Francis Scott Fitzgerald

Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States
Francis Scott Fitzgerald
Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States

Quotes

11 November 2014
Eighteen might look at thirty-four through a rising mist of adolescence; but twenty-two would see thirty-eight with discerning clarity.
11 November 2014
I am not a great man, but sometimes I think the impersonal and objective equality of my talent and the sacrifices of it, in pieces, to preserve its essential value has some sort of epic grandeur.
11 November 2014
The world, as a rule, does not live on beaches and in country clubs.
11 November 2014
Of all natural forces, vitality is the incommunicable one.... Vitality never "takes." You have it or you haven't it, like health or brown eyes or a baritone voice.
11 November 2014
Show me a hero and I will write you a tragedy.
11 November 2014
A great social success is a pretty girl who plays her cards as carefully as if she were plain.
11 November 2014
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.
11 November 2014
Men get to be a mixture of the charming mannerisms of the women they have known.
11 November 2014
Boredom is not an end-product, is comparatively rather an early stage in life and art. You've got to go by or past or through boredom, as through a filter, before the clear product emerges.
11 November 2014
There are no second acts in American lives.

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