“I want to give a really bad party. I mean it. I want to give a party where there’s brawls and seductions and people going home with their feelings hurt and women passed out in the cabinet de toilettte. You wait and see.”—Dick Diver, in Tender is the Night by F. Scott Fitzgerald
I spent the winter on the verge of a total breakdown while living in Norway. I felt the darkness of the black metal bands. But being such a fawn of a man, I didn’t burn down any old churches. Just slept way too much, just slept.