Tender Is The Night Quotes by F. Scott Fitzgerald, David Nicholls, John Keats, Joyce Carol Oates and many others.
Hard to sit here and be close to you, and not kiss you.
She smiled at him, making sure that the smile gathered up everything inside her and directed it toward him, making him a profound promise of herself for so little, for the beat of a response, the assurance of a complimentary vibration in him.
I read a lot of F. Scott Fitzgerald. I love ‘Tender is the Night,’ and its atmosphere of doomed romance. He was one of the greatest prose stylists, with a wonderfully clear but lyrical quality.
You’re the only girl I’ve seen for a long time that actually did look like something blooming.
Either you think, or else others have to think for you and take power from you, pervert and discipline your natural tastes, civilize and sterilize you.
Sometimes it is harder to deprive oneself of a pain than of a pleasure.
One writes of scars healed, a loose parallel to the pathology of the skin, but there is no such thing in the life of an individual.
was it a vision or a waking dream? Fled is that music–do I wake or sleep?
If you spend your life sparing people’s feelings and feeding their vanity, you get so you can’t distinguish what should be respected in them.
She smiled, a moving childish smile that was like all the lost youth in the world.
Already with thee! tender is the night. . . But here there is no light. . .
Later she remembered all the hours of the afternoon as happy — one of those uneventful times that seem at the moment only a link between past and future pleasure, but turn out to have been the pleasure itself.
Good manners are an admission that everybody is so tender that they have to be handled with gloves. Now, human respect—you don’t call a man a coward or a liar lightly, but if you spend your life sparing people’s feelings and feeding their vanity, you get so you can’t distinguish what should be respected in them.
the best contacts are when one knows the obstacles and still wants to preserve a relation.
Actually that’s my secret — I can’t even talk about you to anybody because I don’t want any more people to know how wonderful you are.
New friends can often have a better time together than old friends.
I am tired of knowing nothing and being reminded of it all the time.