Top 5 F. Scott Fitzgerald Quotes

It’s happening again: the leaves are starting to change color, the air is growing colder, and the season where deep, thought-provoking F. Scott Fitzgerald quotes are beginning to appear on Instagram and Facebook walls all over the northern hemisphere. Yes, life does feel like it starts over again when in the Fall, doesn't it? But did you know that F. Scott Fitzgerald was also born in the fall? Recently was his 121st birthday, so to celebrate, let’s look at five of his best quotes.

 Cheers, old sport.

Cheers, old sport.

1. “I fell in love with her courage, her sincerity, and her flaming self respect. And it’s these things I’d believe in, even if the whole world indulged in wild suspicions that she wasn’t all she should be. I love her and it is the beginning of everything.”

a letter to his daughter, Scottie

2. “But the brilliance, the versatility of madness is akin to the resourcefulness of water seeping through, over, and around a dyke. It requires the united front of many people to work against it.” 

Tender is the Night

3. “I’m a romantic; a sentimental person thinks things will last, a romantic person hopes against hope that they won’t.” 

This Side of Paradise

4. "Things are sweeter when they’re lost. I know–because once I wanted something and got it. It was the only thing I ever wanted badly, Dot, and when I got it it turned to dust in my hand.” 

The Beautiful and the Damned

5. “Life starts all over again when it gets crisp in the fall.” 

The Great Gatsby