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Published on May 19th, 2013 | by Yellow Magpie

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F. Scott Fitzgerald Quotes: Author Of The Great Gatsby

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Here is Yellow Magpie’s pick of the very best F. Scott Fitzgerald Quotes quotes.

‘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.’

‘Everybody’s youth is a dream, a form of chemical madness.’

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

‘It is sadder to find the past again and find it inadequate to the present than it is to have it elude you and remain forever a harmonious conception of memory.’

‘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.’

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‘Let me tell you about the very rich. They are different from you and me. They possess and enjoy early, and it does something to them, makes them soft where we are hard, and cynical where we are trustful, in a way that, unless you were born rich, it is very difficult to understand. They think, deep in their hearts, that they are better than we are because we had to discover the compensations and refuges of life for ourselves. Even when they enter deep into our world or sink below us, they still think that they are better than we are. They are different.’

‘All good writing is swimming under water and holding your breath.’

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