He considered that he would one day accomplish some quiet subtle thing that the elect would deem worthy and, passing on, would join the dimmer stars in a nebulous, indeterminate heaven half-way between death and immortality.
F. Scott Fitzgerald
The natural state of the sentient adult is a qualified unhappiness.
The trouble is that sometimes she gets foolish ideas in her head and doesn't know what she's doing.
I had traded the fight against love for the fight against loneliness, the fight against life for the fight against death.
The strongest should come first in comedy because once a character is really established as funny everything he does is funny.
If that was true he must have felt that he had lost the old warm world, paid a high price for living too long with a single dream.