F. Scott Fitzgerald
(1896-1940) American Writer
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No grand idea was ever born in a conference, but a lot of foolish ideas have died there.
An author ought to write for the youth of his own generation, the critics of the next, and the school-masters of ever afterward.
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.
Forgotten is forgiven.
It is in the thirties that we want friends. In the forties we know they won't save us any more than love did.
Never confuse a single defeat with a final defeat.
O we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past.
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.
Vitality shows in not only the ability to persist but the ability to start over.
Young people do not perceive at once that the giver of wounds is the enemy and the quoted tattle merely the arrow.