The Cost of Pursuing a Dream?
Amy Wessenberg / Henson 2nd
Identity- the fact of being who or what a person or thing is
The Great Gatsby
"There must have been moments even that afternoon when Daisy tumbled short of his dreams — no through her own fault but because of the colossal vitality of his illusion. It had gone beyond her, beyond everything. He had thrown himself into it with a creative passion…" (Fitzgerald, pg 52).
"He wanted to recover something, some idea of himself perhaps, that had gone into loving Daisy. His life had been confused and disordered since then, but if he could once return to a certain starting place and go over it all slowly, he could find out what that thing was." (Fitzgerald, pg 110).
"...the best thing a girl can be in this world, a beautiful little fool." (Fitzgerald, pg
Charles Morris: "I had a friend who was a bond trader at Merrill Lynch in the 1970s. He had a job as a train conductor at night, 'cause he had three kids and couldn't support them on what a bond trader made. By 1986, he was making millions of dollars, and thought it was because he was smart."
Serving in Florida
"...worry about coming across as too educated for the jobs I sought..."
The Little Mermaid
Ursula: "Oh, and there is one more thing. We haven't discussed the subject of payment. You can't get something for nothing, you know."
Ariel: "But I don't have any-"
Ursula: "I'm not asking much. Just a token really, a trifle. You'll never even miss it. What I want from you is, your voice."
Ariel: "My voice?"
Ursula: "You got it, sweetcakes. No more talking, singing, zip."
“Best to leave quietly, and no reunions. Move on, and look to the future. Plenty more faces out there.”