Did he really say that?

The kind of humor I like is the thing that makes me laugh for five seconds and think for ten minutes = GEORGE CARLIN...Stained glass, engraved glass, frosted glass–give me plain glass = JOHN FOWLES...Music is the mathematics of the gods = PYTHAGORAS...Nothing is more fluid than language = R.L.SWIHART

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Great Gatsby Revisited (With Confession)

I wrote "The Great Gatsby" and we got FDR.
Kafka wrote "The Trial" and they got Hitler.

This quote has been making the rounds at the Scott & Zelda Fitzgerald Museum

I found the quote in a novel called The Bill of Ladle
and passed it along to Willie Thompson, the museum's curator.
I failed to tell the curator that the main character of the novel
admits to having falsely attributed the words to Scott Fitzgerald.

The author of The Bill of Ladle, which is only available from THE GODFATHER OF MATH, takes full responsibility for the quote. And there is nothing false about that sentence.
I should know because I am that author.

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