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One writes of scars healed.
F. Scott Fitzgerald (Tender is the Night, 1934)
I want to know you moved and breathed in the same world with me.
F. Scott Fitzgerald (Benediction, 1920)
There are only the pursued, the pursuing, the busy and the tired.
F. Scott Fitzgerald (The Great Gatsby, 1925)
It was always the becoming he dreamed of, never the being.
F. Scott Fitzgerald (This Side of Paradise, 1920)
Action is character.
F. Scott Fitzgerald
Everybody's youth is a dream, a form of chemical madness.
F. Scott Fitzgerald (Tales of the Jazz Age - The Diamond As Big As The Ritz, 1922)
We drove on toward death through the cooling twilight.
F. Scott Fitzgerald (The Great Gatsby, 1925)
The victor belongs to the spoils.
F. Scott Fitzgerald (The Beautiful and the Damned, 1922)
Here's to alcohol, the rose colored glasses of life.
F. Scott Fitzgerald (The Beautiful and the Damned, 1922)
All good writing is swimming under water and holding your breath.
F. Scott Fitzgerald (Letter to his daughter, Frances Scott Fitzgerald)
A big man has no time really to do anything but just sit and be big.
F. Scott Fitzgerald (This Side of Paradise, 1920)
Show me a hero and I will write you a tragedy.
F. Scott Fitzgerald (Notebook E)
So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past.
F. Scott Fitzgerald (The Great Gatsby - Closing Lines, 1925)
Nothing is as obnoxious as other people's luck
F. Scott Fitzgerald (Letter to his daughter, Frances Scott Fitzgerald, 1938)
I don't want to repeat my innocence. I want the pleasure of losing it again.
F. Scott Fitzgerald (This Side of Paradise, 1920)
No amount of fire or freshness can challenge what a man will store up in his ghostly heart.
F. Scott Fitzgerald (The Great Gatsby, 1925)
Riches have never fascinated me, unless combined with the greatest charm or distinction.
F. Scott Fitzgerald (Letter to Hemingway, 1936)
The victor belongs to the spoils.
F. Scott Fitzgerald (The Beautiful and the Damned, 1922)
All life is just a progression toward, and then a recession from, one phrase - "I love you."
F. Scott Fitzgerald (Flappers and Philosophers - The Offshore Pirate, 1920)
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, 1925)
Sometimes it is harder to deprive oneself of a pain than of a pleasure.
F. Scott Fitzgerald (Tender is the Night, 1934)
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, 1925)
His was a great sin who first invented consciousness. Let us lose it for a few hours.
F. Scott Fitzgerald (Tales of the Jazz Age - The Diamond As Big As The Ritz, 1922)
I understand and I'm happier than life ever meant me to be
F. Scott Fitzgerald (Benediction, 1920)
Then he kissed her. At his lips’ touch she blossomed for him like a flower and the incarnation was complete.
F. Scott Fitzgerald (The Great Gatsby, 1925)
All my beautiful lovely safe world blew itself up here with a great gust of high explosive love.
F. Scott Fitzgerald (Tender is the Night, 1934)
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 (The Great Gatsby, 1925)
The idea that to make a man work you've got to hold gold in front of his eyes is a growth, not an axiom. We’ve done that for so long that we've forgotten there’s any other way.
F. Scott Fitzgerald (This Side of Paradise, 1920)
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, 1925)
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.
F. Scott Fitzgerald (The Crack-Up, 1936)
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F. Scott Fitzgerald Biography

Born: September 24, 1896
Died: December 21, 1940

F. Scott Fitzgerald was an American novelist. Known for his highly succesful novel "The Great Gatsby". He is often regarded as one of the prime American writers of the 20th century.

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This Side of Paradise (1920)
Tales of the Jazz Age (1922)
The Beautiful and the Damned (1922)
The Great Gatsby (1925)
All the Sad Young Men (1926)
Tender is the Night (1934)
The Last Tycoon (1941)
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