Tender is the Night
"So many smart men go to pieces nowadays."
"And when haven’t they?" Dick asked. "Smart men play close to the line because they have to – some of them can’t stand it, so they quit" (1.22.53-54).
[B]ack in Dohmler’s clinic on the Zurichsee, realizing this power, he had made his choice, chosen Ophelia, chosen the sweet poison and drunk it. Wanting above all to be brave and kind, he had wanted, even more than that, to be loved (3.10.3).
"He’ll be writing music in America and I’ll be working at singing in Munich, so when we get together again there’ll be nothing we can’t do" (1.14.21).