Tuesday, September 2, 2014

The Beautiful and Damned by F. Scott Fitzgerald

I listed to The Beautiful and Damned on audiobook quite a while ago. I really didn't love it, just the story of two people who use money to fix their problems and never learn their lesson, ever. I guess Fitzgerald did a pretty great job of making the characters consistent in moral character, and he was successful making you dislike them.

The reason I'm posting here at all is because there was part of a sentence in the book that I wrote down immediately after hearing it--and I just found it.

... that it is the manner of life seldom to strike but always to wear away. 
Sure, he's probably not the first person to express that sentiment. Yet I think he expressed it well in that very Fitzgerald way.

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