• f. scott fitzgerald this side of paradise •
I want to tell you about your heart—you’ve probably been neglecting your heart—and you don’t know.
I don’t want to repeat my innocence. I want the pleasure of losing it again.
At fifteen you had the radiance of early morning, at twenty you will begin to have the melancholy brilliance of the moon.
‘But I like you.’ He cleared his throat. ‘I like you first and second and third.’
They slipped briskly into an intimacy from which they never recovered.
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Very few things matter and nothing matters very much.
She looks at him once more, with infinite longing, infinite sadness.
her philosophy is carpe diem for herself, and laissez-faire for others.
Was it the infinite sadness of her eyes that drew him or the mirror of himself that he found in the gorgeous clarity of her mind?
I don’t want to repeat my innocence. I want the pleasure of losing it again.
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 pers...
‘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.
I know myself and that is all.
I’m yours — you know it.
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Their lips brushed like young wild flowers in the wind.
At fifteen you had the radiance of early morning, at twenty you will begin to have the melancholy brilliance of the moon.