The strongest should come first in comedy because once a character is really established as funny everything he does is funny.
People disappeared, reappeared, made plans to go somewhere, and then lost each other, searched for each other, found each other a few feet away.
It’d be a good setting to jump overboard,’ said Dick mildly.
‘Wouldn’t it?’ agreed Nicole hastily. ‘Let’s borrow life-preservers and jump over. I think we should do something spectacular. I feel that all our lives have been too restrained.
You’re a slave, a bound helpless slave to one thing in this world, your imagination.
You see, this is the beauty I want. Beauty has got to be astonishing, astounding–it’s got to burst in on you like a dream, like the exquisite eyes of a girl.
now I was going to bring back all such things into my life and become again that most limited of all specialists, the ‘well-rounded man.
Work like hell! I had 122 rejection slips before I sold a story.
The table seemed to have risen a little toward the sky like a mechanical dancing platform, giving the people around it a sense of being alone with each other in the dark universe, nourished by its only food, warmed by its only lights.
Its vanished trees, the trees that had made way for Gatsby’s house, had once pandered in whispers to the last and greatest of all human dreams; for a transitory enchanted moment man must have held his breath in the presence of this continent, compelled into an aesthetic contemplation he neither understood nor desired, face to face for the last time in history with something commensurate to his capacity for wonder.
He knew that Daisy was extraordinary, but he didn’t realize just how extraordinary a ‘nice’ girl could be.