amreading Commonplace Book

Thanksgiving with F. Scott Fitzgerald

In my younger and more vulnerable years my father gave me some advice that I’ve been turning over in my mind ever since.

“Whenever you feel like criticizing any one,” he told me, “just remember that all the people in this world haven’t had the advantages that you’ve had.”

The Great Gatsby

Not your typical Thanksgiving day quote. But F. Scott Fitzgerald’s opening sentence to the Great Gatsby is a timeless maxim.

From: The Great Gatsby

By: F. Scott Fitzgerald

amreading Poems

Thanksgiving Day Bonus – Walt Whitman: Great are the Myths pt.7

Day fullblown and splendid….day of the immense sun,

and action and ambition and laughter,

The night follows close, with millions of suns, and sleep

and restoring darkness.

Happy Thanksgiving everyone. And thanks for reading!

From: Leaves of Grass 150th Anniversary Edition (Penguin Classics), pg.157