The Great Gatsby (2013) quotes

Director
Baz Luhrmann.

Cast
Leonardo DiCaprio.
Carey Mulligan.
Joel Edgerton.

A writer and wall street trader, Nick, finds himself drawn to the past and lifestyle of his millionaire neighbor, Jay Gatsby.

You can’t repeat the past.
– Nick Carraway
Can’t repeat the past?
– Jay Gatsby
No…
– Nick Carraway
Why, of course you can… of course you can.
– Jay Gatsby

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

In my younger and more vulnerable years, my father gave me some advice. “Always try to see the best in people,” he would say. As a consequence, I’m inclined to reserve all judgements. But even I have a limit.
– Nick Carraway

Gatsby believed in the green light, the orgastic future that year by year recedes before us. It eluded us then, but that’s no matter – tomorrow we will run faster, stretch out our arms farther… And one fine morning – So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past.
– Nick Carraway

Reserving judgments is a matter of infinite hope.
– Nick Carraway

Old sport.
– Jay Gatsby

It’s so sad, because it’s so hard to make her understand. It’s so hard to make her understand. I’ve gotten all these things for her. I’ve gotten all these things for her and now she just… she just wants to run away.
– Jay Gatsby

My life, old sport, my life… my life has got to be like this.
– Jay Gatsby
It’s got to keep going up.
– Jay Gatsby

His Smile was one of those rare smiles that you may come across four or five times in life. It seem to understand you and believe in you just as you would love to be understood and believed in.
– Nick Carraway

I knew it was a great mistake for a man like me to fall in love…
– Jay Gatsby

Well, I don’t care. He gives large parties, and I like large parties – they’re so intimate. Small parties, there isn’t any privacy.
– Jordan Baker

Open another window.
– Daisy Buchanan
There aren’t any more.
– Nick Carraway
Then telephone for an axe.
– Daisy Buchanan

Stocks reached record peaks, and Wall Street boomed a steady golden roar. The parties were bigger, the shows were broader, the buildings were higher, the morals were looser, and the ban on alcohol had backfired. Making the liquor cheaper. Wall Street was luring the young and ambitious, and I was one of them.
– Nick Carraway

I knew that when I kissed this girl, I would be forever wed to her.
– Jay Gatsby

I never realized how extraordinary a nice girl could be.
– Jay Gatsby

I’d rather not be the polo player.
– Tom Buchanan

If there’s anything that you want, just ask for it, old sport.
– Jay Gatsby

All the bright precious things fade so fast… and they don’t come back.
– Daisy Buchanan

I expected him to be…
– Nick Carraway
Old and fat?
– Jordan Baker
Yes. Young men just don’t drift coolly out of nowhere and buy a palace on Long Island.
– Nick Carraway

Lookin’ at my tiepin? Finest specimen of human molar.
– Meyer Wolfsheim

Gatsby? What Gatsby?
– Daisy Buchanan

Life is something you dominate, Nick! If you’re any good.
– Tom Buchanan

You see, I thought you ought to know something about my life. I didn’t want you to think I was… Well, I didn’t want you to think I was just some nobody.
– Jay Gatsby

I wish we could just run away.
– Daisy Buchanan
Run away? No. Daisy, darling, that… that wouldn’t be respectable. We’re gonna live here, in this house. You and me.
– Jay Gatsby

I remember how we had all come to Gatsby’s and guessed at this corruption while he stood before us concealing and incorruptible dream…
– Nick Carraway