Quotes from letters between F. Scott Fitzgerald and Cecilia Taylor

The following quotes from letters between F. Scott Fitzgerald and Cecilia Taylor (“Cousin Cici”) are extracted from The Letters of F. Scott Fitzgerald (1963).

“On the whole I’m having a fairly good time–but it looks as if the youth of me and my generation ends sometime during the present year, rather summarily– If we ever get back, and I don’t particularly care, will be rather aged–in the worst way. After all, life hasn’t much to offer except youth and I suppose for older people the love of youth in others.” – F. Scott Fitzgerald to Cousin Cici, June 10, 1917

“Every man I’ve met who’s been to war–that is this war–seems to have lost youth and faith in man unless they’re wine-bibbers of patriotism which, of course, I think is the biggest rot in the world.” – F. Scott Fitzgerald to Cousin Cici, June 10, 1917

“Updike of Oxford or Harvard says ‘I die for England’ or ‘I die for America’– not me. I’m too Irish for that – I may get killed for America–but I’m going to die for myself.” – F. Scott Fitzgerald to Cousin Cici, June 10, 1917

“I am damned glad to be going back to Europe where I am away from most of the people I care about, and can think instead of feeling.” – F. Scott Fitzgerald to Cousin Cici,  February 23, 1931

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