Inspiring F Scott Fitzgerald Quotes On Love, Beautiful, Worth

Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald was an American writer, best known for his novels depicting the flamboyance and excess of the Jazz Age. Although he achieved popular success and fortune during his lifetime, Fitzgerald did not receive much critical acclaim until after his death. These F Scott Fitzgerald Quotes will motivate you in life.

Best F Scott Fitzgerald Quotes

  1. “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, F Scott Fitzgerald quotes on beautiful
  2. “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
  3. “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
  4. “The world only exists in your eyes. You can make it as big or as small as you want” ~ F. Scott Fitzgerald

  5. “And in the end, we were all just humans…Drunk on the idea that love, only love, could heal our brokenness.” ~ F. Scott Fitzgerald, F Scott Fitzgerald quotes on love
  6. “You are the finest, loveliest, tenderest, and most beautiful person I have ever known—and even that is an understatement.” ~ F. Scott Fitzgerald
  7. “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
  8. “Never confuse a single defeat with a final defeat.” ~ F. Scott Fitzgerald
  9. “…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
  10. “You have a place in my heart no one else ever could have.” ~ F. Scott Fitzgerald

  11. “Before you criticize others, remember, they may not have had the same opportunities in life as you have had” ~ F. Scott Fitzgerald
  12. “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
  13. “It is not merely enough to have the ability to be persistant, you must also have the ability to start over.” ~ F. Scott Fitzgerald
  14. “Life is a comedy for those who think and a tragedy for those who feel. Show me a hero and I will write you a tragedy.” ~ F. Scott Fitzgerald
  15. “I never blame failure – there are too many complicated situations in life – but I am absolutely merciless toward lack of effort.” ~ F. Scott Fitzgerald
  16. “Intelligence is measured by a person’s ability to see validity within both sides of contradicting arguments.” ~ F. Scott Fitzgerald
  17. “Too much of anything is bad, but too much Champagne is just right.” ~ F. Scott Fitzgerald
  18. “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
  19. “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
  20. “The ability to hold two competing thoughts in one’s mind and still be able to function is the mark of a superior mind” ~ F. Scott Fitzgerald
  21. “Her philosophy is carpe diem for herself and laissez-faire for others.” ~ F. Scott Fitzgerald

  22. “Egyptian Proverb: The worst things: To be in bed and sleep not, To want for one who comes not, To try to please and please not.” ~ F. Scott Fitzgerald
  23. “A love affair is like a short story–it has a beginning, a middle, and an end. The beginning was easy, the middle might drag, invaded by the commonplace, but the end, instead of being decisive and well-knit with that element of revelatory surprise as a well-written story should be, it usually dissipated in a succession of messy and humiliating anticlimaxes.” ~ F. Scott Fitzgerald
  24. “I like France, where everybody thinks he’s Napoleon–down here everybody thinks he’s Christ.” ~ F. Scott Fitzgerald
  25. “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
  26. “Celibacy goes deeper than the flesh.” ~ F. Scott Fitzgerald
  27. “The greatest profound pain is caused by, and is the result of our own illusions, fantasies, and dreams.” ~ F. Scott Fitzgerald
  28. “Life is so damned hard, so damned hard… It just hurts people and hurts people, until finally, it hurts them so that they can’t be hurt ever anymore. That’s the last and worst thing it does.” ~ F. Scott Fitzgerald
  29. “Experience is the name so many people give to their mistakes.” ~ F. Scott Fitzgerald

  30. “You are mysterious, I love you. You’re beautiful, intelligent, and virtuous, and that’s the rarest known combination.” ~ F. Scott Fitzgerald
  31. “No matter how low you go, there’s always an unexplored basement.” ~ F. Scott Fitzgerald
  32. “Never confuse activity with action.” ~ F. Scott Fitzgerald
  33. “Courage to me means plowing 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
  34. “Mostly, we authors must repeat ourselves – that’s the truth. We have two or three great and moving experiences in our lives – experiences so great and moving that it doesn’t seem at the time anyone else has been so caught up and so pounded and dazzled and astonished and beaten and broken and rescued and illuminated and rewarded and humbled in just that way ever before. Then we learn our trade, well or less well, and we tell our two or three stories – each time in a new disguise – maybe ten times, maybe a hundred, as long as people will listen.” ~ F. Scott Fitzgerald
  35. “I don’t want just words. If that’s all you have for me, you’d better go.” ~ F. Scott Fitzgerald

  36. “Well, you never knew exactly how much space you occupied in people’s lives.” ~ F. Scott Fitzgerald
  37. “And that taught me you can’t have anything, you can’t have anything at all. Because desire just cheats you. It’s like a sunbeam skipping here and there about a room. It stops and gilds some inconsequential object, and we poor fools try to grasp it – but when we do the sunbeam moves on to something else, and you’ve got the inconsequential part, but the glitter that made you want it is gone.” ~ F. Scott Fitzgerald
  38. “To write it, it took three months; to conceive it three minutes; to collect the data in it all my life.” ~ F. Scott Fitzgerald
  39. “Vitality shows in not only the ability to persist but the ability to start over.” ~ F. Scott Fitzgerald
  40. “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
  41. “We all have souls of different ages.” ~ F. Scott Fitzgerald

  42. “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
  43. “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, F Scott Fitzgerald quotes on worth
  44. “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
  45. “Life starts all over again when it gets crisp in the fall.” ~ F. Scott Fitzgerald

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