Words: “The Test Of A First-rate Intelligence “

The test of a first-rate intelligence
first-rate intelligence
Photograph of F. Scott Fitzgerald c. 1921,
is the ability to hold

two opposed ideas in mind

at the same time and still

retain the ability to function.

One should, for example, be able

to see that things are hopeless

and yet be determined

to make them otherwise."

~ F. Scott Fitzgerald,
“The Crack-Up,” Esquire (1936)

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Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald
(September 24, 1896 – December 21, 1940)

Husband, father
American writer, poet, essayist
author
The Great Gatsby

(New York: Scribners, 1925)

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