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56 Best F. Scott Fitzgerald Quotes (ROMANTIC)

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There are all kinds of love in this world but never the same love twice.
There are all kinds of love in this world but never the same love twice.
So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past.
So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past.
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.
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.
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.
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.
First you take a drink, then the drink takes a drink, then the drink takes you.
First you take a drink, then the drink takes a drink, then the drink takes you.
I hope she'll be a fool - that's the best thing a girl can be in this world, a beautiful little fool.
I hope she’ll be a fool – that’s the best thing a girl can be in this world, a beautiful little fool.
Reserving judgments is a matter of infinite hope.
Reserving judgments is a matter of infinite hope.
Personality is an unbroken series of successful gestures.
Personality is an unbroken series of successful gestures.
I don’t want to repeat my innocence. I want the pleasure of losing it again.
I don’t want to repeat my innocence. I want the pleasure of losing it again.
There are only the pursued, the pursuing, the busy and the tired.
There are only the pursued, the pursuing, the busy and the tired.

12 F. Scott Fitzgerald Quotes that will Make You Think

Things are sweeter when they're lost. I know - because once I wanted something and got it. It was the only thing I ever wanted badly, Dot, and when I got it it turned to dust in my hand.
Things are sweeter when they’re lost. I know – because once I wanted something and got it. It was the only thing I ever wanted badly, Dot, and when I got it it turned to dust in my hand.
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.
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.
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.
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.
You see I usually find myself among strangers because I drift here and there trying to forget the sad things that happened to me.
You see I usually find myself among strangers because I drift here and there trying to forget the sad things that happened to me.
Genius is the ability to put into effect what is on your mind.
Genius is the ability to put into effect what is on your mind.
His was a great sin who first invented consciousness. Let us lose it for a few hours.
His was a great sin who first invented consciousness. Let us lose it for a few hours.
Vitality shows in not only the ability to persist but the ability to start over.
Vitality shows in not only the ability to persist but the ability to start over.
When people are taken out of their depths they lose their heads, no matter how charming a bluff they may put up.
When people are taken out of their depths they lose their heads, no matter how charming a bluff they may put up.
A great social success is a pretty girl who plays her cards as carefully as if she were plain.
A great social success is a pretty girl who plays her cards as carefully as if she were plain.
Men get to be a mixture of the charming mannerisms of the women they have known.
Men get to be a mixture of the charming mannerisms of the women they have known.
There is no confusion like the confusion of a simple mind…
There is no confusion like the confusion of a simple mind…
Switzerland is a country where very few things begin, but many things end.
Switzerland is a country where very few things begin, but many things end.

5 F. Scott Fitzgerald Quotes on Writing

Show me a hero, and I’ll write you a tragedy.
Show me a hero, and I’ll write you a tragedy.
Cut out all these exclamation points. An exclamation point is like laughing at your own joke.
Cut out all these exclamation points. An exclamation point is like laughing at your own joke.
You don't write because you want to say something, you write because you have something to say.
You don’t write because you want to say something, you write because you have something to say.
All good writing is swimming under water and holding your breath.
All good writing is swimming under water and holding your breath.
An author ought to write for the youth of his own generation, the critics of the next, and the schoolmaster of ever afterwards.
An author ought to write for the youth of his own generation, the critics of the next, and the schoolmaster of ever afterwards.

14 F. Scott Fitzgerald Quotes About Life

Family quarrels are bitter things. They don’t go according to any rules. They’re not like aches or wounds, they’re more like splits in the skin that won’t heal because there’s not enough material.”

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.
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.
Let us learn to show our friendship for a man when he is alive and not after he is dead.
Let us learn to show our friendship for a man when he is alive and not after he is dead.
I was within and without, simultaneously enchanted and repelled by the inexhaustible variety of life.
I was within and without, simultaneously enchanted and repelled by the inexhaustible variety of life.
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.
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.
And I like large parties. They’re so intimate. At small parties there isn’t any privacy.
And I like large parties. They’re so intimate. At small parties there isn’t any privacy.
Nothing is as obnoxious as other people's luck.
Nothing is as obnoxious as other people’s luck.
Here's to alcohol, the rose colored glasses of life.
Here’s to alcohol, the rose colored glasses of life.
I like people and I like them to like me, but I wear my heart where God put it, on the inside.
I like people and I like them to like me, but I wear my heart where God put it, on the inside.
Life starts all over again when it gets crisp in the fall.
Life starts all over again when it gets crisp in the fall.
It is in the thirties that we want friends. In the forties we know they won't save us any more than love did.
It is in the thirties that we want friends. In the forties we know they won’t save us any more than love did.
Can’t repeat the past… Why of course you can!
Can’t repeat the past?… Why of course you can!
No amount of fire or freshness can challenge what a man will store up in his ghostly heart.
No amount of fire or freshness can challenge what a man will store up in his ghostly heart.
Riches have never fascinated me, unless combined with the greatest charm or distinction.
Riches have never fascinated me, unless combined with the greatest charm or distinction.

3 F. Scott Fitzgerald Quotes on Youth and Young

The compensation of a very early success is a conviction that life is a romantic matter. In the best sense one stays young.
The compensation of a very early success is a conviction that life is a romantic matter. In the best sense one stays young.
After all, life hasn’t much to offer except youth, and I suppose for older people, the love of youth in others.
After all, life hasn’t much to offer except youth, and I suppose for older people, the love of youth in others.
I’m a slave to my emotions, to my likes, to my hatred of boredom, to most of my desires.
I’m a slave to my emotions, to my likes, to my hatred of boredom, to most of my desires.

12 F. Scott Fitzgerald Quotes on Love and Being Romantic

“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
I wasn’t actually in love, but I felt a sort of tender curiosity.
I wasn’t actually in love, but I felt a sort of tender curiosity.
The idea, you know, is that the sentimental person thinks things will last – the romantic person has a desperate confidence that they won’t.
The idea, you know, is that the sentimental person thinks things will last – the romantic person has a desperate confidence that they won’t.
No, she wasn’t beautiful for something as temporary as her looks. She was beautiful, deep down to her soul.
No, she wasn’t beautiful for something as temporary as her looks. She was beautiful, deep down to her soul.
It took him a moment to respond to the unguarded sweetness of her smile, her body calculated to a millimeter to suggest a bud yet guarantee a flower.
It took him a moment to respond to the unguarded sweetness of her smile, her body calculated to a millimeter to suggest a bud yet guarantee a flower.
Angry, and half in love with her, and tremendously sorry, I turned away.
Angry, and half in love with her, and tremendously sorry, I turned away.
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.
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.
I'm a romantic; a sentimental person thinks things will last, a romantic person hopes against hope that they won't.
I’m a romantic; a sentimental person thinks things will last, a romantic person hopes against hope that they won’t.
They slipped briskly into an intimacy from which they never recovered.
They slipped briskly into an intimacy from which they never recovered.
I don’t want just words. If that’s all you have for me, you’d better go.
I don’t want just words. If that’s all you have for me, you’d better go.
I want to know you moved and breathed in the same world with me.
I want to know you moved and breathed in the same world with me.

“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

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