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The Great Gatsby

By F. Scott Fitzgerald QUOTATION: I’ve been drunk for about a week now, and I thought it might sober me up to sit in a library.
ATTRIBUTION: F. Scott Fitzgerald (1896–1940), U.S. author. An unnamed guest at one of Gatsby’s parties, in The Great Gatsby, ch. 3 (1925).

QUOTATION: Every one suspects himself of at least one of the cardinal virtues.
ATTRIBUTION: F. Scott Fitzgerald (1896–1940), U.S. author. The narrator (Nick Carraway), in The Great Gatsby, ch. 3 (1925).

QUOTATION: There are only the pursued, the pursuing, the busy, and the tired.
ATTRIBUTION: F. Scott Fitzgerald (1896–1940), U.S. author. The narrator (Nick Carraway), in The Great Gatsby, ch. 4 (1925).

QUOTATION: Speech is an arrangement of notes that will never be played again.
ATTRIBUTION: F. Scott Fitzgerald (1896–1940), U.S. author. The narrator (Nick Carraway), in The Great Gatsby, ch. 1 (1925).

QUOTATION: Personality is an unbroken series of successful gestures.
ATTRIBUTION: F. Scott Fitzgerald (1896–1940), U.S. author. The narrator (Nick Carraway), in The Great Gatsby, ch. 1 (1925).

QUOTATION: For a transitory enchanted moment man must have held his breath in the presence of this continent, compelled into an aesthetic contemplation he neither understood nor desired, face to face for the last time in history with something commensurate to his capacity for wonder.
ATTRIBUTION: F. Scott Fitzgerald (1896–1940), U.S. author. The narrator (Nick Carraway), in The Great Gatsby, ch. 9 (1926).

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