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quote by F. Scott Fitzgerald: You're not sorry to go, of course. With people like us our home is where we are not... No one person in the world is necessary to you or to me. with background image: photo of author F. Scott Fitzgerald with quote

You're not sorry to go, of course. With people like us our home is where we are not... No one person in the world is necessary to you or to me.

--F. Scott Fitzgerald
quote by F. Scott Fitzgerald: He's a bootlegger....One time he killed a man who found out that he was nephew to Von Hindenburg and second cousin to the devil. with background image: photo of author F. Scott Fitzgerald with quote

He's a bootlegger....One time he killed a man who found out that he was nephew to Von Hindenburg and second cousin to the devil.

--F. Scott Fitzgerald
quote by F. Scott Fitzgerald: The unwelcome November rain had perversely stolen the day's last hour and pawned it with that ancient fence, the night. with background image: photo of author F. Scott Fitzgerald with quote

The unwelcome November rain had perversely stolen the day's last hour and pawned it with that ancient fence, the night.

--F. Scott Fitzgerald
quote by F. Scott Fitzgerald: Every man's insomnia is as different from his neighbor's as are their daytime hopes and aspirations. with background image: photo of author F. Scott Fitzgerald with quote

Every man's insomnia is as different from his neighbor's as are their daytime hopes and aspirations.

--F. Scott Fitzgerald
quote by F. Scott Fitzgerald: It appears that every man's insomnia is as different from his neighbours as are their daytime hopes and aspirations. with background image: photo of author F. Scott Fitzgerald with quote

It appears that every man's insomnia is as different from his neighbours as are their daytime hopes and aspirations.

--F. Scott Fitzgerald

quote by F. Scott Fitzgerald: Too much of anything is bad, but too much Champagne is just right. with background image: photo of author F. Scott Fitzgerald with quote

Too much of anything is bad, but too much Champagne is just right.

--F. Scott Fitzgerald
quote by F. Scott Fitzgerald: I was enjoying myself now. I had taken two finger bowls of champagne and the scene had changed before my eyes into something significant, elemental and profound. with background image: photo of author F. Scott Fitzgerald with quote

I was enjoying myself now. I had taken two finger bowls of champagne and the scene had changed before my eyes into something significant, elemental and profound.

--F. Scott Fitzgerald
quote by F. Scott Fitzgerald: Experience is not worth the getting. It's not a thing that happens pleasantly to a passive you -- it's a wall that an active you runs up against. with background image: photo of author F. Scott Fitzgerald with quote

Experience is not worth the getting. It's not a thing that happens pleasantly to a passive you -- it's a wall that an active you runs up against.

--F. Scott Fitzgerald
quote by F. Scott Fitzgerald: 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. with background image: photo of author F. Scott Fitzgerald with quote

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
quote by F. Scott Fitzgerald: I don't want just words. If that's all you have for me, you'd better go. with background image: photo of author F. Scott Fitzgerald with quote

I don't want just words. If that's all you have for me, you'd better go.

--F. Scott Fitzgerald
quote by F. Scott Fitzgerald: I want you to take a red-hot bath as hot as you can bear it, and just relax your nerves. You can read in the tub if you wish. with background image: photo of author F. Scott Fitzgerald with quote

I want you to take a red-hot bath as hot as you can bear it, and just relax your nerves. You can read in the tub if you wish.

--F. Scott Fitzgerald

quote by F. Scott Fitzgerald: My imagination persisted in sticking horrors into the dark- so I stuck my imagination into the dark instead, and let it look out at me. with background image: photo of author F. Scott Fitzgerald with quote

My imagination persisted in sticking horrors into the dark- so I stuck my imagination into the dark instead, and let it look out at me.

--F. Scott Fitzgerald

quote by F. Scott Fitzgerald: He snatched the book from me and replaced it hastily on its shelf, muttering that if one brick was removed the whole library was liable to collapse. with background image: photo of author F. Scott Fitzgerald with quote

He snatched the book from me and replaced it hastily on its shelf, muttering that if one brick was removed the whole library was liable to collapse.

--F. Scott Fitzgerald
quote by F. Scott Fitzgerald: This unlikely story begins on a sea that was a blue dream, as colorful as blue-silk stockings, and beneath a sky as blue as the irises of children's eyes. with background image: photo of author F. Scott Fitzgerald with quote

This unlikely story begins on a sea that was a blue dream, as colorful as blue-silk stockings, and beneath a sky as blue as the irises of children's eyes.

--F. Scott Fitzgerald

quote by F. Scott Fitzgerald: We must leave this terrifying place to-morrow and go searching for sunshine. with background image: photo of author F. Scott Fitzgerald with quote

We must leave this terrifying place to-morrow and go searching for sunshine.

--F. Scott Fitzgerald
quote by F. Scott Fitzgerald: Thirty -- the promise of a decade of loneliness, a thinning list of single men to know, a thinning brief-case of enthusiasm, thinning hair. with background image: photo of author F. Scott Fitzgerald with quote

Thirty -- the promise of a decade of loneliness, a thinning list of single men to know, a thinning brief-case of enthusiasm, thinning hair.

--F. Scott Fitzgerald

quote by F. Scott Fitzgerald: The hangover became a part of the day as well allowed-for as the Spanish siesta. with background image: photo of author F. Scott Fitzgerald with quote

The hangover became a part of the day as well allowed-for as the Spanish siesta.

--F. Scott Fitzgerald
quote by F. Scott Fitzgerald: Her real depths are Irish and romantic and illogical. with background image: photo of author F. Scott Fitzgerald with quote

Her real depths are Irish and romantic and illogical.

--F. Scott Fitzgerald

quote by F. Scott Fitzgerald: The lights grow brighter as the earth lurches away from the sun. with background image: photo of author F. Scott Fitzgerald with quote

The lights grow brighter as the earth lurches away from the sun.

--F. Scott Fitzgerald
quote by F. Scott Fitzgerald: I was entirely unconvinced about anything, except that some people were strong and attractive and could do what they wanted, and others were caught and disgraced. with background image: photo of author F. Scott Fitzgerald with quote

I was entirely unconvinced about anything, except that some people were strong and attractive and could do what they wanted, and others were caught and disgraced.

--F. Scott Fitzgerald
quote by F. Scott Fitzgerald: Let me tell you about the very rich. They are different from you and me. with background image: photo of author F. Scott Fitzgerald with quote

Let me tell you about the very rich. They are different from you and me.

--F. Scott Fitzgerald

quote by F. Scott Fitzgerald: Youth is like having a big plate of candy. Sentimentalists think they want to be in the pure, simple state they were in before they ate the candy. They don't. They just want the fun of eating it all … with background image: purple flowered hedge plants
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Youth is like having a big plate of candy. Sentimentalists think they want to be in the pure, simple state they were in before they ate the candy. They don't. They just want the fun of eating it all over again.

--F. Scott Fitzgerald
quote by F. Scott Fitzgerald: Youth is a dream, a form of chemical madness. with background image: photo of author F. Scott Fitzgerald with quote

Youth is a dream, a form of chemical madness.

--F. Scott Fitzgerald

quote by F. Scott Fitzgerald: I've been everywhere and seen everything and done everything…Sophisticated -- God, I'm sophisticated! (Daisy). with background image: photo of author F. Scott Fitzgerald with quote

I've been everywhere and seen everything and done everything…Sophisticated -- God, I'm sophisticated! (Daisy).

--F. Scott Fitzgerald
quote by F. Scott Fitzgerald: And I hope she'll be a fool--that's the best thing a girl can be in this world, a beautiful little fool. with background image: photo of author F. Scott Fitzgerald with quote

And 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
quote by F. Scott Fitzgerald: Do you ever wait for the longest day of the year and then miss it? I always wait for the longest day of the year and then miss it! with background image: photo of author F. Scott Fitzgerald with quote

Do you ever wait for the longest day of the year and then miss it? I always wait for the longest day of the year and then miss it!

--F. Scott Fitzgerald


quote by F. Scott Fitzgerald: I like France, where everybody thinks he's Napoleon -- down here everybody thinks he's Christ. with background image: photo of author F. Scott Fitzgerald with quote

I like France, where everybody thinks he's Napoleon -- down here everybody thinks he's Christ.

--F. Scott Fitzgerald
quote by F. Scott Fitzgerald: Baltimore is warm but pleasant... I belong here, where everything is civilized and gay and rotted and polite. with background image: photo of author F. Scott Fitzgerald with quote

Baltimore is warm but pleasant... I belong here, where everything is civilized and gay and rotted and polite.

--F. Scott Fitzgerald
quote by F. Scott Fitzgerald: And a Finnish woman, who made my bed and cooked breakfast and muttered Finnish wisdom to herself over the electric stove. with background image: photo of author F. Scott Fitzgerald with quote

And a Finnish woman, who made my bed and cooked breakfast and muttered Finnish wisdom to herself over the electric stove.

--F. Scott Fitzgerald


quote by F. Scott Fitzgerald: I see you're looking at my cuff buttons. 
I hadn't been looking at them, but I did now. with background image: photo of author F. Scott Fitzgerald with quote

I see you're looking at my cuff buttons.
I hadn't been looking at them, but I did now.

--F. Scott Fitzgerald

quote by F. Scott Fitzgerald: If personality is an unbroken series of successful gestures, then there was something gorgeous about him. with background image: photo of author F. Scott Fitzgerald with quote

If personality is an unbroken series of successful gestures, then there was something gorgeous about him.

--F. Scott Fitzgerald

quote by F. Scott Fitzgerald: Premature success gives one an almost mystical conception of destiny as opposed to will power-at its worst the Napoleonic delusion. with background image: photo of author F. Scott Fitzgerald with quote

Premature success gives one an almost mystical conception of destiny as opposed to will power-at its worst the Napoleonic delusion.

--F. Scott Fitzgerald
quote by 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. with background image: photo of author F. Scott Fitzgerald with quote

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


quote by F. Scott Fitzgerald: Suddenly he was inside the radius of her perfume and kissing her breathlessly. with background image: photo of author F. Scott Fitzgerald with quote

Suddenly he was inside the radius of her perfume and kissing her breathlessly.

--F. Scott Fitzgerald
quote by F. Scott Fitzgerald: Here's to alcohol, the rose colored glasses of life. with background image: photo of author F. Scott Fitzgerald with quote

Here's to alcohol, the rose colored glasses of life.

--F. Scott Fitzgerald
quote by F. Scott Fitzgerald: You've got an awfully kissable mouth. with background image: photo of author F. Scott Fitzgerald with quote

You've got an awfully kissable mouth.

--F. Scott Fitzgerald

quote by F. Scott Fitzgerald: I won't kiss you. It might get to be a habit and I can't get rid of habits. with background image: photo of author F. Scott Fitzgerald with quote

I won't kiss you. It might get to be a habit and I can't get rid of habits.

--F. Scott Fitzgerald

quote by F. Scott Fitzgerald: New York had all the iridescence of the beginning of the world. with background image: photo of author F. Scott Fitzgerald with quote

New York had all the iridescence of the beginning of the world.

--F. Scott Fitzgerald

quote by F. Scott Fitzgerald: New friends can often have a better time together than old friends. with background image: photo of author F. Scott Fitzgerald with quote

New friends can often have a better time together than old friends.

--F. Scott Fitzgerald
quote by 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. with background image: photo of author F. Scott Fitzgerald with quote

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
quote by F. Scott Fitzgerald: The rhythm of the weekend, with its birth, its planned gaiety, and its announced end, followed the rhythm of life and was a substitute for it. with background image: photo of author F. Scott Fitzgerald with quote

The rhythm of the weekend, with its birth, its planned gaiety, and its announced end, followed the rhythm of life and was a substitute for it.

--F. Scott Fitzgerald
quote by F. Scott Fitzgerald: 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. with background image: photo of author F. Scott Fitzgerald with quote

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.

--F. Scott Fitzgerald
quote by F. Scott Fitzgerald: Every act of life, from the morning toothbrush to the friend at dinner, became an effort. I hated the night when I couldn't sleep and I hated the day because it went toward night. with background image: photo of author F. Scott Fitzgerald with quote

Every act of life, from the morning toothbrush to the friend at dinner, became an effort. I hated the night when I couldn't sleep and I hated the day because it went toward night.

--F. Scott Fitzgerald
quote by F. Scott Fitzgerald: You really ought to read more books -- you know, those things that look like blocks but come apart on one side. with background image: photo of author F. Scott Fitzgerald with quote

You really ought to read more books -- you know, those things that look like blocks but come apart on one side.

--F. Scott Fitzgerald
quote by F. Scott Fitzgerald: All she wanted was to be a little girl, to be efficiently taken care of by some yielding yet superior power, stupider and steadier than herself. It seemed that the only lover she had ever wanted was … with background image: backdrop
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All she wanted was to be a little girl, to be efficiently taken care of by some yielding yet superior power, stupider and steadier than herself. It seemed that the only lover she had ever wanted was a lover in a dream.

--F. Scott Fitzgerald
quote by F. Scott Fitzgerald: 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. with background image: photo of author F. Scott Fitzgerald with quote

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
quote by F. Scott Fitzgerald: I'm inclined to reserve all judgments, a habit that has opened up many curious natures to me and also made me the victim of not a few veteran bores. with background image: photo of author F. Scott Fitzgerald with quote

I'm inclined to reserve all judgments, a habit that has opened up many curious natures to me and also made me the victim of not a few veteran bores.

--F. Scott Fitzgerald
quote by F. Scott Fitzgerald: And I like large parties. They're so intimate. At small parties there isn't any privacy. with background image: photo of author F. Scott Fitzgerald with quote

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

--F. Scott Fitzgerald
quote by F. Scott Fitzgerald: Character is plot, plot is character. with background image: photo of author F. Scott Fitzgerald with quote

Character is plot, plot is character.

--F. Scott Fitzgerald
quote by F. Scott Fitzgerald: Action is character. with background image: photo of author F. Scott Fitzgerald with quote

Action is character.

--F. Scott Fitzgerald
quote by F. Scott Fitzgerald: Was it the infinite sadness of her eyes that drew him or the mirror of himself that he found in the gorgeous clarity of her mind? with background image: photo of author F. Scott Fitzgerald with quote

Was it the infinite sadness of her eyes that drew him or the mirror of himself that he found in the gorgeous clarity of her mind?

--F. Scott Fitzgerald
quote by F. Scott Fitzgerald: And lastly from that period I remember riding in a taxi one afternoon between very tall buildings under a mauve and rosy sky; I began to bawl because I had everything I wanted and knew I would never … with background image: purple and blue light illustration
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And lastly from that period I remember riding in a taxi one afternoon between very tall buildings under a mauve and rosy sky; I began to bawl because I had everything I wanted and knew I would never be so happy again.

--F. Scott Fitzgerald
quote by F. Scott Fitzgerald: He was in love with every pretty woman he saw now, their forms at a distance, their shadows on the walls. with background image: photo of author F. Scott Fitzgerald with quote

He was in love with every pretty woman he saw now, their forms at a distance, their shadows on the walls.

--F. Scott Fitzgerald
quote by F. Scott Fitzgerald: I had traded the fight against love for the fight against loneliness, the fight against life for the fight against death. with background image: photo of author F. Scott Fitzgerald with quote

I had traded the fight against love for the fight against loneliness, the fight against life for the fight against death.

--F. Scott Fitzgerald
quote by F. Scott Fitzgerald: Almost painfully he took his eyes from her. with background image: photo of author F. Scott Fitzgerald with quote

Almost painfully he took his eyes from her.

--F. Scott Fitzgerald
quote by F. Scott Fitzgerald: So he tasted the deep pain that is reserved only for the strong, just as he had tasted for a little while the deep happiness. with background image: photo of author F. Scott Fitzgerald with quote

So he tasted the deep pain that is reserved only for the strong, just as he had tasted for a little while the deep happiness.

--F. Scott Fitzgerald
quote by F. Scott Fitzgerald: He had seen me several times, and had intended to call on me long before, but a peculiar combination of circumstances had prevented it. with background image: photo of author F. Scott Fitzgerald with quote

He had seen me several times, and had intended to call on me long before, but a peculiar combination of circumstances had prevented it.

--F. Scott Fitzgerald
quote by F. Scott Fitzgerald: There's so much spring in the air -- there's so much lazy sweetness in your heart. with background image: photo of author F. Scott Fitzgerald with quote

There's so much spring in the air -- there's so much lazy sweetness in your heart.

--F. Scott Fitzgerald
quote by F. Scott Fitzgerald: Summer is only the unfulfilled promise of spring, a charlatan in place of the warm balmy nights I dream of in April. It's a sad season of life without growth…It has no day. with background image: photo of author F. Scott Fitzgerald with quote

Summer is only the unfulfilled promise of spring, a charlatan in place of the warm balmy nights I dream of in April. It's a sad season of life without growth…It has no day.

--F. Scott Fitzgerald
quote by F. Scott Fitzgerald: Experience is the name so many people give to their mistakes. with background image: photo of author F. Scott Fitzgerald with quote

Experience is the name so many people give to their mistakes.

--F. Scott Fitzgerald
quote by F. Scott Fitzgerald: Men don't often know those times when a girl could be had for nothing. with background image: photo of author F. Scott Fitzgerald with quote

Men don't often know those times when a girl could be had for nothing.

--F. Scott Fitzgerald

quote by F. Scott Fitzgerald: Well, you never knew exactly how much space you occupied in people's lives. with background image: photo of author F. Scott Fitzgerald with quote

Well, you never knew exactly how much space you occupied in people's lives.

--F. Scott Fitzgerald
quote by 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. with background image: photo of author F. Scott Fitzgerald with quote

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
quote by F. Scott Fitzgerald: It's not a slam at you when people are rude, it's a slam at the people they've met before. with background image: photo of author F. Scott Fitzgerald with quote

It's not a slam at you when people are rude, it's a slam at the people they've met before.

--F. Scott Fitzgerald
quote by F. Scott Fitzgerald: A big man has no time really to do anything but just sit and be big. with background image: photo of author F. Scott Fitzgerald with quote

A big man has no time really to do anything but just sit and be big.

--F. Scott Fitzgerald
quote by F. Scott Fitzgerald: The easiest way to get a reputation is to go outside the fold, shout around for a few years as a violent atheist or a dangerous radical, and then crawl back to the shelter. with background image: photo of author F. Scott Fitzgerald with quote

The easiest way to get a reputation is to go outside the fold, shout around for a few years as a violent atheist or a dangerous radical, and then crawl back to the shelter.

--F. Scott Fitzgerald
quote by F. Scott Fitzgerald: To write it, it took three months; to conceive it three minutes; to collect the data in it all my life. with background image: photo of author F. Scott Fitzgerald with quote

To write it, it took three months; to conceive it three minutes; to collect the data in it all my life.

--F. Scott Fitzgerald
quote by F. Scott Fitzgerald: There are no second acts in American lives. with background image: photo of author F. Scott Fitzgerald with quote

There are no second acts in American lives.

--F. Scott Fitzgerald
quote by F. Scott Fitzgerald: Often people display a curious respect for a man drunk, rather like the respect of simple races for the insane... There is something awe-inspiring in one who has lost all inhibitions. with background image: photo of author F. Scott Fitzgerald with quote

Often people display a curious respect for a man drunk, rather like the respect of simple races for the insane... There is something awe-inspiring in one who has lost all inhibitions.

--F. Scott Fitzgerald
quote by F. Scott Fitzgerald: First you take a drink, then the drink takes a drink, then the drink takes you. with background image: photo of author F. Scott Fitzgerald with quote

First you take a drink, then the drink takes a drink, then the drink takes you.

--F. Scott Fitzgerald
quote by F. Scott Fitzgerald: Her body calculated to a millimeter to suggest a bud yet guarantee a flower. with background image: photo of author F. Scott Fitzgerald with quote

Her body calculated to a millimeter to suggest a bud yet guarantee a flower.

--F. Scott Fitzgerald
quote by F. Scott Fitzgerald: Either you think, or else others have to think for you and take power from you, pervert and discipline your natural tastes, civilize and sterilize you. with background image: photo of author F. Scott Fitzgerald with quote

Either you think, or else others have to think for you and take power from you, pervert and discipline your natural tastes, civilize and sterilize you.

--F. Scott Fitzgerald
quote by F. Scott Fitzgerald: Life is essentially a cheat and its conditions are those of defeat; the redeeming things are not happiness and pleasure but the deeper satisfactions that come out of struggle. with background image: photo of author F. Scott Fitzgerald with quote

Life is essentially a cheat and its conditions are those of defeat; the redeeming things are not happiness and pleasure but the deeper satisfactions that come out of struggle.

--F. Scott Fitzgerald
quote by F. Scott Fitzgerald: Only remember west of the Mississippi it's a little more look, see, act. A little less rationalize, comment, talk. with background image: photo of author F. Scott Fitzgerald with quote

Only remember west of the Mississippi it's a little more look, see, act. A little less rationalize, comment, talk.

--F. Scott Fitzgerald
quote by F. Scott Fitzgerald: It is sadder to find the past again and find it inadequate to the present than it is to have it elude you and remain forever a harmonious conception of memory. with background image: photo of author F. Scott Fitzgerald with quote

It is sadder to find the past again and find it inadequate to the present than it is to have it elude you and remain forever a harmonious conception of memory.

--F. Scott Fitzgerald
quote by F. Scott Fitzgerald: Switzerland is a country where very few things begin, but many things end. with background image: photo of author F. Scott Fitzgerald with quote

Switzerland is a country where very few things begin, but many things end.

--F. Scott Fitzgerald
quote by F. Scott Fitzgerald: You don't write because you want to say something, you write because you have something to say. with background image: photo of author F. Scott Fitzgerald with quote

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

--F. Scott Fitzgerald
quote by F. Scott Fitzgerald: Nothing is as obnoxious as other people's luck. with background image: photo of author F. Scott Fitzgerald with quote

Nothing is as obnoxious as other people's luck.

--F. Scott Fitzgerald
quote by F. Scott Fitzgerald: Genius goes around the world in its youth incessantly apologizing for having large feet. What wonder that later in life it should be inclined to raise those feet too swiftly to fools and bores. with background image: photo of author F. Scott Fitzgerald with quote

Genius goes around the world in its youth incessantly apologizing for having large feet. What wonder that later in life it should be inclined to raise those feet too swiftly to fools and bores.

--F. Scott Fitzgerald
quote by F. Scott Fitzgerald: After all, life hasn't much to offer except youth, and I suppose for older people, the love of youth in others. with background image: photo of author F. Scott Fitzgerald with quote

After all, life hasn't much to offer except youth, and I suppose for older people, the love of youth in others.

--F. Scott Fitzgerald

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