Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald or known as F. Scott Fitzgerald was a novelist, short story writer, and screenwriter. He was born on September 24, 1896, in Minnesota, USA but grew up in New York. He went to Princeton but later on dropped out to join the US Army during World War I. This article will show you a collection of F. Scott Fitzgerald quotes but let’s get to know him a bit more first.
Fitzgerald always wanted to be a writer. In Princeton, he joined Princeton Triangle Club, Princeton Tiger, and Nassau Lit where he published stories and poems. After the war ended and he was discharged from the Army, Fitzgerald start writing advertising copy to make a living and gain connections in writing and publishing companies while working on his first book.
Fitzgerald was working on a book called “The Romantic Egotist” which was about his life in Princeton and love affairs. He struggled with alcoholism which affected his work. After sending his manuscript, no company would take them. He quit his advertising job and moved back with his parents. During this time, he went sober and poured himself to work. He revised his booked and is now called “This Side of Paradise”.
The book was accepted and soon published which sold 40,000 copies in the first year. Fitzgerald quickly became popular. With this, he resubmitted his previous books that were originally rejected such as “Bernice Bobs Her Hair”.
His most famous work includes “The Great Gatsby”, “Tender is the Night”, and “The Beautiful and Damned”.
F. SCOTT FITZGERALD QUOTES AND CAPTIONS COMPILATION
Fitzgerald was a popular writer and his work are still famous today, many are considered classic. Check these wall art with F. Scott Fitzgerald quotes.
“Grown-up, and that is a terribly hard thing to do. It is much easier to skip it and go from one childhood to another.”
“So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past.”
“First you take a drink, then the drink takes a drink, then the drink takes you.”
“No amount of fire or freshness can challenge what a man will store up in his ghostly heart.”
“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.”
“Show me a hero, and I’ll write you a tragedy.”
“That is part of the beauty of all literature. You discover that your longings are universal longings, that you’re not lonely and isolated from anyone. You belong.”
“Vitality shows in not only the ability to persist but the ability to start over.”
“All good writing is swimming under water and holding your breath.”
“Angry, and half in love with her, and tremendously sorry, I turned away.”
F. Scott Fitzgerald died on December 20, 1940, from coronary arteriosclerosis at the age of 44. He has been sober for a year prior to his death.