F. Scott Fitzgerald Quote

The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in the 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.


The Crack-Up, originally published in Esquire magazine, 1936

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