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1  I thought you were rather an honest, straightforward person.
The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald
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2  With the influence of the dress her personality had also undergone a change.
The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald
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3  I had expected that Mr. Gatsby would be a florid and corpulent person in his middle years.
The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald
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4  There was a wholesome bulkiness about his person and his position and Daisy was flattered.
The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald
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5  That night an obviously frightened person called up and demanded to know who I was before he would give his name.
The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald
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6  Now see here, Tom," said Daisy, turning around from the mirror, "if you're going to make personal remarks I won't stay here a minute.
The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald
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7  On the contrary they were merely casual events in a crowded summer and, until much later, they absorbed me infinitely less than my personal affairs.
The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald
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8  They were never quite the same ones in physical person but they were so identical one with another that it inevitably seemed they had been there before.
The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald
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9  So my first impression, that he was a person of some undefined consequence, had gradually faded and he had become simply the proprietor of an elaborate roadhouse next door.
The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald
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10  Suddenly I wasn't thinking of Daisy and Gatsby any more but of this clean, hard, limited person who dealt in universal skepticism and who leaned back jauntily just within the circle of my arm.
The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald
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11  I don't mean that he had traded on his phantom millions, but he had deliberately given Daisy a sense of security; he let her believe that he was a person from much the same stratum as herself--that he was fully able to take care of her.
The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald
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12  There were three married couples and Jordan's escort, a persistent undergraduate given to violent innuendo and obviously under the impression that sooner or later Jordan was going to yield him up her person to a greater or lesser degree.
The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald
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13  The abnormal mind is quick to detect and attach itself to this quality when it appears in a normal person, and so it came about that in college I was unjustly accused of being a politician, because I was privy to the secret griefs of wild, unknown men.
The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald
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14  If personality is an unbroken series of successful gestures, then there was something gorgeous about him, some heightened sensitivity to the promises of life, as if he were related to one of those intricate machines that register earthquakes ten thousand miles away.
The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald
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15  This responsiveness had nothing to do with that flabby impressionability which is dignified under the name of the "creative temperament"--it was an extraordinary gift for hope, a romantic readiness such as I have never found in any other person and which it is not likely I shall ever find again.
The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald
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16  He was employed in a vague personal capacity--while he remained with Cody he was in turn steward, mate, skipper, secretary, and even jailor, for Dan Cody sober knew what lavish doings Dan Cody drunk might soon be about and he provided for such contingencies by reposing more and more trust in Gatsby.
The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald
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17  At first I was surprised and confused; then, as he lay in his house and didn't move or breathe or speak hour upon hour it grew upon me that I was responsible, because no one else was interested--interested, I mean, with that intense personal interest to which every one has some vague right at the end.
The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald
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