Thursday, July 4, 2013

Quote of the Day (F. Scott Fitzgerald, on America as a ‘Willingness of the Heart’)

“France was a land, England was a people, but America, having about it still that quality of the idea, was harder to utter—it was the graves at Shiloh and the tired, drawn, nervous faces of its great men, and the country boys dying in the Argonne for a phrase that was empty before their bodies withered. It was a willingness of the heart.”—F. Scott Fitzgerald, "The Swimmers," Saturday Evening Post, Oct. 19, 1929

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