To go wrong in one’s own way is better than to go right in someone else’s.

Dmitri Prokofitch Razumihin


“I’m sick of a system where the richest man gets the most beautiful girl if he wants her, where the artist without an income has to sell his talents to a button manufacturer.”
Amory Blaine
“Who’s he?”
“Well,” said Amory, “he’s a – he’s a intellectual personage not very well known at present.”