F. Scott Fitzgerald Quotes About Emotion

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"one emotion after another crept into her face like objects into a slowly developing picture." ~ F. Scott Fitzgerald
"Then a strange thing happened. She turned to him and smiled, and as he saw her smile every rag of anger and hurt vanity dropped form him - as though his very moods were but the outer ripples of her own, as though emotion rose no longer in his breast unless she saw fit to pull an omnipotent controlling thread." ~ F. Scott Fitzgerald
"Now he realized the truth: that sacrifice was no purchase of freedom. It was like a great elective office, it was like an inheritance of power - to certain people at certain times an essential luxury, carrying with it not a guarantee but a responsibility, not a security but an infinite risk. Its very momentum might drag him down to ruin - the passing of the emotional wave that made it possible might leave the one who made it high and dry forever on an island of despair...Sacrifice by its very nature was arrogant and impersonal; sacrifice should be eternally supercilious." ~ F. Scott Fitzgerald
"There was a ripe mystery about it, a hint of bedrooms upstairs more beautiful and cool than other bedrooms, of gay and radiant activities taking place through its corridors and of romances that were not musty and laid away already in lavender but fresh and breathing and redolent of this year's shining motor cars and of dances whose flowers were scarcely withered. It excited him too that many men had already loved Daisy--it increased her value in his eyes. He felt their presence all about the house, pervading the air with the shades and echoes of still vibrant emotions." ~ F. Scott Fitzgerald
"But the rest offended her - and inarguably, because it wasn't a gesture but an emotion." ~ F. Scott Fitzgerald
"I felt the basic insincerity of what she had said. It made me uneasy, as though the whole evening had been a trick of some sort to extract a contributory emotion from me." ~ F. Scott Fitzgerald
"It was too late - everything was too late. For years now he had dreamed the world away, basing his decisions upon emotions unstable as water." ~ F. Scott Fitzgerald
"At this point Jordan and I tried to go, but Tom and Gatsby insisted with competitive firmness that we remain - as though neither of them had anything to conceal and it would be a privilege to partake vicariously of their emotions." ~ F. Scott Fitzgerald
"I'm a slave to my emotions, to my likes, to my hatred of boredom, to most of my desires." ~ F. Scott Fitzgerald
"While the rain continued it had seemed like the murmur of their voices, rising and swelling a little now and then with gusts of emotion." ~ F. Scott Fitzgerald
"Emotionally, at least, people can't live by taking in each other's washing." ~ F. Scott Fitzgerald
"I had a strong sudden instinct that I must be alone. I didn't want to see any people at all. I had seen so many people all my life -- I was an average mixer, but more than average in a tendency to identify myself, my ideas, my destiny, with those of all classes that came in contact with. I was always saving or being saved -- in a single morning I would go through the emotions ascribable to Wellington at Waterloo. I lived in a world of inscrutable hostiles and inalienable friends and supporters." ~ F. Scott Fitzgerald
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Do those scars cover the whole of you, like the stars and the moons on your dess? I though that would be pretty too, and I ask you right here please to agree with me that a scar is never ugly. That is what the scar makers want us to think. But you and I, we must make an agreement to defy them. "We must see all scars as beauty. OKay? This will be our secret. Because take it from me, a scar does not form on dying. A scar means, I survivied."
Author: Chris Cleave

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