“He smiled understandingly-much more than understandingly. It was one of those rare smiles with a quality of eternal reassurance in it, that you may come across four or five times in life. It faced–or seemed to face–the whole eternal world for an instant, and then concentrated on you with an irresistible prejudice in your favor. It understood you just as far as you wanted to be understood, believed in you as you would like to believe in yourself, and assured you that it had precisely the impression of you that, at your best, you hoped to convey.”
– F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby
I love love love this book, but it make me so sad. I think this might be my favourite quote from the book. It makes me want to know Gatsby despite his shady past and habit of telling tall tales.
And I saw the film last week… I know it’s a cliché but the book was much better….