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great gatsby quotes

Quotes from Fitzgerald's most famous book

by Jenny Lorenz

Published in 1925 "The Great Gatsby" is considered to be one of the greatest literary documents of the 1920s. This era was not only marked by economical prosperity and the discussed and often ignored Prohibition law but also by the social phenomenon of compensating the cruel experiences of World War II. As you will already see in these Great Gatsby quotes, Fitzgerald succeeded with his novel to give the reader an impression of the life-style of this weird period which he named "The Jazz Age".

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote"So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past."

 F. Scott Fitzgerald quotes (American writer. Author of The Great Gatsby. 1896-1940)

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote"Gatsby turned out all right at the end; it is what preyed on Gatsby, what foul dust floated in the wake of his dreams that temporarily closed out my interest in the abortive sorrows and short-winded elations of men."
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 F. Scott Fitzgerald quotes (American writer. Author of The Great Gatsby. 1896-1940)

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote"This is a valley of ashes - a fantastic farm where ashes grow like wheat…"
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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote"He was a son of God…and he must be about His Father’s business, the service of a vast, vulgar, and meretricious beauty."
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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote"Can’t repeat the past?…Why of course you can!"
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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote"He had committed himself to the following of a grail."
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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote"The Middle West now seemed like the ragged edge of the universe"
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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote"I hope she'll be a fool - that's the best thing a girl can be in this world, a beautiful little fool....You see, I think everything's terrible anyhow....And I know. I've been everywhere and seen everything and done everything."
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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote"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."
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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote"What’ll we do with ourselves this afternoon? Cried Daisy, and the day after that, and the next thirty years?"
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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote"Nick, on the Buchanans: "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""
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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote"his [Gatsby] career as Trimalchio was over."
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 F. Scott Fitzgerald quotes (American writer. Author of The Great Gatsby. 1896-1940)

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote"Gatsby's wonder when he first picked out the green light at the end of Daisy's dock....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."
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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote"’Civilization’s going to pieces,’ broke out Tom violently. ‘I’ve gotten to be a terrible pessimist about things. Have you read The Rise of the Colored Empires by this man Goddard?’"
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 F. Scott Fitzgerald quotes (American writer. Author of The Great Gatsby. 1896-1940)

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote"[Gatsby] stretched out his hand desperately as if to snatch only a wisp of air, to save a fragment of the spot that she had made lovely for him. But it was all going by too fast...and he knew that he had lost that part of it, the freshest and the best, forever."
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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote"And it occurred to me that there was no difference between men, in intelligence or race, so profound as the difference between the sick and the well."
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