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“Nobody has ever measured, not even poets, how much the heart can hold.”
Zelda Fitzgerald
“She refused to be bored chiefly because she wasn't boring.”
Zelda Fitzgerald, The Collected Writings
“I don't want to live, I want to love first and live incidentally.”
Zelda Fitzgerald
“I love you, even if there isn’t any me, or any love, or even any life. I love you.”
Zelda Fitzgerald
“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.”
Zelda Fitzgerald
“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.”
Zelda Fitzgerald
“She quietly expected great things to happen to her, and no doubt that’s one of the reasons why they did.”
Zelda Fitzgerald
“I am really only myself when I'm somebody else whom I have endowed with these wonderful qualities from my imagination.”
Zelda Fitzgerald
“It is the loose ends with which men hang themselves.”
Zelda Fitzgerald
“Excuse me for being so intellectual. I know you would prefer something nice and feminine and affectionate.”
Zelda Fitzgerald, Dear Scott, Dearest Zelda: The Love Letters of F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald
“I remember every single spot of light that ever gouged a shadow beside your bones.”
Zelda Fitzgerald
“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”
Zelda Fitzgerald
“Thanks again for saving me. Someday, I’ll save you too.”
Zelda Fitzgerald, Dear Scott, Dearest Zelda: The Love Letters of F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald
“I wish we could spend July by the sea, browning ourselves and feeling water-weighted hair flow behind us from a dive. I wish our gravest concerns were the summer gnats. I wish we were hungry for hot dogs and dopes, and it would be nice to smell the starch of summer linens and the faint odor of talc in blistering summer bath houses ... We could lie in long citoneuse beams of the five o'clock sun on the plage at Juan-les-Pins and hear the sound of the drum and piano being scooped out to sea by the waves.”
Zelda Fitzgerald, Dear Scott, Dearest Zelda: The Love Letters of F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald
“isn't it funny how danger makes people passionate?”
Zelda Fitzgerald, Save Me the Waltz
“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.”
Zelda Fitzgerald
“I love you anyway-even if there isn't any me or any love or even any life-
I love you.”
Zelda Fitzgerald, Dear Scott, Dearest Zelda: The Love Letters of F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald
“The trouble with emergencies is," she said, "that I always put on my finest underwear and then nothing happens.”
Zelda Fitzgerald, Save Me the Waltz
“The night you gave me my birthday party... you were a young Lieutenant and I was a fragrant phantom, wasn't I? And it was a radiant night, a night of soft conspiracy and the trees agreed that it was all going to be for the best.”
Zelda Fitzgerald
“Something in me vibrates to a dusky, dreamy smell of dying moons and shadows.”
Zelda Fitzgerald
“Why is there happiness and comfort and excitement where you are and no where else in the world?”
Zelda Fitzgerald, Dear Scott, Dearest Zelda: The Love Letters of F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald
“By the time a person has achieved years adequate for choosing a direction, the die is cast and the moment has long since passed which determined the future.

Zelda Fitzgerald
“There’s nothing in all the world I want but you and your precious love. All the material things are nothing. I’d just hate to live a sordid, colorless existence because you’d soon love me less and less and I’d do anything — anything — to keep your heart for my own. I don’t want to live—I want to love first, and live incidentally… Don’t—don’t ever think of the things you can’t give me. You’ve trusted me with the dearest heart of all—and it’s so damn much more than anybody else in all the world has ever had.”
Zelda Fitzgerald, Dear Scott, Dearest Zelda: The Love Letters of F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald
“There seemed to be some heavenly support beneath his shoulder blades that lifted his feet from the ground in ecstatic suspension, as if he secretly enjoyed the ability to fly but was walking as a compromise to convention.”
Zelda Fitzgerald, Save Me the Waltz
“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.”
Zelda Fitzgerald
“Nothing could have survived our life.”
Zelda Fitzgerald, Dear Scott, Dearest Zelda: The Love Letters of F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald
“memories should be sharp when one has nothing else to live for”
Zelda Fitzgerald, Save Me the Waltz
“I’m so damn glad I love you – I wouldn’t love any other man on earth – I b’lieve if I had deliberately decided on a sweetheart, he’d have been you.”
Zelda Fitzgerald, Dear Scott, Dearest Zelda: The Love Letters of F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald
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“I dont' want to live - I want to love first, and live incidentally.”
Zelda Fitzgerald
“Death is the only real elegance.”
Zelda Fitzgerald, Save Me the Waltz

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