This is probably the most inspiring (and historical) quote I have ever come across!

It was as if F. Scott Fitzgerald (1896-1940) was writing to a friend, who was probaby in some distress, and was trying to give him or her some faith that it was not too late to change for the better. Perhaps, he was? Or maybe he was writing a farewell letter, since he writes the word ‘hope’ a lot? 

It does sound like he was writing from experience. Maybe he realized that one can change during the course of writing his famous novel The Great Gatsby (1925), when he saw that he was Gatsby and his wife, Zelda, was Daisy?¹ 

These words are very honest, heartfelt, and true. It makes me want to run out of the front door, seize life by the throat, and be proud of it all! I like the idea that one can start over again with courage too. 

Sometimes, words of wisdom from the history of time can be perfect reminders of what we forget to do in life.

¹ Sparknotes, The Great Gatsby, 'Context',, [accessed 25 March 2015], (paragraph 6).
For Sliver Threading's Writer's Quote Wednesday weekly event.

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  1. For what it’s worth…

    Actually this quote is not from the pen of F.Scott Fitzgerald, although it is often attributed to him. It is from Eric Roth’s screenplay for “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button” which is loosely based on Fitzgerald’s short story.


    1. It may be so, but I don’t care. It’s a beautiful quote, and I’m putting it up here. The event is called “Writer’s Quote Wednesday”, and someone wrote that. Anyway, in history, many people get misquoted, and we can never verify who said what, unless we ask them personally. The lovely quote above is inspiring, and I’m keeping it!


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