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Never confuse a single defeat with a final defeat.
Nothing is as obnoxious as other people's luck.

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"Though the Jazz Age continued it became less and less an affair of youth. The sequel was like a children's party taken over by the elders." Make picture quote!
"There are no second acts in American lives." Make picture quote!
"The world, as a rule, does not live on beaches and in country clubs." Make picture quote!
"The victor belongs to the spoils." Make picture quote!
"The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in mind at the same time and still retain the ability to function." Make picture quote!
"To a profound pessimist about life, being in danger is not depressing." Make picture quote!
"The faces of most American women over thirty are relief maps of petulant and bewildered unhappiness." Make picture quote!
"To write it, it took three months; to conceive it three minutes; to collect the data in it all my life." Make picture quote!
"Trouble has no necessary connection with discouragement. Discouragement has a germ of its own, as different from trouble as arthritis is different from a stiff joint." Make picture quote!
"Vitality shows in not only the ability to persist but the ability to start over." Make picture quote!
"The compensation of a very early success is a conviction that life is a romantic matter. In the best sense one stays young." Make picture quote!
"When people are taken out of their depths they lose their heads, no matter how charming a bluff they may put up." Make picture quote!
"Switzerland is a country where very few things begin, but many things end." Make picture quote!
"You can stroke people with words." Make picture quote!
"You don't write because you want to say something, you write because you have something to say." Make picture quote!
"What'll we do with ourselves this afternoon? And the day after that, and the next thirty years?" Make picture quote!
"A great social success is a pretty girl who plays her cards as carefully as if she were plain." Make picture quote!
"The easiest way to get a reputation is to go outside the fold, shout around for a few years as a violent atheist or a dangerous radical, and then crawl back to the shelter." Make picture quote!
"A big man has no time really to do anything but just sit and be big." Make picture quote!
"Speech is an arrangement of notes that will never be played again." Make picture quote!
"Action is character." Make picture quote!
"Advertising is a racket, like the movies and the brokerage business. You cannot be honest without admitting that its constructive contribution to humanity is exactly minus zero." Make picture quote!
"After all, life hasn't much to offer except youth, and I suppose for older people, the love of youth in others." Make picture quote!
"All good writing is swimming under water and holding your breath." Make picture quote!
"An author ought to write for the youth of his own generation, the critics of the next, and the schoolmaster of ever afterwards." Make picture quote!
"Only remember west of the Mississippi it's a little more look, see, act. A little less rationalize, comment, talk." Make picture quote!
"Personality is an unbroken series of successful gestures." Make picture quote!
"Riches have never fascinated me, unless combined with the greatest charm or distinction." Make picture quote!
"Scratch a Yale man with both hands and you'll be lucky to find a coast-guard. Usually you find nothing at all." Make picture quote!
"Show me a hero and I'll write you a tragedy." Make picture quote!
"Some men have a necessity to be mean, as if they were exercising a faculty which they had to partially neglect since early childhood." Make picture quote!
"Often people display a curious respect for a man drunk, rather like the respect of simple races for the insane... There is something awe-inspiring in one who has lost all inhibitions." Make picture quote!
"My idea is always to reach my generation. The wise writer writes for the youth of his own generation, the critics of the next, and the schoolmasters of ever afterward." Make picture quote!
"His was a great sin who first invented consciousness. Let us lose it for a few hours." Make picture quote!
"I like people and I like them to like me, but I wear my heart where God put it, on the inside." Make picture quote!
"I'm a romantic; a sentimental person thinks things will last, a romantic person hopes against hope that they won't." Make picture quote!
"I've been drunk for about a week now, and I thought it might sober me up to sit in a library." Make picture quote!
"In a real dark night of the soul, it is always three o'clock in the morning, day after day." Make picture quote!
"It is in the thirties that we want friends. In the forties we know they won't save us any more than love did." Make picture quote!
"It is sadder to find the past again and find it inadequate to the present than it is to have it elude you and remain forever a harmonious conception of memory." Make picture quote!
"It occurred to me that there was no difference between men, in intelligence or race, so profound as the difference between the sick and the well." Make picture quote!
"It's not a slam at you when people are rude, it's a slam at the people they've met before." Make picture quote!
"Her body calculated to a millimeter to suggest a bud yet guarantee a flower." Make picture quote!
"Men get to be a mixture of the charming mannerisms of the women they have known." Make picture quote!
"No decent career was ever founded on a public." Make picture quote!
"No such thing as a man willing to be honest - that would be like a blind man willing to see." Make picture quote!
"Life is essentially a cheat and its conditions are those of defeat; the redeeming things are not happiness and pleasure but the deeper satisfactions that come out of struggle." Make picture quote!
"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." Make picture quote!
"Great art is the contempt of a great man for small art." Make picture quote!
"No grand idea was ever born in a conference, but a lot of foolish ideas have died there." Make picture quote!
"Cut out all these exclamation points. An exclamation point is like laughing at your own joke." Make picture quote!
"Every one suspects himself of at least one of the cardinal virtues." Make picture quote!
"Everybody's youth is a dream, a form of chemical madness." Make picture quote!
"Family quarrels are bitter things. They don't go according to any rules. They're not like aches or wounds, they're more like splits in the skin that won't heal because there's not enough material." Make picture quote!
"First you take a drink, then the drink takes a drink, then the drink takes you." Make picture quote!
"For awhile after you quit Keats all other poetry seems to be only whistling or humming." Make picture quote!
"Forgotten is forgiven." Make picture quote!
"Genius goes around the world in its youth incessantly apologizing for having large feet. What wonder that later in life it should be inclined to raise those feet too swiftly to fools and bores." Make picture quote!
"Genius is the ability to put into effect what is on your mind." Make picture quote!
"At eighteen our convictions are hills from which we look; at forty-five they are caves in which we hide." Make picture quote!
"Advertising is a racket...its constructive contribution to humanity is exactly minus zero." Make picture quote!
"Now the standard cure for one who is sunk is to consider those in actual destitution or physical suffering??"this is an all-weather beatitude for gloom in general and fairly salutary day-time advice for everyone. But at three o???clock in the morning, a forgo" Make picture quote!
"What we must decide is how we are valuable, rather than how valuable we are." Make picture quote!

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