20 F. Scott Fitzgerald Quotes about Love and Sadness

Quotes about Love

“I don't want to repeat my innocence. I want the pleasure of losing it again.”

“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.”

“I wasn't actually in love, but I felt a sort of tender curiosity.”

“They slipped briskly into an intimacy from which they never recovered.”

“There are all kinds of love in this world but never the same love twice.”

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

"I love her and that's the beginning and end of everything."

“I want to know you moved and breathed in the same world with me.”

“It was only a sunny smile, and little it cost in the giving, but like morning light it scattered the night and made the day worth living.”

“Mother says that two souls are sometimes created together and--and in love before they're born.”

Quotes about Loss

“The loneliest moment in someone’s life is when they are watching their whole world fall apart, and all they can do is stare blankly.”

“You see I usually find myself among strangers because I drift here and there trying to forget the sad things that happened to me.”

“Never confuse a single defeat with a final defeat.”

“So we drove on toward death through the cooling twilight.”

“I felt a haunting loneliness sometimes, and felt it in others--young clerks in the dusk, wasting the most poignant moments of night and life.”

“I'm a cynical idealist.”

“Tired, tired with nothing, tired with everything, tired with the world’s weight he had never chosen to bear.”

“I shall go on shining as a brilliantly meaningless figure in a meaningless world.”

“Sometimes it is harder to deprive oneself of a pain than of a pleasure.”

“So he tasted the deep pain that is reserved only for the strong, just as he had tasted for a little while the deep happiness.”