F. Scott Fitzgerald

1896 - 1940

A Quote by Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald on individuality, life, and suffering

One writes of scars healed, a loose parallel to the pathology of the skin, but there is no such thing in the life of an individual. There open wounds, shrunk sometimes to the size of a pinprick, but wounds still. The marks of suffering are more comparable to the loss of a finger, or of the sight of an eye. We may not miss them, either, for one minute in a year, but if we should there is nothing to be done about it.

F. Scott Fitzgerald (1896 - 1940)

Source: Tender Is the Night [I933], bk. III, ch. 13

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A Quote by Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald on confusion and defeat

Never confuse a single defeat with a final defeat.

F. Scott Fitzgerald (1896 - 1940)

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A Quote by Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald on day

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The hangover became a part of the day as well allowed-for as the Spanish siesta.

F. Scott Fitzgerald (1896 - 1940)

Source: My Lost City

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A Quote by Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald on proverbs and sleep

Egyptian Proverb: The worst things: To be in bed and sleep not, To want for one who comes not, To try to please and please not.

F. Scott Fitzgerald (1896 - 1940)

Source: Notebooks

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A Quote by Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald on discipline and power

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 (1896 - 1940)

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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 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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