8 Powerful Quotes from The Great Gatsby that I love

8 Powerful Quotes from The Great Gatsby that I love

Set in the roaring twenties, The Great Gatsby is a timeless classic that offers great social commentary on the rich urban lifestyle. And even today, the book is still relevant. Here are some of the most powerful quotes from The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald that I love.

Powerful quotes from The Great Gatsby

Quite recently I watched the movie The Great Gatsby (2013), a classic that talks so much about the American dream, and class and race divide of the 1920s. In a short while, I returned to read The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald, possibly for the quotes.

Books are a uniquely portable magic.”

― Stephen King, On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft

Quotes from The great gatsby about hope and judgements

Books are the ultimate Dumpees: put them down and they’ll wait for you forever; pay attention to them and they always love you back.”

― John Green, An Abundance of Katherines

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..

– The Great Gatsby, Chapter 9

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And I like large parties. They’re so intimate. At small parties there isn’t any privacy.

– The Great Gatsby, Chapter 3

In my younger . . . years my father gave me some advice . . . “Whenever you feel like criticizing any one . . . just remember that all the people in this world haven’t had the advantages that you’ve had.

– The Great Gatsby, Chapter 1

You see I usually find myself among strangers because I drift here and there trying to forget the sad things that happened to me.

– The Great Gatsby, Chapter 4

Quotes from The great gatsby about strangers

“She’s got an indiscreet voice,” I remarked. “It’s full of—” I hesitated.

“Her voice is full of money,” [Gatsby] said suddenly.

That was it. I’d never understood before. It was full of money—that was the inexhaustible charm that rose and fell in it, the jingle of it, the cymbals’ song of it.

– The Great Gatsby, Chapter 7

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, a beautiful little fool.

– The Great Gatsby, Chapter 1

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20 Inspiring feminist quotes about women power and women

It is the year 2020, and I still know some people, including women, who are not comfortable calling themselves feminists, because some how they identify women power means male bashing. Here are some inspiring quotes about women power from strong women that might change your opinion!

Inspiring feminist quotes about women power and women

If you want something said, ask a man; if you want something done, ask a woman.

Margaret Thatcher

Don’t let anyone speak for you, and don’t rely on others to fight for you.

Michelle Obama

The question isn’t who’s going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me.

Ayn Rand
Atwood quotes about women power

It’s not my responsibility to be beautiful. I’m not alive for that purpose. My existence is not about how desirable you find me.

Warsan Shire

And really, how insulting is it that to suggest that the best thing women can do is raise other people to do incredible things? I’m betting some of those women would like to do great things of their own.

Jessica Valenti, Why Have Kids?

A woman is like a tea bag you never know how strong she is until she gets in hot water.

Eleanor Roosevelt

I hate to hear you talk about all women as if they were fine ladies instead of rational creatures. None of us want to be in calm waters all our lives.

Jane Austen, Persuasion
Ayn Rand Quotes about women

I myself have never been able to find out precisely what feminism is: I only know that people call me a feminist whenever I express sentiments that differentiate me from a doormat.

Rebecca West

Men are afraid that women will laugh at them. Women are afraid that men will kill them.

Margaret Atwood

Whatever women do they must do twice as well as men to be thought half as good. Luckily, this is not difficult.

Charlotte Whitton

What is feminism? Simply the belief that women should be as free as men, however nuts, dim, deluded, badly dressed, fat, receding, lazy and smug they might be. Are you a feminist? Of course you are.

Caitlin Moran, How to be a woman.

The history of men’s opposition to women’s emancipation is more interesting perhaps than the story of that emancipation itself.

Virginia Woolf, A Room of One’s Own

No woman can call herself free who does not control her own body.

Margaret Sanger
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My mother told me to be a lady. And for her, that meant be your own person, be independent.

Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Woman’s degradation is in man’s idea of his sexual rights. Our religion, laws, customs, are all founded on the belief that woman was made for man.

Elizabeth Cady Stanton

Of course I am not worried about intimidating men. The type of man who will be intimidated by me is exactly the type of man I have no interest in.

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Ruth Bader Ginsburg Quotes about women power

Feminism isn’t about making women stronger. Women are already strong, it’s about changing the way the world perceives that strength.

G.D. Anderson

I think being a woman is like being Irish… Everyone says you’re important and nice, but you take second place all the time.

Iris Murdoch

I’m tough, ambitious, and I know exactly what I want. If that makes me a bitch, okay.


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15+ motivational quotes about productivity and time management

As many techniques and hacks you learn to improve our productivity and life in general, it more or less boils down to one thing: are you motivated enough to follow them? So here are some motivational quotes about productivity and time management to kick your butt nudge you in the right direction.

These quotes are from well known productivity pundits as well as highly renowned leaders in their field. Some of my all time favorites are in here too.

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Motivational quotes about productivity and time management

  • Amateurs sit and wait for inspiration, the rest of us just get up and go to work. – Stephen King
  • Until we can manage time, we can manage nothing else. – Peter Drucker
  • Productivity is being able to do things that you were never able to do before. – Franz Kafka
  • If you spend too much time thinking about a thing, you’ll never get it done. – Bruce Lee
  • Once you have mastered time, you will understand how true it is that most people overestimate what they can accomplish in a year – and underestimate what they can achieve in a decade! – Tony Robbins
  • Focus on being productive instead of busy. – Tim Ferriss
  • Nothing is less productive than to make more efficient what should not be done at all. – Peter Drucker
  • Efficiency is doing better what is already being done. – Peter Drucker
  • If there are nine rabbits on the ground, if you want to catch one, just focus on one. – Jack Ma
  • Don’t confuse the urgent with the important. – Preston Ni
  • Productivity is never an accident. It is always the result of a commitment to excellence, intelligent planning, and focused effort. – Paul J. Meyer
  • Never mistake motion for action. – Ernest Hemingway
  • Don’t be fooled by the calendar. There are only as many days in the year as you make use of. One man gets only a week’s value out of a year while another man gets a full year’s value out of a week. – Charles Richards
  • It is not enough to be busy, so are the ants. The question is: What are we busy about? – Henry David Thoreau
  • Should you find yourself in a chronically leaking boat, energy devoted to changing vessels is likely to be more productive than energy devoted to patching leaks. – Warren Buffett
  • Simplicity boils down to two steps: Identify the essential. Eliminate the rest. – Leo Babauta
  • The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing. – Walt Disney
  • You don’t need a new plan for next year. You need a commitment. – Seth Godin

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Ten Quotes From Banned And Challenged Books

As a liberal bookworm, it is quite natural for me to have an affinity towards banned books (not banning books) and collecting quotes from banned books. Here are some that I love and cherish.

Banned Book Week

The American Library Association celebrates the Banned Book week 2018 between September 23 to 29. Of course everyone knows that, it has been the talk of the book blogger world for the past few weeks. Why am I, someone who doesn’t live in the USA , posting about it, right?

I am an Indian, who lives at Dubai and I think banning books are more relevant to me than anyone else. In India books get banned for the weirdest reasons and as a country that has just decriminalized same sex relationship mere days ago, it may not be really surprising. More often than not, random books get challenged for religious reason, so much for being a secular country.

So my enthusiasm to give a voice against banning of books and the banned book week is quite understandable.


I am sharing the quotes I love from the books that were banned in any given point of time in the USA. Let us get on with it.

Quotes from banned books

they say that time heals all things,
they say you can always forget;
but the smiles and the tears across the years
they twist my heart strings yet!

― George Orwell, 1984
Quotes from banned books

I like it when somebody gets excited about something. It’s nice.

― J.D. Salinger, The Catcher in the Rye
Quotes from banned books

Obscenity only comes in when the mind despises and fears the body, and the body hates and resists the mind.

― D.H. Lawrence, Lady Chatterley’s Lover
Quotes from banned books

I can’t change where I come from or what I’ve been through, so why should I be ashamed of what makes me, me?

― Angie Thomas, The Hate U Give
Quotes from banned books

I want anything that breaks the monotony, subverts the perceived respectable order of things.

― Margaret Atwood, The Handmaid’s Tale
Quotes from banned books

I opened my mouth, almost said something. Almost. The rest of my life might have turned out differently if I had. But I didn’t.

― Khaled Hosseini, The Kite Runner
Quotes from banned books

He Who Marches Out Of Step Hears Another Drum

― Ken Kesey, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
Quotes from banned books

Maybe ever’body in the whole damn world is scared of each other.

― John Steinbeck, Of Mice and Men
Quotes from banned books

When people don’t express themselves, they die one piece at a time.

Laurie Halse Anderson, Speak
Quotes from banned books

I had given up some youth for knowledge, but my gain was more valuable than the loss

― Maya Angelou, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

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Quotable quotes: And the Mountains Echoed is full of them!

I rarely gush books. Okay, that is a lie. But I could say the number of books that I hold close to my heart are few and they are special. One of such books is And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hossieni. You can read my raving review about the book here and when you return I still wouldn’t have done fangirling about the writer. There is something so simple and realistic in his writing that never leaves me unmoved.

I recently listened to an old interview of his a short while ago and I had to revisit some of my favorite passages from his books. I thought I will share some of the quotes I love from And the Mountains Echoed. I think these quotes will make it worthwhile even if I decide to re-read And the Mountains Echoed for the third time. So let us get on with it shall we?

1) he didn’t understand why a wave of something, something like the tail end of a sad dream, always swept through him whenever he heard the jingling, surprising him each time like an unexpected gust of wind. But then it passed, as all things do. It passed.

2) Kabul is … A thousand tragedies per square mile.

3) Parwana feels herself standing on the brink of telling her everything, telling Masooma how wrong she is, how little she knows the sister with whom she shared the womb, how for years now Parwana’s life has been one long unspoken apology. But to what end? Her own relief once again at Masooma’s expense? She bites down the words. She has inflicted enough pain on her sister.

4) A story is like a moving train: no matter where you hop onboard, you are bound to reach your destination sooner or later.

5) She was an extraordinary woman, and I went to bed that night feeling like I was perhaps more than ordinary myself. This was the effect she had on me.

6) I remember that when my parents fought, they did not stop until a clear victor had been declared. It was their way of sealing off unpleasantness, to caulk it with a verdict, keep it from leaking into the normalcy of the next day. Not so with the Wahdatis. Their fights didn’t so much end as dissipate, like a drop of ink in a bowl of water, with a residual taint that lingered.

7) The net effect is that she has made me feel vaguely reprimanded and, what’s more, deserving of it, guilty of wrongs unspoken, offenses I’ve never been formally charged with.

8) a nagging doubt begins to set in. A faint intimation that I have judged Madaline harshly, that we weren’t even that different, she and I. Hadn’t we both yearned for escape, reinvention, new identities? Hadn’t we each, in the end, unmoored ourselves by cutting loose the anchors that weighed us down? I scoff at this, tell myself we are nothing alike, even as I sense that the anger I feel toward her may really be a mask for my envy over her succeeding at it all better than I had.

9) I have waited all my life to hear those words. Is it too late now for this? For us? Have we squandered too much for too long, Mamá and I? Part of me thinks it is better to go on as we have, to act as though we don’t know how ill suited we have been for each other. Less painful that way. Perhaps better than this belated offering. This fragile, trembling little glimpse of how it could have been between us. All it will beget is regret, I tell myself, and what good is regret? It brings back nothing. What we have lost is irretrievable.

10) You’re lucky, Pari. You won’t have to work as hard for men to take you seriously. They’ll pay attention to you. Too much beauty, it corrupts things. She would laugh. Oh, listen to me. I’m not saying I speak from experience. Of course not. It’s merely an observation.

11) You’re saying I’m not beautiful. I’m saying you don’t want to be. Besides, you are pretty, and that is plenty good enough. Je t’assure, ma cherie. It’s better, even.

12) Must have been quite the culture shock, going there.Yes it was. Idris doesn’t say that the real culture shock has been in coming back.

13) I learned that the world didn’t see the inside of you, that it didn’t care a whit about the hopes and dreams, and sorrows, that lay masked by skin and bone. It was as simple, as absurd, and as cruel as that.

14) Beauty is an enormous, unmerited gift given randomly, stupidly.

15) It’s a funny thing, Markos, but people mostly have it backward. They think they live by what they want. But really what guides them is what they’re afraid of. What they don’t want.

16) the creative process as a necessarily thievish undertaking. Dig beneath a beautiful piece of writing, Monsieur Boustouler, and you will find all manner of dishonor. Creating means vandalizing the lives of other people, turning them into unwilling and unwitting participants. You steal their desires, their dreams, pocket their flaws, their suffering. You take what does not belong to you. You do this knowingly.

17) All my life, she gave to me a shovel and said, Fill these holes inside of me, Pari.

18) Perhaps if she had grimaced at him, said something infantile, full of loathing and hate. An eruption of rancor. Perhaps that might have been better. Instead, a clean, diplomatic dismissal. And this note. Don’t worry. You’re not in it. An act of kindness. Perhaps, more accurately, an act of charity. He should be relieved. But it hurts. He feels the blow of it, like an ax to the head.

Are there any authors that have affected you as much? Are there any books that you read for the writing even though you knew how the story goes? Let us talk. I would love some recommendations.

8 Powerful Quotes from The Great Gatsby that I love

#100daysofbookquotes: Quote week: 15

We are finally here. I am super happy and proud to share the final leg aka the Week 15 ofof #100daysofbookquotes.I know there have been times that I thought I was gonna go off the bandwagon but hey, I scrapped through.

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“Usually we walk around constantly believing ourselves. “I’m okay” we say. “I’m alright”. But sometimes the truth arrives on you and you can’t get it off. That’s when you realize that sometimes it isn’t even an answer–it’s a question. Even now, I wonder how much of my life is convinced.”
― Markus Zusak, The Book Thief



“The loneliest moment in someone’s life is when they are watching their whole world fall apart, and all they can do is stare blankly.” 
― F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby