The Great Gatsby Quotes

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


  • Jay Gatsby: “I knew that when I kissed this girl I would be forever wed to her… so I stopped. So 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?


  • Jay Gatsby: Good sport


  • Nick Carraway: I was the only one ever, to be truly invited to one of Gatsby's parties


  • Nick Carraway: I was his only friend


  • 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: 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 little fool


  • 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: I love big parties...their just so intimate.


  • Nick Carraway: you can't repeat the past.
    Jay Gatsby: Can't repeat the past, well of course you can


  • 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: “They were careless people, Tom and Daisy - they smashed up things and creatures and retreated back into their money of their vast carelessness…”


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


  • Jay Gatsby: Why, Hello Old Sport!


  • Jay Gatsby: Why, Hello Old Sport!


  • Daisy Buchanan: That's the best thing a girl could ever be... A beautiful, little fool.


  • 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.


  • Jay Gatsby: The book and the original was great really hope they make this one even


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