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Quotations From F. SCOTT FITZGERALD

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  • 81.
    The intimate revelations of young men, or at least the terms in which they express them, are usually plagiaristic and marred by obvious suppressions.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald (1896-1940), U.S. author. Narrator (Nick Carraway), in The Great Gatsby, ch. 1 (1925).
  • 82.
    Beware the artist who's an intellectual also. The artist who doesn't fit.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald (1896-1940), U.S. author. Amory Blaine, in This Side of Paradise, bk. 2, ch. 5 (1920).
  • 83.
    A big man has no time really to do anything but just sit and be big.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald (1896-1940), U.S. author. Amory Blaine, in "Restlessness," bk. 2, ch. 2, This Side of Paradise (1920).

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  • 84.
    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 (1896-1940), U.S. author. Letter, June 10, 1917, to his favorite cousin Cecilia, written when he was 20. The Letters of F. Scott Fitzgerald, ed. Andrew Turnbull (1963).

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  • 85.
    Often I think writing is a sheer paring away of oneself leaving always something thinner, barer, more meager.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald (1896-1940), U.S. author. Letter, April 27, 1940, to his daughter Frances Scott Fitzgerald. The Letters of F. Scott Fitzgerald, ed. Andrew Turnbull (1963).
  • 86.
    For awhile after you quit Keats all other poetry seems to be only whistling or humming.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald (1896-1940), U.S. author. letter, Aug. 3, 1940, to his daughter Frances Scott Fitzgerald. The Letters of F. Scott Fitzgerald, ed. Andrew Turnbull (1963). Fitzgerald described Ode on a Grecian Urn as "unbearably beautiful with every syllable as inevitable as the notes in Beethoven's Ninth Symphony" (same source).

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