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I had a consuming ambition to possess a miller's thumb. I believe I have never since wanted anything more desperately than I wante ...
Lord of my heart's elation,
Spirit of things unseen,
Be thou my aspiration
Consuming and serene!
These are the arks, the trophies, I erect,
That fortify thy name against old age;
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There is in Hollywood, as in all cultures in which gambling is the central activity, a lowered sexual energy, an inability to devo ...
Fitzgerald describes the social disillusionments and ballroom romanticism of the young people of the upper classes and the lonelin ...
... the more we recruit from immigrants who bring no personal traditions with them, the more America is going to ignore the things ...
We spoke of ourselves as "emancipated" when we got the vote. Yet we are still slaves to the superficial and the superfluous. We ar ...
Nothing is more consuming, or more illogical, than the desire for remembrance.
We have become unsure of the rules and unsure of our roles. Parenting, like brain surgery, is now all-consuming, fraught with anxi ...
The bourgeois treasures nothing more highly than the self.... And so at the cost of intensity he achieves his own preservation and ...
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