The Great Gatsby key character quotations

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Jay Gatsby

'An extraordinary gift for hope.' (p8) said by Nick

'Mr nobody from nowhere.' (p123) said by Tom

'There's the kind of man you'd like to take home and introduce to your mother and sister.' (p70) said by Wolfshiem

'Sprang from his Platonic conception of himself.' (p95) said by Nick

'he was a German spy during the war.' (p45) said by Lucille (partygoer)

'I seemed to bear an enchanted life.' (p64) said by Gatsby

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Tom Buchanan

'With a rather hard mouth and a supercilious manner.' (p12) Said by Nick

'One of those men who reach such an acute limited excellence at twenty-one that everything afterward savours of anti-climax.' (p11) Said by Nick

'Tom tapped his thick fingers together like a clergyman and leaned back in his chair.' (p125) Said by Nick

'Tom's got some woman in New York.' (p20) said by Jordan

'Tom interrupted her by shifting heavily in his chair.' (p18_ said by Nick

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Daisy Buchanan

'Her face was sad and lovely with bright things in it.'(p14) Said by Nick

'She blossomed for him like a flower and the incarnation was complete.' (p107) Said by Nick

'As lovely as the June night in her flowered dress- and as drunk as a monkey' (p74) Said by Jordan

'A stirring warmth flowed from her.' (p19) Said by Nick

'I'm pretty cynical about everything.'(p21) Said by Daisy

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