Quote of the Day—F. Scott Fitzgerald

When I saw this quote this morning, I had an initial interpretation. But then as I thought about it more, I got another interpretation. And then another one. And for the life of me, I can't figure out which one I believe in the most. So, I'd like to turn this into a discussion. What do you think? How would you interpret and apply the above quote, as a writer? After I get some response, I'll comment with my own thoughts.

Today's Prompt: You are an undersea diver who has been hired by the government to retrieve some items from the wreckage of a naval vessel. Write a story detailing your experience, including the type of vessel, what you have been instructed to find, and why (to the best of your knowledge).

Post your response in the comments! Happy Writing!