The Great Gatsby Quotes

A selection of useful quotes from chapters 1-9 of the Great Gatsby.

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Chapter One

'Im inclined to reserve all judgements.' (Nick)

'They are not perfect ovals like the egg in the columbus story, they are both are crushed flat on the contact end.'  (East and West Egg.)

'Just because im stronger and more of a man than you are.' ( Tom to Nick)

'They were both in white and their dresses were rippling and fluttering.' (Daisy and Jordan )

'Toms got some woman in new york.' (Jordan to Nick)

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Chapter Two

'Ashes take the forms of houses and chimneys.' (The valley of ashes)

'They look out of no face, but instead from a pair of enormous yellow spectacles.' (Dr T.J Eckleburg.)

'Its Really his wife that's keeping them apart, she's a catholic.' (Myrtles sister to Nick)

'Making a short deft movement, Tom Buchanan broke her nose.' (about Myrtle)

'Then i was lying half asleep in the cold lower level of the pensylvania station.' (Nick)

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Chapter Three

'It was one of those rare smiles with a quality of assurance in it.' ( about Gatsby)

'i believe on the first night i went to gatsby's house, i was one of the few guests who had actually been invited.'

'i've been drunk for about a week now and i thought it might sober me up to sit in a library.' (Owl eyes.)

'It takes two to make an accident.'

'I am one of the few honest people i have ever known.'

'This fellows a regular belaxo.' ( Belaxo was a set designer in the early 20's)

'Absolutely real.'

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Chapter Four

'He's a bootlegger' ( About Gastby.)

'One time he killed a man who found out he was a nephew to von hindenburg.' ( About Gatsby)

'Reach me a rose honey, and pour me a last drop into that there crystal glass.'

'Educated at oxford.' and 'my family died and i came into a good deal of money.'

'Mr Carraway this is my good friend Mr wolfshiem.'

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Chapter Five

'Your place looks like the worlds fair.' (Daisy to Gatsby)

'I was in the drug business.'

'i thought you inherited your money?' (Nick to Gatsby)

'I did old sport but lost most of it in the big panic.' (Gatsby to nick)

'You always have a green light that burns all night at the end of your dock.' (Gatsby to Daisy)

'I cant talk now old sport.. i said small town.'

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Chapter Six

'The truth was that Jay Gatsby of west egg long island sprang from his platonic conception of himself.'

'women run around too much these days to suit me.' (Tom)

'Tom was evidently pertubed by Daisy's running around alone, for on the saturday night he came with h to Gatsby's party.'

'A lot of newly rich people are just bootleggers you know.'

'Cant repeat the past' he cried incredulously 'Why of course you can!'

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Chapter seven

'Like silver idols weighing down their own white dresses.' (Daisy & Jordan)

'Daisy and tom were sitting opposite each other at the kitchen table.'

'There is no confusion like the confusion of  a simple mind.'

'There was jordan beside me, who unlike daisy was too wise ever to carry well-forgotten dreams from age to age.'

'Myrtle wilson, her life violently extinguished knelt in the road and mingle her thin dark blood with dust.'

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Chapter Eight

' I felt that i had something to tell him, something to warn him about.' (Nick about Gatsby)

'There was dust everywhere.' (Gatsby's house)

'It increased her value in his eyes.' (Her being Daisy and His being gatsby)

'Grey turning, gold turning light.'

'Driven in her white car' ( Talking of Daisy in the past.)

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Chapter Nine

'I found myself on Gatsby's side, and alone.'

'The party was over.'

Gatsby believed in 'the orgastic future'

'Daisy hadn't sent a message or flower.'

' i see now that this has been a story of the west after all.'

'incoherient failure of the house.' (Gatsby's house had not fullfilled its purpose.)

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