F. Scott Fitzgerald

1896 - 1940

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 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 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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