F. Scott Fitzgerald

Author of The Great Gatsby and 40+ Books

F. Scott Fitzgerald
F. Scott Fitzgerald

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Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald was an American novel and short story writer whose works were perceived as evoking the Jazz Age, a term he allegedly coined himself. He is considered one of the greatest writers of the twentieth century. Fitzgerald was of the self-styled "Lost Generation," Americans born in the 1890s who came of age during the First World War. He completed four novels, left a fifth unfinished, and wrote dozens of short stories dealing... with youth, desperation, and age issues. He was married to Fitzgerald's Zelda.READ MORE

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People over forty can seldom be permanently convinced of anything. At eighteen our convictions are hills from which we look; at forty-five they are caves in which we hide.

Life is essentially a cheat and its conditions are those of defeat; the redeeming things are not happiness and pleasure but the deeper satisfactions that come out of struggle.

So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past.

Show me a hero, and I'll write you a tragedy.

There must have been moments even that afternoon when Daisy tumbled short of his dreams -- not through her own fault, but because of the colossal vitality of his illusion. It had gone beyond her, beyond everything. He had thrown himself into it with a creative passion, adding to it all the time, decking it out with every bright feather that drifted his way. No amount of fire or freshness can challenge what a man will store up in his ghostly heart.

Can’t repeat the past?…Why of course you can!

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