F. Scott Fitzgerald Quotes


31 F. Scott Fitzgerald quotes:



"Though the Jazz Age continued, it became less and less of an affair of youth. The sequel was like a children's party taken over by the elders."
"Advertising is a racket, like the movies and the brokerage business. You cannot be honest without admitting that its constructive contribution to humanity is exactly minus zero."
"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."
"Genius is the ability to put into effect what is on your mind."
Author: Fitzgerald Quotes Category: Ability Quotes
"Vitality shows in not only the ability to persist but the ability to start over."
Author: Fitzgerald Quotes Category: Ability Quotes
"Forgotten is forgiven."
"The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in mind at the same time and still retain the ability to function."
"Men get to be a mixture of the charming mannerisms of the women they have known."
Author: Fitzgerald Quotes Category: Men Quotes
"There are no second acts in American lives."
Author: Fitzgerald Quotes Category: America Quotes
"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."
"I fell in love with her courage, her sincerity, and her flaming self respect. And it's these things I'd believe in, even if the whole world indulged in wild suspicions that she wasn't all she should be. I love her and it is the beginning of everything."
Author: Fitzgerald Quotes Category: Courage Quotes
"The rhythm of the weekend, with its birth, its planned gaieties, and its announced end, followed the rhythm of life and was a substitute for it."
Author: Fitzgerald Quotes Category: Birth Quotes Weekends Quotes
"The rich get richer and the poor get — children."
"Never confuse a single defeat with a final defeat."
Author: Fitzgerald Quotes Category: Defeat Quotes
"’Civilization’s going to pieces,’ broke out Tom violently. ‘I’ve gotten to be a terrible pessimist about things. Have you read The Rise of the Colored Empires by this man Goddard?’"
"If all your clothes are worn to the same state, it means you go out too much."
Author: Fitzgerald Quotes Category: Clothes Quotes
"It is in the thirties that we want friends. In the forties, we know they won't save us any more than love did."
"Genius goes around the world in its youth incessantly apologizing for having large feet. What wonder that later in life it should be inclined to raise those feet too swiftly to fools and bores."
Author: Fitzgerald Quotes Category: Genius Quotes
"It takes a genius to whine appealingly."
Author: Fitzgerald Quotes Category: Genius Quotes
"No such thing as a man willing to be honest --that would be like a blind man willing to see."
Author: Fitzgerald Quotes Category: Honesty Quotes



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