Well I thought it was time we had F. Scott Fitzgerald’s Top Ten ConflictTips:
- At eighteen our convictions are hills from which we look; at forty-five they are caves in which we hide.
- Family quarrels are bitter things. They don’t go according to any rules. They’re not like aches or wounds, they’re more like splits in the skin that won’t heal because there’s not enough material.
- Genius is the ability to put into effect what is on your mind
- In a real dark night of the soul, it is always three o’clock in the morning, day after day
- Life is essentially a cheat and its conditions are those of defeat; the redeeming things are not happiness and pleasure but the deeper satisfactions that come out of struggle.
- No grand idea was ever born in a conference, but a lot of foolish ideas have died there.
- Show me a hero and I’ll write you a tragedy
- Let me tell you about the very rich. They are different from you and me (To which Ernest Hemingway allegedly replied: ‘yes they got money’)
- The victor belongs to the spoils.
- And my favorite: The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in mind at the same time and still retain the ability to function.
Scottie and Zelda: