Everything ultimately fails, for we die, and that is either the penultimate failure or our most enigmatical achievement.
Man hoards himself when he has nothing to give away.
Herman Melville was as separated from a civilized literature as the lost Atlantis was said to have been from the great peoples of the earth.
Utility is our national shibboleth: the savior of the American businessman is fact and his uterine half-brother, statistics.
So much of our lives is given over to the consideration of our imperfections that there is no time to improve our imaginary virtues. The truth is we only perfect our vices, and man is a worse creature when he dies than he was when he was born.
A strong foe is better than a weak friend.
The ancients understood the regulation of power better than the regulation of liberty.
The Americans have always been food, sex, and spirit revivalists.
A man who can be entertaining for a full day will be in his grave by night-fall.
What is most appalling in an F. Scott Fitzgerald book is that it is peopleless fiction: Fitzgerald writes about spectral, muscledsuits; dresses, hats, and sleeves which have some sort of vague, libidinous throb. These are plainly the product of sickness.
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