Quotation by Zelda Fitzgerald

I have often told you that I am that little fish who swims about under a shark and, I believe, lives indelicately on its offal. Anyway, that is the way I am. Life moves over me in a vast black shadow and I swallow whatever it drops with relish, having learned in a very hard school that one cannot be both a parasite and enjoy self-nourishment without moving in worlds too fantastic for even my disordered imagination to people with meaning.
Zelda Fitzgerald (1900–1948), U.S. writer. Letter, c. March 1932, to F. Scott Fitzgerald. quoted in Nancy Milford, Zelda, pt. 3, ch. 15 (1970).
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