Due to Baz Luhrmann's film adaptation of The Great Gatsby coming out on Friday, all the talk in the book world is on Gatsby. New York Magazine's Kathryn Shulz admits that she despises the book. The New York Times did a piece on all of the houses, roads, etc. named after Gatsby. Flavorwire examined an awesome collection of 45 fan-designed Gatsby book covers.
However, we found ourselves coming to focus on the man behind the novel. There's a reason The Great Gatsby became a classic. Fitzgerald's flowery, enveloping prose drew people in and captivated them.
Here are some quotes (both from Gatsby and not) that the famous author wrote or said. Perhaps you can integrate them into all the Gatsby-themed conversations you will surely be having after seeing the movie this weekend.