Francis Scott Fitzgerald


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  • ''Grown up, and that is a terribly hard thing to do. It is much easier to skip it and go from one childhood to another.''
    F. Scott Fitzgerald (1896-1940), U.S. author. "Notebook E," The Crack-Up, ed. Edmund Wilson (1945).
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  • ''Genius goes around the world in its youth incessantly apologizing for having large feet. What wonder that later in life it should be inclined to raise those feet too swiftly to fools and bores.''
    F. Scott Fitzgerald (1896-1940), U.S. author. "Notebook E," The Crack-Up, ed. Edmund Wilson (1945).
  • ''Vitality shows in not only the ability to persist but the ability to start over.''
    F. Scott Fitzgerald (1896-1940), U.S. author. "Notebook E," The Crack-Up, ed. Edmund Wilson (1945).
  • ''Her unselfishness came in pretty small packages well wrapped.''
    F. Scott Fitzgerald (1896-1940), U.S. author. "Notebook E," The Crack-Up, ed. Edmund Wilson (1945).
  • ''No grand idea was ever born in a conference, but a lot of foolish ideas have died there.''
    F. Scott Fitzgerald (1896-1940), U.S. author. "Notebook E," The Crack-Up, ed. Edmund Wilson (1945).
  • ''Any walk through a park that runs between a double line of mangy trees and passes brazenly by the ladies' toilet is invariably known as "Lover's Lane."''
    F. Scott Fitzgerald (1896-1940), U.S. author. "Notebook E," The Crack-Up, ed. Edmund Wilson (1945).
  • ''No such thing as a man willing to be honest—that would be like a blind man willing to see.''
    F. Scott Fitzgerald (1896-1940), U.S. author. "Notebook E," The Crack-Up, ed. Edmund Wilson (1945).
  • ''Men get to be a mixture of the charming mannerisms of the women they have known.''
    F. Scott Fitzgerald (1896-1940), U.S. author. "Notebook G," The Crack-Up, ed. Edmund Wilson (1945).
  • ''I talk with the authority of failure—Ernest with the authority of success. We could never sit across the same table again.''
    F. Scott Fitzgerald (1896-1940), U.S. author. "Notebook L," The Crack-Up, ed. Edmund Wilson (1945). Referring to his relationship with Ernest Hemingway.
  • ''Great art is the contempt of a great man for small art.''
    F. Scott Fitzgerald (1896-1940), U.S. author. "Notebook L," The Crack-Up, ed. Edmund Wilson (1945).

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