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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.

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Source Notes: "The Crack-Up," Esquire magazine (1936) and The Crack-Up (1945).

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Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald (September 24, 1896 December 21, 1940) was an Irish-American Jazz Age novelist and short story writer.

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