“They were careless people. They smashed up things and creatures and then retreated back into their money or their vast carelessness or whatever it was that kept them together, and let other people clean up the mess they had made.”—F. Scott Fitzgerald, American novelist, 1896-1940

Please note that each of these quotations is meant to be read independently of all the others, especially those immediately preceding and following the current quotation.

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