F. Scott Fitzgerald: “I fell in love with her courage”


“I fell in love with her courage, her sincerity, and her flaming self respect. And it’s these things I’d believe in, even if the whole world indulged in wild suspicions that she wasn’t all she should be. I love her and it is the beginning of everything.”
– F. Scott Fitzgerald, about his wife Zelda
Black and white photograph of F. Scott Fitzgerald standing beside Zelda Fitzgerald. They are both dressed in 1920s casual attire, with F. Scott Fitzgerald wearing a light-colored suit and Zelda in a knee-length dress. They are posing together with a wooden fence in the background, surrounded by foliage that suggests a garden setting.
F. Scott Fitzgerald and Zelda, 1921


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Portrait of F. Scott Fitzgerald and his wife Zelda taken in 1921 at Dellwood by Kenneth Melvin Wright, Courtesy of the Minnesota Historical Society – Wikimedia Commons, Wikimedia Foundation, https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:F_Scott_Fitzgerald_and_wife_Zelda_September_1921.jpg