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  • Jay Gatsby: I knew that when I kissed this girl I would be forever wed to her. So I stopped. I stopped and I waited. I waited for a moment longer. Then I just let myself go.

  • Myrtle Wilson: I knew that when I kissed this girl I would be forever wed to her... So I stopped. I stopped and I waited. I waited for a moment longer. Then I just let myself go.

  • Jay Gatsby: like old sport having you ever seem it before its all a custom job super charge engine.

  • Nick Carraway: They were careless people, Tom and Daisy. They smashed up things and people, and then retreated back into their money and their vast carelessness.

  • Jordan Baker: Well, I don't care. He gives large parties, and I like large parties - they're so intimate. Small parties, there isn't any privacy.

  • Nick Carraway: I believe that on the first night I went to Gatsby's house I was one of the few guests who had actually been invited. People were not invited--they went there.

  • Catherine: I'm Catherine. Ain't we havin' a party?

  • Daisy Buchanan: All the bright, precious things fade so fast, and they don't come back.

  • Tom Buchanan: We're all different from you, and there's nothing that you dream up that can ever change that.

  • Daisy Buchanan: (to Gatsby): Is all this made entirely from your own imagination
    Daisy Buchanan: Is all this made entirely from your own imagination?

  • Daisy Buchanan: Gatsby... What Gatsby?

  • Nick Carraway: To a certain temperament the situation might have seemed intriguing--my own instinct was to telephone immediately for the police.

  • Jordan Baker: You must know Gatsby?

  • Jordan Baker: I've just heard the most amazing thing...and here I am tantalizing you.
    Jordan Baker: I've just heard the most amazing thing... and here I am tantalizing you.

  • Daisy Buchanan: Your life is adorable!

  • Nick Carraway: I had only been drunk twice in my life, and the second time was that night.

  • Jay Gatsby: Why, Hello Old Sport!

  • Tom Buchanan: Something ought to be done about a fellow like that.

  • Nick Carraway: I'm a bond man
    Nick Carraway: I'm a bond man.

  • Jay Gatsby: I'm Gatsby.

  • Nick Carraway: And so we beat on, boats against the current, born back ceaselessly into the past

  • Nick Carraway: Gatsby believed in the green light, the orgastic future that year by year recedes before us.

  • Nick Carraway: Who is this Gatsby?

  • Nick Carraway: You can't repeat the past.
    Jay Gatsby: Can't repeat the past? Why of course you can.

  • Nick Carraway: "It is invariably saddening to look through new eyes at things upon which you have expended your own powers of adjustment."
    Nick Carraway: It is invariably saddening to look through new eyes at things upon which you have expended your own powers of adjustment.

  • Daisy Buchanan: Gatsby? What Gatsby?

  • Daisy Buchanan: I wish we could just run away.

  • Jay Gatsby: She has to tell him she never loved him.

  • Daisy Buchanan: You always look so cool. The man in the cool, colored shirts.

  • Daisy Buchanan: I wish I had done everything with you.

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