20+ Best Nick Carraway Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Nick Carraway is a fictional character and narrator in F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby. Profoundly inspirational Nick Carraway quotes will get you through anything when the going gets tough and help you succeed in every aspect of life.

Famous Nick Carraway Quotes

They were careless people, Tom and Daisy they smashed up things and creatures and then retreated back into their money or their vast carelessness or whatever it was that kept them together, and let other people clean up the mess they had made. Nick Carraway

And I hope she’ll be a fool that’s the best thing a girl can be in this world, a beautiful little fool

That’s my Middle West the street lamps and sleigh bells in the frosty dark I see now that this has been a story of the West, after all Tom and Gatsby, Daisy and Jordan and I, were all Westerners, and perhaps we possessed some deficiency in common which made us subtly unadaptable to Eastern life. Nick Carraway

I was within and without, simultaneously enchanted and repelled by the inexhaustible variety of life

Possibly it had occurred to Gatsby that the colossal significance of that light had vanished forever. Nick Carraway

In his blue gardens men and girls came and went like moths among the whisperings and the champagne and the stars

I was privy to the secret griefs of wild, unknown men. Most of the confidences were unsought frequently I have feigned sleep, preoccupation, or a hostile levity when I realized by some unmistakable sign that an intimate revelation was quivering on the horizon. Nick Carraway

I like large parties. They’re so intimate. At small parties there isn’t any privacy

I bought a dozen volumes on banking and credit and investment securities, and they stood on my shelf in red and gold like new money from the mint, promising to unfold the shining secrets that only Midas and Morgan and Mæcenas knew. Nick Carraway

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

Angry, and a half in love with her, and tremendously sorry, I turned away. Nick Carraway.

Life starts all over again when it gets crisp in the fall

So we drove on toward death through the cooling twilight. Nick Carraway

She hesitated. Her eyes fell on Jordan and me with a sort of appeal, as though she realized at last what she was doing and as though she had never, all along, intended doing anything at all. But it was done now. It was too late

I wasn’t actually in love, but I felt a sort of tender curiosity. Nick Carraway

So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past.

High over the city our line of yellow windows must have contributed their share of human secrecy to the casual watcher in the darkening streets, and I was him too, looking up and wondering. I was within and without, simultaneously enchanted and repelled by the inexhaustible variety of life. Nick Carraway

I was within and without. Simultaneously enchanted and repelled by the inexhaustible variety of life. F. Scott Fitzgerald