an eternity pouring it forth in a glance, the fragment of a sentence, to that part of him that cherished all beauty and all illusion.
Shreya Tejanhas quoted7 months ago
"Oh, yes, but you see Bilphism isn't a religion. It's the science of all religions."
Shreya Tejanhas quoted7 months ago
People told her constantly that she was a "vampire," and she believed them.
Shreya Tejanhas quoted7 months ago
Murderous! Oh, God! one minute it's my world, and the next I'm the world's fool. To-day it's my world and everything's easy, easy. Even Nothing is easy!"
Shreya Tejanhas quoted7 months ago
Your life on earth will be, as always, the interval between two significant glances in a mundane mirror.
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