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This Side Of Paradise Quotes

20 of the best book quotes from This Side Of Paradise
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“Children adored him because he was like a child; youth reveled in his company because he was still a youth, and couldn’t be shocked.”
F. Scott Fitzgerald
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This Side Of Paradise
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Monsignor Darcy
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childish
young at heart
playful
concepts
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“He was a slave to his own moods.”
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“I’m sick of a system where the richest man gets the most beautiful girl if he wants her, where the artist without an income has to sell his talents to a button manufacturer.”
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“Dear, don’t think of getting out of bed yet. I’ve always suspected that early rising in early life makes one nervous.”
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“Weak things were often beautiful, weak things were never good.”
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“I possess the most valuable experience, the experience of the race, for in spite of going to college I’ve managed to pick up a good education.”
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“In her less important moments she returned to America, met Stephen Blaine and married him—this almost entirely because she was a little bit weary, a little bit sad.”
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“I can’t say sweet things. But you are beautiful.”
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“I’ve enjoyed imagining you were my son, that perhaps when I was young I went into a state of coma and begat you, and when I came to, had no recollection of it… it’s the paternal instinct, Amory.”
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“His youth seemed never so vanished as now in the contrast between the utter loneliness of this visit and that riotous, joyful party of four years before.”
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“Beauty and love pass, I know… Oh. there’s sadness, too. I suppose all great happiness is a little sad. Beauty means the scent of roses and then the death of roses.”
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“She was gone, definitely, finally gone. Until now he had half unconsciously cherished the hope deep in his heart that some day she would need him and send for him.”
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“But he fell gradually in love and began to speculate wildly on marriage.”
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“He asked her if she thought he was conceited. She said there was a difference between conceit and self-confidence. She adored self-confidence in men.”
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“It was always the becoming he dreamed of, never the being.”
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“I know myself . . . but that is all.”
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“I don’t want to repeat my innocence. I want the pleasure of losing it again.”
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“I hope something happens. I’m restless as the devil and have a horror of getting fat or falling in love and growing domestic.”
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“Good luck to you and bad luck to your theories.”
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“He felt that he was leaving behind him his chance of being a certain type of artist. It seemed so much more important to be a certain sort of man.”

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