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

Quotes from The great gatsby about large Parties

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

Quotes from The great gatsby about women

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  1. Pratyusha Sen

    Oky, I guess it’s high time I read this gem of a book. 🙈

  2. Elysian Bookgraphy World

    Oh I love “The Great Gatsby”.. such a great book to read. These are some great selected quotes from the book. Loved this post ❤️

  3. Iza

    I love The great Gatsby, I read it many, many years ago and still remember the impression it made on me. I read The crack-up, a collection of short stories, after that and loved it too. I recently watched a Gatsby adaptation with Toby Stephens and Mira Sorvino that was quite good. Love the quotes 🙂

    • Gayathri

      I have not seen that version yet. I am glad you enjoyed it.

    • Indiacafe24

      What a lovely collection of quotes of Great Gatsby you presented dear….I just loved each one of them

    • Eric Wilson Hector

      The Great Gatsby is one of my favorite classics. I simply love the opening lines of this book.


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