Excerpt from: The Great Gatsby

photo by Sylvia

“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—tomorrow 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.”

from The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald, 1925


13 thoughts on “Excerpt from: The Great Gatsby”

      1. I’m not usually a re-reader (I’ve done so for a few, but I think I would appreciate this one on a second go.) Where is my copy? Hmmm…


      2. I find it absolutely fascinating to re-read books that I’ve loved because almost always, I feel differently about the book or I have new insights into it. I’m amazed at how much we change throughout the years, how many lives we live.

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      3. I do get that. I’m rereading the Lord of the Rings with a group. Very slow read – 1 year, at 1/2 chapter per week for the first book! It’s been fun because I read it eons ago and the discussions, on the blog, have been fascinating. There are some true LOTR experts out there – not moi 😉


    1. I try not to post the same photos on instagram that I use on the blog, but when I read this last line of the book, The Great Gatsby, I had to alter the original image a bit and use it again. Thank you Brian 🙂

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