The Great Gatsby

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about an extraordinary capacity for wonder

January 12, 2014 at 8:54am
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Nothing ever stands still. We must add to our heritage or lose it, we must grow greater or grow less, we must go forward or backward. I believe in England, and I believe that we shall go forward.

— George Orwell

October 28, 2013 at 12:35am
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Only one industry throughout America carries on its day-to-day business with the specific blessing of the Constitution.

— Lyle Denniston

August 9, 2013 at 9:27am
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Rejected pieces aren’t failure; unwritten pieces are.

— Greg Daugherty (via writingquotes)

April 28, 2013 at 6:48pm
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Always in the background was Berlin. It was calling me every night, and its voice was the harsh sexy voice of the gramophone records. Berlin had affected me like a party at the end of which I didn’t want to go home.

— Christopher Isherwood, Down There on a Visit

April 20, 2013 at 11:07pm
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Re-reading a Bond novel on Saturday night…. Nice dedication

Re-reading a Bond novel on Saturday night…. Nice dedication

March 23, 2013 at 12:02pm
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Make some sacrifice for your art and you will be repaid but ask of art to sacrifice herself for you and a bitter disappointment may come to you.

— Oscar Wilde

January 19, 2013 at 11:00am
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The Great Gatsby.


The Great Gatsby.

January 15, 2013 at 10:47am
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Conduct may be founded on the hard rock or the wet marshes but after a certain point I don’t care what it’s founded on.

— F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby

December 14, 2012 at 11:27am
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Writers, actors, and prostitutes all face the same fundamental economic problem: they are competing with amateurs who are pretty good and will work for nothing.

— Moss Hart