General Pierce Bridge
The General Pierce Bridge is a steel truss road bridge over the Connecticut River
Connecticut River
The Connecticut River is the largest and longest river in New England, and also an American Heritage River. It flows roughly south, starting from the Fourth Connecticut Lake in New Hampshire. After flowing through the remaining Connecticut Lakes and Lake Francis, it defines the border between the...

 between Greenfield, Massachusetts
Greenfield, Massachusetts
Greenfield is a city in Franklin County, Massachusetts, United States. The population was 17,456 at the 2010 census. It is the county seat of Franklin County. Greenfield is home to Greenfield Community College, the Pioneer Valley Symphony Orchestra, and the Franklin County Fair...

 and Montague, Massachusetts
Montague, Massachusetts
Montague is a town in Franklin County, Massachusetts, United States. The population was 8,489 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Springfield, Massachusetts metropolitan statistical area....

 carrying Montague City Road.

It is currently being scheduled for major repairs. After the Gill - Montague Bridge
Gill - Montague Bridge
The Gill–Montague Bridge is a steel deck truss bridge crossing the Connecticut River in Massachusetts. It connects the Town of Gill with the village of Turners Falls in the Town of Montague. The bridge carries automobile and pedestrian traffic.-History:...

 upstream is refurbished, the state will perform further work on this structure.
The current bridge was preceded at that location by two bridges destroyed in the Flood of 1936. Upstream was the wooden double-decked covered bridge known as the Montague City Bridge, and carried rail traffic on top, with other traffic below.

All good writing is swimming under water and holding your breath.

Undated letter to his daughter "Scottie" (Frances Scott Fitzgerald|Frances Scott Fitzgerald).

The idea that to make a man work you've got to hold gold in front of his eyes is a growth, not an axiom. We’ve done that for so long that we've forgotten there’s any other way.

"Amory Blaine" in This Side of Paradise|This Side of Paradise (1920) Bk. 2, Ch. 5

Whenever you feel like criticizing any one... just remember that all the people in this world haven't had the advantages that you've had.

The Great Gatsby (1925)

So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past.

The Great Gatsby (1925)

Sometimes it is harder to deprive oneself of a pain than of a pleasure.

Tender is the Night (1934)

One writes of scars healed, a loose parallel to the pathology of the skin, but there is no such thing in the life of an individual. There open wounds, shrunk sometimes to the size of a pinprick, but wounds still. The marks of suffering are more comparable to the loss of a finger, or of the sight of an eye. We may not miss them, either, for one minute in a year, but if we should there is nothing to be done about it.

Tender Is the Night (1934) Bk. 3, Ch. 13

Either you think — or else others have to think for you and take power from you, pervert and discipline your natural tastes, civilize and sterilize you.

Tender Is the Night (1934)

I hate the place like poison with a sincere hatred.

Responding to a suggestion that he return to Hollywood to work on a script of Tender is the Night in a letter to his agent (10 January 1935)

In a real dark night of the soul it is always three o'clock in the morning, day after day.

The Crack-Up|The Crack-Up (1936)

Before I go on with this short history, let me make a general observation– the test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in the mind at the same time, and still retain the ability to function.One should, for example, be able to see that things are hopeless and yet be determined to make them otherwise. This philosophy fitted on to my early adult life, when I saw the improbable, the implausible, often the "impossible," come true.

The Crack-Up (1936)