Sunday, August 29, 2010

"Through all he said, even through his appalling sentimentality, I was reminded of something—an elusive rhythm, a fragment of lost words, that I had heard somewhere a long time ago. For a moment a phrase tried to take shape in my mouth and my lips parted like a dumb man's, as though there was more struggling upon them than a wisp of startled air. But they made no sound, and what I had almost remembered was uncommunicable forever."

-F. Scott Fitzgerald
(The Great Gatsby)

1 comment:

Tangled up in blue... said...

I read The Great Gatsby a couple of years ago and from what I'd heard about it beforehand from people was that they'd thought it was this insurmountable book. I dont know why they wud have thought that coz everything, absolutely everything in it is so familiar and truthful. :)