f.-scott.-fitzgerald

She was beautiful, but not like those girls in the magazines. She was beautiful, for the way she thought. She was beautiful, for the sparkle in her eyes when she talked about something she loved. She was beautiful, for her ability to make other people smile, even if she was sad. No, she wasn’t beautiful for something as temporary as her looks. She was beautiful, deep down to her soul. She is beautiful.
I fell in love with her courage, her sincerity, and her flaming self respect. And it’s these things I’d believe in, even if the whole world indulged in wild suspicions that she wasn’t all she should be. I love her and that’s the beginning and end of everything.
—  F. Scott Fitzgerald, ”Letter to Isabelle Amorous”, Feb 1920

“She was beautiful, but not like those girls in the magazines. She was beautiful, for the way she thought. She was beautiful, for the sparkle in her eyes when she talked about something she loved. She was beautiful, for her ability to make other people smile, even if she was sad. No, she wasn’t beautiful for something as temporary as her looks. She was beautiful, deep down to her soul. She is beautiful.”

- F. Scott Fitzgerald

E alla fine, siamo solo umani, ubriachi dell'idea che l'amore, solo l'amore, possa guarire il nostro tormento.
—  F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby.
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