Great Gatsby American Dream Quotes by F. Scott Fitzgerald and many others.
I suppose the latest thing is to sit back and let Mr. Nobody from Nowhere make love to your wife.
Personality is an unbroken series of successful gestures.
So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past.
Tomorrow we will run faster, stretch out our arms farther.
Thirty–the promise of a decade of loneliness, a thinning list of single men to know, a thinning brief-case of enthusiasm, thinning hair.
It makes me sad because I’ve never seen such–such beautiful shirts before.
There are only the pursued, the pursuing, the busy and the tired.
He knew that when he kissed this girl, and forever wed his unutterable visions to her perishable breath, his mind would never romp again like the mind of God.
A new world, material without being real, where poor ghosts, breathing dreams like air, drifted fortuitously about.
…I think he revalued everything in his house according to the measure of response it drew from her well-loved eyes.
he found what a grotesque thing a rose is and how raw the sunlight was upon the scarcely created grass.
I thought of Gatsby’s wonder when he first picked out the green light at the end of Daisy’s dock. He had come a long way to this lawn and his dream must have seemed so close that he could hardly fail to grasp it. He did not know that it was already behind him. [- Nick Carroway]
Gatsby believed in the green light, the orgastic future that year by year recedes before us. It eluded us then, but that’s no matter – to-morrow we will run faster, stretch out our arms farther … And one fine morning —
For a transitory enchanted moment man must have held his breath in the presence of this continent, compelled into an aesthetic contemplation he neither understood nor desired, face to face for the last time in history with something commensurate to his capacity for wonder.
Whenever you feel like criticizing any one… just remember that all the people in this world haven’t had the advantages that you’ve had.
If that was true he must have felt that he had lost the old warm world, paid a high price for living too long with a single dream.
Let us learn to show our friendship for a man when he is alive and not after he is dead.