44 Total Quotes

F.+Scott Fitzgerald Quotes

F. Scott Fitzgerald
The rhythm of the weekend, with its birth, its planned gaieties, and its announced end, followed the rhythm of life and was a substitute for it.
F. Scott Fitzgerald
#Weekends #Birth

F. Scott Fitzgerald
Forgotten is forgiven.
F. Scott Fitzgerald
#Forgiveness

F. Scott Fitzgerald
The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in the mind at the same time, and still retain the ability to function.
F. Scott Fitzgerald
#Ability #Intelligence And Intellectuals

F. Scott Fitzgerald
Writers aren't exactly people...they're a whole lot of people trying to be one person.
F. Scott Fitzgerald
#People

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
#Discipline

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
#Family

F. Scott Fitzgerald
Show me a hero and I will write you a tragedy.
F. Scott Fitzgerald
#Heroes And Heroism #Heroism

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
#Advertising

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

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

F. Scott Fitzgerald
I fell in love with her courage, her sincerity, and her flaming self respect. And it's these things I'd believe in, even if the whole world indulged in wild suspicions that she wasn't all she should be. I love her and it is the beginning of everything.
F. Scott Fitzgerald
#Courage

F. Scott Fitzgerald
Vitality shows in not only the ability to persist but the ability to start over.
F. Scott Fitzgerald
#Ability

F. Scott Fitzgerald
I believe that on the first night I went to Gatsby's house I was one of the few guests who had actually been invited. People were not invited - they went there.
F. Scott Fitzgerald
#Guests

F. Scott Fitzgerald
Genius goes around the world in its youth incessantly apologizing for having large feet. What wonder that later in life it should be inclined to raise those feet too swiftly to fools and bores.
F. Scott Fitzgerald
#Genius

F. Scott Fitzgerald
It takes a genius to whine appealingly.
F. Scott Fitzgerald
#Genius

F. Scott Fitzgerald
The rich get richer and the poor get — children.
F. Scott Fitzgerald
#Children

F. Scott Fitzgerald
Young people do not perceive at once that the giver of wounds is the enemy and the quoted tattle merely the arrow.
F. Scott Fitzgerald
#Gossip

F. Scott Fitzgerald
Let us learn to show our friendship for a man when he is alive and not after he is dead.
F. Scott Fitzgerald
#Friends Or Friendship #Quote of the Day

F. Scott Fitzgerald
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.
F. Scott Fitzgerald
#Trouble

F. Scott Fitzgerald
So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past.
F. Scott Fitzgerald
#Past

F. Scott Fitzgerald
I became aware of the old island here that flowered once for Dutch sailors’ eyes — a fresh, green breast of the new world. Its vanished trees, the trees that had made way for Gatsby’s house, had once pandered in whispers to the last and greatest of all human dreams; 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.
F. Scott Fitzgerald
#Eyes

F. Scott Fitzgerald
Can’t repeat the past?…Why of course you can!
F. Scott Fitzgerald
#Past

F. Scott Fitzgerald
Nick, on the Buchanans: ""They were careless people, Tom and Daisy -- they smashed up things and creatures and then retreated back into their money or their vast carelessness or whatever it was that kept them together, and let other people clean up the mess they had made""
F. Scott Fitzgerald
#People

F. Scott Fitzgerald
The truth was that Jay Gatsby…sprang from his Platonic conception of himself.
F. Scott Fitzgerald
#Truth

F. Scott Fitzgerald
The Middle West now seemed like the ragged edge of the universe
F. Scott Fitzgerald
#Universe

F. Scott Fitzgerald
’Civilization’s going to pieces,’ broke out Tom violently. ‘I’ve gotten to be a terrible pessimist about things. Have you read The Rise of the Colored Empires by this man Goddard?’
F. Scott Fitzgerald
#Civilization