Quotation by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Riches have never fascinated me, unless combined with the greatest charm or distinction.
F. Scott Fitzgerald (1896–1940), U.S. author. letter, Aug. 1936, to Ernest Hemingway. The Letters of F. Scott Fitzgerald, ed. Andrew Turnbull (1963).

Fitzgerald was defending himself against an attack by Hemingway in "The Snows of Kilimanjaro" published in Esquire of that month, in which he named Fitzgerald as feeling a "romantic awe" for the rich. When the story was collected in The Fifth Column and the First Forty-Nine Stories in 1938, Fitzgerald became the character "Julian." Also see Hemingway's comment under rich, the.
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