F. Scott Fitzgerald

1896 - 1940

A Quote by Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald on kiss

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The kiss originated when the first male reptile licked the first female reptile, implying in a subtle, complimentary way that she was as succulent as the small reptile he had for dinner the night before.

F. Scott Fitzgerald (1896 - 1940)

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A Quote by Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald

Draw your chair up close to the edge of the precipice and I'll tell you a story.

F. Scott Fitzgerald (1896 - 1940)

Source: Notebooks

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A Quote by Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald on cats, dogs, and imagination

Almost everybody can be imagined as either a cat or a dog.

F. Scott Fitzgerald (1896 - 1940)

Source: Undated letter

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A Quote by Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald on enthusiasm, loneliness, men, and promises

Thirty-the promise of a decade of loneliness, a thinning list of single men to know, a thinning briefcase of enthusiasm, thinning hair.

F. Scott Fitzgerald (1896 - 1940)

Source: The Great Gatsby , 1925, ch. 7

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A Quote by Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald on money and people

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 , 1925, ch. 9

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A Quote by Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald

There are only the pursued, the pursuing, the busy and the tired.

F. Scott Fitzgerald (1896 - 1940)

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A Quote by Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald on gold

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Then wear the gold hat, if that will move her; If you can bounce high, bounce for her too, Till she cry "Lover, gold-hatted, high-bouncing lover, I must have you!"

F. Scott Fitzgerald (1896 - 1940)

Source: The Great Gatsby , 1925, epigraph

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A Quote by Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald on honesty and people

Everyone suspects himself of at least one of the cardinal virtues, and this is mine: I am one of the few honest people that I have ever known.

F. Scott Fitzgerald (1896 - 1940)

Source: The Great Gatsby , 1925, ch. 3

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A Quote by Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald

If you're strong enough, there are no precedents.

F. Scott Fitzgerald (1896 - 1940)

Source: The Crack-Up, 1936

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A Quote by Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald on past

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. . . and thus we beat on, boats against the current . . . born back ceaselessly into the past . . .

F. Scott Fitzgerald (1896 - 1940)

Source: The Great Gatsby

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