F. Scott Fitzgerald Quotes

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Born: September 24, 1896, St. Paul, Minnesota, USA
Birth Country: USA
Died: Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA, December 21, 1940
Occupation: Author

A great social success is a pretty girl who plays her cards as carefully as if she were plain.
- F. Scott Fitzgerald

Advertising is a racket, like the movies and the brokerage business. You cannot be honest without admitting that its constructive contribution to humanity is exactly minus zero.
- F. Scott Fitzgerald

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.
- F. Scott Fitzgerald

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.
- F. Scott Fitzgerald

First you take a drink, then the drink takes a drink, then the drink takes you.
- F. Scott Fitzgerald

For awhile after you quit Keats all other poetry seems to be only whistling or humming.
- F. Scott Fitzgerald

Forgotten is forgiven.
- F. Scott Fitzgerald

Genius is the ability to put into effect what is on your mind.
- F. Scott Fitzgerald

Great art is the contempt of a great man for small art.
- F. Scott Fitzgerald

His was a great sin who first invented consciousness. Let us lose it for a few hours.
- F. Scott Fitzgerald

I like people and I like them to like me, but I wear my heart where God put it, on the inside.
- F. Scott Fitzgerald

I'm a romantic a sentimental person thinks things will last, a romantic person hopes against hope that they won't.
- F. Scott Fitzgerald

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

It is sadder to find the past again and find it inadequate to the present than it is to have it elude you and remain forever a harmonious conception of memory.
- F. Scott Fitzgerald

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.
- F. Scott Fitzgerald

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.
- F. Scott Fitzgerald

Men get to be a mixture of the charming mannerisms of the women they have known.
- F. Scott Fitzgerald

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.
- F. Scott Fitzgerald

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

The faces of most American women over thirty are relief maps of petulant and bewildered unhappiness.
- F. Scott Fitzgerald

The idea that to make a man work you've got to hold gold in front of his eyes is a growth, not an axiom. We've done that for so long that we've forgotten there's any other way.
- F. Scott Fitzgerald

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.
- F. Scott Fitzgerald

Though the Jazz Age continued it became less and less an affair of youth. The sequel was like a children's party taken over by the elders.
- F. Scott Fitzgerald

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