"Great art is the contempt of a great man for small art."
"True art is characterized by an irresistible urge in the creative artist."F. Scott Fitzgerald on Albert Einstein
"If you hear a voice within you say 'you cannot paint,' then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced."F. Scott Fitzgerald on Vincent Van Gogh
"The highest art is always the most religious, and the greatest artist is always a devout person."F. Scott Fitzgerald on Abraham Lincoln
"The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance."F. Scott Fitzgerald on Aristotle
"A work of art is the unique result of a unique temperament."F. Scott Fitzgerald on Oscar Wilde
"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."
"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."
"Family quarrels are bitter things. They don't go according to any rules. They're not like aches or wounds, they're more like splits in the skin that won't heal because there's not enough material."