F. Scott Fitzgerald Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old F. Scott Fitzgerald quotes, F. Scott Fitzgerald sayings, and F. Scott Fitzgerald proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


The worst thing in the world is to try to sleep and not to.      

F. Scott Fitzgerald

The world only exists in your eyes. You can make it as big or as small as you want..     

F. Scott Fitzgerald

And so with the sunshine and the great bursts of leaves growing on the trees, just as things grow in fast movies, I had that familiar conviction that life was beginning over again with the summer.     

F. Scott Fitzgerald

There are all kinds of love in this world but never the same love twice.     

F. Scott Fitzgerald

Men get to be a mixture of the charming mannerisms of the women they have known.     

F. Scott Fitzgerald

The worst thing in the world is to try to sleep and not to.     

F. Scott Fitzgerald

Selfish people are in a way terribly capable of great loves.     

F. Scott Fitzgerald

Whenever you feel like criticizing any one...just remember that all the people in this world haven't had the advantages that you've had.     

F. Scott Fitzgerald

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.     

F. Scott Fitzgerald

It's a great advantage not to drink among hard drinking people.     

F. Scott Fitzgerald

Show me a hero and I will write you a tragedy.     

F. Scott Fitzgerald

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

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

The rhythm of the weekend, with its birth, its planned gaieties, and its announced end, followed the rhythm of life and was a substitute for it.     

F. Scott Fitzgerald

A great social success is a pretty girl who plays her cards as carefully as if she were plain.     

F. Scott Fitzgerald

Dishonesty in a woman is a thing you never blame deeply.     

F. Scott Fitzgerald

Family quarrels are bitter things. They don't go according to any rules. They're not like aches or wounds, they're more like splits in the skin that won't heal because there's not enough material.     

F. Scott Fitzgerald

I love you and that's the beginning and end of everything.     

F. Scott Fitzgerald

The worst thing in the world is to try to sleep and not to.     

F. Scott Fitzgerald

First you take a drink, then the drink takes a drink, then the drink takes you.     

F. Scott Fitzgerald

I love you and that's the beginning and end of everything.     

F. Scott Fitzgerald

You don't write because you want to say something. You write because you have something to say.     

F. Scott Fitzgerald

It was only a sunny smile, and little it cost in the giving, but like morning light it scattered the night and made the day worth living.     

F. Scott Fitzgerald

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

Here's to alcohol, the rose colored glasses of life.     

F. Scott Fitzgerald

First you take a drink, then the drink takes a drink, then the drink takes you.     

F. Scott Fitzgerald

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.     

F. Scott Fitzgerald

Men get to be a mixture of the charming mannerisms of the women they have known.     

F. Scott Fitzgerald

You are the finest, loveliest, tenderest, and most beautiful person I have ever known and even that is an understatement.     

F. Scott Fitzgerald

Personality is an unbroken series of successful gestures.     

F. Scott Fitzgerald