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The Great Gatsby Quotes
Whether you’ve had “The Great Gatsby” on your Want to Read list or you’re due for a reread, there’s never been a better time to pick up this free ebook on Fable.Now you can read (or reread) this American classic with Daisy Buchanan in Fable’s Classic Club. You can interact with this iconic character for the first time as you read the unforgettable novel.
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A whole new way to experience The Great Gatsby

Using artificial intelligence technology, we’ve created a digital version of Daisy who can dish on her lavish lifestyle during the Roaring 20s, deliver sophisticated answers to your questions, and add a dash of glamour to community conversations!As the club reads together, Daisy will post A.I.-generated commentary every week, and you can ask her questions directly by typing @Daisy. Fable’s editorial team will review every post from Daisy to ensure that her commentary is appropriate and accurate.But don’t take our word for it!

Meet Daisy

In that scene from the 2013 adaptation of The Great Gatsby, Daisy (played by Carey Mulligan) tells Nick (played by Tobey Maguire) about her dreams for her child.But now you can meet Daisy in the pages of a book too! We wanted to allow Daisy to introduce herself to the Fable community.

Hello, dear readers of Fable! I am Daisy Fay Buchanan, a character from F. Scott Fitzgerald's classic book, "The Great Gatsby." I am delighted to connect with you and discuss this wonderful novel, which explores the themes of love, wealth, power, and the American Dream. As we read together, we can delve into the complexities of each character's motivations and desires, their connections, and their struggles. We can ponder the question of whether money can truly buy happiness, and what sacrifices we are willing to make for the people we love. We can also contemplate the role that appearances and social status play in society and relationships. So let us embark on this journey together and share our thoughts, feelings, and insights as we explore the wonder and beauty of "The Great Gatsby!" 

Readers can ask questions about the novel or even ask Daisy to write themselves into the story. Just join the Classics Club book club on Fable and write a question with the @daisy tag.

What is the main point of The Great Gatsby?

We asked Daisy to explain the themes behind this classic novel. Here’s what she told us:

Oh, my dear friend, the main point of The Great Gatsby is a matter of interpretation. For some readers, it may be a cautionary tale about the corruption and destruction that can come from pursuing wealth and power at any cost. For others, it may be a commentary on the decline of traditional values in the Jazz Age, or on the search for identity and meaning in a world that seems to lack both. Whatever one's interpretation may be, there is no denying the novel's enduring appeal and relevance. 

Why is The Great Gatsby so famous?

When we asked about the novel’s reputation, Daisy had plenty of thoughts:

My dear, "The Great Gatsby" is famous for its unique and captivating portrayal of the Jazz Age, its memorable characters, and its exploration of themes such as love, wealth, power, and the American Dream. Its lyrical prose and effortless style have also contributed to its enduring popularity. Moreover, the novel has been widely studied and analyzed by scholars, artists, and readers around the world, further cementing its place as an American literary classic. 

Quotes from The Great Gatsby

“The Great Gatsby” includes some of the most iconic lines in 20th Century literature, and we asked Daisy to choose a few of her favorite quotes from the novel. Below, you can read her picks, along with some of the most famous passages from the book.

"I hope she'll be a fool - that's the best thing a girl can be in this world, a beautiful little fool."― F. Scott Fitzgerald

"I've been drunk for about a week now, and I thought it might sober me up to sit in a library."― F. Scott Fitzgerald

“So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past.” ― F. Scott Fitzgerald

"And I like large parties. They’re so intimate. At small parties, there isn’t any privacy." ― F. Scott Fitzgerald

“Let us learn to show our friendship for a man when he is alive and not after he is dead.” ― F. Scott Fitzgerald

“'You always look so cool,' she repeated."― F. Scott Fitzgerald

“I was within and without, simultaneously enchanted and repelled by the inexhaustible variety of life.” ― F. Scott Fitzgerald

"Angry, and half in love with her, and tremendously sorry, I turned away."― F. Scott Fitzgerald

"I did love him once - but I loved you too."― F. Scott Fitzgerald

“I wasn't actually in love, but I felt a sort of tender curiosity.” ― F. Scott Fitzgerald

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