- The Great Gatsby - Themes & Key Quotes
- 'Next they’ll throw everything overboard and have intermarriage between black and white.' Tom - Chapter 7
- 'All this ‘old sport’ business. Where’d you pick that up?' Tom - Chapter 7
- Family & Relationships
- 'he revalued everything in his house according to the measure of response it drew from her well-loved eyes.'
- 'Introductions forgotten on the spot.'
- 'Men and girls came and went like moths among the whisperings and the champagne and the stars.'
- ''They smashed up things and creatures and then retreated back into their money.'
- 'Once in a while I go off on a spree and make a fool of myself, but I always come back.'
- 'I hope she’ll be a fool—that’s the best thing a girl can be in this world, a beautiful little fool..'
- 'It excited him, too, that many men had already loved Daisy — it increased her value in his eyes.'
- Critical Quotes
- 1925 Chicago Tribune: ‘No more than a glorified anecdote’
- 'The Great Gatsby might just as well be called Ten Nights on Long Island..' Ralph Coghlan
- 'the fluidity of American lives.' Arthur Mizener
- 'It has even gained in weight and relevance, which can be said of few American books of its time.' Trilling
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