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F. Scott Fitzgerald Quotes

American novelist and short story writer (b. 1896), Birth: 24-9-1896, Death: 21-12-1940 F. Scott Fitzgerald Quotes
For what it's worth, it's never too late to be whoever you want to be. I hope you live a life you're proud of and if you find that you're not, I hope you have the strength to start over.
F. Scott Fitzgerald

It is never too late to reinvent yourself and strive towards the life you desire. I wish for you to feel proud of your achievements, but if not, may you have the courage to begin anew.
She was beautiful, but not like those girls in the magazines. She was beautiful, for the way she thought. She was beautiful, for the sparkle in her eyes when she talked about something she loved. She was beautiful, for her ability to make other people smile, even if she was sad. No, she wasn't beautiful for something as temporary as her looks. She was beautiful, deep down to her soul. She is beautiful.
F. Scott Fitzgerald

You are the finest, loveliest, tenderest, and most beautiful person I have ever known—and even that is an understatement.
F. Scott Fitzgerald

You are the utmost exemplary, exquisite, delicate and most magnificent individual I have ever encountered--and even that is an understatement.
And in the end, we were all just humans...Drunk on the idea that love, only love, could heal our brokenness.
F. Scott Fitzgerald

In the final analysis, we were all simply mortals...Enraptured by the notion that love, and only love, could mend our shattered hearts.
I hope you make the best of it. And I hope you see things that startle you. I hope you feel things you never felt before. I hope you meet people with a different point of view. I hope you live a life you're proud of. If you find that you're not, I hope you have the strength to start all over again.
F. Scott Fitzgerald

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Suddenly she realized that what she was regretting was not the lost past but the lost future, not what had not been but what would never be.
F. Scott Fitzgerald

Instantly she discerned that what she lamented was not the vanished past but the forfeited future, not that which had never occurred but that which would always remain unrealized.
To be kind is more important than to be right. Many times, what people need is not a brilliant mind that speaks but a special heart that listens.
F. Scott Fitzgerald

Being benevolent is more crucial than being correct. Often, what people require is not an astute intellect that articulates but a compassionate soul that hears.
The world only exists in your eyes. You can make it as big or as small as you want
F. Scott Fitzgerald

The universe only exists in your perception. You can build it up or keep it confined based on your own wishes.
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Never confuse a single defeat with a final defeat.
F. Scott Fitzgerald

No matter how many times you fail, never give up hope.
There are all kinds of love in this world but never the same love twice.
F. Scott Fitzgerald

No two affections are alike.
You have a place in my heart no one else ever could have.
F. Scott Fitzgerald

'You are irreplaceable in my affections.'
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

The most desolate moment in an individual's life is when they are witnessing their entire universe disintegrate, and all they can do is gape expressionlessly.
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

It was simply a beaming grin, requiring next to nothing to give, but like the dawn it dispelled darkness and made life worth experiencing.
You are mysterious, I love you. You’re beautiful, intelligent, and virtuous, and that’s the rarest known combination.
F. Scott Fitzgerald

'You are enigmatic, I adore you. You're stunning, wise, and honorable, and that's the most uncommon mix.'
Her philosophy is carpe diem for herself and laissez faire for others.
F. Scott Fitzgerald

Her credo is to seize the day for herself and allow others to act freely.
I love her and that's the beginning and end of everything.
F. Scott Fitzgerald

I cherish her and that's the start and finish of all.
Before you criticize others, remember, they may not have had the same opportunities in life as you have had
F. Scott Fitzgerald

Refrain from judging others, for they may not have had the same advantages as you.
...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. One should, for example, be able to see that things are hopeless and yet be determined to make them otherwise. This philosophy fitted on to my early adult life, when I saw the improbable, the implausible, often the "impossible," come true.
F. Scott Fitzgerald

Intelligence is measured by a person's ability to see validity within both sides of contradicting arguments.
F. Scott Fitzgerald

Courage to me means ploughing through that dull gray mist that comes down on life-not only overriding people and circumstances but overriding the bleakness of living. A sort of insistence on the value of life and the worth of transient things...My courage is faith-faith in the eternal resilience of me-that joy'll come back, and hope and spontaneity. And I feel that till it does, I've got to keep my lips shut and my chin high, and my eyes wide
F. Scott Fitzgerald

I never blame failure - there are too many complicated situations in life - but I am absolutely merciless toward lack of effort.
F. Scott Fitzgerald

I never fault misfortune - there are too many complex circumstances in life - but I am utterly unforgiving of shirking effort.
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

He was so terrible that he was no longer terrible, only dehumanized.
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Vitality shows in not only the ability to persist but the ability to start over.
F. Scott Fitzgerald

In a real dark night of the soul, it is always three o'clock in the morning, day after day.
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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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Here's to alcohol, the rose colored glasses of life.
F. Scott Fitzgerald

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.
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

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

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.
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So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past.
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She saw him the first day on board, and then her heart sank into her shoes as she realized at last how much she wanted him. No matter what his past was, no matter what he had done. Which was not to say that she would ever let him know, but only that he moved her chemically more than anyone she had ever met, that all other men seemed pale beside him.
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Sometimes I think that idlers seem to be a special class for whom nothing can be planned, plead as one will with them - their only contribution to the human family is to warm a seat at the common table.
F. Scott Fitzgerald

God knows what you've been doing, everything you've been doing. You may fool me, but you can't fool God!
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

We all have souls of different ages
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Then I grew up, and the beauty of succulent illusions fell away from me.
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Every one 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.
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So we'll just let things take their course, and never be sorry.
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Men get to be a mixture of the charming mannerisms of the women they have known.
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Don't say 'wife.' I'm your mistress. Wife's such an ugly word. Your 'permanent mistress' is so much more tangible and desirable… .
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There’s a writer for you,” he said. “Knows everything and at the same time he knows nothing.” [narrator]It was my first inkling that he was a writer. And while I like writers—because if you ask a writer anything you usually get an answer—still it belittled him in my eyes. Writers aren’t people exactly. Or, if they’re any good, they’re a whole lot of people trying so hard to be one person. It’s like actors, who try so pathetically not to look in mirrors. Who lean backward trying—only to see their faces in the reflecting chandeliers.
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The best of America drifts to Paris. The American in Paris is the best American. It is more fun for an intelligent person to live in an intelligent country. France has the only two things toward which we drift as we grow older—intelligence and good manners.
F. Scott Fitzgerald

all the time something within her was crying for a decision. She wanted her life shaped now, immediately — and the decision must be made by some force — of love, of money, of unquestionable practicality — that was close at hand
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one of those men who reach such an acute limited excellence at twenty−one that everything afterward savors of anti−climax.
F. Scott Fitzgerald

Actually that’s my secret — I can’t even talk about you to anybody because I don’t want any more people to know how wonderful you are.
F. Scott Fitzgerald

There was no God in his heart, he knew; his ideas were still in riot; there was ever the pain of memory; the regret for his lost youth-yet the waters of disillusion had left a deposit on his soul, responsibility and a love of life, the faint stirring of old ambitions and unrealized dreams...... And he could not tell why the struggle was worth while, why he had determined to use to the utmost himself and his heritage from the personalities he had passed... He stretched out his arms to the crystalline, radiant sky. I know myself," he cried, "but that is all.
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I’m not sure what I’ll do, but— well, I want to go places and see people. I want my mind to grow. I want to live where things happen on a big scale.
F. Scott Fitzgerald

Well, you never knew exactly how much space you occupied in people's lives. Yet from this fog his affection emerged--the best contacts are when one knows the obstacles and still wants to preserve a relation.
F. Scott Fitzgerald