F. Scott Fitzgerald quote about reading from Flappers and Philosophers - I want leisure to read—an immense amount.
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I want leisure to read—an immense amount.
 F. Scott Fitzgerald, Flappers and Philosophers (1920). copy citation

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Author F. Scott Fitzgerald
Source Flappers and Philosophers
Topic reading leisure
Date 1920
Language English
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Weblink http://www.gutenberg.org/files/4368/4368-h/4368-h.htm

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“My idea is to go up into Afghanistan somewhere, buy up a palace and a reputation, and then after about five years appear in England with a foreign accent and a mysterious past. But India first. Do you know, they say that all the gold in the world drifts very gradually back to India. Something fascinating about that to me. And I want leisure to read—an immense amount."
"How about after that?"
"Then," he answered defiantly, "comes aristocracy. Laugh if you want to—but at least you'll have to admit that I know what I want—which I imagine is more than you do."” source

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