F. Scott Fitzgerald Quotes (Author of The Great Gatsby) (2024)

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“So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past.”
F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby

tags: book, inspirational

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“I hope she'll be a fool -- that's the best thing a girl can be in this world, a beautiful little fool.”
F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby

tags: inspirational, women

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“The loneliest moment in someone’s life is when they are watching their whole world fall apart, and all they can do is stare blankly.”
F. Scott Fitzgerald

tags: loneliness

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“That is part of the beauty of all literature. You discover that your longings are universal longings, that you're not lonely and isolated from anyone. You belong.”
F. Scott Fitzgerald

tags: belonging, company, desires, literature, longings

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“Show me a hero, and I'll write you a tragedy.”
F. Scott Fitzgerald

tags: f-scott-fitzgerald

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“Angry, and half in love with her, and tremendously sorry, I turned away.”
F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby

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“I don't want to repeat my innocence. I want the pleasure of losing it again.”
F. Scott Fitzgerald, This Side of Paradise

tags: lost-innocence, memories

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“I was within and without, simultaneously enchanted and repelled by the inexhaustible variety of life.”
Fitzgerald F. Scott, The Great Gatsby

tags: philosophy

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“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.”
F. Scott Fitzgerald

tags: love

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“And I like large parties. They’re so intimate. At small parties there isn’t any privacy.”
F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby

tags: jordan-baker

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“And so with the sunshine and the great bursts of leaves growing on the trees, just as things grow in fast movies, I had that familiar conviction that life was beginning over again with the summer.”
F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby

tags: renewal, summer

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“I wasn't actually in love, but I felt a sort of tender curiosity.”
F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby

tags: affection, amity, love

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“He smiled understandingly-much more than understandingly. It was one of those rare smiles with a quality of eternal reassurance in it, that you may come across four or five times in life. It faced--or seemed to face--the whole eternal world for an instant, and then concentrated on you with an irresistible prejudice in your favor. It understood you just as far as you wanted to be understood, believed in you as you would like to believe in yourself, and assured you that it had precisely the impression of you that, at your best, you hoped to convey.”
F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby

tags: smiling

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“Let us learn to show our friendship for a man when he is alive and not after he is dead.”
F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby

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“I'm not sentimental--I'm as romantic as you are. The idea, you know,
is that the sentimental person thinks things will last--the romantic
person has a desperate confidence that they won't.”
F. Scott Fitzgerald, This Side of Paradise

tags: love, romance, romantic, sentimentality

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“You see I usually find myself among strangers because I drift here and there trying to forget the sad things that happened to me.”
F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby

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“There are only the pursued, the pursuing, the busy and the tired.”
F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby

tags: demographics

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“In my younger and more vulnerable years my father gave me some advice that I've been turning over in my mind ever since.
"Whenever you feel like criticizing any one," he told me, "just remember that all the people in this world haven't had the advantages that you've had.”
F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby

tags: f-scott-fitzgerald, narrator, the-great-gatsby

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“Whenever you feel like criticizing any one...just remember that all the people in this world haven't had the advantages that you've had.”
F. Scott Fitzgerald

tags: empathy, thankful, understanding, understanding-others

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“Life starts all over again when it gets crisp in the fall.”
F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby

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“It was only a sunny smile, and little it cost in the giving, but like morning light it scattered the night and made the day worth living.”
F. Scott Fitzgerald

tags: happiness, inspiration, life

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“Reserving judgements is a matter of infinite hope.”
F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby

tags: fitzgerald

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“You don't write because you want to say something, you write because you have something to say.”
F. Scott Fitzgerald

tags: on-writing

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“They slipped briskly into an intimacy from which they never recovered.”
F. Scott Fitzgerald, This Side of Paradise

tags: humor, intimacy, sexual

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“Can’t repeat the past?…Why of course you can!”
F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby

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“Cut out all these exclamation points. An exclamation point is like laughing at your own joke.”
F. Scott Fitzgerald

tags: emphasis, exclamation-points, style, writing

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“They’re a rotten crowd’, I shouted across the lawn. ‘You’re worth the whole damn bunch put together.”
F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby

tags: friendship, gatsby

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“I want to know you moved and breathed in the same world with me.”
F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Short Stories of F. Scott Fitzgerald

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“Things are sweeter when they're lost. I know--because once I wanted something and got it. It was the only thing I ever wanted badly, Dot, and when I got it it turned to dust in my hand.”
F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Beautiful and Damned

tags: attainment, desire

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“Here's to alcohol, the rose colored glasses of life.”
F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Beautiful and Damned

tags: drinking

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