34 Famous Zelda Fitzgerald Quotes

34 Famous Zelda Fitzgerald Quotes

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Zelda Firzgerald was a novelist and the wife of the famous F. Scott Fitzgerald. She gained celebrity status when her husbands first novel, This Side of Paradise, his major success. She died in 1948 at the young age of 48.

“A southern moon is a sodden moon, and sultry. When it swamps the fields and the rustling sandy roads and the sticky honeysuckle hedges in its sweet stagnation, your fight to hold on to reality is like a protestation against a first waft of ether.”

“All I want to be is very young always and very irresponsible and to feel that my life is my own-to live and be happy and die in my own way to please myself.”

“And only weaklings…who lack courage and the power to feel they’re right when the whole world says they’re wrong, ever lose.”

“Being in love, she concluded, is simply a presentation of our pasts to another individual, mostly packages so unwieldy that we can no longer manage the loosened strings alone.”

“Emptying the ashtrays was very expressive of myself. i just lump everything in a great heap which i have labeled ‘the past,’ and having thus emptied this deep reservoir that was once myself, i am ready to continue.”

“Excuse me for being so intellectual. I know you would prefer something nice and feminine and affectionate.”

“Father said conflict develops the character.”

“I am really only myself when I’m somebody else whom I have endowed with these wonderful qualities from my imagination.”

“I don’t suppose I really know you very well – but I know you smell like the delicious damp grass that grows near old walls and that your hands are beautiful opening out of your sleeves and that the back of your head is a mossy sheltered cave when there is trouble in the wind and that my cheek just fits the depression in your shoulder.”

“I don’t want to live. I want to love first, and live incidentally.”

“I love you, even if there isn’t any me, or any love, or even any life. I love you.”

“I remember every single spot of light that ever gouged a shadow beside your bones.”

“I still know in my heart that it is a Godless, dirty game.”

“I suppose all we can really share with people is a taste for the same kinds of weather.”

“I wish I could write a beautiful book to break those hearts that are soon to cease to exist: a book of faith and small neat worlds and of people who live by the philosophies of popular songs.”

“It is the loose ends with which men hang themselves.”

“Life has puffed and blown itself into a summer day, and clouds and spring billow over the heavens as if calendars were a listing of mathematical errors.”

“Living is cold and technical without you, a death mask of itself.”

“Love is bitter and all there is, and that the rest is for the emotional beggars of the earth.”

“Nobody has ever measured, not even poets, how much the heart can hold.”

“Nothing could have survived our life.”

“Oh, we are going to be so happy away from all the things that almost got us but couldn’t quite because we were too smart for them!”

“She felt the essence of herself pulled finer and smaller like those streams of spun glass that pull and stretch till there remains but a glimmering illusion. Neither falling nor breaking,
the stream spins finer. She felt herself very small and ecstatic. Alabama was in love.”

“She quietly expected great things to happen to her, and no doubt that’s one of the reasons why they did.”

“She refused to be bored chiefly because she wasn’t boring.”

“Something in me vibrates to a dusky, dreamy smell of dying moons and shadows.”

“The trouble with emergencies is,” she said, “that I always put on my finest underwear and then nothing happens.”

“They hadn’t much faith in travel, nor a great belief in a change of scene as a panacea for spiritual ills; they were simply glad to be going.”

“We get something to do and as soon as we’ve got it, it gets us.”

“We grew up founding our dreams on the infinite promise of American advertising. I still believe that one can learn to play the piano by mail and that mud will give you a perfect complexion.”

“We quarreled in the gray morning dew about morals; and made up over a red bathing suit.”

“Why is there happiness and comfort and excitement where you are and no where else in the world.”

“Without you, dearest dearest I couldn’t see or hear or feel or think – or live – I love you so and I’m never in all our lives going to let us be apart another night.”

“Youth doesn’t need friends – it only needs crowds.”