Flashcards in Society & Class Quotes Deck (31)
A sense of the fundamental decencies is
parcelled out unequally at birth- Nick
I wanted no more riotous excursions with
privileged glimpses into the human heart. - nick
West Egg, the- well,
the least fashionable of the two
proximity of millionaires
men and girls came
and went like moths among the whisperings and the champagne and the stars.
"they're a rotten crowd...
You're worth the whole damn bunch put together."
he wanted us to know they were not
beggars in the old country
Our lives centered around the warmth and
food and the return of the men at nightfall.
the kind of girl
you like better; now I come to town- Daisy
"And on Monday 8 servants...
... toiled all day"- Nick
a string of pearls
valued at $350000.
"An Oxford Man!"...
..."Like hell he is! He wears a pink suit." Tom
GRAPES 🏦 "The Bank-the monster -
has to have profits all the time."
we're half starved now.
The kids are hungry all the time"- Grapes tenant farmers trying to reason with landowners.
GRAPES 🚜 "One man on a tractor
can take the place of twelve or fourteen families."
GRAPES 🏦 "The bank is something more than men...
... It's the monster. men made it, but they can't control it."
GRAPES MIGRANT FAMILIES 🔨 they had gone against
a system they did not understand and it had beaten them."
GRAPES "the quality of owning
freezes you forever into "I" and cuts you off forever from the "we".
GRAPES "And all of them
were caught in something larger than themselves.
GARPES MA "A different
GRAPES JC "Got a lot
of sinful idears -- but they seem kinda sensible."
GRAPES 👨💼"the men sat still
- thinking - figuring."
GRAPES "(the truck) the new hearth,
the living centre of the family."
GRAPES "This here is my
country. I b'long here."
GRAPES "The houses were vacant,
and a vacant house falls quickly apart."
GRAPES "Grampa didn't die
tonight. He died the minute you took 'm off the place."
GRAPES "They were not farm
men any more, but migrant men."
Grapes (Jim) "Maybe all men
got one big soul ever'body's a part of."
Grapes (Tom reflecting on what Jim said) "he jus' got
a little piece of a greta big soul."