Thoughtful Thursday: The Great Gatsby Quotes-Picture Book Pt. 2


Dear Wonderful Reader,

I couldn’t help but share with you  some more of my favorite quotes that gave me many insights about life. I am totally addicted to “The Great Gatsby”; I love the novel and the movie too much. They just transport me to another realm, that is surreal and whimsical (even if the ending is sad!).

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“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.”

tumblr_n26c15aMfb1sgti6po1_500“I like large parties. They’re so intimate. At small parties there isn’t any privacy.”

tumblr_n2c81anfWb1rv4djuo1_500“It’s a great advantage not to drink among hard-drinking people. You can hold your tongue, and, moreover, you can time any little irregularity of your own so that everybody else is so blind that they don’t see or care.”

THE GREAT GATSBY“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.”

tumblr_n2ee5oBDlS1rzghbto1_500“Her face was sad and lovely with bright things in it, bright eyes and a bright passionate mouth, but there was an excitement in her voice that men who had cared for her found difficult to forget: a singing compulsion, a whispered “Listen,” a promise that she had done gay, exciting things just a while since and that there were gay, exciting things hovering in the next hour.”

tumblr_n26fpwRpi81su4qbjo1_500“The officer looked at Daisy while she was speaking, in a way that every young girl wants to be looked at sometime, and because it seemed romantic to me I have remembered the incident ever since.”

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“As I watched him he adjusted himself a little, visibly. His hand took hold of hers, and as she said something low in his ear he turned toward her with a rush of emotion. I think that voice held him most, with its fluctuating, feverish warmth, because it couldn’t be over-dreamed — that voice was a deathless song.”

tumblr_n0wbxc14XB1qdts75o1_500“I wasn’t actually in love, but I felt a sort of tender curiosity.”

tobey_maguire_in_the_great_gatsby-wide“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!”

tumblr_n06u9kAFhX1rx54tto1_500“Can’t repeat the past?” he cried incredulously. “Why of course you can!” He looked around him wildly, as if the past were lurking here in the shadow of his house, just out of reach of his hand.”

tumblr_n23zcnn5qf1to7dqgo1_500“They’re a rotten crowd’, I shouted across the lawn. ‘You’re worth the whole damn bunch put together.”

tumblr_mnh5xllOxa1sptodbo1_500“So I walked away and left him standing there in the moonlight – watching over nothing.”

325x227>“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.”

tumblr_n26ta5KtmL1szblxvo1_500“Let us learn to show our friendship for a man when he is alive and not after he is dead.”

THE GREAT GATSBY“At the enchanted metropolitan twilight I felt a haunting loneliness sometimes, and felt it in others — poor young clerks who loitered in front of windows waiting until it was time for a solitary restaurant dinner — young clerks in the dusk, wasting the most poignant moments of night and life.”

tumblr_muhbdtk2mY1sdjjebo1_500“It occurred to me that there was no difference between men, in intelligence or race, so profound as the difference between the sick and the well.”

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15 thoughts on “Thoughtful Thursday: The Great Gatsby Quotes-Picture Book Pt. 2”

  1. Your enthusiasm for this media brought it to me in such a vibrant way!! Thanks for the reminder, after falling in love with these quotes, I won’t forget Fitzgerald again!! 🙂

    1. I agree with you 100%. The writing is so dreamy and surreal which mirrors Gatsby’s own charm and personality which is being depicted perfectly by Leo. He was a great, great Gatsby lol. Watch it and tell me what you though!

      1. 🙂 of course I did. It’s good. And I wouldn’t have done it if I didn’t know that such a blog existed. All thanks to you being generous enough to like mine and leave a beautiful mark on my blog.

        – BS

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