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#1. One of my favourite books of all time: 'The Great Gatsby'. I just think it's so well written. - Author: Danielle De Niese
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#2. I think everyone has some sort of connection to Gatsby as a character ... he's created himself according to his own emotions and dreams and lifted himself by his bootstraps from a poor kid in the Midwest and created this image that is The Great Gatsby and it's a truly American story in that regard. - Author: Leonardo DiCaprio
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#3. Hating "The Great Gatsby" (the novel) is like spitting into the Grand Canyon. It will not be going away anytime soon, but you will be. - Author: Joyce Carol Oates
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#4. Standing behind him, Michaelis saw with a shock that he was looking at the eyes of Doctor T. J. Eckleburg, which had just emerged, pale and enormous, from the dissolving night. "God sees everything," repeated Wilson. - Author: F Scott Fitzgerald
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#5. When we studied the 1920s, he pretended that cell phones were illegal and made half the class narcs, and then he had us read The Great Gatsby. - Author: Alison Umminger
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#6. So my first impression, that he was a person of some undefined consequence, had gradually faded and he had become simply the proprietor of an elaborate road-house next door. - Author: F Scott Fitzgerald
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#7. Her husband, among various physical accomplishments, had been one of the most powerful ends that ever played football at New Haven-a national figure in a way, one of those men who reach such an acute limited excellence at twenty-one that everything afterward savours of anti-climax. - Author: F Scott Fitzgerald
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#8. The last swimmers have come in from the beach now and are dressing upstairs; the cars from New York are parked five deep in the drive, and already the halls and salons and verandas are gaudy with primary colours, and hair bobbed in strange new ways ... - Author: F Scott Fitzgerald
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#9. It was quality that killed Lilly; it was the end of The Great Gatsby, which was not her ending, which was not an ending within her grasp. - Author: John Irving
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#10. It's Fitzgerald's thin-but-durable urge to affirm that finally makes Gatsby worthy of being our Great American Novel. Its soaring conclusion tells us that, even though Gatsby dies and the small and corrupt survive, his longing was nonetheless magnificent. - Author: Maureen Corrigan
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#11. She saw something awful in the very simplicity she failed to understand. - Author: F Scott Fitzgerald
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#12. My dark secret is I've always wished I was Gatsby. As heartbroken as he was and as horrible a fate as he endured, I admired that he loved. It's a difficult thing to do. - Author: Sarah Noffke
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#13. Everyone suspects themselves of at least one of the cardinal virtues ... - Author: F Scott Fitzgerald
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#14. I was a little shocked at the elaborateness of the lie. - Author: F Scott Fitzgerald
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#15. In my own humorless state I failed to see anything except what I construed as certain tragic similarities between Gatsby and myself. - Author: Donna Tartt
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#16. I did some songs for Baz Luhrmann's The Great Gatsby. I had done a jazz album of Roxy songs, and they used bits of it in the film. It would be nice to score a movie one day. - Author: Bryan Ferry
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#17. Once in a while I go off on a spree and make a fool of myself, but I always come back, and in my heart I love her all the time. - The Great Gatsby. - Author: F Scott Fitzgerald
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#18. It was the hour of a profound human change, and excitement was generating on the air. - Author: F Scott Fitzgerald
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#19. I see now that this has been a story of the West, after all
Tom and Gatsby, Daisy and Jordan and I, were all Westerners, and perhaps we possessed some deficiency in common which made us subtly unadaptable to Eastern life. - Author: F Scott Fitzgerald
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#20. The tragic hero usurps the function of the gods and attempts to remake the world. - Author: Helen Gardner
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#21. There's green eyes in my eyes
And a lover on my mind
And I sing from the piano
Tear my yellow dress and
Cry and cry and cry
Over the love of you - Author: Florence Welch
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#22. I see you're looking at my cuff buttons.
I hadn't been looking at them, but I did now. - Author: F Scott Fitzgerald
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#23. Movie directors who have filmed F. Scott Fitzgerald's 'The Great Gatsby' believe it's a big book looming inside a small one, and they aren't altogether wrong. - Author: Steve Erickson
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#24. Through this twilight universe Daisy began to move again with the season; suddenly she was again keeping half a dozen dates a day with half a dozen men, and drowsing asleep at dawn with the beads and chiffon of an evening dress tangled among dying orchids on the floor beside her bed. - Author: F Scott Fitzgerald
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#25. As any student of literature knows, the books that last are often not the books that are most popular when they are written. Both 'Moby Dick' and 'The Great Gatsby' were complete failures, critically and commercially, when they first appeared. - Author: Michael Cunningham
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#26. They needed someone to write a script of The Great Gatsby very quickly for the movie they were making. I took this job so I'd be sure to have some dough to support my family. - Author: Francis Ford Coppola
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#27. The best work of literature to represent the American Dream is 'The Great Gatsby' by F. Scott Fitzgerald. It shows us how dreaming can be tainted by reality, and that if you don't compromise, you may suffer. - Author: Azar Nafisi
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#28. I would love it if anyone gave me the job of adapting 'The Great Gatsby,' but nobody ever does. - Author: Andrew Davies
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#29. I'm putting on a suit and tie when I go see The Great Gatsby. - Author: J. B. Smoove
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#30. Suddenly I wasn't thinking of Daisy or Gatsby anymore, but of this clean, hard, limited person, who dealt in universal skepticism, and who leaned back jauntily just within the circle of my arm. - Author: F Scott Fitzgerald
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#31. A sense of the fundamental decencies is parceled out unequally at birth. - Author: F Scott Fitzgerald
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#32. I may believe I'm not up to snuff, but Jill? Jill thinks I can date the Great Gatsby. - Author: Liza Palmer
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#33. Empathy lies at the heart of Gatsby, like so many other great novels
the biggest sin is to be blind to others' problems and pains. Not seeing them means denying their existence. - Author: Azar Nafisi
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#34. Feel like criticizing any one," he told me, "just remember - Author: F Scott Fitzgerald
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#35. And a Finnish woman, who made my bed and cooked breakfast and muttered Finnish wisdom to herself over the electric stove - Author: F Scott Fitzgerald
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#36. The Great Gatsby' [ ... ] was my 'Tom Sawyer' when I was twelve [ ... ] - Author: J.D. Salinger
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#37. A breeze blew through the room, blew curtains in at one end and out the other like pale flags, twisting them up towards the frosted wedding-cake of the ceiling, and then rippled over the wine-coloured rug, making a shadow on it as wind does on the sea. - Author: F Scott Fitzgerald
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#38. Even before the letter he'd been divided: one part of him swanning with Jay Gatsby around an imaginary Gotham; the other part stolid and earthbound, nose to the deep fryer, in the stifling, sizzling South. - Author: Garth Risk Hallberg
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#39. Let me now praise the American writer James Dickey. In 1970, his novel 'Deliverance' was published. I found it to be 278 pages that approached perfection. Its tightness of construction and assuredness of style reminded me of 'The Great Gatsby.' - Author: Pat Conroy
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#40. Mr. Scott Fitzgerald deserves a good shaking. Here is an unmistakable talent unashamed of making itself a motley to the view. The Great Gatsby is an absurd story, whether considered as romance, melodrama, or plain record of New York high life. - Author: L.P. Hartley
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#41. This is a valley of ashes - a fantastic farm where ashes grow like wheat into ridges and hills and grotesque gardens; where ashes take the form of houses and chimneys and riding smoke and, finally, with a transcendent effort, of men who move dimly and already crumbling through the powdery air. - Author: F Scott Fitzgerald
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#42. I read 'The Great Gatsby' in high school and was hypnotized by the beauty of the sentences and moved by the story about the irrevocability of lost love. - Author: Tom Perrotta
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#43. Reading it now for the seventh or eighth time, I am more convinced than ever not merely that The Great Gatsby is Fitzgerald's masterwork but that it is the American masterwork, the finest work of fiction by any of this country's writers. - Author: Jonathan Yardley
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#44. Then it had not been merely the stars to which he had aspired on that June night. He came alive to me, delivered suddenly from the womb of his purposeless splendour. - Author: F Scott Fitzgerald
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#45. He's just a man names Gatsby. - Author: F Scott Fitzgerald
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#46. And so began the case of the Islamic Republic of Iran versus The Great Gatsby - Author: Azar Nafisi
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#47. 'The Great Gatsby' is a book I have read a few times, and it seems to get heavier every time I come to visit. - Author: Henry Rollins
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#48. I think that The Great Gatsby has had some influence on contemporary dressing. I'm seeing more boyish haircuts and drop-waist sheath dresses. - Author: Ruth E. Carter
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#49. I think the novel is a wonder....it has vitality to an extraordinary degree, and glamour, and a great deal of underlying thought of unusual quality....And as for the sheer writing, it's astonishing. [About The Great Gatsby] - Author: Maxwell Perkins
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#50. Images sometimes capture particular periods in history. The unreachable green light, beckoning from across the bay in 'The Great Gatsby,' has become a symbol of the yearning of America in the 1920s. - Author: David Ignatius
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#51. The most enduring stories in literature generally have some kind of crime at their center, whether it's the bloody butchery of 'Hamlet,' the lecherous misanthropes of Dickens or the lone gunman from 'The Great Gatsby.' - Author: Karin Slaughter
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#52. I think 'Gatsby' is hobbled, in part, by its status as a Great American Novel. People kind of roll their eyes before they've even opened it, treat it with a 'been there, done that' attitude. I know I did. It took me years to re-open the novel and see how much I'd missed. - Author: Susan Choi
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#53. Something in his leisurely move- ments and the secure position of his feet upon the lawn suggested that it was Mr. Gatsby himself, come out to deter- mine what share was his of our local heavens. - Author: F Scott Fitzgerald
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#54. I looked back on the roaring Twenties, with its jazz, 'Great Gatsby' and the pre-Code films as a party I had somehow managed to miss. - Author: Hugh Hefner
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#55. In my opinion, Fiction is a figment of our imagination & it causes us to dream but Reality taints dreams, and the F.scott Fitzgerald has clearly depicted this in The Great Gatsby. - Author: Parul Wadhwa
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#56. The Colors, The Iliad, Ulysses, Metamorphosis, the Theban plays, The Draconic Labels, Anabasis, and restricted works like The Count of Monte Cristo, Lord of the Flies, Lady Casterly's Penance, 1984, and The Great Gatsby. I - Author: Pierce Brown
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#57. In the last month or so, i have read the great gatsby and a separate peace. i am starting to see a real trend in the kind of books bill gives me to read. and just like the tape of songs, it is amazing to hold each of them in the palm of my hand. they are all my favorites. all of them. - Author: Stephen Chbosky
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#58. My own rule is to let everything alone. - Author: F Scott Fitzgerald
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#59. If personality is an unbroken series of successful gestures, then there was something gorgeous about him - Author: F Scott Fitzgerald
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#60. There are two of my favorite books, 'The Great Gatsby' and 'Gone With The Wind', that were made into movies. And I love those movies as much as I love the books. That's really rare. - Author: Tatiana De Rosnay
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#61. 'The Great Gatsby' ticked so many boxes for me. - Author: Joel Edgerton
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#62. I'd once again see that bob of blonde hair back on my pillow, that pink hot smile beaming toward me as I heroically win her heart in some kind of Count of Monte Cristo or Great Gatsby-esque gesture ... you know minus the long imprisonment or swimming pool death! - Author: Tom Conrad
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#63. Human sympathy has its limits. - Author: F Scott Fitzgerald
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#64. 'The Great Gatsby,' by F. Scott Fitzgerald, remains the most perfect novel that has ever come out of the United States. Everything in the book moves as it should, in the manner of a piece by Bach or Mozart. - Author: Frank Delaney
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#65. He broke off and began to walk u and down a desolate path of fruit rinds and discarded favors and crushed flowers. - Author: F Scott Fitzgerald
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#66. One emotion after another crept into her face like objects into a slowly developing picture. - Author: F Scott Fitzgerald
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#67. He stayed there for a week , walking the streets where their footsteps had clicked together through the November night and revisiting the out-of-the-way places to which they had driven in her white car. - Author: F Scott Fitzgerald
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#68. Well, it's a fine book, and everybody ought to read it. - Author: F Scott Fitzgerald
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#69. Like any teenager who reads The Great Gatsby, probably, I was madly in love with the teacher who had opened it up for me. - Author: Rob Sheffield
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#70. I was alone again in the unquiet darkness. - Author: F Scott Fitzgerald
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#71. Fitzgerald has charm. It's a silly word, but it's an exact word for me. I like 'The Great Gatsby' and it's sad, gay nostalgia. - Author: Truman Capote
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#72. Unlike Gatsby and Tom Buchanan I had no girl whose disembodied face floated along the dark cornices and blinding signs and so I drew up the girl beside me, tightening my arms. Her wan scornful mouth smiled and I drew her up again, closer, this time to my face. - Author: F Scott Fitzgerald
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#73. Anything can happen now that we've slid over this bridge, anything at all ... - Author: F Scott Fitzgerald
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#74. I picked up my college copy of 'The Great Gatsby' in an attempt to recover from the movie and was interested to find out what I'd underlined. The answer was basically: everything. - Author: Gail Collins
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#75. He took down his drink as if it were a drop in the bottom of a glass. - Author: F Scott Fitzgerald
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#76. I have a hard time finding something that I really enjoy reading, but I read 'The Great Gatsby' every summer. - Author: Dree Hemingway
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#77. What make Gatsby so damn great - like da book's title indicatin' - is dat unlike da rest of deez shallow rich folk, Gatsby actually believe in somethin': love, dawg. He build himself a new identity jus' for Daisy. Errybody else straight-up empty inside. - Author: Sparky Sweets
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#78. You can't not like 'The Great Gatsby.' It's got the best sentences in, like, ever. - Author: John Green
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#79. Great people especially must be careful about what they worship. - Author: John Green
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#80. I wish I'd done everything on Earth with you. - Author: Baz Luhrmann
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#81. I love to read. I was in AP English in high school, and we were assigned books every few months. 'Moby Dick' and 'The Great Gatsby' are two of my favorite ones. - Author: Spencer Boldman
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#82. In these fast and fickle times, it's nice to know that there are some things you can always count on: the enduring brilliance of the last page of The Great Gatsby; the near-religious harmonies of the Beach Boys' "California Girls"; and the lifelong friendship of Matt Damon and Ben Affleck. - Author: Sarah Vowell
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#83. If you go back, 'The Great Gatsby' would be a portrait of the rich and fortune made by business. - Author: Robert Harris
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#84. But they made no sound and what I had almost remembered was uncommunicable again. - Author: F Scott Fitzgerald
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#85. Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas is perfect in the same way that The Great Gatsby is perfect. Take a pencil and read these books, looking for something that doesn't sound right, something you'd want to change. You'll leave the page untouched. - Author: William McKeen
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