F. Scott Fitzgerald Quotes

f-scott-fitzgeraldAdvertising 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.

You don’t write because you want to say something, you write because you have something to say.

“And after reading Thoreau I felt how much I have lost by leaving nature out of my life.”
― F. Scott Fitzgerald

All good writing is swimming under water and holding your breath.

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

I’m a romantic; a sentimental person thinks things will last, a romantic person hopes against hope that they won’t.
F. Scott Fitzgerald

“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

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

“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

“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.”
Scott Fitzgerald

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

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

Personality is an unbroken series of successful gestures.
F. Scott Fitzgerald

F. Scott Fitzgerald Quotes