F. Scott Fitzgerald Quotes

Top 20 F. Scott Fitzgerald Quotes to evoke Truth and Find Love

The Great Gatsby is the novel that will top the list of your google search for “best novels ever written in the world” and F. Scott is the genius behind it. The Great Gatsby remains his best work because of his untouched imagination and ahead-of-time writing. This charming American writer created stories with his vivid metaphors to provide a visual picture of his characters to incorporate deeper meaning. Additionally, his sentence structure mirrors the characters and settings by consisting primarily of compound-complex sentences. His entanglement of love with corruption and crime along with some family drama was new and swept the people off their feet. F. Scott introduced us to different definitions of love, truth, and duty. Here we represent some of his ideologies through these “Top 20 F Scott Fitzgerald quotes” that you should read at least once in your lifetime.

F. Scott Fitzgerald Quotes about Women

  1. “I hope she’ll be a fool – that’s the best thing a girl can be in this world, a beautiful little fool.”
  1. “A great social success is a pretty girl who plays her cards as carefully as if she were plain.”
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  1. “Debut: the first time a young girl is seen drunk in public.”
  1. “I fell in love with her courage 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.”

F. Scott Fitzgerald Quotes About Men

  1. “Men get to be a mixture of the charming mannerisms of the women they have known.”
  1. “No amount of fire or freshness can challenge what a man will store up in his ghostly heart.”
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  1. “The idea that to make a man work you’ve got to hold gold in front of his eyes is a growth, not an axiom. We’ve done that for so long that we’ve forgotten there’s any other way.”
  1. “Angry, and half in love with her, and tremendously sorry, I turned away.”

F. Scott Fitzgerald’s Quotes on Life and Love

  1. “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.”
  1. “At any rate, let us love for a while, for a year or so, you and me. That’s a form of divine drunkenness that we can all try.”
  1. “All life is just a progression toward, and then a recession from, one phrase – ‘I love you.’”
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  1. “I was within and without, simultaneously enchanted and repelled by the inexhaustible variety of life.”
  1. “I wasn’t actually in love, but I felt a sort of tender curiosity.”
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  1. “Life starts all over again when it gets crisp in the fall.”
  1. “There are only the pursued, the pursuing, the busy, and the tired.”

F. Scott Fitzgerald’s Quotes on Writing

  1. “All good writing is swimming underwater and holding your breath.”
  1. “Often I think writing is a sheer paring away of oneself leaving always something thinner, barer, more meager.”
F. Scott Fitzgerald Quotes
  1. “Show me a hero, and I’ll write you a tragedy.”
  1. “Writers aren’t people exactly. Or, if they’re any good, they’re a whole lot of people trying so hard to be one person. Who lean backward trying – only to see their faces in the reflecting chandeliers.”
  1. “You don’t write because you want to say something, you write because you have something to say.”
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F. Scott never gave up a chance to portray the real American society in those days. With his writing, he jumped back and forth on the line that segregated society in two. His pen was the grey area as he painted words between two parts of the world, two sides of a man and the devil of duality. But honestly, he did not believe that duality is the devil but rather the most human emotion causing dilemmas and confusions, and solving them is what we call life. Even though this sounds strange, once a friend of mine said that “sometimes strange can be beautiful too” and that is the way F. Scott taught us to live – “Strange yet Beautiful.” We hope these Top 20 F Scott Fitzgerald quotes will help you to solve some of your dilemmas and find your own strange and beautiful.

Anubhav Jagadhane

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