April 29, 2022

The Great Gatsby

I made 11 highlights while reading The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald. The book will give you insights into America during the 1920s.
  • I like large parties. They’re so intimate. At small parties, there isn’t any privacy.

  • It’s an advantage not to drink among hard-drinking people. You can hold your tongue, and you can time any little irregularity of your own so that everybody else is so blind that they don’t see.

  • I keep it always full of interesting people, night and day - people who do intriguing things. Celebrated people.

  • Whenever you feel like criticizing anyone, remember that some people haven’t had the advantages that you’ve had.

  • Why go on living with someone if you can’t stand them?

  • Everyone suspects himself of at least one of the cardinal virtues, and this is mine: I am one of the few honest people that I have ever known.

  • There are only the pursued, the pursuing, the busy and the tired.

  • There is no difference between men so profound as the difference between the sick and the well.

  • There is no confusion like the confusion of a simple mind.

  • Human sympathy has its limits.

  • Tom and Daisy were careless people - they smashed up things. They then retreated into their money - or whatever it was, that kept them together and let other people clean up their mess.