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Nick Carraway Quotes

20 of the best book quotes from Nick Carraway
  1. #1
    “Angry, and half in love with her, and tremendously sorry, I turned away.”
  2. #2
    “So we drove on toward death through the cooling twilight.”
  3. #3
    “I was within and without, simultaneously enchanted and repelled by the inexhaustible variety of life.”
  4. #4
    “I wasn’t actually in love, but I felt a sort of tender curiosity.”
  5. #5
    “Reserving judgements is a matter of infinite hope.”
  6. #6
    “There are only the pursued, the pursuing, the busy and the tired.”
  1. #7
    “They were careless people, Tom and Daisy—they smashed up things and . . . then retreated back into their money . . . and let other people clean up the mess they had made.”
  2. #8
    “I am still a little afraid of missing something if I forget that, as my father snobbishly suggested, and I snobbishly repeat, a sense of the fundamental decencies is parcelled out unequally at birth.”
  3. #9
    “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.’”
  4. #10
    “‘You make me feel uncivilized, Daisy,’ I confessed on my second glass of corky but rather impressive claret. ‘Can’t you talk about crops or something?’”
  5. #11
    “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.”
  6. #12
    “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.”

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  1. #13
    “That’s my Middle West . . . the street lamps and sleigh bells in the frosty dark. . . . I see now that this has been a story of the West, after all—Tom and Gatsby, Daisy and Jordan and I, were all Westerners, and perhaps we possessed some deficiency in common which made us subtly unadaptable to Eastern life.”
  2. #14
    “All I kept thinking about, over and over, was ‘You can’t live forever; you can’t live forever.”
  3. #15
    “No amount of fire or freshness can challenge what a man will store up in his ghostly heart.”
  4. #16
    “He looked at her the way all women want to be looked at by a man.”
  5. #17
    “Every one suspects himself of at least one of the cardinal virtues, and this is mine: I am one of the few honest people that I have ever known.”
  6. #18
    “Life is much more successfully looked at from a single window.”
  7. #19
    Daisy was young and her artificial world was redolent of orchids and pleasant, cheerful snobbery and orchestras which set the rhythm of the year, summing up the sadness and suggestiveness of life in new tunes.
  8. #20
    It was the kind of voice that the ear follows up and down, as if each speech is an arrangement of notes that will never be played again. 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.
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