She told me it was a girl, and so I turned my head away and wept. ‘All right,’ I said, ‘I’m glad it’s a girl. And I hope she’ll be a fool – that’s the best thing a girl can be in this world, a beautiful little fool.’
What Sylvia Plath underlined in her copy of The Great Gatsby.
“Let us learn to show our friendship for a man when he is alive and not after he is dead.”
– ~ The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald(via andyousay)
“But I didn’t call to him, for he gave a sudden intimation that he was content to be alone - he stretched out his arms toward the dark water in a curious way, and, far as I was from him, I could have sworn he was trembling. Involuntarily I glanced seaward and distinguished nothing except a single green light…”
– The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald (via thepurple)
“Daisy began to sing with the music in a husky, rhythmic whisper, bringing out a meaning in each word that it had never had before and would never have again. When the melody rose, her voice broke up sweetly, following it, in a way contralto voices have, and each change tipped out a little of her warm human magic upon the air.”
– ~F. Scott Fitzgerald. (via acoolerversionofyourself)
All this Fitzgerald stuff is for czarinaregina
A few years back one of my favorite book critics Jonathan Yardley of the Washington Post, wrote an amazing piece about his favorite book, The Great Gatsby. Gatsby happens to be my favorite novel as well and it was nice to see Mr. Yardley speak so highly of it. If you like The Great Gatsby you’ll like this article. I’ve read it three times.