F. Scott Fitzgerald quote about life from The Great Gatsby - I was within and without, simultaneously enchanted and repelled by the inexhaustible variety of life.
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I was within and without, simultaneously enchanted and repelled by the inexhaustible variety of life.
 F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby (1925). copy citation

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Author F. Scott Fitzgerald
Source The Great Gatsby
Topic life variety enchantment
Date 1925
Language English
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Weblink http://gutenberg.net.au/ebooks02/0200041.txt

Context

“I wanted to get out and walk southward toward the park through the soft twilight, but each time I tried to go I became entangled in some wild, strident argument which pulled me back, as if with ropes, into my chair. Yet high over the city our line of yellow windows must have contributed their share of human secrecy to the casual watcher in the darkening streets, and I was him too, looking up and wondering. I was within and without, simultaneously enchanted and repelled by the inexhaustible variety of life.
Myrtle pulled her chair close to mine, and suddenly her warm breath poured over me the story of her first meeting with Tom.
«It was on the two little seats facing each other that are always the last ones left on the train.” source

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