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As my father snobbishly suggested... (Nick)

and I snobbishly repeat, a sense of the fundamental decencies is parcelled out unequally at birth

2

Gatsby, who represented (Nick)...

everything for which I have unaffected scorn

3

Extraordinary... (Nick)

gift for hope

4

West egg... (Nick)

the less fashionable of the two

5

white palaces...

of fashionable east egg

6

silver

idols

7

He was a sturdy straw haired man... (about Tom)

with a rather hard mouth and a supercilious manner

8

Her face was... (About daisy)

sad and lovely with bright things in it

9

there was an excitement in her voice... (about daisy)

that men who cared for her found difficult to forget

10

do they miss me?... (daisy)

how gorgeous (after Nick tells her they do)

11

Do you always watch...(daisy)

for the longest day and then miss it? I always watch for the longest day and then miss it

12

then the glow... (Ab. Daisy)

faded, each light deserting her face with lingering regret

13

I turned my head away and wept... (Daisy)

"Im glad its a girl, and I hope she'll be a fool --That's the best thing a girl can be in this world, a beautiful little fool"

14

Tom was... (Daisy)

God knows where

15

fifth guest's

shrill metallic urgency

16

distinguished nothing ....

except a single green light

17

This is a valley...

of ashes

18

ash grey men...

who move dimly and already crumbling through the powdery air

19

He was a blond (About Wilson)

spiritless man.. when he saw us a damp gleam of hope sprung into his eyes

20

the eyes of Dr. T J Eckleburg...

blue and gigantic

21

furniture...

entirely too large for it ... over-enlarged

22

"Neither of them can stand... (Catherine)

the person they're married to"

23

I was a little shocked...

at the elaborateness of the lie (daisy being catholic)

24

yellow windows must have contributed....

to their share of human secrecy

25

I was within...

and without, simultaneously enchanted and repelled by the inexhaustible variety of life

26

"All I kept thinking was...(Myrtle)

you can't live forever, you can'tDiso live forever"

27

Men and girls...

came and went like moths among the whisperings and the champagne and the stars

28

i'll be

he's killed a man

29

romantic

speculation

30

it was one of those rare smiles...

you may come across four or five times in your life