F. Scott Fitzgerald

1896 - 1940

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 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 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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A Quote by Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald on darkness and soul

In a real dark night of the soul, it is always three o'clock in the morning.

F. Scott Fitzgerald (1896 - 1940)

Source: The Crack-Up, 1936

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A Quote by Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald on certainty, people, and women

It was about then [1920] that I wrote a line which certain people will not let me forget: "She was a faded but still lovely woman of twenty-seven."

F. Scott Fitzgerald (1896 - 1940)

Source: Early Success, 1937

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A Quote by Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald on ability, ideas, intelligence, mind, and time

The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in the mind at the same time, and still retain the ability to function.

F. Scott Fitzgerald (1896 - 1940)

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