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Zelda Fitzgerald.

Z elda Fitzgerald was American writer, painter and dancer. She was born on 24th July, 1900 in Montgomery, USA. She attended The Margaret Booth School and Sidney Lanier High School and was quickly recognized because of her great beauty and ballet talent.

In July 1918 she met F. Scott Fitzgerald, who later became one of the most known American writers of this century. They were married on 3rd April, 1920 and Zelda gave birth to their only child one and a half years later.

She had her stories published in major American magazines and, at the age of 27, she also decided to take up ballet lessons. But as her problems with health increased, she entered a mental hospital and was diagnosed schizophrenic. She was released, but then had another nervous breakdown and this pattern repeated until the end of her days.

Zelda’s illness clearly affected her writings and her paintings. She died on 10th March, 1948 in a tragic fire accident, outliving her famous husband by eight years.



P lease find included some of the most famous quotations from Zelda Fitzgerald:

    “...she covered her face with powder and paint because she didn’t need it and she refused to be bored chiefly because she wasn’t boring. She was conscious that the things she did were the things she had always wanted to do.”

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

    “Mr. Fitzgerald—I believe that is how he spells his name—seems to believe that plagiarism begins at home.”

    “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.”

    “Why do we spend years using up our bodies to nurture our minds with experience and find our minds turning then to our exhausted bodies for solace?”

    “Nobody has ever measured, not even poets, how much a heart can hold.” (incidentally, this is the quote appearing in 2002’s joint I get along/E-mail video)

    “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.”

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




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