Quotation by F. Scott Fitzgerald

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.
F. Scott Fitzgerald (1896–1940), U.S. author. first published in Esquire (New York, Feb. 1936). The Crack-Up, The Crack-Up, ed. Edmund Wilson (1945).

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