"Let us learn to show our friendship for a man when he is alive and not after he is dead." ~ Meyer Wolfshiem

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"So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past." ~ Nick Carraway

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"There are only the pursued, the pursuing, the busy, and the tired." ~ Nick Carraway

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"She thought I knew a lot because I knew different things from her." ~ Nick Carraway

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"And 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."

~ Nick Carraway

"It is invariably saddening to look through new eyes at things upon which you have expended your own powers of adjustment." ~ Nick Carraway

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"Life is much more successfully looked at from a single window." ~ Nick Carraway

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"And I like large parties. They’re so intimate. At small parties, there isn’t any privacy." ~ Jordan Baker

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"No amount of fire or freshness can challenge what a man will store up in his ghostly heart." ~ Nick Carraway

"All good writing is swimming under water and holding your breath." ~ F. Scott Fitzgerald

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