The Great Gatsby: Key Quotes with page numbers

George Wilson “God knows what you’ve been doing…You may fool me, but you can’t fool God.” (p. 167)
Daisy Buchanan “I hope she’ll be a fool – that’s the best thing a girl can be in this world, a beautiful little fool.” (p.21)
Nick Carraway “You can’t repeat the past.” (p. 116)
Jay Gatsby “Can’t repeat the past? Why, of course you can.” (p.116)
Myrtle Wilson “Daisy, Daisy, Daisy! I’ll say it whenever I want to.” (p. 41)
Nick Carraway “They’re a rotten crowd… You’re worth the whole damn bunch put together.” (p. 162)
Jay Gatsby “I’m sorry about the clock.” (p. 92)
George Wilson “God knows what you’ve been doing…You may fool me, but you can’t fool God.” (p. 167)
Myrtle Wilson “I married him because I thought he was a gentleman”. . . “I thought he knew something about breeding but he wasn’t fit to lick my shoe.” (p. 39)
Nick Carraway “They were careless people, Tom and Daisy—they smashed up things and creatures and then retreated back into their money or their vast carelessness, or whatever it was that kept them together, and let other people clean up the mess they had made.” (p. 187-188)
Jordan Baker “She’s not to know about it. Gatsby doesn’t want her to know. You’re just supposed to invite her to tea.” (p.85)
Daisy Buchanan “It makes me sad because I’ve never seen such – such beautiful shirts before.” (p. 98)
Daisy Buchanan “I did love him once – but I loved you too.” (p. 140)
Nick Carraway “I just remembered that today’s my birthday.” (p. 142)
Tom Buchanan “Self control!” . . . “I suppose the latest thing is to sit back and let Mr. Nobody from Nowhere make love to your wife.”
Jay Gatsby “It was a terrible mistake, but in her heart she never loved anyone except me.” (p. 137)
Daisy Buchanan “What are we going to do with ourselves this afternoon” . . . “and the day after that, and the next thirty years” (p. 125)
Jordan Baker “Don’t be morbid,” . . . “Life starts all over again when it gets crisp in the fall.” (p. 125)
Nick Carraway “So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past.” (189)
Nick Carraway’s father “Whenever you feel like criticizing any one, just remember that all the people in this world haven’t had the advantages you’ve had” (p.5)
Nick Carraway “After Gatsby’s death the East was haunted for me like that, distorted beyond my eyes’ power of correction.” (p. 185)
Jay Gatsby “You loved me TOO?” (p. 140)
Jordan Baker “You threw me over on the telephone. I don’t give a damn about you now but it was a new experience for me and I felt a little dizzy for a while.” (p. 186)

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