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Why don’t you tell me that “if the girl had been worth having, she’d have waited for you”? No, sir, the girl really worth having won’t wait for anybody.
F. Scott Fitzgerald


So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past.
The Great Gatsby // F. Scott Fitzgerald.


I fell in love with her courage, her sincerity, and her flaming self respect. And it’s these things I’d believe in, even if the whole world indulged in wild suspicions that she wasn’t all she should be. I love her and it is the beginning of everything.
F. Scott Fitzgerald


It takes more than brains. You seem to take things too personally, hating people and worshipping them, always thinking people are so important - especially yourselves. You just ask to be kicked around. I like people and I like them to like me, but I wear my heart where God put it - on the inside.
F. Scott Fitzgerald // The Last Tycoon


Why don’t you tell me that “if the girl had been worth having, she’d have waited for you”? No, sir, the girl really worth having won’t wait for anybody.
F. Scott Fitzgerald // This Side of Paradise


I fell in love with her courage, her sincerity, and her flaming self respect. And it’s these things I’d believe in, even if the whole world indulged in wild suspicions that she wasn’t all she should be. I love her and it is the beginning of everything.
F. Scott Fitzgerald


There is a moment—Oh, just before the first kiss, a whispered word—something that makes it worth while.
F. Scott Fitzgerald


I want this copy. Actually, I just want a massive collection of every edition of every Fitzgerald book I can get my hands on. This is beautiful.

I want this copy. Actually, I just want a massive collection of every edition of every Fitzgerald book I can get my hands on. This is beautiful.

danielgay replied to your quote: “Then I was lying half-asleep in the cold lower…

Love Fitzgerald. Just taught a class on ‘Babylon Revisited’ earlier this week.

Ah you’re one of the only people I’ve met who have hear of Babylon Revisited! You taught a class? On a creepier note, I swear, if it were possible to marry an already-married dead man… I do so adore him.

Then I was lying half-asleep in the cold lower level of Pennsylvania Station, staring at the morning Tribune, and waiting for the four o’clock train.
F. Scott Fitzgerald // The Great Gatsby


His hand took hold of hers, and as she said something low in his ear he turned toward her with a rush of emotion. I think that voice held him most, with its fluctuating, feverish warmth, because it couldn’t be over-dreamed — that voice was a deathless song.
The Great Gatsby // F.S.Fitzgerald


The lights grow brighter as the earth lurches away from the sun.
The Great Gatsby // F. Scott Fitzgerald


Yet high over the city our line of yellow windows must have contributed their share of human secrecy to the casual watcher in the darkening streets, and I was him too, looking up and wondering. I was within and without, simultaneously enchanted and repelled by the inexhaustible variety of life.
The Great Gatsby


The city seen from the Queensboro bridge is always a city seen for the first time, in it’s first wild promise of all the mystery and the beauty in the world.
The Great Gatsby // F. Scott Fitzgerald


Gatsby believed in the green light, the orgastic future that year by year recedes before us. It eluded us then, but that’s no matter—tomorrow we will run faster, stretch out our arms farther…
The Great Gatsby //  F. Scott Fitzgerald