The Great Gatsby

“Through this twilight universe of Daisy began to move again keeping half a dozen dates a day with half a dozen men and drowsing asleep at dawn with the beads chiffon of an evening dress tangled among dying orchids on the floor beside her bed. And all the time something within her was crying for a decision. She wanted her life shaped now, immediately- and the decision must be made by some force- of love, of money, of unquestionable practicality- that was close at hand.”

from The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald pg. 130 

Advertisements

The Great Gatsby

“He had intended, probably, to take what he could and go – but now he found that he had committed himself to the following of a grail. He knew that Daisy was extraordinary, but he didn’t realize just how extraordinary a “nice” girl could be. She vanished into her rich house, into her rich, full life, leaving Gatsby – nothing. He felt married to her, that was all.”

from The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald pg. 157