F. Scott Fitzgerald Quotes
Though the Jazz Age continued it became less and less an affair of youth. The sequel was like a children's party taken over by the elders.
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 faces of most American women over thirty are relief maps of petulant and bewildered unhappiness.
The compensation of a very early success is a conviction that life is a romantic matter. In the best sense one stays young.
Some men have a necessity to be mean, as if they were exercising a faculty which they had to partially neglect since early childhood.
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.
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.
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.
I'm a romantic; a sentimental person thinks things will last, a romantic person hopes against hope that they won't.
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.
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.
Advertising is a racket, like the movies and the brokerage business. You cannot be honest without admitting that its constructive contribution to humanity is exactly minus zero.