"You are personally responsible for becoming more ethical than the society you grew up in."
"To be of great wit and conversational powers, and simultaneously strong and serious and silent. To be generous and open and self-sacrificing, yet to be somewhat mysterious and sensitive and even a little bitter with melancholy. To be both light and dark. To harmonize this, to melt all this down into a single man - ah, there was something to be done."
F.Scott Fitzgerald, The Perfect Life (via brighto-n)