The Great Gatsby- Important Quotes Bank

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''Everyone suspects himself of at least one of the cardinal virtues, and this is mine: I am one of the few honest people that I have ever known.''

''Whenever you feel like criticizing any one," he told me, "just remember that all the people in this world haven't had the advantages that you've had." ''

''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.''

''[Tom] would drift on forever seeking, a little wistfully, for the dramatic turbulence of some irrecoverable football game.''

'' I always watch for the longest day in the year and then miss it'' said by Daisy.

''Civilization's going to pieces... It's up to us, who are the dominant race, to watch out or these other races will have control of things''

''And I hope she'll be a fool -- that's the best thing a girl can be in this world, a beautiful little fool.'' spoken by daisy.

''I've been everywhere and seen everything and done everything…Sophisticated - God, I'm sophisticated.'' spoken by daisy

''I married him because I thought he was a gentleman...I thought he knew something about breeding, but he wasn't fit to lick my shoe.'' spoken by Mrytle in reference to Wilson.

''He borrowed somebody's best suit to get married in, and never told me about it, and the man came after it one day when he was out...I gave it to him and then I lay down and cried...all afternoon.'' spoken by Mrytle- similar to Daisy shirt scene.

''one of those rare smiles with a quality of eternal reassurance in it, that you may come across four or five times…


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