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Seminal work: The Great Gatsby
"A big man has no time really to do anything but just sit and be big."
"Vitality shows in not only the ability to persist but the ability to start over."
"Show me a hero and I will write you a tragedy."
"Never confuse a single defeat with a final defeat."
"Men get to be a mixture of the charming mannerisms of the women they have known."
"Great art is the contempt of a great man for small art."
"At eighteen our convictions are hills from which we look; at forty-five they are caves in which we hide."
"An author ought to write for the youth of his own generation, the critics of the next, and the schoolmaster of ever afterwards."
"Action is character."
"First you take a drink, then the drink takes a drink, then the drink takes you."
"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."