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F. Scott Fitzgerald Quotes on Love and Life

Our latest collection of F. Scott Fitzgerald quotes on Everyday Power.

Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald was an American fiction writer who is considered one of the greatest American writers of the 20th century.

His famous novel, The Great Gatsby, is widely regarded as a literary classic and is required reading in many high school and college classes.

Born on September 24th, 1896 in Saint Paul, Minnesota, Fitzgerald began honing his craft as a writer from an early age.

At the age of 24, he became one of the country’s most promising young writers following the publication of his first novel, This Side of Paradise.

He finished four novels during his lifetime, while a fifth, unfinished novel, was published posthumously.

In addition, Fitzgerald wrote a large number of short stories for popular magazines during his career.

And in his final years, he worked as a screenwriter and freelance story writer in Hollywood.

Fitzgerald died of a massive heart attack on 21st December 1940, leaving behind a legacy as one of the most distinguished authors in the history of American literature.

Although he enjoyed limited success during his lifetime, his work has inspired many writers and continues to draw huge admiration.

To celebrate the contribution he made to the world of literature, here are some beautiful F. Scott Fitzgerald quotes.

Also check out these beautiful Great Gatsby quotes on love and loss.

F. Scott Fitzgerald quotes on love and life

1. “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

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2. “Personality is an unbroken series of successful gestures.” – F. Scott Fitzgerald

3. “After all, life hasn’t much to offer except youth, and I suppose for older people, the love of youth in others.” – F. Scott Fitzgerald

4. “I wasn’t actually in love, but I felt a sort of tender curiosity.” ― F. Scott Fitzgerald

5. “Let us learn to show our friendship for a man when he is alive and not after he is dead.”  ― F. Scott Fitzgerald
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6. “There are only the pursued, the pursuing, the busy and the tired.” ― F. Scott Fitzgerald

F. Scott Fitzgerald quotes on life

7. “I was within and without, simultaneously enchanted and repelled by the inexhaustible variety of life.” ― F. Scott Fitzgerald

8. “Life starts all over again when it gets crisp in the fall.” ― F. Scott Fitzgerald

9. “There are all kinds of love in this world but never the same love twice.” ― F. Scott Fitzgerald

10. “I love her, and that’s the beginning and end of everything.” ― F. Scott Fitzgerald

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11. “No grand idea was ever born in a conference, but a lot of foolish ideas have died there.” – F. Scott Fitzgerald

12. “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
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13. “No such thing as a man willing to be honest – that would be like a blind man willing to see.” – F. Scott Fitzgerald

14. “So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past.”  – F. Scott Fitzgerald

15. “It takes two to make an accident.”  – F. Scott Fitzgerald

F. Scott Fitzgerald quotes on accidents

16. “Whenever you feel like criticizing anyone…just remember that all the people in this world haven’t had the advantages that you’ve had.”  – F. Scott Fitzgerald

17. “Never confuse a single defeat with a final defeat.” ― F. Scott Fitzgerald

18. “Sometimes it is harder to deprive oneself of a pain than of a pleasure.” ― F. Scott Fitzgerald

19. “I’m a slave to my emotions, to my likes, to my hatred of boredom, to most of my desires.” ― F. Scott Fitzgerald

20. “Life is much more successfully looked at from a single window.” ― F. Scott Fitzgerald

F. Scott Fitzgerald quotes on writing and happiness

21. “You don’t write because you want to say something, you write because you have something to say.” ― F. Scott Fitzgerald

22. “Cut out all these exclamation points. An exclamation point is like laughing at your own joke.” ― F. Scott Fitzgerald

23. “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.” ― F. Scott Fitzgerald

24. “Great books write themselves, only bad books have to be written.” ― F. Scott Fitzgerald

F. Scott Fitzgerald quotes about writing

25. “The lights grow brighter as the earth lurches away from the sun.” ― F. Scott Fitzgerald

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Which of these F. Scott Fitzgerald quotes was your favorite?

Since his works didn’t receive much commercial or critical success during his lifetime, Fitzgerald might have died believing himself a failure.

However, he gained enormous posthumous recognition and is now considered one of the greatest writers America produced in the 20th century.

Hopefully, these quotes have inspired and motivated you to fight for your dreams and live your best life.

Did you enjoy these F. Scott Fitzgerald quotes?

Which of the quotes was your favorite?

We would love to hear all about in the comment section below.

Norbert Juma, Lead Editor
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  1. margaret gaskell

    May 12, 2019 at 2:33 PM

    49.) “Everywhere we go and move on and change, something’s lost–something’s left behind. You can’t ever quite repeat anything, and I’ve been so yours, here–” ― F. Scott Fitzgerald

  2. Fergus

    February 10, 2019 at 9:32 AM

    Just love Fitzgerald.awesome writer.

  3. Florence Gail

    January 12, 2019 at 12:52 PM

    “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.”
    This is an important message to ALL.

  4. Priscilla

    November 6, 2018 at 1:22 PM

    I’m a slave to my emotions, to my likes, to my hatred of boredom, to my desires.

    • Adi

      September 6, 2019 at 3:59 PM

      “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.”

      Love from Indonesia

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