The test of a first-rate intelligenceis 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)
Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald
(September 24, 1896 – December 21, 1940)
American writer, poet, essayist
The Great Gatsby
(New York: Scribners, 1925)
Thought provoking comment that seems to bring out the hear of objectivity.
Yes! I also like that it speaks to action and determination/persistance!
That’s a tall order.
Yeah. But think how many things seemed a hopeless cause or impossible, until they were accomplished?