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There is a certain joy in reading books – and a certain soothing feeling in re-reading them. Let’s relive the great classic through these quotes today.
For book lovers, reading classics is one of the best times of their lives. These classics that have stayed alive since years, are beautiful works of art that continue to impact humanity. When it comes to F.Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby, we are all simply floored!
Read these five quotes from the famous classic, The Great Gatsby and tell us what they make you feel!
1. “He smiled understandingly-much more than understandingly. It was one of those rare smiles with a quality of eternal reassurance in it, that you may come across four or five times in life. It faced–or seemed to face–the whole eternal world for an instant, and then concentrated on you with an irresistible prejudice in your favor. It understood you just as far as you wanted to be understood, believed in you as you would like to believe in yourself, and assured you that it had precisely the impression of you that, at your best, you hoped to convey.”
These words soothe the soul. Haven’t we all wanted to be understood like that?
2. “Let us learn to show our friendship for a man when he is alive and not after he is dead.”
So apt! Everyone would throng to a funeral to show respect – how many would turn up for help for the same person when he is alive?
3. “I hope she’ll be a fool — that’s the best thing a girl can be in this world, a beautiful little fool.”
When Daisy says these lines, she says it with pain. She hopes that her girl would be a fool who wouldn’t understand what’s going on around her and the reality wouldn’t hurt her.
4.“So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past.”
The past – a sea we keep running from and running into.
5. “Reserving judgements is a matter of infinite hope.”
It is so difficult to not make judgements – to accept the person the way they are.
6. “In my younger and more vulnerable years my father gave me some advice that I’ve been turning over in my mind ever since.
“Whenever you feel like criticizing any one,” he told me, “just remember that all the people in this world haven’t had the advantages that you’ve had.”
Beautiful advice. Not everyone is as blessed as you are.
7. “There are only the pursued, the pursuing, the busy and the tired.”
Fitzgerald sums up the people in the world – very aptly.
8. “I was within and without, simultaneously enchanted and repelled by the inexhaustible variety of life.”
That happens to all of us doesn’t it? We love life but at the same time we hate it.
F. Scott Fitzgerald rocked this one! These words are so beautiful! Share the article if you like it, old sport!