Hello Old Sport! Here Are 15 Unforgettable Quotes From ‘The Great Gatsby’

The Great Gatsby is one of my all-time favorite novels. Not because it has fallen into the wings of being a true classic, not due to the fantastic 2013 recreation of the novel through camera lenses; no, part of the beauty of this novel surrounds how simple, yet oh so complex it is. Just like all of us. To give tribute to this literary delight, enjoy these 15 quotes!

 

1. “Life starts all over again when it gets crisp in the fall.”

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2. “If personality is an unbroken series of successful gestures, then there was something gorgeous about him.” 

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3. “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.” 

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4. “By God, I may be old-fashioned in my ideas, but women run around too much these days to suit me. They meet all kinds of crazy fish.”

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5. “Their eyes met and they stared together at each other, alone in space.”

6. “I hope she’ll be a fool — that’s the best thing a girl can be in this world, a beautiful little fool.” 

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7. “And I like large parties. They’re so intimate. At small parties there isn’t any privacy.” 

(L-r) LEONARDO DiCAPRIO as Jay Gatsby, CAREY MULLIGAN as Daisy Buchanan, TOBEY MAGUIRE as Nick Carraway and JOEL EDGERTON as Tom Buchanan in Warner Bros. Pictures’ and Village Roadshow Pictures’ drama “THE GREAT GATSBY,” a Warner Bros. Pictures release.

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8. “I was within and without, simultaneously enchanted and repelled by the inexhaustible variety of life.” 

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9. “Angry, and half in love with her, and tremendously sorry, I turned away.” 

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10. “I wasn’t actually in love, but I felt a sort of tender curiosity.”

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11. “Let us learn to show our friendship for a man when he is alive and not after he is dead.” 

12. “Life starts all over again when it gets crisp in the fall.” 

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13. “It’s a great advantage not to drink among hard drinking people.”

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14. “Can’t repeat the past?…Why of course you can!”

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15. “So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past.” 

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What are your thoughts on this well-known classic? Love it, or not your cup of tea?

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Quotes Adapted From Goodreads

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