F. Scott Fitzgerald

F. Scott Fitzgerald


Jazz Age author of The Great Gatsby, member of The Lost Generation, and husband of the eccentric socialite Zelda Fitzgerald. His novels include This Side of Paradise, The Beautiful and Damned, and Tender Is the Night. He was so intelligent as a child that he was permitted to attend only a half-day of school, and he could decide which half. He later matriculated at Princeton University, but was put on academic probation when he spent more time writing fiction than concentrating on his studies.
  • When was
    F. Scott Fitzgerald born?

    F. Scott Fitzgerald was born on Thursday, September 24, 1896

  • Where was
    F. Scott Fitzgerald born?

    F. Scott Fitzgerald was born in Saint Paul, MN

  • How old is
    F. Scott Fitzgerald?

    F. Scott Fitzgerald is 124

Best Quotes

  • Great art is the contempt of a great man for small art.
  • The faces of most American women over thirty are relief maps of petulant and bewildered unhappiness.
  • Every one suspects himself of at least one of the cardinal virtues, and this is mine: I am one of the few honest people that I have ever known.
  • Either you think -- or else others have to think for you and take power from you, pervert and discipline your natural tastes, civilize and sterilize you.
  • One writes of scars healed, a loose parallel to the pathology of the skin, but there is no such thing in the life of an individual. There are open wounds, shrunk sometimes to the size of a pin-prick but wounds still. The marks of suffering are more comparable to the loss of a finger, or the sight of an eye. We may not miss them, either, for one minute in a year, but if we should there is nothing to be done about it.
  • I'm a romantic; a sentimental person thinks things will last; a romantic person hopes against hope that they won't.
  • Personality is an unbroken series of successful gestures.
  • No such thing as a man willing to be honest --that would be like a blind man willing to see.
  • 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.
  • There are no second acts in American lives.
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