15 Inspirational Quotes by Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald on Success

Updated: Jul 28

Birth: September 24, 1896, Minnesota, USA

Death: December 21, 1940, Los Angeles, USA


Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald was born in Minnesota, USA in 1896. He was the child of an aristocratic father and an Irish mother. He entered Princeton University in 1913. In 1917, he stopped his education to participate in the First World War.


With his life pursuing big dreams and seeing the collapse of these dreams, Fitzgerald succeeded in creating a universal theme from the drama of the young people called the "lost generation". Fitzgerald died in Hollywood at the age of forty-four in 1940. But he left books to be read around the world, such as "The Great Gatsby", "Tender Is the Night", "The Beautiful and Damned", "This Side of Paradise", "The Crack-Up"...


I would like to share with you today; 15 Inspirational Quotes by Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald on Success.



"Men get to be a mixture of the charming mannerisms of the women they have known." /F. Scott Fitzgerald
"Show me a hero, and I'll write you a tragedy." /F. Scott Fitzgerald
"First you take a drink, then the drink takes a drink, then the drink takes you." /F. Scott Fitzgerald
"In my younger and more vulnerable years my father gave me some advice that I've been turning over in my mind ever since." /F. Scott Fitzgerald

"Whenever you feel like criticizing any one, he told me, just remember that all the people in this world haven't had the advantages that you've had." /F. Scott Fitzgerald
"I like people and I like them to like me, but I wear my heart where God put it, on the inside." /F. Scott Fitzgerald
"Advertising is a racket, like the movies and the brokerage business. You cannot be honest without admitting that its constructive contribution to humanity is exactly minus zero." /F. Scott Fitzgerald
"It’s just that I feel so sad these wonderful nights. I sort of feel they’re never coming again, and I’m not really getting all I could out of them." /F. Scott Fitzgerald


"We want to believe. Young students try to believe in older authors, constituents try to believe in their congressmen, countries try to believe in their statesmen, but they can't. Too many voices, too much scattered, illogical, ill-considered criticism. It's worse in the case of newspapers. Any rich, unprogressive old party with that particularly grasping, acquisitive form of mentality known as financial genius can own a paper that is the intellectual meat and drink of thousands of tired, hurried men, men too involved in the business of modern living to swallow anything but predigested food. For two cents the voter buys his politics, prejudices and philosophy. A year later there is a new political ring or a change in the paper's ownership, consequence: more confusion, more contradiction, a sudden inrush of new ideas, their tempering, their distillation, the reaction against them." /F. Scott Fitzgerald
"An author ought to write for the youth of his own generation, the critics of the next, and the schoolmaster of ever afterwards." /F. Scott Fitzgerald
"Genius goes around the world in its youth incessantly apologizing for having large feet. What wonder that later in life it should be inclined to raise those feet too swiftly to fools and bores." /F. Scott Fitzgerald
"The world, as a rule, does not live on beaches and in country clubs." /F. Scott Fitzgerald


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