The Great Gatsby Chapter 5 Quotes

“When I came home to West Egg that night I was afraid for a moment that my house was on fire.” Nick
“Turning a corner, I saw that it was ______’s house, lit from tower to cellar.” Gatsby
“Your place looks like the World’s fair.” Nick
“He looked at me with suppressed eagerness.” Gatsby
“I talked with Miss Baker. I’m going to call up Daisy to-morrow and invite her over here to tea.” Nick
“I want to get the grass cut.” Gatsby
“Why, I thought–why, look here, old sport, you don’t make much money, do you?” Gatsby
“I’ve got my hands full. I’m much obliged but I couldn’t take on any more work.” Nick
“You wouldn’t have to do any business with Wolfsheim.” Nick
“Don’t bring Tom.” Nick
“This reminded me that I had forgotten to tell my Finn to come back, so I drove into West Egg Village to search for her among soggy whitewashed alleys and to buy some cups and lemons for flowers.” Nick
“_____, in a white flannel suit, silver shirt, and gold-colored tie, hurried in. He was pale, and there were dark signs of sleeplessness beneath this eyes.” Gatsby
“Finally he got up and informed me, in an uncertain voice, that he was going home.” Gatsby
“Nobody’s coming to tea. It’s too late! I can’t wait all day.” Gatsby
“Don’t be silly; it’s just two minutes to four.” Nick
“_____’s face, tipped sideways beneath a three-cornered lavender hat, looked out at me with a bright ecstatic smile.” Daisy
“Is this absolutely where you live, my dearest one?” Daisy
“Are you in love with me, or why did I have to come alone?” Daisy
“She turned her head as there was a light dignified knocking at the front door. I went out and opened it. _____, pale as death, was standing in a puddle of water glaring tragically into my eyes.” Gatsby
“I certainly am awfully glad to see you again.” Daisy
“His head leaned back so far that it rested against the face of a defunct mantelpiece clock.” Gatsby
“Five years next November.” Gatsby
“This is a terrible mistake, a terrible, terrible mistake.” Gatsby
“You’re acting like a little boy. Not only that, but you’re rude. Daisy’s sitting in there all alone.” Gatsby
“But there was a change in _____ that was simply confounding. He literally glowed; without a word or a gesture of exultation a new well-being radiated from him and filled the little room.” Gatsby
“My house looks well, doesn’t it? See how the whole front of it catches the light.” Gatsby
“I thought you inherited your money.” Nick
“That huge place there?” Daisy
“I love it, but I don’t see how you live there all alone.” Daisy
“I keep it always full of interesting people, night and day. People who do interesting things. Celebrated people.” Gatsby
“He hadn’t once ceased looking at Daisy, and I think he revalued everything in his house according to the measure of response it drew from her well-loved eyes.” Gatsby
“They’re such beautiful shirts. It makes me sad because I’ve never seen such–such beautiful shirts before.” Daisy
“If it wasn’t for the mist we could see your home across the bay. You always have a green light that burns all night at the end of your dock.” Daisy
“Look at that. I’d like to just get one of those pink clouds and put you in it and push you around.” Daisy
“He lit Daisy’s cigarette from a trembling match, and sat down with her on a couch far across the room, where there was no light save what the gleaming floor bounced in from the hall.” Gatsby
“He had thrown himself into it with a creative passion, adding to it all the time, decking it out with every bright feather that drifted his way. No amount of fire or freshness can challenge what a man will store up in his ghostly heart.” Gatsby
“Gatsby didn’t know me at all.” Nick

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