Quotes By F. Scott Fitzgerald

“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

“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.”

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“Angry, and half in love with her, and tremendously sorry, I turned away.”

-F. Scott Fitzgerald

“Let us learn to show our friendship for a man when he is alive and not after he is dead.”

-F. Scott Fitzgerald

“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.”

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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.”

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“There are only the pursued, the pursuing, the busy and the tired.”

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“I don’t want to repeat my innocence. I want the pleasure of losing it again.”

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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.”

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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.”

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“So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past.”

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“And I like large parties. They’re so intimate. At small parties there isn’t any privacy.”

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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.”

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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.”

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“I was within and without, simultaneously enchanted and repelled by the inexhaustible variety of life.”

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“Show me a hero, and I’ll write you a tragedy.”

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