The Great Gatsby
The Great Gatsby
by F. Scott Fitzgerald
Advertisement

What's going on in the rest of the book?

New!
group rates for schools and districts
ADVERTISEMENT

The Great Gatsby Visions of America Quotes Page 4

Page (4 of 4) Quotes:   1    2    3    4  
How we cite the quotes:
Citations follow this format: (Chapter.Paragraph)
Quote 10

And as I sat there brooding on the old, unknown world, I thought of Gatsby's wonder when he first picked out the green light at the end of Daisy's dock. He had come a long way to this blue lawn, and his dream must have seemed so close that he could hardly fail to grasp it. He did not know that it was already behind him, somewhere back in that vast obscurity beyond the city, where the dark fields of the republic rolled on under the night. 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– (9.149)

If there's anything more American than apple pie, it's the belief in self-improvement: that we're all capable of achieving our dreams, if we just hope and work hard enough. Unfortunately for Gatsby, that dream ends in tragedy.

Next Page: Wealth Quotes
Previous Page: Visions of America Quotes (3 of 4)

Need help with College?