F. Scott Fitzgerald
Every one suspects himself of at least one of the cardinal virtues.
For awhile after you quit Keats all other poetry seems to be only whistling or humming.
Scratch a Yale man with both hands and you’ll be lucky to find a coast-guard. Usually you find nothing at all.
A big man has no time really to do anything but just sit and be big.
No decent career was ever founded on a public.
The idea that to make a man work you’ve got to hold gold in front of his eyes is a growth, not an axiom. We’ve done that for so long that we’ve forgotten there’s any other way.
Advertising is a racket, like the movies and the brokerage business. You cannot be honest without admitting that its constructive contribution to humanity is exactly minus zero.
An author ought to write for the youth of his own generation, the critics of the next, and the schoolmaster of ever afterwards.
His was a great sin who first invented consciousness. Let us lose it for a few hours.
When people are taken out of their depths they lose their heads, no matter how charming a bluff they may put up.
The world, as a rule, does not live on beaches and in country clubs.
It occurred to me that there was no difference between men, in intelligence or race, so profound as the difference between the sick and the well.
To write it, it took three months; to conceive it three minutes; to collect the data in it all my life.
There are no second acts in American lives.
You can stroke people with words.