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The Great Gatsby

The Great Gatsby

  

by F. Scott Fitzgerald

The Great Gatsby Nick Carraway Quotes

Nick Carraway

Quote 73

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 – to-morrow 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. (9.152-153)

The problem with chasing the future is that you just end up chasing your own death. Andrew Marvell even wrote a poem about it.

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