Monday, September 19, 2011


i have this habit of collecting quotes, i write them in planners, notebooks, index cards and eventually if they are important enough or relate to me or inspire me enough i write them in a little flowered notebook i keep with me at all times. it stays on my desk wherever i am, as a reminder i guess. sometimes i flip through it and i just feel calmed or reassured or whatever i need at that moment.

lately i have been collecting quite a few f. scott fitzgerald quotes, i have only read the great gatsby by him and that was sophomore year of high school. i barely remember what happened yet alone these killer quotes from it and other works fitzgerald did. i'd like to share a few with you all before i add them to my ever growing collection.

so here they are i hope you enjoy them as much as i do:

“It is sadder to find the past again and find it inadequate to the present than it is to have it elude you and remain forever a harmonious conception of memory.”

“I was within and without. Simultaneously enchanted and repelled by the inexhaustible variety of life.”

“Our lives are defined by opportunities, even the ones we miss.”

"I’m not sentimental—I’m as romantic as you are. The idea, you know, is that the sentimental person thinks things will last—the romantic person has a desperate confidence that they won’t."

"Why don’t you tell me that “if the girl had been worth having, she’d have waited for you?” No, sir, the girl really worth having won’t wait for anybody."

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