Gatsby Quotes

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F. Scott Fitzgerald
“They’re a rotten crowd’, I shouted across the lawn. ‘You’re worth the whole damn bunch put together.”
F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby

F. Scott Fitzgerald
“In his blue gardens men and girls came and went like moths among the whisperings and the champagne and the stars.”
F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby

F. Scott Fitzgerald
“I suppose the latest thing is to sit back and let Mr. Nobody from Nowhere make love to your wife.”
F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby

F. Scott Fitzgerald
“Never miss a party...good for the nerves--like celery.”
F. Scott Fitzgerald, Gatsby Girls

F. Scott Fitzgerald
“It's all life is. Just going 'round kissing people.”
F. Scott Fitzgerald, Gatsby Girls

F. Scott Fitzgerald
“I'll drink your champagne. I'll drink every drop of it, I don't care if it kills me.”
F. Scott Fitzgerald, Gatsby Girls

F. Scott Fitzgerald
“I want you to lie to me just as sweetly as you know how for the rest of my life.”
F. Scott Fitzgerald, Gatsby Girls

F. Scott Fitzgerald
“I hope I haven't given you the impression that I consider kissing intrinsically irrational.”
F. Scott Fitzgerald, Gatsby Girls

F. Scott Fitzgerald
“And so we beat on, books against the critics, borne back ceaslessly into rewrites.”
F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby

F. Scott Fitzgerald
“Even when the east excited me most, even when I was keenly aware of its superiority to the broad, sprawling, swollen towns beyond the Ohio, with their interminable inquisitions which only spared children and the very old-even then it had always for me a quality of distortion. ”
F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby

“It was one of those rare smiles with a quality of eternal reassurance in it, that you may come across four or five times in life. It faced--or seemed to face--the whole external world for an instant, and then concentrated on you with an irresistible prejudice in your favor.”
F Scott Fitzgerald, F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby

Haruki Murakami
“It's little strange, perhaps, to make this claim at such a late date, but Gatsby really is an outstanding novel. I never get tired of it, no matter how many times I read it. It's the kind of a novel that nourishes you as you read, and every time I do, I'm struck by something new, and experience a fresh reaction to it. I find it how such a young writer, only twenty-nine at the time could grasp--so insightfully, so equitably, and so warmly--the realities of life. How was that possible? The more I think about it, and the more I read the novel, the more mysterious it all is.”
Haruki Murakami, What I Talk About When I Talk About Running

F. Scott Fitzgerald
“Astenersi dal giudicare implica un’infinita speranza.”
F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby

F. Scott Fitzgerald
“I wouldn't ask too much of her,' I ventured. 'You can't change the past.'

'Can't change the past?' he cried incredulously. 'Why of course you can!”
F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby

Sarah Vowell
“That year, a middle-aged acquaintance asked me what my favorite book was and I said "On the Road." He smiled, said, "That was my favorite book at sixteen." At the time , I thought he was patronizing me, that it was going to be my favorite book forever and ever, amen. But he was right. As an adult, I'm more of a Gatsby girl-more tragic, more sad, just as interested in what America costs as what it has to offer.”
Sarah Vowell

F. Scott Fitzgerald
“Suddenly I wasn't thinking of Daisy or Gatsby anymore, but of this clean, hard, limited person, who dealt in universal skepticism, and who leaned back jauntily just within the circle of my arm.”
F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby

“There are only the pursued, the pursuing, the busy and the tired.”
F Scott Fitzgerald, F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby
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Holly LeCraw
“A naive, excitable teenaged reader is a beautiful thing. Someone who's never heard of Elizabeth Bennet or Jay Gatsby, until you tell him. And they all still believe in truth. That's the fun of it.”
Holly LeCraw, The Half Brother

F. Scott Fitzgerald
“I'm p-paralyzed with happiness." - She laughed again, as if she said something very witty, and held my hand for a moment, looking up into my face, promising that there was no one in the world she so much wanted to see. That was a way she had.”
F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby

“At the enchanted metropolitan twilight I felt a haunting loneliness sometimes, and felt it in others--poor young clerks who loitered in front of windows waiting until it was time for a solitary restaurant dinner--young clerks in the dusk, wasting the most poignant moments of night and life.”
F Scott Fitzgerald, F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby
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Holly LeCraw
“Every year, when we finished Gatsby, I read the last page aloud. Also, every year, I wept... I almost looked forward to it. Crying once a year is probably necessary... it was involuntary, almost external, like being rained on, a nourishment, and it made me glad that I could feel that deeply, or had once.”
Holly LeCraw, The Half Brother

“The most grotesque and fantastic conceits haunted him in his bed at night.”
F Scott Fitzgerald, F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby
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F. Scott Fitzgerald
“I wouldn't ask too much of her," I ventured. "You can't change the past."

"Can't change the past?" he cried incredulously. "Why of course you can!”
F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby

“A new world, material without being real, where poor ghosts, breathing dreams like air, drifted fortuitously about.”
F Scott Fitzgerald, F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby
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“Gatsby, her yıl önümüzde biraz daha gerileyen o yeşil ışığa, o bel-getirici geleceğe inanıyordu. Kaçırdık o vakit elimizden onu, ama ziyanı yok, yarın daha hızlı koşacak, kollarımızı daha ilerilere uzatacağız... Ve bir sabah, aydınlıklar içinde...
O ümitledir ki şimdi sefer etmekteyiz, biz o akıntıya karşı giden tekneler, durmadan geriye, geçmişe çarpılıp atılsak da ne gam...”
F. Scott Fiztgerald

F. Scott Fitzgerald
“forever wed his unutterable visions to her perishable breath”
F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby
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F. Scott Fitzgerald
“Así seguimos, golpeándonos, barcas contracorriente, devueltos sin cesar al pasado.”
F. Scott Fitzgerald

Parul Wadhwa
“In my opinion, Fiction is a figment of our imagination & it causes us to dream but Reality taints dreams, and the F.scott Fitzgerald has clearly depicted this in The Great Gatsby.”
Parul Wadhwa, The Masquerade

F. Scott Fitzgerald
“Pero hubo un cambio en Gatsby que era simplemente incomprensible. Literalmente resplandecía; sin necesidad de palabra o gesto alguno de emoción, un nuevo bienestar irradiaba de él y llenaba la pequeña habitación.”
F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby

Siri Hustvedt
“He is a creature of will, and the beauty of his will overreaches the tawdriness of his real object: Daisy.”
Siri Hustvedt, A Plea for Eros: Essays
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