The Great Gatsby Chapter 3 Quotes

“I believe that on the first night I went to Gatsby’s house I was one of the few guests who had actually been invited.” Nick
“He had seen me several times, and had intended to call on me long before, but a peculiar combination of circumstances had prevented it.” Gatsby
“I was on my way to get roaring drunk from sheer embarrassment when ___________ came out of the house and stood at the head of the marble steps” Jordan
“Welcome or not, *I* found it necessary to attach myself to some one before IIlcome or not, *I* found it necessary to attach myself to some one before *I* should begin to address cordial remarks to the passers-by.” Nick
“Somebody told me they thought he killed a man once.” Gatsby
“Let’s get out, this is much too polite for me” Jordan
“I had never met him, and it was making me uneasy.” Jordan
“About that. As a matter of fact you needn’t bother to ascertain. I ascertained. They’re real.” Owl Eyes
“Absolutely real–have pages and everything. I thought they’d be a nice durable cardboard. Matter of fact, they’re absolutely real. Pages and–Here! Lemme show you.” Owl Eyes
“See! It’s a bona-fide piece of printed matter. It fooled me. This fella’s a regular Belasco. It’s a triumph. What thoroughness! What realism! Knew when to stop, too–didn’t cut the pages. But what do you want? What do you expect?” Owl Eyes
“He snatched the book from me and replaced it hastily on its shelf” Owl Eyes
“I had taken two finger-bowls of champagne” Nick
“Your face is familiar. Weren’t you in the Third Division during the war?” Gatsby
“I was in the Seventh Infantry until June nineteen-eighteen. I knew I’d seen you somewhere before.” Gatsby
“He smiled understandingly–much more than understandingly. It was one of those rare smiles with a quality of eternal reassurance in it.” Gatsby
“I had expected that Mr. Gasby would be a florid and corpulent person in his middle years.” Nick
“Anyhow, he gives large parties. And I like large parties. They’re so intimate. At small parties there isn’t any privacy.” Jordan
“I beg your pardon, but Mr. Gatsby would like to speak to you alone.” Jordan
“I just heard the most amazing thing. How long were we in there?” Jordan
“Rather ashamed I had stayed so late, I joined the last of Gatsby’ guests, who were clustered around him. I wanted to explain that I’d hunted for him early in the evening and to apologize for not having known him in the garden.” Nick
“Don’t mention it. Don’t give it another thought, old sport.” Gatsby
“Philadelphia wants you on the phone, sir.” Gatsby
“He smiled–and suddenly there seemed to be a pleasant significance in having been among the last to go, as if he had desired it all the time.” Gatsby
“I know nothing whatever about mechanics.” Owl Eyes
“Reading over what I have written so far, I see I have given the impression that the events of three nights several weeks apart were all that absorbed me.” Nick
“I began to like New York, the racy, adventurous feel of it at night.” Nick
“At the enchanted metropolitan twilight I felt a haunting loneliness sometimes” Nick
“The bored haughty face that she turned to the world concealed something–most affectations conceal something eventually, even though they don’t in the beginning.” Jordan
“She left a borrowed car out in the rain with the top down, and then lied about it” Jordan
“She was incurably dishonest.” Jordan
“You’re a rotten driver. Either you ought to be more careful, or you oughtn’t to drive at all.” Nick
“I am one of the few honest people that I have ever known.” Nick

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