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Creative Quotations from . . .
F. Scott Fitzgerald
(1896-1940) born on
Sep 24
US author. His writings and lifestyle epitomized 1920s "Jazz Age" in "The Great Gatsby," 1925.
To write it, it took three months; to conceive it -- three minutes; to collect the data in it -- all my life.

An idea ran back and forward in his head like a blind man, knocking over the solid furniture.
No grand idea was ever born in a conference, but a lot of foolish ideas have died there.
Never confuse a single defeat with a final defeat.
Vitality shows not only in the ability to persist, but in the ability to start over.
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: "The Author's Apology," Apr 1920, referring to his novel "This Side of Paradise."
R: "The Crack-Up," "Notebook M," ed. by Edmund Wilson, 1945.
A: "The Crack-Up," "Notebook E," ed. by Edmund Wilson, 1945.
N: In "The Speaker's Electronic Reference Collection," AApex Software, 1994.
K: "The Crack-Up," "Notebook E," ed. by Edmund Wilson, 1945.

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