The Great Gatsby is a 1925 novel by American writer F. Scott Fitzgerald. Set in the Jazz Age on Long Island, the novel depicts narrator Nick Carraway’s interactions with mysterious millionaire Jay Gatsby and Gatsby’s obsession to reunite with his former lover, Daisy Buchanan. Profoundly inspirational Great Gatsby quotes will encourage growth in life, make you wiser and broaden your perspective.
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Famous Great Gatsby Quotes
Jay Gatsby: So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past. Nick Carraway: So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past.
Nick Carraway: Who is this Gatsby?
Nick Carraway: They were careless people, Tom and Daisy. They smashed up things and people, and then retreated back into their money and their vast carelessness.
Daisy Buchanan: I wish I had done everything with you.
Tom Buchanan: We’re all different from you, and there’s nothing that you dream up that can ever change that.
Jay Gatsby: She has to tell him she never loved him.
Nick Carraway: I believe that on the first night I went to Gatsby’s house I was one of the few guests who had actually been invited. People were not invited–they went there.
Nick Carraway: Gatsby believed in the green light, the orgastic future that year by year recedes before us.
Jay Gatsby: I knew that when I kissed this girl I would be forever wed to her. So I stopped. I stopped and I waited. I waited for a moment longer. Then I just let myself go.
Jay Gatsby: I’m Gatsby.
Nick Carraway: And so we beat on, boats against the current, born back ceaselessly into the past
Jay Gatsby: Why, Hello Old Sport!
Daisy Buchanan: I wish we could just run away.
Nick Carraway: It is invariably saddening to look through new eyes at things upon which you have expended your own powers of adjustment. Nick Carraway: It is invariably saddening to look through new eyes at things upon which you have expended your own powers of adjustment.
Nick Carraway: I’m a bond man Nick Carraway: I’m a bond man.
Tom Buchanan: Something ought to be done about a fellow like that.
Catherine: I’m Catherine. Ain’t we havin’ a party?
Nick Carraway: I had only been drunk twice in my life, and the second time was that night.
Nick Carraway: You can’t repeat the past. Jay Gatsby: Can’t repeat the past? Why of course you can.
Daisy Buchanan: Gatsby… What Gatsby?
Jordan Baker: I’ve just heard the most amazing thing…and here I am tantalizing you. Jordan Baker: I’ve just heard the most amazing thing… and here I am tantalizing you.
Daisy Buchanan: Your life is adorable!
Daisy Buchanan: You always look so cool. The man in the cool, colored shirts.
Nick Carraway: To a certain temperament the situation might have seemed intriguing–my own instinct was to telephone immediately for the police.
Daisy Buchanan: (to Gatsby): Is all this made entirely from your own imagination Daisy Buchanan: Is all this made entirely from your own imagination?
Jordan Baker: Well, I don’t care. He gives large parties, and I like large parties – they’re so intimate. Small parties, there isn’t any privacy.
Daisy Buchanan: All the bright, precious things fade so fast, and they don’t come back.
Nick Carraway: They’re a rotten bunch. You’re worth the whole lot of them put together! (In reference to Jay Gatsby) Nick Carraway: They’re a rotten bunch. You’re worth the whole lot of them put together! [in reference to Jay Gatsby]
Jordan Baker: You must know Gatsby?
Nick Carraway: There was music from my neighbor’s house through those summer nights. In his enchanted gardens, men and girls came and went like moths, among the whispering and the champagne and the stars. I believe that few people were actually invited to these parties. They just went. They got into automobiles that bore them out to Long Island, and somehow they ended up at Gatsby’s door. Come for the party with a simplicity of heart that was it’s own ticket of admission.
Myrtle Wilson: I knew that when I kissed this girl I would be forever wed to her… So I stopped. I stopped and I waited. I waited for a moment longer. Then I just let myself go.
Jay Gatsby: like old sport having you ever seem it before its all a custom job super charge engine.