"Often people display a curious respect for a man drunk, rather like the respect of simple races for the insane... There is something awe-inspiring in one who has lost all inhibitions."
"An individual who breaks a law that conscience tells him is unjust, and who willingly accepts the penalty of imprisonment in order to arouse the conscience of the community over its injustice, is in reality expressing the highest respect for the law."F. Scott Fitzgerald on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Everyone should be respected as an individual, but no one idolized."F. Scott Fitzgerald on Albert Einstein
"Let every man be respected as an individual and no man idolized."F. Scott Fitzgerald on Albert Einstein
"Be peaceful, be courteous, obey the law, respect everyone but if someone puts his hand on you, send him to the cemetery."F. Scott Fitzgerald on Malcolm X
"If once you forfeit the confidence of your fellow-citizens, you can never regain their respect and esteem."F. Scott Fitzgerald on Abraham Lincoln
"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."