The Great Gatsby

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Gatsby Quotes

I hope she’ll be a fool—that’s the best thing a girl can be in this world, a beautiful little fool.

Daisy speaks these words in Chapter 1 as she describes to Nick and Jordan her hopes for her infant daughter. While not directly relevant to the novel’s main themes, this quote offers a revealing glimpse into Daisy’s character.


He had one of those rare smiles with a quality of eternal reassurance in it, that you may come across four or five times in life.

This passage occurs in Chapter 3 as part of Nick’s first close examination of Gatsby’s character and appearance. This description of Gatsby’s smile captures both the theatrical quality of Gatsby’s character and his charisma.

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