Reserving judgments is a matter of infinite hope.
 F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby (1925). copy citation

Author F. Scott Fitzgerald
Source The Great Gatsby
Topic hope judgment
Date 1925
Language English


“Most of the confidences were unsought — frequently I have feigned sleep, preoccupation, or a hostile levity when I realized by some unmistakable sign that an intimate revelation was quivering on the horizon; for the intimate revelations of young men, or at least the terms in which they express them, are usually plagiaristic and marred by obvious suppressions. Reserving judgments is a matter of infinite hope. I am still a little afraid of missing something if I forget that, as my father snobbishly suggested, and I snobbishly repeat, a sense of the fundamental decencies is parcelled out unequally at birth.

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