Excerpts From Famous Love Letters: Zelda Sayre

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Zelda Sayre Fitzgerald  was born on July 24, 1900  and died on March 10, 1948.  She was born Zelda Sayre (Sayre: rhymes with fair) and grew up in Montgomery, Alabama. She was an American novelist in her own right and also the wife of famous writer F. Scott Fitzgerald.

An icon of the 1920s—she was dubbed by her husband as “the first American Flapper“. After the success of her husband’s first novel, This Side of Paradise (in 1920), the Fitzgeralds became celebrities.

The newspapers of New York considered them to be classic representations of the Jazz Age and the Roaring Twenties: young, (seemingly) wealthy, beautiful, and energetic.

Famous Love Letters: Zelda Sayre:

I am loving, loving every tiny minute of the day and night—

Scott–there’s nothing in all the world I want but you–and your precious love–All the materials things are nothing.

I’d just hate to live a sordid, colorless existence-because you’d soon love me less–and less–and I’d do anything–

anything–to keep your heart for my own–I don’t want to live–I want to love first, and live incidentally…

Don’t–don’t ever think of the things you can’t give me–You’ve trusted me with the dearest heart of all–and it’s so damn much more than anybody else in all the world has ever had—Don’t you think I was made for you? I feel like you had me ordered–and I was delivered to you–to be worn–I want you to wear me, like a watch–charm or a button hole bouquet–to the world.

And then, when we’re alone, I want to help–to know that you can’t do anything without me…

All my heart–

I love you