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Sunday Literary Quote

"Garden of the artist at Vetheuil" by Claude Monet [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

“Garden of the artist at Vetheuil” by Claude Monet [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

I used to do “Sunday Short Quote” posts; maybe I’ll start doing “Sunday Literary Quotes.” We’ll see. At any rate, it’s Sunday today, and here is a quote for you that I just had to share from Tender Is the Night by F. Scott Fitzgerald, which I’m currently reading (which means there will probably be more quotes from it coming your way):

“Later she remembered all the hours of the afternoon as happy—one of those uneventful times that seem at the moment only a link between past and future pleasure but turn out to have been the pleasure itself.”

Isn’t that so true? I’m trying to learn to notice the in-between moments that I will later look back on as happy and enjoy them while I’m in them, rather than just waiting for the next thing on my mental agenda (though that’s so much easier said than done).

May you enjoy a future happy memory this week!

P.S. Along with more Fitzgerald quotes, you might also be seeing more Monet paintings, because I’m currently having a Monet craze. Things like this tend to happen in February—see my post “A Case of the Grays.”


2 comments on “Sunday Literary Quote

  1. emilievardaman
    February 14, 2016

    A most beautiful painting! And most beautiful thoughts. Thank you from the southern tip of Arizona.


  2. Stefanie
    February 16, 2016

    Great quote. And Monet is really awesome 🙂


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