82 quotes found by F. Scott Fitzgerald

F. Scott Fitzgerald
So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past.
inspirational  book  # 405
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.
inspirational  women  # 442
F. Scott Fitzgerald
I don't want to repeat my innocence. I want the pleasure of losing it again.
F. Scott Fitzgerald
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
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.
loneliness  # 931
F. Scott Fitzgerald
Angry, and half in love with her, and tremendously sorry, I turned away.
notag  # 1048
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.
love  # 1283
F. Scott Fitzgerald
And so with the sunshine and the great bursts of leaves growing on the trees, just as things grow in fast movies, I had that familiar conviction that life was beginning over again with the summer.
renewal  summer  # 1580
F. Scott Fitzgerald
And I like large parties. They’re so intimate. At small parties there isn’t any privacy.
jordan-baker  # 1622
F. Scott Fitzgerald
Show me a hero, and I'll write you a tragedy.
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.
smiling  # 1706
F. Scott Fitzgerald
I wasn't actually in love, but I felt a sort of tender curiosity.
love  affection  amity  # 1855
F. Scott Fitzgerald
I'm not sentimental--I'm as romantic as you are. The idea, you know,
F. Scott Fitzgerald
Let us learn to show our friendship for a man when he is alive and not after he is dead.
notag  # 2096
F. Scott Fitzgerald
You see I usually find myself among strangers because I drift here and there trying to forget the sad things that happened to me.
notag  # 2229
F. Scott Fitzgerald
There are only the pursued, the pursuing, the busy and the tired.
demographics  # 2311