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Five of the best book quotes about appearances
  1. #1
    “The truth was that Jay Gatsby, of West Egg, Long Island, sprang from his Platonic conception of himself. He was a son of God—a phrase which, if it means anything, means just that—and he must be about His Father’s business, the service of a vast, vulgar, and meretricious beauty. So he invented just the sort of Jay Gatsby that a seventeen year old boy would be likely to invent, and to this conception he was faithful to the end.”
  2. #2
    “When a girl feels that she’s perfectly groomed and dressed she can forget that part of her. That’s charm”
  3. #3
    “You’re the only girl I’ve seen for a long time that actually did look like something blooming.”
  4. #4
    “She was dazzling-- alight; it was agony to comprehend her beauty in a glance.”
  5. #5
    “He had one of those rare smiles with a quality of eternal reassurance in it, that you may come across four or five times in life. It faced, or seemed to face, the whole external world for an instant and then concentrated on you with an irresistible prejudice in your favor. It understood you just as far as you wanted to be understood, believed in you as you would like to believe in yourself.”
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