F. Scott Fitzgerald fell in love with a woman named Zelda, who he courted and pursued single-mindedly. At one point a female friend, named Isabelle, heard that the engagement had been called off, and wrote to him. In Fitzgerald's response was the above quote. The sentence following the quote, to Isabelle, reads "You're still a Catholic but Zelda's the only God I have left now." Later in 1920 Zelda and Fitzgerald married.