F. Scott Fitzgerald

1896 - 1940

A Quote by F. Scott Fitzgerald on girls and fools

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.

F. Scott Fitzgerald (1896 - 1940)

Source: Great Gatsby, Pages: (Daisy)

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A Quote by Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald on variety and life

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 inexhaustable variety of life.

F. Scott Fitzgerald (1896 - 1940)

Source: The Great Gatsby

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A Quote by F. Scott Fitzgerald on convictions

At eighteen our convictions are hills from which we look; at forty-five they are caves in which we hide.

F. Scott Fitzgerald (1896 - 1940)

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A Quote by Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald on past

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

F. Scott Fitzgerald (1896 - 1940)

Source: The Great Gatsby

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A Quote by Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald on life

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There are no second acts in American lives.

F. Scott Fitzgerald (1896 - 1940)

Source: Unknown

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A Quote by Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald on pain, pleasure, fitzgerald, choice, and habit

Sometimes it is harder to deprive oneself of a pain than of a pleasure.

F. Scott Fitzgerald (1896 - 1940)

Source: Quotation Page, quotationspage.com

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A Quote by Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald on artist allegory, throwaway society, and devolution

Even when the East excited me most, even when I was most keenly aware of its superiority to the bored, sprawling, swollen towns beyond the Ohio, with their interminable inquisitions which spared only the children and the very old—even then it had always for me a quality of distortion. West Egg, especially, still figures in my more fantastic dreams. I see it as a night scene by El Greco: a hundred houses, at once conventional and grotesque, crouching under a sullen, overhanging sky and a lustreless moon. In the foreground four solemn men in dress suits are walking along the sidewalk with a stretcher on which lies a drunken woman in a white evening dress. Her hand, which dangles over the side, sparkles cold with jewels. Gravely the men turn in at a house—the wrong house. But no one knows the woman's name, and no one cares.

F. Scott Fitzgerald (1896 - 1940)

Source: The Great Gatsby, Pages: 137

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A Quote by Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald on throwaway culture, jazz age, my brother, carelessness, confusion, and wrecklessness

I couldn't forgive him or like him, but I saw that what he had done was, to him, entirely justified. It was all very careless and confused. 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 (1896 - 1940)

Source: The Great Gatsby, Pages: 139

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A Quote by Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald on innocence, nature of love, love, point counterpoint, and red herring

"Oh, you want too much!" she cried to Gatsby. "I love you now—isn't that enough? I can't help what's past." She began to sob helplessly. "I did love him once—but I loved you too."
Gatsby's eyes opened and closed.
"You loved me too?" he repeated.
"Even that's a lie," said Tom savagely. "She didn't know you were alive. Why—there're things between Daisy and me that you'll never know, things that neither of us can ever forget."

F. Scott Fitzgerald (1896 - 1940)

Source: The Great Gatsby, Pages: 103

Contributed by: giygas

A Quote by Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald on marriage and belonging

He felt married to her, that was all.

F. Scott Fitzgerald (1896 - 1940)

Source: The Great Gatsby, Pages: 117

Contributed by: giygas

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