42 HEARTBREAKINGLY BEAUTIFUL F. SCOTT FITZGERALD QUOTES

Dedicated to my favorite author (sorry it's so long but like so worth the read)
  1. 1.
    I don't want to repeat my innocence. I want the pleasure of losing it again.
    This Side of Paradise
  2. 2.
    I used to build dreams about you.
    Flappers and Philosophers
  3. 3.
    I'm a whole lot of different simple people.
    Tender is the Night
  4. 4.
    Two sounds are sometimes created together and in love before they're born.
    The Beautiful and the Damned
  5. 5.
    You never knew exactly how much space you occupied in people's lives.
    Tender is the Night
  6. 6.
    I love her and that's the beginning and end of everything.
    A letter about his wife, Zelda
  7. 7.
    I fell in love with her courage, her sincerity, and her flaming self respect.
    A letter about his wife, Zelda
  8. 8.
    When I'm with you I don't quite breathe right.
  9. 9.
    My God, you're fun to kiss.
    Tender is the Night
  10. 10.
    You see I usually find myself among strangers because I drift here and there trying to forget the sad things that happened to me.
    The Great Gatsby
  11. 11.
    She was feeling the pressure of the world outside and she wanted to see him and feel his presence beside her and be reassured that she was doing the right thing after all.
    The Great Gatsby
  12. 12.
    I'm yours- you know it.
    This Side of Paradise
  13. 13.
    Men get to be a mixture of the charming mannerisms of the women they have known.
    Scott's personal notebooks
  14. 14.
    Their eyes met, and they stared together at each other, alone in space.
    The Great Gatsby
  15. 15.
    If you're in love it ought to make you happy. You ought to laugh.
    Tender is the Night
  16. 16.
    I hope she'll be a fool- that's the best thing a girl can be in this world, a beautiful little fool.
    The Great Gatsby
  17. 17.
    Beware of losing yourself in the personality of another being, man or woman.
    This Side of Paradise
  18. 18.
    Actually that's my secret- I can't even talk about you to anybody because I don't want any more people to know how wonderful you are.
    Tender is the Night
  19. 19.
    I want to know you moved and breathed in the same world as me.
    Benediction
  20. 20.
    When she saw him face to face their eyes met and brushed like birds' wings. After that everything was all right, everything was wonderful, she knew that he was beginning to fall in love with her.
    Tender is the Night
  21. 21.
    And I like large parties. They're so intimate. At small parties there isn't any privacy.
    The Great Gatsby
  22. 22.
    I was within and without, simultaneously enchanted and repelled by the inexhaustible variety of life.
    The Great Gatsby
  23. 23.
    I'm not used to being loved. I wouldn't know what to do.
    More Than Just a House
  24. 24.
    She held my hand for a moment, looking up into my face, promising that there was no one in the world she so much wanted to see.
    The Great Gatsby
  25. 25.
    I don't want just words. If that's all you have for me, you'd better go.
    The Beautiful and the Damned
  26. 26.
    I won't kiss you. It might get to be a habit and I can't get rid of habits.
    Head and Shoulders
  27. 27.
    What was the use of doing great things if I could have a better time telling her what I was going to do?
    The Great Gatsby
  28. 28.
    When I first met her I knew in a moment I would have to spend the next few days re-arranging my mind so there'd be room for her to stay.
    The Great Gatsby
  29. 29.
    I walked away hoping I had the strength to never look back. But every step I took, it was another step away from my heart.
  30. 30.
    I'm not sure what I'll do, but- well, I want to go places and see people. I want my mind to grow. I want to live where things happen on a big scale.
    The Ice Palace
  31. 31.
    That is part of the beauty of literature. You discover that your longings are universal longings, that you're not lonely and isolated from anyone. You belong.
  32. 32.
    And in the end, we were all just humans, drunk on the idea that love, only love, could heal our brokenness.
    The Great Gatsby
  33. 33.
    Angry, and half in love with her, and tremendously sorry, I turned away.
    The Great Gatsby
  34. 34.
    It's a funny thing, coming home. Nothing changes. Everything looks the same, feels the same, even smells the same. You realize what's changed is you.
    The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
  35. 35.
    Why don't you tell me that "if the girl had been worth having, she'd have waited for you?" No, sir, the girl really worth having won't wait for anybody.
    This Side of Paradise
  36. 36.
    There are all kinds of love in this world but never the same love twice.
    The Sensible Thing
  37. 37.
    I don't ask you to love me always like this, but I ask you to remember. Somewhere inside of me there will always be the person I am tonight.
    Tender is the Night
  38. 38.
    Suddenly she realize that what she was regretting was not the lost past but the lost future, not what had not been but what would never be.
    A Nice Quiet Place
  39. 39.
    The loneliest moment in someone's life is when they are watching their whole world fall apart, and all they can do is stare blankly.
    The Great Gatsby
  40. 40.
    Life starts all over again when it gets crisp in the fall.
    The Great Gatsby
  41. 41.
    Her heart sank into her shoes as she realized at last how much she wanted him. No matter what his past was, no mater what he had done. Which was not to say that she would ever let him know, but only that he moved her chemically more than anyone she had ever met, that all other men seemed pale beside him.
    The Popular Girl
  42. 42.
    So we'll just let things take their course, and never be sorry.
    Benediction