Great Gatsby Character Quotes

“I’m inclined to reserve all judgments,” (ch. 1) Nick Carraway
“You’re just embarrassed, that’s all. Daisy’s embarrassed too,” (ch. 5) Nick Carraway
“I wouldn’t ask too much of her. You can’t repeat the past,” p. 110 Nick Carraway
“I’m thirty. I’m five years too old to lie to myself and call it honor,” p. 177 Nick Carraway
“They’re a rotten crowd. You’re worth the whole bunch put together,”p. 154 Nick Carraway
“Nobody’s coming to tea. It’s too late!” (ch. 5) Jay Gatsby
“I’m sorry about the clock,” (ch. 5) Jay Gatsby
“i thought you knew old sport. I’m afraid I’m not a very good host,”(ch. 3) Jay Gatsby
“I felt far away from her. It’s hard to make her understand,” p. 109 Jay Gatsby
“I was in the drug business and then I was in the oil business. But I’m not in either one now,” p. 90 Jay Gatsby
“Can’t repeat the past? Why of course you can!”p. 110 Jay Gatsby
“You remind me of a—of a rose, an absolute rose,” p. 14 Daisy Buchanan
“It makes me sad because I’ve never seen such—such beautiful shirts before,” (ch. 5) 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,” (ch. 1) Daisy Buchanan
“I always watch for the longest day in the year and then miss it,” p. 11 Daisy Buchanan
“Gatsby? What Gatsby?” (ch. 1) Daisy Buchanan
“You didn’t come to my wedding,” p. 16 Daisy Buchanan
“I’ve been everywhere and seen everything and done everything,” (ch. 1) Daisy Buchanan
“I wonder where in the devil he met Daisy,” p. 103 Tom Buchanan
“He ran over Myrtle like you’d run over a dog and never even stopped his car,” p. 178 Tom Buchanan
“I like large parties. They’re so intimate,” (Ch. 3) Jordan Baker
“I hate careless people. That’s why I like you.” (Ch. 3) Jordan Baker
“I’ll telephone my sister Catherine. She’s said to be very beautiful by people who ought to know,” (Ch. 2) Myrtle Wilson
“It’s just a crazy old thing. I just slip it on sometimes when I don’t care what I look like,” (Ch. 2) Myrtle Wilson
“Daisy! Daisy! Daisy!” (Ch. 2) Myrtle Wilson
“I thought he knew something about breeding, but he wasn’t fit to lick my shoe.” (Ch. 2) Myrtle Wilson
“Oh, my Ga-od! Oh, my Ga-od!” p. 139 George Wilson
“You don’t have to tell me what kind of car it was! I know what kind of car it was!” p. 140 George Wilson
“I told her she might fool me but she couldn’t fool God,” p. 159 George Wilson
“I see you’re looking at my cuff buttons. Finest specimens of human molars,” (Ch. 4) Meyer Wolfsheim
“Let us learn to show our friendship for a man when he is alive and not after he is dead,” p. 172 Meyer Wolfsheim

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