The Great Gatsby quotes

I wish I’d done everything on Earth with you.
—  F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby
His heart beat faster and faster as Daisy’s white face came up to his own. He knew that when he kissed this girl, and forever wed his unutterable visions to her perishable breath, his mind would never romp again like the mind of God. So he waited, listening for a moment longer to the tuning fork that had been struck upon a star. Then he kissed her. At his lips’ touch she blossomed like a flower and the incarnation was complete.
Whenever you feel like criticizing anyone,” he told me, “just remember that all the people in this world haven’t had the advantages that you’ve had.
—  F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby
In my younger and more vulnerable years my father gave me some advice that I’ve been turning over in my mind ever since.
“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.
—  F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby
The Great Gatsby {Sentence Starters}
  • "They're a rotten crowd. You're worth the whole damn bunch put together!"
  • "I was always glad I said that."
  • "I'm inclined to reserve all judgements. But even I have a limit."
  • "Small parties, there isn't any privacy."
  • "I knew it was a great mistake for a man like me to fall in love."
  • "All the bright, precious things fade so fast."
  • "In my younger and more vulnerable years, my father gave me some advice."
  • "My life has got to be like this. It's got to keep going up."
  • "That's the best thing a girl can be in this world, a beautiful little fool."
  • "Well, I'm certainly glad to see you again."
  • "It's so sad, because it's so hard to make ____ understand."
  • "If there's anything that you want, just ask for it."
  • "I just remembered, today's my birthday."
  • "I never realized how extraordinary a nice girl could be."
  • "Why, of course you can. Of course you can."
  • "Oh no. My nerves are fine, thanks."
  • "We're gonna live here, in this house. You and me."
  • "Reserving judgments is a matter of infinite hope."