you, too, were a beautiful fool

“His talent was as natural as the pattern that was made by the dust on a butterfly's wings. At one time he understood it no more than the butterfly did and he did not know when it was brushed or marred. Later he became conscious of his damaged wings and of their construction and he learned to think and could not fly any more because the love of flight was gone and he could only remember when it had been effortless." -- Ernest Hemingway in A Moveable Feast

[+] the ending of The Great Gatsby

[+] This May 1, 1920 issue is the first issue that Fitzgerald's name appeared on the front. Fitzgerald contributed to the magazine for most of his life. 

"Scott was a man then who looked like a boy with a face between handsome and pretty. He had very fair wavy hair, a high forehead, excited and friendly eyes and a delicate long-lipped Irish mouth that, on a girl, would have been the mouth of a beauty. His chin was well built and he had good ears and a handsome, almost beautiful, unmarked nose. This should not have added up to a pretty face, but that came from the coloring, the very fair hair and the mouth. The mouth worried you until you knew him and then it worried you more." -- Ernest Hemingway in A Moveable Feast

[+] Tom Hiddleston as Fitzgerald in Midnight in Paris

[+] Fitzgerald and his daughter, "Scottie"

[+] Fitzgerald was friends with Ernest Hemingway. Both are considered to be a part of the "Lost Generation."

[+]  F. Scott Fitzgerald House (also known as Summit Terrace) in Saint Paul, Minn.This is where Fitzgerald's parents lived, and where he rewrote This Side of Paradise

[+] a postcard Fitzgerald wrote to himself 

[+] from Out of Print Clothing


Happy Birthday, Scott Fitzgerald. Happy Birthday.


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