Gatsby - Quotes by idea/theme

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  • Gatsby: Quotes by theme/idea
    • The American Dream
      • '(Gatsby) stretched out his arms toward the dark water'
      • 'You always have a green light that burns all night at the end of your dock'
      • 'There must have been times where Daisy tumbled short of his dreams'
      • 'Through the colossal vitality of his illusions'
    • Brutality
      • 'Tom Buchanan broke her nose with his open hand'
      • 'We rode on toward death through the twilight'
      • 'He ran over Myrtle like you'd run over a dog
      • 'Tom and Daisy were careless people'
    • Deceit/Lies
      • 'She was incurably dishonest'
      • 'I am one of the few honest people that I have ever known'
      • 'Somebody told me they thought he killed a man once'
        • 'To reserve all judgements'
      • 'What thoroughness! What realism!'
      • 'Dishonesty in a woman is never something you blame deeply'
    • Isolationism
      • 'I was both within and without, simultaneously enchanted and repelled by the inexhaustible varieties of life
      • 'Alone and a little embarrassed,I decided to get roaring drunk'
      • 'Men who move dimly and already crumbling'
      • 'Grotesque gardens'
    • Desperation
      • 'People who never knew each others names'
      • 'They came and went like moths'
      • 'It eluded us then, but no matter - tomorrow we will run faster, stretch our arms out farther, until one day-'
      • 'So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past'
      • 'What'll we do this afternoon, and tomorrow, and for the next thirty years?'
      • 'I think everything's terrible anyhow'
      • 'That's the best thing a girl in this world can be - a beautiful little fool!'
      • 'I've been everywhere and seen everything'
    • Love/Friendship
      • 'She had told him that she loved him, and Tom Buchanan saw'
      • 'They're a rotten bunch - you're worth the whole damn lot!'




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