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1

What is the quote about gatsby’s personality?

“there was something gorgeous about him, some heightened sensitivity to the promises of life,”

2

What is the quote about rumours?

“there were whispers about him from those who had found little that it was necessary to whisper about.”

3

What is a quote which foreshadows the future finding of Gatsby’s working class background?

“(Gatsby's) elaborate formality of speech just missed being absurd.”

4

What is the quote that is about Gatsby’s uni?

“He hurried the phrase ‘educated at Oxford,’ "

5

What is the quote about Gatsby’s illusional dream?

“Daisy tumbled short of his dreams-not through her own fault, but because of the colossal vitality of his illusion.”

6

What is the quote about Gatsby’s love for Daisy?

“It excited him too, that many men had already loved Daisy-it increased her value in his eyes.”

7

What is a quote about Gatsby as he dies?

“He must have felt that he has lost the old warm world, paid a high price for living too long with a single dream.”

8

What is the quote about Gatsby and scorn?

“Gatsby, who represented everything for which I have an unaffected scorn.”

9

What is the quote about Gatsby and dust?

“what foul dust floated in the wake of his dreams"

10

What is the quote about Gatsby’s smile?

“It was one of those rare smiles with a quality of eternal reassurance in it.”

11

What is a quote about Gatsby being better than everyone?

“They’re a rotten crowd... you’re worth the whole damn bunch put together.”

12

What is a quote about Gatsby inventing himself?

“So he invented just the sort of Jay Gatsby that a seventeen years old boy would likely invent, and to this conception he was faithful to the end.”

13

What is the quote about Gatsby and the past?

“Can’t repeat the past?... Why of course you can!”

14

What is a quote about Gatsby believing in the green light?

“Gatsby believed in the green light ... It eluded us then, but that’s no matter- ... so we beat on boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past.”

15

"The colossal

significance of that light had now vanished forever."