Debunking Male Perpetuated Myths Of ‘Female Hysteria’ (Part One)
Zelda Fitzgerald was put into an insane asylum by her famous husband because she wrote stories, kept a journal, painted, and wanted to take dance lessons.

Zelda Fitzgerald was put into an insane asylum by her famous husband because she wrote stories, kept a journal, painted, and wanted to take dance lessons. She died when the asylum caught fire and burned to the ground. It is widely believed that a good bit of Scott Fitzgerald’s writing came from his wife’s journals and stories.

Zelda Fitzgerald was mentally ill. She was practicing ballet nonstop all day and was having manic episodes, she burned her clothes at one point after getting upset. Yes, Scott did contribute to her breakdowns and mental illness but she was mentally ill and it ran in her family. Scott did use her writing in his but especially at the beginning she was happy with it. Her essay, Friend’s Husband’s Latest, was written tongue in cheek. The only reason why she was upset with Scott is that he wouldn’t let her write about their shared life together.

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
F. Scott Fitzgerald for the Signs
  • Aries:"The fire blazing in her dark and injured heart seemed to glow around her like a flame."
  • Taurus:"We’ll survive, you and I."
  • Gemini:"There were girls who would tear you apart with their lips."
  • Cancer:"Two souls are sometimes created together and in love before they’re born."
  • Leo:"I love her and that’s the beginning and end of everything."
  • Virgo:"Whatever I am, you did it."
  • Libra:"Beauty means the scent of roses and then the death of roses."
  • Scorpio:"The sadness of the past is with me always."
  • Sagittarius:"I want excitement; and I don’t care what form it takes or what I pay for it, so long as it makes my heart beat."
  • Capricorn:"All life is just a progression toward and then a recession from one phrase— I love you."
  • Aquarius:"I shall go on shining as a brilliantly meaningless figure in a meaningless world."
  • Pisces:"She looks at him once more, with infinite longing, infinite sadness."
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 Quotes for the Signs
  • Aries:"These lights, this brightness, these clusters of human hope, of wild desire—I shall take these lights in my fingers. I shall make them bright, and whether they shine or not, it is in these fingers that they shall succeed or fail."// The Last Tycoon
  • Taurus:"There’s no beauty without poignancy and there’s no poignancy without the feeling that it’s going, men, names, books, houses–bound for dust-- mortal." //The Beautiful and the Damned
  • Gemini:"We both fitted. If our corners were not rubbed off they were at least pulled in. But deep in us both was something that made us require more for happiness. I didn't know what I wanted." // Flappers and Philosophers
  • Cancer:"For what it’s worth: It’s never too late to be whoever you want to be. I hope you live a life you’re proud of, and if you find that you’re not, I hope you have the strength to start over.” // The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
  • Leo:"You seem to take things so personally, hating people and worshipping them--always thinking people are so important--especially yourselves. You just ask to be kicked around. I like people and I like them to like me, but I wear my heart where God put it--on the inside." // The Last Tycoon
  • Virgo:"Intelligence is a mere instrument of circumstances." // The Beautiful and the Damned
  • Libra:"I hope she'll be a fool -- that's the best thing a girl can be in this world, a beautiful little fool." // The Great Gatsby
  • Scorpio:You are mysterious, I love you. You’re beautiful, intelligent, and virtuous, and that’s the rarest known combination. // Porcelain and Pink
  • Sagittarius:"Reserving judgments is a matter of infinite hope." // The Great Gatsby
  • Capricorn:
  • "She wanted to exist only as a conscious flower, prolonging and preserving herself." // The Beautiful and the Damned
  • Aquarius:"I was within and without, simultaneously enchanted and repelled by the inexhaustible variety of life." // The Great Gatsby
  • Pisces:"She smiled at him, making sure that the smile gathered up everything inside her and directed it toward him, making him a profound promise of herself for so little, for the beat of a response, the assurance of a complimentary vibration in him."// Tender is the Night