My mind, brightened by the lights and the cheerful tumult, suddenly grasped the fact that all achievement was a placing of emphasis-- a moulding of the confusion of life into form.
F. Scott Fitzgerald
Best contacts are when one knows the obstacles and still wants to preserve a relation.
It was a matter of chance that I should have rented a house in one of the strangest communities in North America. It was on that slender riotous island which extends itself due east of New York—and where there are, among other natural curiosities, two unusual formations of land.
The lights of many battleships drifting like water jewels upon the dark Hudson...
Sacrifice by its very nature was arrogant and impersonal; sacrifice should be eternally supercilious. Weep not for me but for thy children.
Confirmed libertines don't reform until they're tired ...