"For awhile after you quit Keats all other poetry seems to be only whistling or humming."
"All bad poetry springs from genuine feeling."F. Scott Fitzgerald on Oscar Wilde
"A poet can survive everything but a misprint."F. Scott Fitzgerald on Oscar Wilde
"Poetry is not a turning loose of emotion, but an escape from emotion it is not the expression of personality, but an escape from personality. But, of course, only those who have personality and emotions know what it means to want to escape from these things."F. Scott Fitzgerald on T. S. Eliot
"Poetry is when an emotion has found its thought and the thought has found words."F. Scott Fitzgerald on Robert Frost
"A poem begins as a lump in the throat, a sense of wrong, a homesickness, a lovesickness."F. Scott Fitzgerald on Robert Frost
"Though the Jazz Age continued it became less and less an affair of youth. The sequel was like a children's party taken over by the elders."
"Great art is the contempt of a great man for small art."
"The compensation of a very early success is a conviction that life is a romantic matter. In the best sense one stays young."
"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."
"Genius is the ability to put into effect what is on your mind."