F. Scott Fitzge…

by bryan maynard

f-scott-fitzgerald2I wanted no more riotous excursions with privileged glimpses into the human heart…exempting Gatsby. If personality is an unbroken series of successful gestures, then there was something gorgeous about him, some heightened sensitivity to the promise of life, as if he were related to one of those intricate machines that register earthquakes ten thousand miles away. This responsiveness had nothing to do with that flabby impressionability which is dignified under the name of the ‘creative temperament’–it was an extraordinary gift for hope…

F. Scott Fitzgerald on Gatsby’s gift for hope

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