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Francis Scott Fitzgerald

This Side of Paradise

    Аннаje citiralaпре 4 године
    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.
    Bea Ftje citiralaпре 5 година
    I’m tres old and tres bored, Tom
    Stas Irodovje citiraoпре 9 месеци
    Whenever Amory was submerged, his vanity was the last part to go below the surface, so he could still enjoy a comfortable glow when “Wookey-wookey,” the deaf old housekeeper, told him that he was the best-looking boy she had ever seen.
    Stas Irodovje citiraoпре 9 месеци
    He and Monsignor held the floor, and the older man, with his less receptive, less accepting, yet certainly not colder mentality, seemed content to listen and bask in the mellow sunshine that played between these two.
    Stas Irodovje citiraoпре 9 месеци
    “So your mother says—a remarkable woman; have a cigarette—I’m sure you smoke. Well, if you’re like me, you loathe all science and mathematics—”

    Amory nodded vehemently.

    “Hate ’em all. Like English and history.”
    Stas Irodovje citiraoпре 9 месеци
    He was intensely ritualistic, startlingly dramatic, loved the idea of God enough to be a celibate, and rather liked his neighbor.
    Stas Irodovje citiraoпре 9 месеци
    there was a great and constantly increasing family of white cats that prowled the many flowerbeds and were silhouetted suddenly at night against the darkening trees.
    Stas Irodovje citiraoпре 9 месеци
    There was, also, a curious strain of weakness running crosswise through his makeup … a harsh phrase from the lips of an older boy (older boys usually detested him) was liable to sweep him off his poise into surly sensitiveness, or timid stupidity … he was a slave to his own moods and he felt that though he was capable of recklessness and audacity, he possessed neither courage, perseverance, nor self-respect.
    Stas Irodovje citiraoпре 9 месеци
    “If one can’t be a great artist or a great soldier, the next best thing is to be a great criminal.”
    Stas Irodovje citiraoпре 9 месеци
    Amory watched Myra and waited for the crash—but none came. The pout faded, the high pink subsided, and Myra’s voice was placid as a summer lake when she answered her mother.
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