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I am drawn to Tom Sawyer Island because a tribute to Mark Twain would not be out of place in a theme park of my own design. Should Vowell World ever get enough investors, I'm going to stick my Tom Sawyer Island in Love and Death in the American Novel Land right between the Jay Gatsby Swimming Pool and Tom Joad's Dust Bowl Lanes, a Depression-themed bowling alley renting artfully worn-out shoes.


Sarah Vowell


#as-i-lay-dying #great-gatsby #humor #mark-twain #tom-sawyer

My courage is faith--faith in the eternal resilience of me--that joy'll come back, and hope and spontaneity. And I feel that till it does I've got to keep my lips shut and my chin high and my eyes wide--not necessarily any silly smiling. Oh, I've been through hell without a whine quite often--and the female hell is deadlier than the male.


F. Scott Fitzgerald


#faith #fitzgerald #gatsby #inspirational #inspirational-quotess

...no girl can permanently bolster up a lame-duck visitor, because these day it's every girl for herself.


F. Scott Fitzgerald


#confidence #dating #fitzgerald #gatsby #girl-power

Who is he anyhow, an actor?" "No." "A dentist?" "...No, he's a gambler." Gatsby hesitated, then added cooly: "He's the man who fixed the World Series back in 1919." "Fixed the World Series?" I repeated. The idea staggered me. I remembered, of course, that the World Series had been fixed in 1919, but if I had thought of it at all I would have thought of it as something that merely happened, the end of an inevitable chain. It never occurred to me that one man could start to play with the faith of fifty million people--with the singlemindedness of a burglar blowing a safe. "How did he happen to do that?" I asked after a minute. "He just saw the opportunity." "Why isn't he in jail?" "They can't get him, old sport. He's a smart man.


F. Scott Fitzgerald


#black-sox #great-gatsby #faith

They’re a rotten crowd’, I shouted across the lawn. ‘You’re worth the whole damn bunch put together.


F. Scott Fitzgerald


#gatsby #friendship

Go on, she urged. Lie to me by the moonlight. Do a fabulous story.


F. Scott Fitzgerald


#fitzgerald #gatsby #lies #love #moonlight

Unlike Gatsby and Tom Buchanan I had no girl whose disembodied face floated along the dark cornices and blinding signs and so I drew up the girl beside me, tightening my arms. Her wan scornful mouth smiled and I drew her up again, closer, this time to my face.


F. Scott Fitzgerald


#prose #the-great-gatsby #love

I hope I haven't given you the impression that I consider kissing intrinsically irrational.


F. Scott Fitzgerald


#flapper #flirting #gatsby #kiss #kissing

Jordan Baker instinctively avoided clever, shrewd men, and now I saw that this was because she felt safer on a plane where any divergence from a code would be thought impossible. She was incurably dishonest. She wasn't able to endure being at a disadvantage and, given this unwillingness, I suppose she had begun dealing in subterfuges when she was very young in order to keep that cool, insolent smile turned to the world and yet satisfy the demands of her hard, jaunty body.


F. Scott Fitzgerald


#men

Her husband, among various physical accomplishments, had been one of the most powerful ends that ever played football at New Haven-a national figure in a way, one of those men who reach such an acute limited excellence at twenty-one that everything afterward savours of anti-climax.


F. Scott Fitzgerald


#men






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