f-scott-fitzgerald

Se quer saber, nunca é tarde demais para ser quem você quiser ser; não há limite de tempo, comece quando você quiser. Você pode mudar ou ficar como está, não há regras para esse tipo de coisa. Podemos encarar a vida de forma positiva ou negativa, espero que encare de forma positiva; espero que veja coisas que surpreendam você; espero que sinta coisas que nunca sentiu antes; espero que conheça pessoas com ponto de vista diferente; espero que tenha uma vida da qual você se orgulhe. E se você descobrir que não tem, espero que tenha forças para conseguir começar de novo.
—   Benjamin Button.
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
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

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.