JohnHeld_Tales_of_the_Jazz_Age_1922publicdomainSome people were born to sit by a river. Some get struck by lightning. Some have an ear for music. Some are artists. Some swim. Some know buttons. Some know Shakespeare. Some are mothers. And some people, dance.                                                   -Benjamin Button

“For w479px-Leather_shank_button_up_close-creative-commonshat it’s worth: it’s never too late or, in my case, too early to be whoever you want to be. There’s no time limit, stop whenever you want. You can change or stay the same, there are no rules to this thing. We can make the best or the worst of it. I hope you make the best of it. And I hope you see things that startle you. I hope you feel things you never felt before. I hope you meet people with a different point of view. I hope you live a life you’re proud of. If you find that you’re not, I hope you have the courage to start all over again.”                                                                                                                   -Benjamin Button

The short story, “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”, written by F. Scott Fitzgerald, was first published in 1922 in Colliers Magazine and later anthologized in a book of Fitzgerald’s called, Tales of the Jazz Age.

The above two quotes, often attributed to Fitzgerald’s were in fact written by Eric Roth who wrote the screenplay for the movie, released in 2008.


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    1. Thanks for your comment. Yes, his short stories are rather good. But his version of Benjamin Button isn’t as upbeat as the movie version.


  1. Wonderful quotes! Made me feel better today… I don’t know why BB and Oscar Wilde’s “The Picture of Dorian Gray” have left the same feeling in me… Even though they are very different on so many levels.

    “To define is to limit.”


    1. I had never thought of those two in the same vein, but they do sort of go together in a different odd way… something to ponder.

      Thank you for your comments! I love “To define is to limit”, so true!


    1. Thank you for the compliment, its really appreciated. You will love the movie! I’ve read the short story and it is good, but the movie expands on the original concept, in good taste.

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    1. I think it’s fascinating how the short story evolved to become this movie. Also, it’s interesting to read these short story and see if they stand well against Fitzgerald’s novels.

      I’m glad you liked the quotes; they put me in a nice frame of mind! 🙂


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