"The Edge... there is no honest way to explain it because the only people who really know where it is are the ones who have gone over. "
So remember, when you’re feeling very small and insecure,
How amazingly unlikely is your birth,
And pray that there’s intelligent life somewhere up in space,
‘Cause there’s bugger all down here on Earth.
Eric Idle (via wanderers-journal)
An ambulance worker painting the kerb in accordance with the blackout regulations 1939
He had waited five years and bought a mansion where he dispensed starlight to casual moths—so that he could “come over” some afternoon to a stranger’s garden
- F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby
He had one of those rare smiles with a quality of eternal reassurance in it, that you may come across four or five times in life. It faced, or seemed to face, the whole external world for an instant and then concentrated on you with an irresistible prejudice in your favor. It understood you just as far as you wanted to be understood, believed in you as you would like to believe in yourself.
- F. Scott Fitzgerald (The Great Gatsby)