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F. SCOTT FITZGERALD
American author
(1896 - 1940)
  CHECK READING LIST (4)  

An unread book is just a block of paper.
      - [Books]

Baseball is a game played by idiots for morons.
      - [Baseball]

If you're strong enough, there are no precedents.
      - [Precedent]

On the pleasant shore of the French Riviera, about half way between Marseilles and the Italian border, stands a large, proud, rose-colored hotel.
      - Tender Is the Night [Books (First Lines)]

In 1913, when Anthony Patch was twenty-five, two years were already gone since irony, the Holy Ghost of this later day, had, theoretically at least, descended upon him.
      - The Beautiful and the Damned
        [Books (First Lines)]

So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past.
      - The Great Gatsby,
        also Fitzgerald's epitaph
        [Books (Last Lines)]

In my younger and more vulnerable years my father gave me some advice that I've been turning over in my mind ever since.
  "Whenever you feel like criticizing anyone," he told me, "just remember that all the people in this world haven't had the advantages that you've had."
      - The Great Gatsby (ch. 1)
        [Books (First Lines)]

Amory Blaine inherited from his mother every trait, except the stray inexpressible few, that made him worth while.
      - This Side of Paradise (book 1, ch. 1)
        [Books (First Lines)]


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