The 15 Most Beautiful Quotes from The Great Gatsby

“I hope she'll be a fool -- that's the best thing a girl can be in this world, a beautiful little fool.”

“I wasn't actually in love, but I felt a sort of tender curiosity.”

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

“I was within and without, simultaneously enchanted and repelled by the inexhaustible variety of life.”

“Life starts all over again when it gets crisp in the fall.”

“Reserving judgements is a matter of infinite hope.”

“All I kept thinking about, over and over, was 'You can't live forever; you can't live forever.”

“No amount of fire or freshness can challenge what a man will store up in his ghostly heart.”

“His dream must have seemed so close that he could hardly fail to grasp it. He did not know that it was already behind him.”

“It was one of those rare smiles with a quality of eternal reassurance in it, that you may come across four or five times in life.”

“A stirring warmth flowed from her, as if her heart was trying to come out to you concealed in one of those breathless, thrilling words.”

“It is invariably saddening to look through new eyes at things upon which you have expended your own powers of adjustment.”

“I love her and that's the beginning and end of everything.”

“A phrase began to beat in my ears with a sort of heady excitement: 'There are only the pursued, the pursuing, the busy and the tired.'”

“Most affectations conceal something eventually, even though they don't in the beginning.”