Celibacy goes deeper than the flesh.
 F. Scott Fitzgerald, This Side of Paradise (1920). copy citation

Author F. Scott Fitzgerald
Source This Side of Paradise
Topic relationship sex celibacy
Date 1920
Language English
Weblink http://www.gutenberg.org/files/805/805-h/805-h.htm


“Like all old men, I've had dreams sometimes and I'm going to tell you of them. I've enjoyed imagining that you were my son, that perhaps when I was young I went into a state of coma and begat you, and when I came to, had no recollection of it… it's the paternal instinct, Amory—celibacy goes deeper than the flesh….
Sometimes I think that the explanation of our deep resemblance is some common ancestor, and I find that the only blood that the Darcys and the O'Haras have in common is that of the O'Donahues… Stephen was his name, I think….” source

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