Facts about F. Scott Fitzgerald

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Summary

F. Scott Fitzgerald was a famous Author from USA, who lived between September 24, 1896 and December 21, 1940.

Zodiac etc.

He/she is born under the zodiac libra, who is known for Balance, Justice, Truth, Beauty, Perfection. Our collection contains 50 quotes who is written / told by Scott Fitzgerald, under the main topic Forgiveness.

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Famous quotes by F. Scott Fitzgerald (50)


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"To a profound pessimist about life, being in danger is not depressing"
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"There are no second acts in American lives"
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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"
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"My idea is always to reach my generation. The wise writer writes for the youth of his own generation, the critics of the next, and the schoolmasters of ever afterward"
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"What'll we do with ourselves this afternoon? And the day after that, and the next thirty years?"
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"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"
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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"
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"The faces of most American women over thirty are relief maps of petulant and bewildered unhappiness"
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"The easiest way to get a reputation is to go outside the fold, shout around for a few years as a violent atheist or a dangerous radical, and then crawl back to the shelter"
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"The compensation of a very early success is a conviction that life is a romantic matter. In the best sense one stays young"
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"Switzerland is a country where very few things begin, but many things end"
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"Speech is an arrangement of notes that will never be played again"
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"Some men have a necessity to be mean, as if they were exercising a faculty which they had to partially neglect since early childhood"
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"Show me a hero and I'll write you a tragedy"
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"Scratch a Yale man with both hands and you'll be lucky to find a coast-guard. Usually you find nothing at all"
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"Riches have never fascinated me, unless combined with the greatest charm or distinction"
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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"
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"It's not a slam at you when people are rude, it's a slam at the people they've met before"
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"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"
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"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"
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"It is in the thirties that we want friends. In the forties we know they won't save us any more than love did"
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"In a real dark night of the soul, it is always three o'clock in the morning, day after day"
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"I've been drunk for about a week now, and I thought it might sober me up to sit in a library"
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"I'm a romantic; a sentimental person thinks things will last, a romantic person hopes against hope that they won't"
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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"
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"His was a great sin who first invented consciousness. Let us lose it for a few hours"
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"Her body calculated to a millimeter to suggest a bud yet guarantee a flower"
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"Great art is the contempt of a great man for small art"
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"Genius is the ability to put into effect what is on your mind"
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"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"
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"For awhile after you quit Keats all other poetry seems to be only whistling or humming"
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"First you take a drink, then the drink takes a drink, then the drink takes you"
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"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"
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"Everybody's youth is a dream, a form of chemical madness"
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"Every one suspects himself of at least one of the cardinal virtues"
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"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"
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"Cut out all these exclamation points. An exclamation point is like laughing at your own joke"
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"At eighteen our convictions are hills from which we look; at forty-five they are caves in which we hide"
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"An author ought to write for the youth of his own generation, the critics of the next, and the schoolmaster of ever afterwards"
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"All good writing is swimming under water and holding your breath"
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"After all, life hasn't much to offer except youth, and I suppose for older people, the love of youth in others"
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"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"
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"Action is character"
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"A great social success is a pretty girl who plays her cards as carefully as if she were plain"
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"A big man has no time really to do anything but just sit and be big"
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"You don't write because you want to say something, you write because you have something to say"
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"You can stroke people with words"
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"When people are taken out of their depths they lose their heads, no matter how charming a bluff they may put up"
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"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"
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"Forgotten is forgiven"


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