Quotes by: F. Scott Fitzgerald
|F. Scott Fitzgerald
Fitzgerald c. 1921, appearing in The
World's Work's June 1921 issue
||Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald
September 24, 1896
St. Paul, Minnesota, U.S.
||December 21, 1940
Hollywood, California, U.S.
||Saint Mary's Cemetery
||Novelist, short story writer
||Princeton University (no degree)
(1920–1940; his death)
||Frances Scott Fitzgerald
For awhile after you quit Keats all other poetry seems to be only whistling or humming.
It's not a slam at you when people are rude, it's a slam at the people they've met before.
My idea is always to reach my generation. The wise writer writes for the youth of his own generation, the critics of the next, and the schoolmasters of ever afterward.
His was a great sin who first invented consciousness. Let us lose it for a few hours.
The faces of most American women over thirty are relief maps of petulant and bewildered unhappiness.
When people are taken out of their depths they lose their heads, no matter how charming a bluff they may put up.
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.
I've been drunk for about a week now, and I thought it might sober me up to sit in a library.
It occurred to me that there was no difference between men, in intelligence or race, so profound as the difference between the sick and the well.
After all, life hasn't much to offer except youth, and I suppose for older people, the love of youth in others.
It is in the thirties that we want friends. In the forties we know they won't save us any more than love did.
What'll we do with ourselves this afternoon? And the day after that, and the next thirty years?
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.
An author ought to write for the youth of his own generation, the critics of the next, and the schoolmaster of ever afterwards.
Some men have a necessity to be mean, as if they were exercising a faculty which they had to partially neglect since early childhood.
Family quarrels are bitter things. They don't go according to any rules. They're not like aches or wounds, they're more like splits in the skin that won't heal because there's not enough material.