Best quotes by the American Author F. Scott Fitzgerald

There are all kinds of love in the world, but never the same love twice.
  • love

Whenever you feel like criticizing any one...just remember that all the people in this world haven't had the advantages that you've had.
  • empathy

Life is essentially a cheat and its conditions are those of defeat; the redeeming things are not happiness and pleasure but the deeper satisfactions that come out of struggle.
  • cheat

I hope she'll be a fool -- that's the best thing a girl can be in this world, a beautiful little fool.
  • inspirational



First you take a drink, then the drink takes a drink, then the drink takes you.
  • AlcoholAlcoholism

Never confuse a single defeat with a final defeat.
  • Defeat

I like people and I like them to like me, but I wear my heart where God put it, on the inside.
  • god

Either you think, or else others have to think for you and take power from you, pervert and discipline your natural tastes, civilize and sterilize you.
  • civilize

I know myself, but that is all.
  • Identity

I'm a romantic; a sentimental person thinks things will last; a romantic person hopes against hope that they won't.
  • Romance

And I like large parties. They’re so intimate. At small parties there isn’t any privacy.
  • jordan

Personality is an unbroken series of successful gestures.
  • Personality

You don't write because you want to say something, you write because you have something to say.
  • something

An author ought to write for the youth of his own generation, the critics of the next, and the school-masters of ever afterward.
  • Authors

Now the standard cure for one who is sunk is to consider those in actual destitution or physical suffering
  • Despair

Show me a hero, and I'll write you a tragedy.
  • scott

The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in mind at the same time and still retain the ability to function.
  • intelligence

Genius is the ability to put into effect what is on your mind.
  • communication

In a real dark night of the soul, it is always three o'clock in the morning, day after day.
  • morning

Nothing is as obnoxious as other people's luck.
  • luck

Advertising is a racket...its constructive contribution to humanity is exactly minus zero.
  • Advertising

It’s a great advantage not to drink among hard drinking people.
  • alcohol

No such thing as a man willing to be honest --that would be like a blind man willing to see.
  • Honesty

The faces of most American women over thirty are relief maps of petulant and bewildered unhappiness.
  • Women

At 18 our convictions are hills from which we look At 45 they are caves in which we hide.

Poetry is either something that lives like fire inside you
  • Poetry

To write it, it took three months; to conceive it three minutes; to collect the data in it all my life.
  • collect

In his blue gardens men and girls came and went like moths among the whisperings and the champagne and the stars.
  • gatsby

There are no second acts in American lives.
  • America

Either you think -- or else others have to think for you and take power from you, pervert and discipline your natural tastes, civilize and sterilize you.
  • Thought


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F. Scott Fitzgerald life quotes

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Life is essentially a cheat and its conditions are those of defeat; the redeeming things are not happiness and pleasure but the deeper satisfactions that come out of struggle.
  • cheat

To write it, it took three months; to conceive it three minutes; to collect the data in it all my life.
  • collect

The compensation of a very early success is a conviction that life is a romantic matter. In the best sense one stays young.
  • best

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You don't write because you want to say something, you write because you have something to say.
  • something

To write it, it took three months; to conceive it three minutes; to collect the data in it all my life.
  • collect

Show me a hero and I'll write you a tragedy.
  • hero

An author ought to write for the youth of his own generation, the critics of the next, and the schoolmaster of ever afterwards.
  • afterwards

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The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in mind at the same time and still retain the ability to function.
  • intelligence

Genius is the ability to put into effect what is on your mind.
  • communication

Vitality shows in not only the ability to persist but the ability to start over.
  • ability

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I like people and I like them to like me, but I wear my heart where God put it, on the inside.
  • god

Nothing is as obnoxious as other people's luck.
  • luck

Often people display a curious respect for a man drunk, rather like the respect of simple races for the insane... There is something awe-inspiring in one who has lost all inhibitions.
  • awe-inspiring

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Her voice is full of money.
  • Wealth

Let me tell you about the very rich. They are different from you and me. They possess and enjoy early, and it does something to them, makes them soft where we are hard, and cynical where we are trustful, in a way that, unless you were born rich, it is very difficult to understand. They think, deep in their hearts, that they are better than we are because we had to discover the compensations and refuges of life for ourselves. Even when they enter deep into our world or sink below us, they still think that they are better than we are. They are different.
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Her voice is full of money.
  • Wealth

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.
  • Virtue

Show me a hero and I'll write you a tragedy.
  • hero

In my younger and more vulnerable years my father gave me some advice that I've been turning over in my mind ever since.
  • first



The Montana sunset lay between the mountains like a giant bruise from which darkened arteries spread across a poisoned sky.
  • wordsmithing

The intimate revelations of young men, or at least the terms in which they express them, are usually plagiaristic and marred by obvious suppressions.
  • Men

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.
  • between

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.
  • arthritis

Only remember west of the Mississippi it's a little more look, see, act. A little less rationalize, comment, talk.
  • act

The compensation of a very early success is a conviction that life is a romantic matter. In the best sense one stays young.
  • best

Vitality shows in not only the ability to persist but the ability to start over.
  • ability

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.
  • memorable

There was another silence, while Marjorie considered whether or not convincing her mother was worth the trouble. People over forty can seldom be permanently convinced of anything. At eighteen our convictions are hills from which we look; at forty-five they are caves in which we hide.
  • Age

When the first-rate author wants an exquisite heroine or a lovely morning, he finds that all the superlatives have been worn shoddy by his inferiors. It should be a rule that bad writers must start with plain heroines and ordinary mornings, and, if they are able, work up to something better.
  • Authors

Boredom is not an end product, is comparatively rather an early stage in life and art. You've got to go by or past or through boredom, as through a filter, before the clear product emerges.
  • Boredom

I wanted to get out and walk southward toward the park through the soft twilight, but each time I tried to go I became entangled in some wild, strident argument which pulled me back, as if with ropes, into my chair. Yet high over the city our line of yellow windows must have contributed their share of human secrecy to the casual watcher in the darkening streets, and I was him too, looking up and wondering. I was within and without, simultaneously enchanted and repelled by the inexhaustible variety of life.
  • City

For a transitory enchanted moment man must have held his breath in the presence of this continent, compelled into an aesthetic contemplation he neither understood nor desired, face to face for the last time in history with something commensurate to his capacity for wonder.
  • Discovery

She had once been a Catholic, but discovering that priests were infinitely more attentive when she was in the process of losing or regaining faith in Mother Church, she maintained an enchantingly wavering attitude.
  • Religion

One writes of scars healed, a loose parallel to the pathology of the skin, but there is no such thing in the life of an individual. There are open wounds, shrunk sometimes to the size of a pin-prick but wounds still. The marks of suffering are more comparable to the loss of a finger, or the sight of an eye. We may not miss them, either, for one minute in a year, but if we should there is nothing to be done about it.
  • Suffering

Let me tell you about the very rich. They are different from you and me. They possess and enjoy early, and it does something to them, makes them soft where we are hard, and cynical where we are trustful, in a way that, unless you were born rich, it is very difficult to understand. They think, deep in their hearts, that they are better than we are because we had to discover the compensations and refuges of life for ourselves. Even when they enter deep into our world or sink below us, they still think that they are better than we are. They are different.
  • Wealth

Family quarrels are bitter things. They don't go according to any rules. They're not like aches or wounds, they're more like splits in the skin that won't heal because there's not enough material.
  • according

Often people display a curious respect for a man drunk, rather like the respect of simple races for the insane... There is something awe-inspiring in one who has lost all inhibitions.
  • awe-inspiring

An author ought to write for the youth of his own generation, the critics of the next, and the schoolmaster of ever afterwards.
  • afterwards

No such thing as a man willing to be honest - that would be like a blind man willing to see.
  • blind

There must have been moments even that afternoon when Daisy tumbled short of his dreams -- not through her own fault, but because of the colossal vitality of his illusion. It had gone beyond her, beyond everything. He had thrown himself into it with a creative passion, adding to it all the time, decking it out with every bright feather that drifted his way. No amount of fire or freshness can challenge what a man will store up in his ghostly heart.
  • literature

The city seen from the Queensboro Bridge is always the city seen for the first time, in its first wild promise of all the mystery and beauty in the world.
  • york

There are only the pursued, the pursuing, the busy and the tired.
  • demographics

Here was a new generation, shouting the old cries, learning the old creeds, through a revery of long days and nights; destined finally to go out into that dirty gray turmoil to follow love and pride; a new generation dedicated more than the last to the fear of poverty and the worship of success; grown up to find all Gods dead, all wars fought, all faiths in man shaken...
  • provoking

I don't want to repeat my innocence. I want the pleasure of losing it again.
  • lost


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