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The Beautiful and Damned Quotes

20 of the best book quotes from The Beautiful and Damned
  1. #1
    “Things are sweeter when they’re lost. I know--because once I wanted something and got it. It was the only thing I ever wanted badly, Dot. And when I got it it turned to dust in my hands.”
  2. #2
    “I don’t want just words. If that’s all you have for me you’d better go.”
  3. #3
    “She was dazzling-- alight; it was agony to comprehend her beauty in a glance.”
  4. #4
    “I shall go on shining as a brilliantly meaningless figure in a meaningless world.”
  5. #5
    “His mind tired--tired with nothing, tired with everything, with the world’s weight he had never chosen to bear.”
  6. #6
    “We all have souls of different ages.”
  1. #7
    “I don’t care about truth. I want some happiness.”
  2. #8
    “All she wanted was to be a little girl, to be efficiently taken care of by some yielding yet superior power, stupider and steadier than herself. It seemed that the only lover she had ever wanted was a lover in a dream.”
  3. #9
    “A sense of responsibility would spoil her. She’s too pretty.”
  4. #10
    “Experience is not worth the getting. It’s not a thing that happens pleasantly to a passive you--it’s a wall that an active you runs up against.”
  5. #11
    “Unloved women have no biographies--they have histories.”
  6. #12
    “He had never met anyone like her before. He sought her jauntily but earnestly to send him away; he didn’t want to fall in love. He wasn’t coming to see her any more--already she had haunted too many of his ways.”

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  1. #13
    “A woman should be able to kiss a man beautifully and romantically without any desire to be either his wife or his mistress.”
  2. #14
    “‘Dear little Dot, life is so damned hard.’
    She was crying upon his shoulder.
    ‘So damned hard, so damned hard,’ he repeated aimlessly; ‘it 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.’”
  3. #15
    “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.”
  4. #16
    “What delicious romance! His true reaction was neither fear nor sorrow--only this deep delight in being with her that colored the banality of his words and made the mawkish seem sad and the posturing seem wise. He would come back--eternally. He should have known!”
  5. #17
    “Gloria’s independence, like all sincere and profound qualities, had begun unconsciously, but, once brought to her attention by Anthony’s fascinated discovery of it, it assumed more nearly the proportions of a formal code. From her conversation it might be assumed that all her energy and vitality went into a violent affirmation of the negative principle ‘Never give a damn.’”
  6. #18
    “Everywhere we go and move on and change, something’s lost--something’s left behind. You can’t ever quite repeat anything, and I’ve been so yours, here--”
  7. #19
    “All I think of ever is that I love you.”
  8. #20
    “You can’t have anything, you can’t have anything at all. Because desire just cheats you. It’s like a sunbeam skipping here and there about a room. It stops and gilds some inconsequential object, and we poor fools try to grasp it--but when we do the sunbeam moves on to something else, and you’ve got the inconsequential part, but the glitter that made you want it is gone--”
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