F. Scott Fitzgerald quote about meaning from The Beautiful and Damned - I shall go on shining as a brilliantly meaningless figure in a meaningless world.
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I shall go on shining as a brilliantly meaningless figure in a meaningless world.
 F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Beautiful and Damned (1922). copy citation

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“DICK: (As though talking to himself) I think—that when I've done another novel and a play, and maybe a book of short stories, I'll do a musical comedy. MAURY: I know—with intellectual lyrics that no one will listen to. And all the critics will groan and grunt about "Dear old Pinafore." And I shall go on shining as a brilliantly meaningless figure in a meaningless world.
DICK: (Pompously) Art isn't meaningless. MAURY: It is in itself. It isn't in that it tries to make life less so.
ANTHONY: In other words, Dick, you're playing before a grand stand peopled with ghosts.” source

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