The Great Gatsby | Angel Ceballos — Designer / New York Photographer
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
Sep 21, 2004 • F. Scott Fitzgerald

The Great Gatsby

Highlights: “It’s a philosophy promoted by Silicon Valley start-ups that the best people are those who don’t know that something “can’t be done,” and therefore will figure out how to do it.”

“So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past.”

“Let us learn to show our friendship for a man when he is alive and not after he is dead.”

“And I like large parties. They’re so intimate. At small parties there isn’t any privacy.”

“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.”

Finished reading: Sept 2004

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