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The Great Gatsby

By F. Scott Fitzgerald 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: What’ll we do with ourselves this afternoon? And the day after that, and the next thirty years?
ATTRIBUTION: F. Scott Fitzgerald (1896–1940), U.S. author. Daisy Buchanan, in The Great Gatsby, ch. 7 (1925).

QUOTATION: Thirty—the promise of a decade of loneliness, a thinning list of single men to know, a thinning brief-case of enthusiasm, thinning hair.
ATTRIBUTION: F. Scott Fitzgerald (1896–1940), U.S. author. Narrator (Nick Carraway), in The Great Gatsby, ch. 7 (1925).

QUOTATION: It occurred to me that there was no difference between men, in intelligence or race, so profound as the difference between the sick and the well.
ATTRIBUTION: F. Scott Fitzgerald (1896–1940), U.S. author. Nick Carraway, in The Great Gatsby, ch. 7 (1925).

QUOTATION: The intimate revelations of young men, or at least the terms in which they express them, are usually plagiaristic and marred by obvious suppressions.
ATTRIBUTION: F. Scott Fitzgerald (1896–1940), U.S. author. Narrator (Nick Carraway), in The Great Gatsby, ch. 1 (1925).

QUOTATION: One of those men who reach such an acute limited excellence at twenty-one that everything afterward savors of anti-climax.
ATTRIBUTION: F. Scott Fitzgerald (1896–1940), U.S. author. Narrator (Nick Carraway) describing Tom Buchanan, in The Great Gatsby, ch. 1 (1925).

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