The hangover became a part of the day as well allowed-for as the Spanish siesta.
F. Scott Fitzgerald (1896 - 1940)
Source: My Lost City
Contributed by: Zaady
Egyptian Proverb: The worst things: To be in bed and sleep not, To want for one who comes not, To try to please and please not.
Either you think or else others have to think for you and take power from you, pervert and discipline your natural tastes, civilize and sterilize you.
The kiss originated when the first male reptile licked the first female reptile, implying in a subtle, complimentary way that she was as succulent as the small reptile he had for dinner the night before.
Draw your chair up close to the edge of the precipice and I'll tell you a story.
Almost everybody can be imagined as either a cat or a dog.
Source: Undated letter
Then wear the gold hat, if that will move her; If you can bounce high, bounce for her too, Till she cry "Lover, gold-hatted, high-bouncing lover, I must have you!"
Source: The Great Gatsby , 1925, epigraph
Everyone suspects himself of at least one of the cardinal virtues, and this is mine: I am one of the few honest people that I have ever known.
Source: The Great Gatsby , 1925, ch. 3
If you're strong enough, there are no precedents.
Source: The Crack-Up, 1936
. . . and thus we beat on, boats against the current . . . born back ceaselessly into the past . . .
Source: The Great Gatsby
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