Life According to F. Scott Fitzgerald

By Samra Khawaja
Headshot of F. Scott Fitzgerald. He is standing outside in front of a window and smiling.

 F. Scott Fitzgerald. Photo source: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs

On September 24, we celebrate NEA Big Read author F. Scott Fitzgerald’s 120th birthday! Fitzgerald was one of America’s most prominent writers of the 20th century. His writing style evoked emotions associated with American life at the time – portraying both realism and idealism in his work. Notably known as the author of The Great Gatsby, among many other great works of literature, Fitzgerald continues to entertain audiences today with his iconic writing style and stories. In honor of the author, we present to you some inspirational quotes worth sharing that keep his legacy alive. 

Graphic quote that reads, you don't write because you want to say something, you write because you have something to say.
Graphic quote that reads, genius is the ability to put into effect what is on your mind
Graphic quote that reads, forgotten is forgiven.
Graphic quote that reads, never confuse a single defeat with a final defeat
Graphic quote that reads, for what it's worth, it's never too late to be whoever you want to be.
Graphic quote that reads, you never [know] exactly how much space you occupied in people’s lives.
Graphic quote that reads, vitality shows in not only the ability to persist but the ability to start over.