FIRST LINE FRIDAY

In my younger and more vulnerable years my father gave me some advice that I’ve been turning over in my mind ever since.

~The Great Gatsby by: F. Scott Fitzgerald

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Eternal Reassurance.

He smiled understandingly-much more than understandingly. It was one of those rare smiles with a quality of eternal reassurance in it, that you may come across four or five times in life. It faced–or seemed to face–the whole eternal world for an instant, and then concentrated on you with an irresistible prejudice in your favor. It understood you just as far as you wanted to be understood, believed in you as you would like to believe in yourself, and assured you that it had precisely the impression of you that, at your best, you hoped to convey.

~The Great Gatsby by: F. Scott Fitzgerald

Ambition.

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 hand.

~The Beautiful and Damned by: F. Scott Fitzgerald

Adoration.

Actually that’s my secret — I can’t even talk about you to anybody because I don’t want any more people to know how wonderful you are.

~Tender is the Night by: F. Scott Fitzgerald