Moreover, to go back to my thesis that life has a varying offensive, the realization of having cracked was not simultaneous with a blow, but with a reprieve.
F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Crack-Up
We got out as soon as we could because we had been there so many times before--it is sadder to find the past again and find it inadequate to the present than it is to have it elude you and remain forever a harmonious conception of memory.
F. Scott Fitzgerald, Show Mr. and Mrs. F...
The blurred world seen from a merry-go-round settled into place; the merry-go-round suddenly stopped.
F. Scott Fitzgerald, from the Notebooks