F. Scott Fitzgerald quote about unfairness from This Side of Paradise - I'm sick of a system where the richest man gets the most beautiful girl if he wants her, where the artist without an income has to sell his talents to a button manufacturer.
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I'm sick of a system where the richest man gets the most beautiful girl if he wants her, where the artist without an income has to sell his talents to a button manufacturer.
 F. Scott Fitzgerald, This Side of Paradise (1920). copy citation

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

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“«You talk glibly.»
«It's not all rubbish,» cried Amory passionately. «This is the first time in my life I've argued Socialism. It's the only panacea I know. I'm restless. My whole generation is restless. I'm sick of a system where the richest man gets the most beautiful girl if he wants her, where the artist without an income has to sell his talents to a button manufacturer. Even if I had no talents I'd not be content to work ten years, condemned either to celibacy or a furtive indulgence, to give some man's son an automobile.»
«But, if you're not sure—» «That doesn't matter,» exclaimed Amory.” source

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