Lost Splendor

Past and present by an aspiring archivist and new Bostonian.
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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.

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