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A list of the best F. Scott Fitzgerald quotes. This list is arranged by which famous F. Scott Fitzgerald quotes have received the most votes, so only the greatest F. Scott Fitzgerald quotes are at the top of the list. All the most popular quotes from F. Scott Fitzgerald should be listed here, but if any were missed you can add more at the end of the list. This list includes notable F. Scott Fitzgerald quotes on various subjects, many of which are inspirational and thought provoking.

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Show me a hero and I will write you a tragedy. F. Scott Fitzgerald

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Her voice is full of money. F. Scott Fitzgerald

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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

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What people are ashamed of, usually makes a good story. F. Scott Fitzgerald

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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 external 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. F. Scott Fitzgerald

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michaelj72 added And I like large parties. They’re so intimate. At small parties there isn’t any privacy.

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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

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There are no second acts in American lives. F. Scott Fitzgerald

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In a real dark night of the soul it is always three o'clock in the morning, day after day. F. Scott Fitzgerald

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michaelj72 added So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past.

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Let me tell you about the very rich. They are different from you and me. They possess and enjoy early, and it does something to them, makes them soft where we are hard, and cynical where we are trustful, in a way that, unless you were born rich, it is very difficult to understand. They think, deep in their hearts, that they are better than we are because we had to discover the compensations and refuges of life for ourselves. Even when they enter deep into our world or sink below us, they still think that they are better than we are. They are different. F. Scott Fitzgerald

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Sometimes it is harder to deprive oneself of a pain than of a pleasure. F. Scott Fitzgerald

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Americans, while occasionally willing to be serfs, have always been obstinate about being peasantry. F. Scott Fitzgerald

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It occurred to me that there was no difference between men, in intelligence or race, so profound as the difference between the sick and the well. F. Scott Fitzgerald

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Gatsby turned out all right at the end; it is what preyed on Gatsby, what foul dust floated in the wake of his dreams that temporarily closed out my interest in the abortive sorrows and short-winded elations of men. F. Scott Fitzgerald

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For a transitory enchanted moment man must have held his breath in the presence of this continent, compelled into an aesthetic contemplation he neither understood nor desired, face to face for the last time in history with something commensurate to his capacity for wonder. F. Scott Fitzgerald

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I know myself, but that is all. F. Scott Fitzgerald

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

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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

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No amount of fire or freshness can challenge what a man will store up in his ghostly heart. F. Scott Fitzgerald

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michaelj72 added Let us learn to show our friendship for a man when he is alive and not after he is dead.

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michaelj72 added I was within and without, simultaneously enchanted and repelled by the inexhaustible variety of life.

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One writes of scars healed, a loose parallel to the pathology of the skin, but there is no such thing in the life of an individual. There are open wounds, shrunk sometimes to the size of a pin-prick but wounds still. The marks of suffering are more comparable to the loss of a finger, or the sight of an eye. We may not miss them, either, for one minute in a year, but if we should there is nothing to be done about it. F. Scott Fitzgerald

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The intimate revelations of young men, or at least the terms in which they express them, are usually plagiaristic and marred by obvious suppressions. F. Scott Fitzgerald

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No such thing as a man willing to be honest --that would be like a blind man willing to see. F. Scott Fitzgerald