Quotes by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald was an American fiction writer, whose works illustrate the Jazz Age. While he achieved limited success in his lifetime, he is now widely regarded as one of the greatest American writers of the 20th century.

Quotes by F. Scott Fitzgerald
Quote by F. Scott Fitzgerald

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

Genius, Taking action
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Quote by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Never confuse a single defeat with a final defeat.

New Beginning
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Quote by F. Scott Fitzgerald

She was beautiful, but not like those girls in the magazines. She was beautiful, for the way she thought. She was beautiful, for the sparkle in her eyes when she talked about something she loved. She was beautiful, for her ability to make other people smile, even if she was sad. No, she wasn't beautiful for something as temporary as her looks. She was beautiful, deep down to her soul.

Beauty, Love declerations
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Book Quote by F. Scott Fitzgerald from The Beautiful and Damned

Things are sweeter when they're lost. I know--because once I wanted something and got it. It was the only thing I ever wanted badly, Dot, and when I got it it turned to dust in my hand.

Desire
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Book Quote by F. Scott Fitzgerald from The Great Gatsby

So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past.

Past
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Book Quote by F. Scott Fitzgerald from The Great Gatsby

Then he kissed her. At his lips’ touch she blossomed for him like a flower and the incarnation was complete.

Kissing
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Book Quote by F. Scott Fitzgerald from The Great Gatsby

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

Alcohol
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Book Quote by F. Scott Fitzgerald from The Great Gatsby

The loneliest moment in someone’s life is when they are watching their whole world fall apart, and all they can do is stare blankly.

Solitude & Being Alone
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Book Quote by F. Scott Fitzgerald from The Great Gatsby

Angry, and half in love with her, and tremendously sorry, I turned away.

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Book Quote by F. Scott Fitzgerald from The Great Gatsby

I wasn't actually in love, but I felt a sort of tender curiosity.

Curiosity, Falling in love
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Book Quote by F. Scott Fitzgerald from The Great Gatsby

And so with the sunshine and the great bursts of leaves growing on the trees, just as things grow in fast movies, I had that familiar conviction that life was beginning over again with the summer.

Summer
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Book Quote by F. Scott Fitzgerald from The Great Gatsby

All right... I'm glad it's a girl. And I hope she'll be a fool--that's the best thing a girl can be in this world, a beautiful little fool.

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Book Quote by F. Scott Fitzgerald from The Great Gatsby

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.

Criticism
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Book Quote by F. Scott Fitzgerald from The Great Gatsby

He looked at her the way all women wanted to be looked at by a man.

Seeing, Falling in love
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Quote by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Personality is an unbroken series of successful gestures.

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Quote by F. Scott Fitzgerald

All good writing is swimming under water and holding your breath.

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