Tender Is the Night Quotes

Rate this book
Clear rating
Tender Is the Night Tender Is the Night by F. Scott Fitzgerald
61,638 ratings, 3.83 average rating, 2,579 reviews
Open Preview
Tender Is the Night Quotes (showing 1-30 of 173)
“Actually that’s my secret — I can’t even talk about you to anybody because I don’t want any more people to know how wonderful you are.”
F. Scott Fitzgerald, Tender Is the Night
tags: love
“New friends can often have a better time together than old friends.”
F. Scott Fitzgerald, Tender is the Night
“Later she remembered all the hours of the afternoon as happy -- one of those uneventful times that seem at the moment only a link between past and future pleasure, but turn out to have been the pleasure itself.”
F. Scott Fitzgerald, Tender is the Night
“Strange children should smile at each other and say, "Let's play.”
F. Scott Fitzgerald, Tender Is the Night
“You're the only girl I've seen for a long time that actually did look like something blooming.”
F. Scott Fitzgerald, Tender Is the Night
“I want to give a really BAD party. I mean it. I want to give a party where there’s a brawl and seductions and people going home with their feelings hurt and women passed out in the cabinet de toilette. You wait and see.”
F. Scott Fitzgerald, Tender Is the Night
“One writes of scars healed, a loose parallel to the pathology of the skin, but there is no such thing in the life of an individual. There are open wounds, shrunk sometimes to the size of a pin-prick but wounds still. The marks of suffering are more comparable to the loss of a finger, or of the sight of an eye. We may not miss them, either, for one minute in a year, but if we should there is nothing to be done about it.”
F. Scott Fitzgerald, Tender Is the Night
“She smiled at him, making sure that the smile gathered up everything inside her and directed it toward him, making him a profound promise of herself for so little, for the beat of a response, the assurance of a complimentary vibration in him.”
F. Scott Fitzgerald, Tender Is the Night
“They were still in the happier stage of love. They were full of brave illusions about each other, tremendous illusions, so that the communion of self with self seemed to be on a plane where no other human relations mattered. They both seemed to have arrived there with an extraordinary innocence as though a series of pure accidents had driven them together, so many accidents that at last they were forced to conclude that they were for each other. They had arrived with clean hands, or so it seemed, after no traffic with the merely curious and clandestine.”
F. Scott Fitzgerald, Tender Is the Night
tags: love
“You will walk differently alone, dear, through a thicker atmosphere, forcing your way through the shadows of chairs, through the dripping smoke of the funnels. You will feel your own reflection sliding along the eyes of those who look at you. You are no longer insulated; but I suppose you must touch life in order to spring from it.”
F. Scott Fitzgerald, Tender Is the Night
“People living alone get used to loneliness.”
F. Scott Fitzgerald, Tender Is the Night
“In any case you mustn't confuse a single failure with a final defeat.”
F. Scott Fitzgerald, Tender Is the Night
“He used to think that he wanted to be good, he wanted to be kind, he wanted to be brave and wise, but it was all pretty difficult. He wanted to be loved, too, if he could fit it in.”
F. Scott Fitzgerald, Tender Is the Night
“Think how you love me," she whispered. "I don’t ask you to love me always like this, but I ask you to remember. Somewhere inside me there’ll always be the person I am to-night.”
F. Scott Fitzgerald, Tender Is the Night
tags: love
“Good manners are an admission that everybody is so tender that they have to be handled with gloves. Now, human respect—you don't call a man a coward or a liar lightly, but if you spend your life sparing people's feelings and feeding their vanity, you get so you can't distinguish what should be respected in them.”
F. Scott Fitzgerald, Tender Is the Night
“He was so terrible that he was no longer terrible, only dehumanized.”
F. Scott Fitzgerald, Tender is the Night
“Well, you never knew exactly how much space you occupied in people's lives. Yet from this fog his affection emerged--the best contacts are when one knows the obstacles and still wants to preserve a relation.”
F. Scott Fitzgerald, Tender Is the Night
“Someday I'm going to find somebody and love him and love him and never let him go.”
F. Scott Fitzgerald, Tender Is the Night
tags: love
“Well, you never knew exactly how much space you occupied in people's lives.”
F. Scott Fitzgerald, Tender Is the Night
“Somewhere inside me there’ll always be the person I am to-night”
F. Scott Fitzgerald, Tender Is the Night
“She smiled, a moving childish smile that was like all the lost youth in the world.”
F. Scott Fitzgerald, Tender Is the Night
“I am a woman and my business is to hold things together.

My business is to tear them apart.”
F. Scott Fitzgerald, Tender Is the Night
“When you're older you'll know what people who love suffer. The agony. It's better to be cold and young than to love. It's happened to me before but never like this - so accidental - just when everything was going well.”
F. Scott Fitzgerald, Tender Is the Night
“Sometimes it is harder to deprive oneself of a pain than of a pleasure and the memory so possessed him that for the moment there was nothing to do but to pretend.”
F. Scott Fitzgerald, Tender Is the Night
“the best contacts are when one knows the obstacles and still wants to preserve a relation.”
F. Scott Fitzgerald, Tender Is the Night
“I am tired of knowing nothing and being reminded of it all the time.”
F. Scott Fitzgerald, Tender Is the Night
“My God,' he gasped, 'you're fun to kiss.”
F. Scott Fitzgerald, Tender Is the Night
“But I suppose you must touch life in order to spring from it.”
F. Scott Fitzgerald, Tender Is the Night
“There are open wounds, shrunk sometimes to the size of a pin-prick but wounds still.”
F. Scott Fitzgerald, Tender Is the Night
“The voice fell low, sank into her breast and stretched the tight bodice over her heart as she came up close. He felt the young lips, her body sighing in relief against the arm growing stronger to hold her. There were now no more plans than if Dick had arbitrarily made some indissoluble mixture, with atoms joined and inseparable; you could throw it all out but never again could they fit back into atomic scale. As he held her and tasted her, and as she curved in further and further toward him, with her own lips, new to herself, drowned and engulfed in love, yet solaced and triumphant, he was thankful to have an existence at all, if only as a reflection in her wet eyes.”
F. Scott Fitzgerald, Tender is the Night

« previous 1 3 4 5 6

All Quotes
Quotes By F. Scott Fitzgerald
Play The 'Guess That Quote' Game