Great Gatsby Quotes

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"Filled with faces dead and gone. Filled with friends gone now forever. I can't forget so long as I live the night they shot Rosy Rosenthal there... they shot him three times in the belly and drove away." - F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby, Ch. 4

• "I belong to another generation... As for me, I am fifty years old, and I won't impose myself on you any longer." - F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby, Ch. 4

• "A phrase began to beat in my ears with a sort of heady excitement: 'There are only the pursued, the pursuing, the busy, and the tired.'" - F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby, Ch. 4

• "Gatsby, pale as death, with his hands plunged like weights in his coat pockets, was standing in a puddle of water glaring tragically into my eyes." - F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby, Ch. 5

• "Americans, while occasionally willing to be serfs, have always been obstinate about being peasantry." - F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby, Ch. 5

• "It makes me sad because I've never seen such - such beautiful shirts before." - F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby, Ch. 5

• "If it wasn't for the mist we could see your home across the bay... You always have a green light that burns all night at the end of your dock." - F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby, Ch. 5

• "One thing's sure and nothing's surer/ The rich get richer and the poor get - children./ In the meantime,/ In between time--" - F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby, Ch. 5

• "There must have been moments even that afternoon when Daisy tumbled short of his dreams--not through her own fault but because of the colossal vitality of his illusion. It had gone beyond her, beyond everything. He had thrown himself into it with a creative passion." - F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby, Ch. 5

• "they looked back at me, remotely, possessed by intense life." - F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby, Ch. 5

• "His parents were shiftless and unsuccessful farm people--his...
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