Lost Splendor

Past and present by an archives student and new Bostonian. @freifraufitz

“They slipped briskly into an intimacy from which they never recovered.”

—   This Side of Paradise, F. Scott Fitzgerald

“They slipped briskly into an intimacy from which they never recovered.”

—   F. Scott Fitzgerald, This Side of Paradise

“It was only a sunny smile, and little it cost in the giving, but like morning light it scattered the night and made the day worth living.”

—   F. Scott Fitzgerald

“She expected him to ask her for a waltz, but he did not, and she glanced wonderingly at him. He flushed slightly, and hurriedly asked her to waltz, but he had only just put his arm round her waist and taken the first step when the music suddenly stopped.”

—   Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina 

“The soul of man has been given wings and at last he is beginning to fly.”

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Charlie Chaplin, The Great Dictator [1940]

"Hannah, can you hear me?"

“How the unforgettable faces of dusk would blend to her, the myriad footsteps, a thousand overtures, would blend to her footsteps; and there would be more drunkenness than wine in the softness of her eyes on his.”

—   This Side of Paradise, F. Scott Fitzgerald

“Cut out all these exclamation points. An exclamation point is like laughing at your own joke.”

—   F. Scott Fitzgerald

“He stepped down, trying not to look long at her, as if she were the sun, yet he saw her, like the sun, even without looking.”

—   Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina 

“And so with the sunshine and the great bursts of leaves growing on the trees, just as things grow in fast movies, I had that familiar conviction that life was beginning over again with the summer.”

—   F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby

“Keep your eyes on the stars, and your feet on the ground”

—   Teddy Roosevelt

“I always had a repulsive need to be something more than human.”

—   David Bowie

“Success is the ability to go from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm.”

—   Winston Churchill

“Everybody’s youth is a dream, a form of chemical madness.”

—   F. Scott Fitzgerald

“Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.”

—   Winston Churchill