CHICAGO–From the latest article from Tribune writer Paul Sullivan comes the following quote:
F. Scott Fitzgerald wrote: “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. One should, for example, be able to see things that are hopeless and yet be determined to make them otherwise.”
Soon after Sullivan published the quote, a spinning sound was heard coming from F. Scott Fitzgerald’s grave at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Rockville, Maryland. Descendents of Fitzgerald suggest that the quote was intended to be used only by those who are able to hold even two simple and complementary ideas in mind, and that the use of the quote by Sullivan was causing the spinning sound.