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Read through the most famous quotes by topic #gatsby

For Daisy was young and her artificial world was redolent of orchids and pleasant, cheerful snobbery and orchestras which set the rhythm of the year, summing up the sadness and suggestiveness of life in new tunes. All night the saxophones wailed the hopeless comment o the 'Beale Street Blues' while a hundred pairs of golden and silver slippers shuffled the shiny dust. At the grey tea hour there were always rooms that throbbed incessantly with this low, sweet fever, while fresh faces drifted here and there like rose petals blown by the sad horns around the floor.

F. Scott Fitzgerald


It starts so young, and I'm angry about that. The garbage we're taught. About love, about what's "romantic." Look at so many of the so-called romantic figures in books and movies. Do we ever stop and think how many of them would cause serious and drastic unhappiness after The End? Why are sick and dangerous personality types so often shown a passionate and tragic and something to be longed for when those are the very ones you should run for your life from? Think about it. Heathcliff. Romeo. Don Juan. Jay Gatsby. Rochester. Mr. Darcy. From the rigid control freak in The Sound of Music to all the bad boys some woman goes running to the airport to catch in the last minute of every romantic comedy. She should let him leave. Your time is so valuable, and look at these guys--depressive and moody and violent and immature and self-centered. And what about the big daddy of them all, Prince Charming? What was his secret life? We dont know anything about him, other then he looks good and comes to the rescue.

Deb Caletti

#garbage #heathcliff #jay-gatsby #love #men

So we beat on, boats against the current, bourne back ceaselessly into the past.

F. Scott Fitzgerald

#quotes-i-love #love

She was overstrained with grief and loneliness: almost any shoulder would have done as well.

F. Scott Fitzgerald

#gatsby #lonely #love #romance #love

In his blue gardens men and girls came and went like moths among the whisperings and the champagne and the stars.

F. Scott Fitzgerald

#paradise #men

I found something! Courage--just that; courage as a rule of life and something to cling to always.

F. Scott Fitzgerald

#courage-in-love #courageous #fitzgerald #gatsby #inspirational

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

F. Scott Fitzgerald


She saw something awful in the very simplicity she failed to understand.

F. Scott Fitzgerald

#the-great-gatsby #simplicity

I'm glad it's a girl. And I hope she'll be a fool - that's the best thing a girl can be in this world, a beautiful fool

F. Scott Fitzgerald

#the-great-gatsby #beauty

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