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A collection of quotes and thoughts by Zelda Fitzgerald on love, romance, boredom, life, incidents, youth, age, philosophies, beauty, regrets and unapologetic.

49 Great Quotes By Zelda Fitzgerald, The Original 'It Girl'

Quick Facts

Famous As: Novelist

Born On: July 24, 1900

Died On: March 10, 1948

Born In: Montgomery, Alabama, United States

Died At Age: 47

Zelda Fitzgerald was an iconic American novelist and socialist, considered among the first of the American ‘flappers’. With the advent of the 20th century, modernization began in America and people too started to change. Women started to explore the outside world, unlike their pre-descendants who served at the feet of their husbands and families. Zelda Fitzgerald was one among them; she was bold, intellectual, and passionate and did not limit herself to the boundaries of the society. She is also known as the wife of renowned American author F. Scott Fitzgerald. Scott Fitzgerald dubbed her the ‘first flapper’ and their relationship was among those romantic stories that people talk about. Zelda greatly influenced Scott, and his works, by being herself ‘bold and beautiful’. ‘Save Me the Waltz’ became the most talked among her works. Zelda set the standards high for the modern society woman, and her works, life and thoughts inspired a whole generation in her days. Here are some of the famous quotations and sayings by Zelda Fitzgerald which are sure to inspire you even today. Presenting Zelda Fitzgerald quotes on love, romance, boredom, life, incidents, youth, age, philosophies, beauty, regrets and unapologetic.
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Nobody has ever measured, not even poets, how much the heart can hold.

Zelda Fitzgerald

She refused to be bored chiefly because she wasn't boring.

Zelda Fitzgerald

I don't want to live, I want to love first and live incidentally.

Zelda Fitzgerald

I love you, even if there isn’t any me, or any love, or even any life. I love you.

Zelda Fitzgerald

I wish I could write a beautiful book to break those hearts that are soon to cease to exist: a book of faith and small neat worlds and of people who live by the philosophies of popular songs.

Zelda Fitzgerald

I am really only myself when I'm somebody else whom I have endowed with these wonderful qualities from my imagination.

Zelda Fitzgerald

It is the loose ends with which men hang themselves.

Zelda Fitzgerald

She quietly expected great things to happen to her, and no doubt that’s one of the reasons why they did.

Zelda Fitzgerald

I remember every single spot of light that ever gouged a shadow beside your bones.

Zelda Fitzgerald

All I want to be is very young always and very irresponsible and to feel that my life is my own-to live and be happy and die in my own way to please myself

Zelda Fitzgerald

Isn't it funny how danger makes people passionate?

Zelda Fitzgerald

Without you, dearest dearest I couldn't see or hear or feel or think - or live - I love you so and I'm never in all our lives going to let us be apart another night.

Zelda Fitzgerald

The trouble with emergencies is," she said, "that I always put on my finest underwear and then nothing happens.

Zelda Fitzgerald

Excuse me for being so intellectual. I know you would prefer something nice and feminine and affectionate.

Zelda Fitzgerald

Thanks again for saving me. Someday, I’ll save you too.

Zelda Fitzgerald

By the time a person has achieved years adequate for choosing a direction, the die is cast and the moment has long since passed which determined the future.

Zelda Fitzgerald

I love you anyway-even if there isn't any me or any love or even any life- I love you.

Zelda Fitzgerald

We grew up founding our dreams on the infinite promise of American advertising. I still believe that one can learn to play the piano by mail and that mud will give you a perfect complexion.

Zelda Fitzgerald

Memories should be sharp when one has nothing else to live for

Zelda Fitzgerald

Something in me vibrates to a dusky, dreamy smell of dying moons and shadows.

Zelda Fitzgerald

Nothing could have survived our life.

Zelda Fitzgerald

She refused to be bored chiefly because she wasn't boring." -Zelda Fitzgerald

Zelda Fitzgerald

Death is the only real elegance.

Zelda Fitzgerald

I play the radio and moon about...and dream of Utopias where its always July the 24th 1935, in the middle of summer forever.

Zelda Fitzgerald

Why is there happiness and comfort and excitement where you are and no where else in the world?

Zelda Fitzgerald

Father said conflict develops the character

Zelda Fitzgerald

And only weaklings...who lack courage and the power to feel they're right when the whole world says they're wrong, ever lose.

Zelda Fitzgerald

I’m so damn glad I love you – I wouldn’t love any other man on earth – I b’lieve if I had deliberately decided on a sweetheart, he’d have been you.

Zelda Fitzgerald

Nobody hαs ever meαsured, not even poets, how much the heαrt cαn hold.

Zelda Fitzgerald

My dear, I think of you always and at night I build myself a warm nest of things I remember and float in your sweetness till morning.

Zelda Fitzgerald

People are like almanacs, Bonnie - you never can find the information you're looking for, but the casual reading is well worth the trouble.

Zelda Fitzgerald

But I warn you, I am only really myself when I’m somebody else whom I have endowed with these wonderful qualities from my imagination.

Zelda Fitzgerald

I believed I was a salamander, and it seems I am nothing but an impediment.

Zelda Fitzgerald

I don’t want to live— 
I want to love first, and live…incidentally.

Zelda Fitzgerald

Being in love, she concluded, is simply a presentation of our pasts to another individual, mostly packages so unwieldy that we can no longer manage the loosened strings alone.

Zelda Fitzgerald

Life has puffed and blown itself into a summer day, and clouds and spring billow over the heavens as if calendars were a listing of mathematical errors.

Zelda Fitzgerald

Oh, we are going to be so happy away from all the things that almost got us but couldn't quite because we were too smart for them!

Zelda Fitzgerald

Living is cold and technical without you, a death mask of itself.

Zelda Fitzgerald

We get something to do and as soon as we've got it, it gets us.

Zelda Fitzgerald

I suppose all we can really share with people is a taste for the same kinds of weather.

Zelda Fitzgerald

We quarreled in the gray morning dew about morals; and made up over a red bathing suit.

Zelda Fitzgerald

They hadn't much faith in travel, nor a great belief in a change of scene as a panacea for spiritual ills; they were simply glad to be going.

Zelda Fitzgerald

. . . she tried to weave the strength of her father and the young beauty of her first love with David, the happy oblivion of her teens and her warm protected childhood into a magic cloak.

Zelda Fitzgerald

Something may be a sort of fulfillment of yourself, and it may not be great to other people, but it is just as essential to yourself as if it is a great masterpiece.

Zelda Fitzgerald

Paris is a pen-and-ink drawing before nine o’clock.

Zelda Fitzgerald

I do not want to live. I want to love and then to live, incidentally.

Zelda Fitzgerald

Nobody has ever measured, not even poets, how much the hearth can hold.

Zelda Fitzgerald

She wished she could help David to seem more legitimate. She wished she could do something to keep everything from being so undignified. Life seemed so uselessly extravagant.

Zelda Fitzgerald

Why should all life be work, when we all can borrow? Let's think only of today, and not worry about tomorrow.

Zelda Fitzgerald