How I feel is that if I wanted anything I’d take it. That’s what I’ve always thought all my life. But it happens that I want you, and so I just haven’t room for any other desires.
F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Beautiful and Damned
A woman should be able to kiss a man beautifully and romantically without any desire to be either his wife or his mistress.
Life just hurts people and hurts people, until finally it hurts them so that they can’t be hurt ever any more. That’s the last and worst thing it does.
"The Beautiful and Damned" by F. Scott Fitzgerald. First published in 1922, The Beautiful and Damned was F. Scott Fitzgerald's second novel. It tells the story of Anthony Patch (a 1920s socialite and presumptive heir to a tycoon's fortune), his relationship with his wife Gloria, his service in the army, and alcoholism. The novel provides an excellent portrait of the Eastern elite as the Jazz Age begins its ascent, engulfing all classes into what will soon be known as Café Society. The book is believed to be largely based on Fitzgerald's relationship and marriage with Zelda Fitzgerald.

"The Beautiful and Damned" by F. Scott Fitzgerald. First published in 1922, The Beautiful and Damned was F. Scott Fitzgerald's second novel. It tells the story of Anthony Patch (a 1920s socialite and presumptive heir to a tycoon's fortune), his relationship with his wife Gloria, his service in the army, and alcoholism. The novel provides an excellent portrait of the Eastern elite as the Jazz Age begins its ascent, engulfing all classes into what will soon be known as Café Society. The book is believed to be largely based on Fitzgerald's relationship and marriage with Zelda Fitzgerald.

from The Beautiful and Damned by F. Scott Fitzgerald

from The Beautiful and Damned by F. Scott Fitzgerald

She wanted to exist only as a conscious flower, prolonging and preserving herself.
F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Beautiful and Damned
from "The Beautiful and Damned" by F. Scott Fitzgerald

from "The Beautiful and Damned" by F. Scott Fitzgerald




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