The Great Gatsby Movie Quotes

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The Great Gatsby Movie Quotes


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The Great Gatsby    (2013)
MPAA Rating:  PG – 13    -    Drama,  Romance
Director:   Baz Luhrmann
Writers:     Baz Luhrmann,  Craig Pearce,  F. Scott Fitzgerald (novel)
Cast:           Leonardo DiCaprio   (Jay Gatsby),   Toby Maguire   (Nick Carraway),   Carey Milligan   (Daisy Buchanan),   Joel Edgerton   (Tom Buchanan),   Isla Fisher   (Myrtle Wilson)

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    • Amitabh Bachchan    (Meyer Wolfsheim)
    • Elizabeth Debicki    (Jordan Baker)
    • Jason Clarke    (George Wilson)
    • Richard Carter    (Herzog)
    • Max Cullen    (Owl Eyes)
    • Steve Bisley    (Dan Cody)
    • Vince Colosimo    (Michaelis)
    • Kate Mulvany    (Mrs. McKee)
    • Adelaide Clemens    (Catherine)

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The Great Gatsby movie quotes bring to life the 1925 novel written by F. Scott Fitzgerald.  You’ve undoubtedly read the novel in grade school and may have seen one of the four previous film adaptations (notably the 1974 film featuring Robert Redford), so the well-reviewed fifth film is sure to draw us back to West Egg.  After all, what’s not to like about the premise of a lavish roaring ’20s party, a mysterious millionaire business magnate, and a dramatic story filled with attraction, mystery and love affairs?  The Great Gatsby movie quotes paint a picture of the story, but viewing the 3D movie in theaters really breathes life into the classic novel thanks to the work of stars like Leonardo DiCaprio (Jay Gatsby), Toby Maguire (Nick Carraway), and Carey Mulligan (Daisy Mulligan), among others.

‘The Great Gatsby’ Movie Quotes

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Jordan Baker:   You must know Gatsby?


Nick Carraway:   Who is this Gatsby?


Jay Gatsby:   I’m Gatsby.


Daisy Buchanan:   Gatsby?  What Gatsby?


Nick Carraway:   I’m a bond man.


Jay Gatsby:   Why, hello old sport!


Tom Buchanan:   Something ought to be done about a fellow like that.


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


Nick Carraway:   New York, 1922, the tempo of the city had changed sharply.  Stocks reached record peaks, and Wall Street booms a steady golden roar.  The buildings were higher, the parties were bigger, 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:   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.  And so we beat on, boats against the current, born back ceaselessly into the past.


Jordan Baker: I’ve just heard the most amazing thing… and here I am tantilizing you.


Jordan Baker: 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.


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


Jay Gatsby:   I will tell you God’s truth, God’s truth about myself.  I am the son of some very wealthy people.  Sadly they’re all dead now.  I’ve lived in all the capitals of Europe collecting jewels, hunting big game, painting a little.  Then came the war, old sport.  Every allied government gave me a decoration.
Nick Carraway and Jay Gatsby:   [together]    Major Jay Gatsby for valor extraordinary
Jay Gatsby:   That’s right.


Nick Carraway:   It is invariably saddening to look through new eyes at things upon which you have expended your own powers of adjustment.


Nick Carraway:   Gatsby, he had a grand vision for his life since he was a boy.  No amount of fire could challenge the fairy tale he had stored up in his heart.  He had an extraordinary sense of hope but I had the uneasy feeling that he was guarding secrets.  It had gone beyond her. It had gone beyond everything.


Daisy Buchanan:   I wish I had done everything with you.


Daisy Buchanan:   I wish we could just run away…  I wish I had done everything on earth with you.


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


Daisy Buchanan:   I’m certainly glad to see you again.
Jay Gatsby:   I’m certainly glad to see you as well.


Daisy Buchanan:   Your life is adorable!


Daisy Buchanan:   I don’t want to go home.
Jay Gatsby:   Then don’t.


Jay Gatsby:   She has to tell him she never loved him.


Nick Carraway:   I had only been drunk twice in my life, and the second time was that night.


Nick Carraway:   You can’t repeat the past.
Jay Gatsby:   Can’t repeat the past?  No, why, of course you can.  My life, my life has got to be like this.  It’s got to keep going up.


Meyer Wolfsheim:   When I made the pleasure of Mr. Gatsby’s acquaintance, I discovered a man of fine breeding.
Nick Carraway:   Very interesting.
Jay Gatsby:   Everything all right?
Nick Caraway:   Uh, yes


Daisy Buchanan:    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:   You always look so cool, a man in the cool, beautiful shirts.





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