f-scott-fitzgerald

the signs as weird f. scott fitzgerald things
  • aquarius:the time he stood on a window ledge reciting poetry and almost jumped out
  • pisces:his foot fetish
  • aries:the time he threatened to jump out a window to prove his love for james joyce
  • taurus:finding out where hemingway moved to and showing up at his doorstep in the middle of the night drunk
  • gemini:the egg yolks he'd put in his friends' hats as a prank
  • cancer:leaving bowls of money out at parties for people to take
  • leo:the time his school paper publicly wrote about him, "will someone poison scotty or find some means to shut his mouth?"
  • virgo:only getting into college because he wrote the admission board that it was his birthday and they felt sorry for him
  • libra:eating ice cream for breakfast and fudge for dinner
  • scorpio:bringing a suitcase filled solely with coca cola bottles to work when he was trying to quit drinking
  • sagittarius:the time in the army he was caught naked with a girl by one of his superiors and tried to bribe him with a one dollar bill folded to look like a hundred
  • capricorn:when he dropped out of college he tried saying it was because of his tuberculosis but really he was failing every single class
signs as f scott fitzgerald quotes
  • Aries:Never confuse a single defeat for a final defeat
  • Taurus:So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past
  • Gemini:Everybody's youth is a dream, a form of chemical madness
  • Cancer:It was only a sunny smile, and little it cost in the day worth living
  • Leo:I fell in love with her courage, her sincerity, and her flaming self respect
  • Virgo:What'll we do with ourselves this afternoon? And the day after that, and the next thirty years?
  • Libra:The easiest way to get a reputation is to go outside the fold, shout around for a few years as a violent atheist or a dangerous radical, and then crawl back to shelter
  • Scorpio:Angry, and half in love with her, and tremendously sorry, I turned away
  • Sagittarius:And so with the sunshine and the great bursts of leaves growing on the trees, just as things grow in fast movies, I had that familiar conviction that life was beginning again and summer was over
  • Capricorn:I wasn't actually in love, but I felt a tender sort of curiosity
  • Aquarius:I like people and I like them to like me, but I wear my heart where God put it, on the inside
  • Pisces:There are all kinds of love in this world but never the same love twice

F Scott Fitzgerald, the author of The Great Gatsby, is on the record that he regards Jay Gatsby as an admirable figure, and sees his book as the tragic tale of a great man born in the wrong era.

Meanwhile, basically every stage and film adaptation of The Great Gatsby has ended up being a surreal meditation on how fucked up rich white people are, essentially by playing its source material perfectly straight.

You can’t contrive this stuff - that’s organically grown irony right there.

Her heart sank into her shoes as she realized at last how much she wanted him. No matter what his past was, no matter what he had done. Which was not to say that she would ever let him know, but only that he had moved her chemically more than anyone she had ever met, that all other men seemed pale beside him.
—  F. Scott Fitzgerald