F. Scott Fitzgerald quotes

“America was going on the greatest, gaudiest spree in history and there was going to be plenty to tell about it.” – F. Scott Fitzgerald

“I guess I am too much a moralist at heart and want to preach at people in some acceptable form, rather than to entertain them.” – F. Scott Fitzgerald

“Sometimes I don’t know whether Zelda and I are real or whether we are characters in one of my novels.” – F. Scott Fitzgerald to a visitor at La Paix, 1933

“I’ve got a very limited talent. I’m a workman of letters, a professional. I know when to write and when to stop writing.” – F. Scott Fitzgerald to a visitor at La Paix

“All good writing is like swimming under water and holding your breath.” – F. Scott Fitzgerald

“Cut out all of these exclamation points. An exclamation point is like laughing at your own joke.” – F. Scott Fitzgerald

“You’ve got to sell your heart, your strongest reactions, not the little minor things that only touch you lightly, the little experiences that you might tell at dinner. This is especially true when you begin to write, when you have not yet developed the tricks of interesting people on paper, when you have none of the technique which it takes time to learn.” – F. Scott Fitzgerald

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