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Top 36 Quotes About Writing F Scott Fitzgerald

#1. All good writing is like swimming underwater and holding your breath. - Author: F Scott Fitzgerald
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#2. You have not studied the histories of ancient times, and perhaps know not the life that breathes in them; a soul of beauty and wisdom which had penetrated my heart of hearts. - Author: Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
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#3. Unlike F. Scott Fitzgerald and Tom Wolfe, I don't like proper dress while working. I like writing in pajama-like clothing, which eases and relaxes me and allows me to connect with the decidedly improper. - Author: Chang-rae Lee
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#4. The reason one writes isn't the fact he wants to say something. He writes because he has something to say. - Author: F Scott Fitzgerald
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#5. You used to be entertaining before you started to write. - Author: F Scott Fitzgerald
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#6. Writers aren't people exactly. Or, if they're any good, they're a whole lot of people trying so hard to be one person. - Author: F Scott Fitzgerald
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#7. Find the key emotion; this may be all you need know to find your short story. - Author: F Scott Fitzgerald
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#8. I wish I could write. I get these ideas but I never seem to be able to put them in words. - Author: F Scott Fitzgerald
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#9. Every author ought to write every book as if he were going to be beheaded the day he finished it. - Author: F Scott Fitzgerald
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#10. I'm writing songs about New York. A lot of them carry the names of neighborhoods in Long Island. Maspeth, Montauk. I'm getting into the idea of a F. Scott Fitzgerald-esque Long Island back when New York was ... New York. - Author: Zach Condon
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#11. Cut out all these exclamation points. An exclamation point is like laughing at your own joke. - Author: F Scott Fitzgerald
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#12. Describe your product in terms of what it does not in terms of what it is. - Author: Brian Tracy
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#13. In England, there's no acknowledgement the invention of slavery came from Britain. - Author: Chiwetel Ejiofor
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#14. If you try to create a type, you may end with nothing. If you do a good job of creating an individual, you may succeed at creating a type. - Author: F Scott Fitzgerald
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#15. I write one page of masterpiece to ninety-one pages of shit. I try to put the shit in the wastebasket. - Author: Ernest Hemingway,
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#16. They had created themselves together, and they always saw themselves, their youth, their love, their lost youth and lost love, their failures and memories, as a sort of living fiction. - Author: Elizabeth Hardwick
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#17. What is most appalling in an F. Scott Fitzgerald book is that it is peopleless fiction: Fitzgerald writes about spectral, muscledsuits; dresses, hats, and sleeves which have some sort of vague, libidinous throb. These are plainly the product of sickness. - Author: Edward Dahlberg
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#18. Poetry is dying first. It'll be absorbed into prose sooner or later. - Author: F Scott Fitzgerald
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#19. You don't write because you want to say something, you write because you have something to say. - Author: F Scott Fitzgerald
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#20. Whether it's something that happened twenty years ago or only yesterday I must start out with an emotion, one that's close to me and that I can understand. - Author: F Scott Fitzgerald
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#21. A poor man who eats too much, as contradistinguished from a gourmand, who is a rich man who 'lives well.' - Author: Elbert Hubbard
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#22. If you look at any list of great modern writers such as Ernest Hemingway, William Faulkner, and F. Scott Fitzgerald, you'll notice two things about them: 1. They all had editors. 2. They are all dead. Thus we can draw the scientific conclusion that editors are fatal. - Author: Dave Barry
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#23. The strongest should come first in comedy because once a character is really established as funny everything he does is funny. - Author: F Scott Fitzgerald
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#24. We love each other like that. We love
each other limp; love each other 'til the water runs clear; love
each other like a good, clean shot. - Author: Donna-Marie Riley
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#25. So when the blue smoke of brittle leaves was in the air and the wind blew the wet laundry stiff on the line I decided to come back home. - Author: F Scott Fitzgerald
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#26. So here is that line from the American Declaration of Independence translated into biological terms: We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men evolved differently, that they are born with certain mutable characteristics, and that among these are life and the pursuit of pleasure. - Author: Yuval Noah Harari
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#27. The history of my life is the history of the struggle between an overwhelming urge to write and a combination of circumstances bent on keeping me from it. - Author: F Scott Fitzgerald
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#28. Whenever any of these new writers come up who are brilliant, I always realize that you have more talent and more skill than any of them;---but circumstances have prevented you from realizing upon the fact for a long time. [About F. Scott Fitzgerald] - Author: Maxwell Perkins
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#29. Great books write themselves, only bad books have to be written. - Author: F Scott Fitzgerald
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#30. Work like hell! I had 122 rejection slips before I sold a story. - Author: F Scott Fitzgerald
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#31. Work is the world's easiest escape from boredom and the only surefire road to success. - Author: Marabel Morgan
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#32. Often I think writing is a sheer paring away of oneself leaving always something thinner, barer, more meagre. - Author: F Scott Fitzgerald
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#33. An artist is someone who can hold two opposing viewpoints and still remain fully functional. - Author: F Scott Fitzgerald
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#34. Life is a comedy for those who think and a tragedy for those who feel. Show me a hero and I will write you a tragedy. - Author: F Scott Fitzgerald
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#35. What are you going to do?
"Can't say - run for president, write -"
"Greenwich Village?"
"Good heavens, no - I said write - not drink. - Author: F Scott Fitzgerald
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#36. The moments of peace in between the mental practices are meditation. - Author: Gudjon Bergmann
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