Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald was an American writer of novels and short stories, whose works have been seen as evocative of the Jazz Age, a term he himself allegedly coined. He is regarded as one of the greatest twentieth century writers. Fitzgerald was of the self-styled "Lost Generation," Americans born in the 1890s who came of age during World War I.
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To write it, it took three months; to conceive it three minutes; to collect the data in it all my life.
There are no second acts in American lives.
The Montana sunset lay between the mountains like a giant bruise from which darkened arteries spread across a poisoned sky.
Only remember west of the Mississippi it's a little more look, see, act.
A little less rationalize, comment, talk.
In my younger and more vulnerable years my father gave me some advice that I've been turning over in my mind ever since.
The intimate revelations of young men, or at least the terms in which they express them, are usually plagiaristic and marred by obvious suppressions.
Every one suspects himself of at least one of the cardinal virtues, and this is mine: I am one of the few honest people that I have ever known.
The compensation of a very early success is a conviction that life is a romantic matter. In the best sense one stays young.
I don't want to repeat my innocence. I want the pleasure of losing it again.
It occurred to me that there was no difference between men, in intelligence or race, so profound as the difference between the sick and the well.
Vitality shows in not only the ability to persist but the ability to start over.
The invitation to Miss Myra St. Claire's bobbing party spent the morning in his coat pocket, where it had an intense physical affair with a dusty piece of peanut brittle.
Trouble has no necessary connection with discouragement.
Discouragement has a germ of its own, as different from trouble as arthritis is different from a stiff joint.
I've noticed that the children of other nations always seem precocious.
That's because the strange manners of their elders have caught our attention most and the children echo those manners enough to seem like their parents.
Hard to sit here and be close to you, and not kiss you.
I know myself," he cried, "but that is all-
She was a dark, unenduring little flower - yet he thought he detected in her some quality of spiritual reticence, of strength drawn from her passive acceptance of all things. In this he was mistaken.
Gatsby believed in the green light, the orgastic future that year by year recedes before us. It eluded us then, but that's no matter - to-morrow we will run faster, stretch out our arms farther ... And one fine morning ---
Celibacy goes deeper than the flesh.
I was thirty. Before me stretched the portentous, menacing road of a new decade.
They were stars on this stage, each playing to an audience of two: the passion of their pretense created the actuality. Here, finally, was the quintessence of self-expression-- yet it was probable that for the most part their love expressed Gloria rather than Anthony. He felt often like a scarecly tolerated guest at a party she was giving.