"It is sadder to find the past again and find it inadequate to the present than it is to have it elude you and remain forever a harmonious conception of memory."
"When you are joyous, look deep into your heart and you shall find it is only that which has given you sorrow that is giving you joy. When you are sorrowful look again in your heart, and you shall see that in truth you are weeping for that which has been your delight."F. Scott Fitzgerald on Khalil Gibran
"Every man has his secret sorrows which the world knows not and often times we call a man cold when he is only sad."F. Scott Fitzgerald on Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
"I seldom think about my limitations, and they never make me sad. Perhaps there is just a touch of yearning at times but it is vague, like a breeze among flowers."F. Scott Fitzgerald on Helen Keller
"If my world were to cave in tomorrow, I would look back on all the pleasures, excitements and worthwhilenesses I have been lucky enough to have had. Not the sadness, not my miscarriages or my father leaving home, but the joy of everything else. It will have been enough."F. Scott Fitzgerald on Audrey Hepburn
"Sadness is but a wall between two gardens."F. Scott Fitzgerald on Khalil Gibran
"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."