every now and then I like to quote some authors I like. Today my corner is dedicated to Francis Scott Fitzgerald and “The Great Gatsby”. I read this book a long time ago, and I decided to read it again to get into the “New York mood” before and during my flight to USA, last month. It was the perfect reading, especially when the plane started to approach JFK airport flying over Long Island. I could visualize Gatsby’s house, his parties, the neighbourhood.
Here is my quote of the day:
“…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 favour. It understood you just so 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 Penguin Books 1988 page 497 Mi piace