Great Stuff from F. Scott Fitzgerald Beyond ‘Gatsby’


Frankly, we should just list most of his catalog, but here are a few items from F. Scott Fitzgerald, the creator of the source material behind some movie that’s just opened.

Our Favorite F. Scott Fitzgerald Quote:

“The two basic stories of all times are Cinderella and Jack the Giant Killer — the charm of women and the courage of men.”

Pretty easy to debate, but an elegant line worth pondering all the same.

[Close second, the wiser but less artistic: “The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in the mind at the same time, and still retain the ability to function.”]


Our Favorite Fitzgerald Short Story Title

“The Diamond as Big as the Ritz”

Our Favorite Collection of Fitzgerald Shorts

“The Pat Hobby Stories” — concerning a somewhat busted writer in old Hollywood. Funny and self-mocking.

Our Favorite Fitzgerald Novel Title

“The Beautiful and the Damned”

Our Favorite Fitzgerald Novel

“The Great Gatsby” — sorry to be so cliche and of the moment, but it’s a damned fine book.


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