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Top 100 Quotes About Life F Scott Fitzgerald

#1. It was as if for the remainder of his life he was condemned to carry with him the egos of certain people, early met and early loved, and to be only as complete as they were complete themselves. There was some element of loneliness involved
so easy to be loved
so hard to love. - Author: F Scott Fitzgerald
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#2. Vich Deelish My heart is in the heart of my son And my life is in his life surely A man can be twice young In the life of his sons only. - Author: F Scott Fitzgerald
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#3. He was learning the rarity in a single life, of encountering true emotion. - Author: F Scott Fitzgerald
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#4. You will admit that if it was not life it was magnificent. - Author: F Scott Fitzgerald
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#5. At both ends of life man needed nourishment: a breast - a shrine. Something to lay himself beside when no one wanted him further, and shoot a bullet into his head. - Author: F Scott Fitzgerald
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#6. don't understand why people think that every young man ought to go down-town and work ten hours a day for the best twenty years of his life at dull, unimaginative work, - Author: F Scott Fitzgerald
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#7. Her life was the significant pause between two glances in a mirror." ( paraphrased from The Beautiful and Damned") - Author: F Scott Fitzgerald
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#8. After all, life hasn't much to offer except youth, and I suppose for older people, the love of youth in others. - Author: F Scott Fitzgerald
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#9. It was only a sunny smile, and little it cost in the giving, but like morning light it scattered the night and made the day worth living. - Author: F Scott Fitzgerald
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#10. Human sympathy has its limits. - Author: F Scott Fitzgerald
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#11. The more I want to be oblivious, the less I can be. Life and light will not let me be. - Author: F Scott Fitzgerald
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#12. Life is a series of successful gestures... - Author: F Scott Fitzgerald
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#13. I never blame failure - there are too many complicated situations in life - but I am absolutely merciless toward lack of effort. - Author: F Scott Fitzgerald
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#14. Still - so many of the important times in life begin by seeming incidental. - Author: F Scott Fitzgerald
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#15. Life is much more successfully looked at from a single window. - Author: F Scott Fitzgerald
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#16. With the awakening of his emotions, his first perception was a sense of futility, a dull ache at the utter grayness of his life. - Author: F Scott Fitzgerald
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#17. There's only one lesson to be learned form life, anyway," interrupted Gloria, not in contradiction but in a sort of melancholy agreement.
"What's that?" demanded Maury sharply.
"That there's no lesson to be learned from life. - Author: F Scott Fitzgerald
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#18. And so with the sunshine and the great bursts of leaves growing on the trees, just as things grow in fast movies, I had that familiar conviction that life was beginning over again with the summer. - Author: F Scott Fitzgerald
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#19. And after reading Thoreau I felt how much I have lost by leaving nature out of my life. - Author: F Scott Fitzgerald
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#20. Art isn't meaningless ... It is in itself. It isn't in that it tries to make life less so. - Author: F Scott Fitzgerald
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#21. Jelly-bean is the name throughout the undissolved Confederacy for one who spends his life conjugating the verb to idle in the first person singular- - I am idling, I have idled, I will idle - Author: F Scott Fitzgerald
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#22. Life was a damned muddle ... a football game with every one off-side and the referee gotten rid of - every one claiming the referee would have been on his side ... - Author: F Scott Fitzgerald
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#23. Life is progressive, no matter what our intentions. - Author: F Scott Fitzgerald
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#24. Long afterward Amory thought of sophomore spring as the happiest time of his life. His ideas were in tune with life as he found it; he wanted no more than to drift and dream and enjoy a dozen new-found friendships through the April afternoons. - Author: F Scott Fitzgerald
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#25. The span of his seventy-five years had acted as a magic bellows - the first quarter-century had blown him full with life, and the last had sucked it all back. - Author: F Scott Fitzgerald
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#26. It was one of those rare smiles with a quality of eternal reassurance in it, that you may come across four or five times in life. It faced
or seemed to face
the whole external world for an instant, and then concentrated on you with an irresistible prejudice in your favor. - Author: F Scott Fitzgerald
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#27. Dear, don't think of getting out of bed yet. I've always suspected that early rising in early life makes one nervous. - Author: F Scott Fitzgerald
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#28. 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 ... - Author: F Scott Fitzgerald
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#29. And courage to me meant ploughing through that dull gray mist that comes down on life
not only overriding people and circumstances but overriding the bleakness of living. - Author: F Scott Fitzgerald
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#30. I had traded the fight against love for the fight against loneliness, the fight against life for the fight against death. - Author: F Scott Fitzgerald
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#31. Why shouldn't he? All life is just a progression toward and then a recession from one phrase
'I love you - Author: F Scott Fitzgerald
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#32. My mind, brightened by the lights and the cheerful tumult, suddenly grasped the fact that all achievement was a placing of emphasis
a moulding of the confusion of life into form. - Author: F Scott Fitzgerald
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#33. I was within and without, simultaneously enchanted and repelled by the inexhaustible variety of life. - Author: F Scott Fitzgerald
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#34. I reached maturity under the impression that I was gathering the experience to order my life for happiness. Indeed, I accomplished the not unusual feat of solving each question in my mind long before it presented itself to me in life - and of being beaten and bewildered just the same. - Author: F Scott Fitzgerald
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#35. Life is so damned hard, so damned hard ... It just hurts people and hurts people, until finally it hurts them so that they can't be hurt ever any more. That's the last and worst thing it does. - Author: F Scott Fitzgerald
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#36. So he tasted the deep pain that is reserved only for the strong, just as he had tasted for a little while the deep happiness. - Author: F Scott Fitzgerald
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#37. I am glad you are happy
but I never believe much in happiness. I never believe in misery either. Those are things you see on the stage or the screen or the printed page, they never really happen to you in life. - Author: F Scott Fitzgerald
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#38. Life plays the same lovely and agonizing joke on all of us. - Author: F Scott Fitzgerald
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#39. 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. - Author: F Scott Fitzgerald
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#40. I want you to lie to me just as sweetly as you know how for the rest of my life. - Author: F Scott Fitzgerald
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#41. The wind had blown off, leaving a loud, bright night, with wings beating in the treas and a persistent organ sound as the full bellows of the earth blew the frogs full of life. - Author: F Scott Fitzgerald
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#42. It is not life that's complicated, it's the struggle to guide and control life. - Author: F Scott Fitzgerald
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#43. The history of my life is the history of the struggle between an overwhelming urge to write and a combination of circumstances bent on keeping me from it. - Author: F Scott Fitzgerald
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#44. always puts me in mind of that F. Scott Fitzgerald line: Life starts all over again when it gets crisp in the fall. The - Author: Blake Crouch
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#45. There's a loneliness that only exists in one's mind. The loneliest moment in someone's life is when they are watching their whole world fall apart, and all they can do is blink. - Author: F Scott Fitzgerald
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#46. It's all life is. Just going 'round kissing people. - Author: F Scott Fitzgerald
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#47. If you spend your life sparing people's feelings and feeding their vanity, you get so you can't distinguish what should be respected in them. - Author: F Scott Fitzgerald
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#48. Having once found the intensity of art, nothing else that can happen in life can ever again seem as important as the creative process. - Author: F Scott Fitzgerald
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#49. Genius goes around the world in its youth incessantly apologizing for having large feet. What wonder that later in life it should be inclined to raise those feet too swiftly to fools and bores. - Author: F Scott Fitzgerald
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#50. For Daisy was young and her artificial world was redolent of orchids and pleasant, cheerful snobbery and orchestras which set the rhythm of the year, summing up the sadness and suggestiveness of life in new tunes. - Author: F Scott Fitzgerald
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#51. Life starts all over again when it gets crisp in the fall. - Author: F Scott Fitzgerald
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#52. Boredom is not an end-product, is comparatively rather an early stage in life and art. You've got to go by or past or through boredom, as through a filter, before the clear product emerges. - Author: F Scott Fitzgerald
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#53. Every act of life, from the morning toothbrush to the friend at dinner, became an effort. I hated the night when I couldn't sleep and I hated the day because it went toward night. - Author: F Scott Fitzgerald
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#54. Rosemary felt that this swim would become the typical one of her life, the one that would always pop up in her memory at the mention of swimming. - Author: F Scott Fitzgerald
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#55. services as a tree trimmer.92 In the fall of 1975, while still promoting Cuckoo's Nest, Nicholson played a very small part in his pal Sam Spiegel's production of F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Last Tycoon, based on the life of MGM wonder boy Irving Thalberg, who made Metro the dominant - Author: Edward Douglas
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#56. Modern life changes no longer century by century, but year by year, ten times faster than it ever has before ... - Author: F Scott Fitzgerald
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#57. It is not necessarily poverty of spirit that makes a woman surround herself with life - it can be a superabundance of interest ... - Author: F Scott Fitzgerald
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#58. Life is a comedy for those who think and a tragedy for those who feel. Show me a hero and I will write you a tragedy. - Author: F Scott Fitzgerald
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#59. I found something! Courage
just that; courage as a rule of life and something to cling to always. - Author: F Scott Fitzgerald
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#60. Life opened up in one if its amazing bursts of radiance and Amory suddenly and permanently rejected an old epigram that had been playing listlessly in his mind: 'Very few things matter and nothing matters very much.' On the contrary, Amory felt an immense desire to give people a sense of security. - Author: F Scott Fitzgerald
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#61. Her sigh was a benediction - an ecstatic surety that she was youth and beauty now as much as she would ever know. For another instant life was radiant and time a phantom and their strength eternal - then there was a bumping, scraping sound as the rowboat scraped alongside. Up - Author: F Scott Fitzgerald
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#62. I have been drunk just twice in my life, and the second time was that afternoon ... - Author: F Scott Fitzgerald
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#63. Now I was going to bring back all such things into my life and become again that most limited of all specialists, the 'well-rounded man. - Author: F Scott Fitzgerald
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#64. To a profound pessimist about life, being in danger is not depressing. - Author: F Scott Fitzgerald
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#65. Life begins again when it gets crisp in the fall. - Author: F Scott Fitzgerald
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#66. It was your little white soul I tried to keep near me- even when life was at its loudest and every intellectual idea of God seemed the sheerest mockery. - F. Scott Fitzgerald, Benediction - Author: F Scott Fitzgerald
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#67. I wish I had done everything on earth with you - Author: F Scott Fitzgerald
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#68. People talk of the courage of convictions, but in actual life a man's duty to his family may make a rigid course seem a selfish indulgence of his own righteousness. - Author: F Scott Fitzgerald
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#69. That's my theory: immediate electrocution of all ignorant and dirty people. I'm all for the criminals - give color to life. Trouble is if you started to punish ignorance you'd have to begin in the first families, then you could take up the moving-picture people, and finally Congress and the clergy. - Author: F Scott Fitzgerald
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#70. I see now that this has been a story of the West, after all
Tom and Gatsby, Daisy and Jordan and I, were all Westerners, and perhaps we possessed some deficiency in common which made us subtly unadaptable to Eastern life. - Author: F Scott Fitzgerald
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#71. Her beautiful eyes and lips were very grave as she made her choice, and Anthony thought again how naive was her every gesture; she took all the things of life for hers to choose from and apportion, as though she were continually picking out presents for herself from an inexhaustible counter. - Author: F Scott Fitzgerald
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#72. I feel sure we are the great coming nation - yet" - and she sighed - "I feel my life should have drowsed away close to an older, mellower civilization, a land of greens and autumnal browns - - Author: F Scott Fitzgerald
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#73. That was always my experience-a poor boy in a rich town; a poor boy in a rich boy's school; a poor boy in a rich man's club at Princeton ... However, I have never been able to forgive the rich for being rich, and it has colored my entire life and works. - Author: F Scott Fitzgerald
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#74. Life rose around my island like a sea, and presently I was swimming. - Author: F Scott Fitzgerald
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#75. It'd be a good setting to jump overboard,' said Dick mildly.
'Wouldn't it?' agreed Nicole hastily. 'Let's borrow life-preservers and jump over. I think we should do something spectacular. I feel that all our lives have been too restrained. - Author: F Scott Fitzgerald
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#76. He was wondering at the unreality of ideas, at the fading radiance of existence, and at the little absorptions that were creeping avidly into his life, like rats into a ruined house - Author: F Scott Fitzgerald
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#77. Writers aren't people exactly. Or, if they're any good, they're a whole lot of people trying so hard to be one person. - Author: F Scott Fitzgerald
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#78. It was always the becoming he dreamed of, never the being. - Author: F Scott Fitzgerald
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#79. The idea of a slow approach to the luxury of leisure drove him wild. He was, of course, progressing toward it, but, like a child eating his ice cream so slowly that he couldn't taste it at all. - Author: F Scott Fitzgerald
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#80. All the time something within her was crying for a decision.
She wanted her life shaped now, immediately - and the decision must be made by some force - of love, of money, of unquestionable practicality - that was close at hand - Author: F Scott Fitzgerald
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#81. It was astonishing to think that life had once been the sum of her current love-affairs. It was now the sum of her current problems. - Author: F Scott Fitzgerald
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#82. A young man can work at excessive speed with no ill effects, but youth is unfortunately not a permanent condition of life. - Author: F Scott Fitzgerald
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#83. We'll all be failures?"
"Yes. I don't mean only money failures, but just sort of - of ineffectual and sad, and - oh, how can I tell you? - Author: F Scott Fitzgerald
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#84. he was safe in here from all the threat of life... - Author: F Scott Fitzgerald
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#85. Life cracked like ice! - Author: F Scott Fitzgerald
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#86. He looked around him wildly, as if the past were lurking here in the shadow of his house, just out of reach of his hand. - Author: F Scott Fitzgerald
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#87. There were days when Amory resented that life had changed from an even progress along a road stretching ever in sight, with the scenery merging and blending, into a succession of quick, unrelated scenes... - Author: F Scott Fitzgerald
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#88. All the city was playing with this sound out there in the blue summer dark, throwing it up and calling it back, promising that, in a little while, life would be beautiful as a story, promising happiness, and by that promise giving it - Author: F Scott Fitzgerald
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#89. The compensation of a very early success is a conviction that life is a romantic matter. In the best sense one stays young. - Author: F Scott Fitzgerald
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#90. Once one is caught up into the material world not one person in ten thousand finds the time to form literary taste, to examine the validity of philosophic concepts for himself, or to form what, for lack of a better phrase, I might call the wise and tragic sense of life. - Author: F Scott Fitzgerald
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#91. As he put in his studs he realized that he was enjoying life as he would probably never enjoy it again. Everything was hallowed by the haze of his own youth. He had arrived, abreast of the best in his generation at Princeton. He was in love and his love was returned. - Author: F Scott Fitzgerald
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#92. I thought you weren't afraid." "I never am
but I won't throw my life away just to show one man I'm not. - Author: F Scott Fitzgerald
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#93. Life is essentially a cheat and its conditions are those of defeat; the redeeming things are not happiness and pleasure but the deeper satisfactions that come out of struggle. - Author: F Scott Fitzgerald
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#94. When a man is tired of life on his 21st birthday it indicates that he is rather tired of something in himself. - Author: F Scott Fitzgerald
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#95. There's no substitute for will. Sometimes you have to fake will when you don't feel it at all. - Author: F Scott Fitzgerald
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#96. I've never met a man who led a rotten life and didn't have a weak will. - Author: F Scott Fitzgerald
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#97. I felt a haunting loneliness sometimes, and felt it in others
young clerks in the dusk, wasting the most poignant moments of night and life. - Author: F Scott Fitzgerald
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#98. Then came the war, old sport. It was a great relief, and I tried very hard to die, but I seemed to bear an enchanted life. - Author: F Scott Fitzgerald
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#99. Benjamin discovered that he was becoming more and more attracted by the gay side of life. It - Author: F Scott Fitzgerald
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#100. The loneliest moment in someone's life is when they are watching their whole world fall apart, and all they can do is stare blankly. - Author: F Scott Fitzgerald
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