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Francis Scott Fitzgerald

This Side of Paradise

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    That had been his nearest approach to success through conformity. The fundamental Amory, idle, imaginative, rebellious, had been nearly snowed under. He had conformed, he had succeeded, but as his imagination was neither satisfied nor grasped by his own success, he had listlessly, half-accidentally chucked the whole thing and become again:
    6. The fundamental Amory.
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    I’m tres old and tres bored, Tom
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    The great tapestries of trees had darkened to ghosts back at the last edge of twilight
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    “Oh, honey-baby—you’re so big and strong, but oh, so gentle!”
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    unbearably lonely, desperately unhappy.
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    With people like us our home is where we are not
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    They slipped briskly into an intimacy from which they never recovered.
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    think that a regret typical of very vulgar people
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    paler than winter moons, more golden than harvest moons
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    did not consider himself a “strong char’c’ter,” but relied on his facility (learn things sorta quick) and his superior mentality (read a lotta deep books). He was proud of the fact that he could never become a mechanical or scientific genius. From no other heights was he debarred.
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    he wanted people to like his mind again—after a while it might be such a nice place in which to live.
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    Why shouldn’t you be bored,” yawned Tom. “Isn’t that the conventional frame of mind for the young man of your age and condition?”
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    Life was a damned muddle … a football game with everyone offside and the referee gotten rid of—everyone claiming the referee would have been on his side.
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    here am I with the brains to do everything, yet tied to the sinking ship of future matrimony. If I were born a hundred years from now, well and good, but now what’s in store for me—I have to marry, that goes without saying. Who? I’m too bright for most men, and yet I have to descend to their level and let them patronize my intellect in order to get their attention
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    a sentimental person thinks things will last—a romantic person hopes against hope that they won’t
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    Even his dreams now were faint violins drifting like summer sounds upon the summer air
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    She seemed suddenly a daughter of light alone
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    she was wise enough never to stultify herself with such “household arts” as knitting and embroidery
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    Two years of years—there was an idle day
    Of ours, when happy endings didn’t bore
    Our unfermented souls; I could adore
    Your eager face beside me
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    It’s just that I feel so sad these wonderful nights. I sort of feel they’re never coming again, and I’m not really getting all I could out of them
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