gatsby-meme

The Great Gatsby Sentence Meme
  • “All I kept thinking about, over and over, was ‘You can’t live forever; you can’t live forever.”
  • “Can’t repeat the past? Why of course you can!”
  • “Do you ever wait for the longest day of the year and then miss it? I always wait for the longest day of the year and then miss it!”
  • “Human sympathy has its limits.”
  • “'I’d like to just get one of those pink clouds and put you in it and push you around.”
  • “I am one of the few honest people that I have ever known.”
  • “I like large parties. They’re so intimate. At small parties there isn’t any privacy.”
  • “I suppose the latest thing is to sit back and let Mr. Nobody from Nowhere make love to your wife.”
  • “I thought you were rather an honest, straightforward person, I thought it was your secret pride.”
  • “I wasn’t actually in love, but I felt a sort of tender curiosity.”
  • “I’m inclined to reserve all judgments, a habit that has opened up many curious natures to me and also made me the victim of not a few veteran bores.”
  • “I’m five years too old to lie to myself and call it honor.”
  • “I’ve been drunk for about a week now, and I thought it might sober me up to sit in a library.”
  • “It is invariably saddening to look through new eyes at things upon which you have expended your own powers of adjustment.”
  • “It makes me sad because I’ve never seen such- such beautiful shirts before.”
  • “It takes two to make an accident.”
  • “It’s a great advantage not to drink among hard drinking people.”
  • “Life is much more successfully looked at from a single window.”
  • “Once in a while I go off on a spree and make a fool of myself, but I always come back.”
  • “The loneliest moment in someone’s life is when they are watching their whole world fall apart, and all they can do is stare blankly.”
  • “What’ll we do with ourselves this afternoon, and the day after that, and the next thirty year?”
  • “Whenever you feel like criticizing anyone, just remember that all the people in this world haven’t had the advantages that you’ve had.”
  • “You see, I usually find myself among strangers because I drift here and there trying to forget the sad things that happened to me.”

the great gatsby by f. scott fitzgerald; starter sentences.

  • ❛ So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past. ❜
  • ❛ I hope she’ll be a fool – that’s the best thing a girl can be in this world, a beautiful little fool. ❜
  • ❛ Angry, and half in love with her, and tremendously sorry, I turned away. ❜
  • ❛ And I like large parties. They’re so intimate. At small parties there isn’t any privacy. ❜
  • ❛ I wasn’t actually in love, but I felt a sort of tender curiosity. ❜
  • ❛ Let us learn to show our friendship for a man when he is alive and not after he is dead. ❜
  • ❛ You see I usually find myself among strangers, because I drift here and there trying to forget the sad things that happened to me. ❜
  • ❛ There are only the pursued, the pursuing, the busy and the tired. ❜
  • ❛ In my younger and more vulnerable years my father gave me some advice that I’ve been turning over in my mind ever since. ❜
  • ❛ Reserving judgements is a matter of infinite hope. ❜
  • ❛ Life starts all over again when it gets crisp in the fall. ❜
  • ❛ Can’t repeat the past?…Why of course you can!❜
  • ❛ It’s a great advantage not to drink among hard drinking people. ❜
  • ❛ So we drove on toward death through the cooling twilight. ❜
  • ❛ All I kept thinking about, over and over, was ‘You can’t live forever; you can’t live forever.’ ❜
  • ❛ I felt a haunting loneliness sometimes, and felt it in others–young clerks in the dusk, wasting the most poignant moments of night and life. ❜
  • ❛ No amount of fire or freshness can challenge what a man will store up in his ghostly heart. ❜
  • ❛ It takes two to make an accident. ❜
  • ❛ Personality is an unbroken series of successful gestures. ❜
  • ❛ He looked at her the way all women want to be looked at by a man. ❜
  • ❛ There is no confusion like the confusion of a simple mind… ❜
  • ❛ But I am slow-thinking and full of interior rules that act as brakes on my desires. ❜
  • ❛ I always wait for the longest day of the year and then miss it! ❜
  • ❛ I’ve been drunk for about a week now, and I thought it might sober me up to sit in a library. ❜
  • ❛ Life is much more successfully looked at from a single window. ❜
  • ❛ It was the kind of voice that the ear follows up and down, as if each speech is an arrangement of notes that will never be played again. ❜
  • ❛ The exhilarating ripple of her voice was a wild tonic in the rain. ❜
  • ❛ I am one of the few honest people that I have ever known. ❜
  • ❛ So I walked away and left him standing there in the moonlight – watching over nothing. ❜
  • ❛ Dishonesty in a woman is a thing you never blame deeply. ❜
  • ❛ The rich get richer and the poor get – children. ❜
  • ❛ I love New York on summer afternoons when everyone’s away. There’s something very sensuous about it – overripe, as if all sorts of funny fruits were going to fall into your hands. ❜
  • ❛ The lights grow brighter as the earth lurches away from the sun. ❜
  • ❛ Murder your darlings. ❜
  • ❛ It makes me sad because I’ve never seen such – such beautiful shirts before. ❜
  • ❛ Human sympathy has its limits. ❜
  • ❛ A new world, material without being real, where poor ghosts, breathing dreams like air, drifted fortuitously about. ❜
  • ❛ I’m inclined to reserve all judgments, a habit that has opened up many curious natures to me and also made me the victim of not a few veteran bores. ❜
  • ❛ I can’t describe to you how surprised I was to find out I loved her, old sport. ❜
  • ❛ I suppose the latest thing is to sit back and let Mr. Nobody from Nowhere make love to your wife. ❜
  • ❛ That voice was a deathless song. ❜
  • ❛ I was a little shocked at the elaborateness of the lie. ❜
  • ❛ All the bright precious things fade so fast, and they don’t come back. ❜
  • ❛ But his heart was in a constant, turbulent riot. ❜
  • ❛ She was incurably dishonest. ❜
  • ❛ What was the use of doing great things if I could have a better time telling her what I was going to do? ❜
  • ❛ Blessed are the dead that the rain falls on. ❜
  • ❛ Most affectations conceal something eventually, even though they don’t in the beginning. ❜
  • ❛ I’d like to just get one of those pink clouds and put you in it and push you around. ❜
  • ❛ I was thirty. Before me stretched the portentous, menacing road of a new decade. ❜
  • ❛ God knows what you’ve been doing, everything you’ve been doing. You may fool me, but you can’t fool God! ❜
  • ❛ He’s so dumb he doesn’t know he’s alive. ❜
  • ❛ I love her and that’s the beginning and end of everything. ❜
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."
Signs as Classic Books
  • Aries: 1984
  • Taurus: Gulliver's Travels
  • Gemini: A Separate Peace
  • Cancer: Little Women
  • Leo: Treasure Island
  • Virgo: Animal Farm
  • Libra: Moby-Dick
  • Scorpio: Lord of the Flies
  • Sagittarius: A Catcher in the Rye
  • Capricorn: The Picture of Dorian Gray
  • Aquarius: Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
  • Pisces: The Great Gatsby