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F. Scott Fitzgerald (b. September 24): “Vitality shows not only in the ability to persist…”

24 Sep

Fitzgerald

“Vitality shows in not only the ability to persist but the ability to start over.”

~ F. Scott Fitzgerald, b. 24 Sept 1896

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F. Scott Fitzgerald (b. September 24): “Vitality shows not only in the ability to persist…”

24 Sep

Fitzgerald

“Vitality shows in not only the ability to persist but the ability to start over.”

~ F. Scott Fitzgerald, b. 24 Sept 1896

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F. Scott Fitzgerald (b. September 24): “Vitality shows not only in the ability to persist…”

24 Sep

Fitzgerald

“Vitality shows in not only the ability to persist but the ability to start over.”

~ F. Scott Fitzgerald, b. 24 Sept 1896

pinterest.com/pin/39406565460712605/

 

F. Scott Fitzgerald (b. September 24): “Vitality shows not only in the ability to persist…”

24 Sep

Fitzgerald

“Vitality shows in not only the ability to persist but the ability to start over.”

~ F. Scott Fitzgerald, b. 24 Sept 1896

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F. Scott Fitzgerald (b. September 24): “Vitality shows in the ability to start over.”

24 Sep

Fitzgerald

“Vitality shows in not only the ability to persist but the ability to start over.”

~ F. Scott Fitzgerald, b. 24 Sept 1896

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F. Scott Fitzgerald (Sept 24): “Vitality shows not only in the ability to persist…”

24 Sep

Fitzgerald

“Vitality shows in not only the ability to persist but the ability to start over.”

~ F. Scott Fitzgerald, b. 24 Sept 1896

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f scott fitzgerald: writers aren’t people

25 Jun

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“Writers aren’t people exactly. Or, if they’re any good, they’re a whole lot of people trying so hard to be one person. It’s like actors, who try so pathetically not to look in mirrors. Who lean backward trying – only to see their faces in the reflecting chandeliers.”

~ F. SCOTT FITZGERALD

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F. Scott Fitzgerald: “Confine yourself to simple words.”

5 Jan

Fitzgerald

“Upon mature consideration I advise you to go no farther with your vocabulary. If you have a lot of words they’ll become like some muscle you’ve developed that you’re compelled to use, and you must use this one in expressing yourself or in criticizing others. It’s hard to say who’ll punish you the most for this, the dumb people who don’t know what you’re talking about or the learned ones who do. But wallop you they will and you’ll be forced to confine yourself to pen and paper.

Then you’ll be a writer and may God have mercy on your soul.

No! A thousand times no! Far, far better confine yourself to a few simple expressions in life, the ones that served billions upon countless billions of our forefathers and still serve admirably all but a tiny handful of those at present clinging to the earth’s crust…

So forget all that has hitherto attracted you in our complicated system of grunts and go back to those fundamental ones that have stood the test of time.”

~ F. SCOTT FITZGERALD, in a letter to Andrew Turnbull

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