F. Scott Fitzgerald Quotes

Poetry is either something that lives like fire inside you like music to the musician… or else it is nothing, an empty, formalized bore around which pedants can endlessly drone their notes and explanations.

So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past. (“The Great Gatsby”)

I want to live my life so that my nights are full of regrets.

I love New York on summer afternoons when everyone’s away. There’s something very sensuous about it – overripe, as if all sorts of funny fruits were going to fall into your hands.

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.

As Ernest Hemingway once remarked, the sole purpose of the cabaret is for unattached men to find complaisant women. All the rest is a wasting of time in bad air.

No grand idea was ever born in a conference, but a lot of foolish ideas have died there.

Reserving judgments is a matter of infinite hope.

Isn’t Hollywood a dump-in the human sense of the word. A hideous town, pointed up by the insulting gardens of its rich, full of the human spirit at a new low of debasement.

The hangover became a part of the day as well allowed for as the Spanish siesta.