"The compensation of a very early success is a conviction that life is a romantic matter. In the best sense one stays young."
"Things turn out best for the people who make the best of the way things turn out."F. Scott Fitzgerald on John Wooden
"Experience hath shewn, that even under the best forms of government those entrusted with power have, in time, and by slow operations, perverted it into tyranny."F. Scott Fitzgerald on Thomas Jefferson
"In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing, the next best thing is the wrong thing, and the worst thing you can do is nothing."F. Scott Fitzgerald on Theodore Roosevelt
"To be nobody but yourself in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody else means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight and never stop fighting."F. Scott Fitzgerald on e. e. cummings
"In the practice of tolerance, one's enemy is the best teacher."F. Scott Fitzgerald on Dalai Lama
"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."
"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."