F. Scott Fitzgerald quote about tiredness from The Great Gatsby - There are only the pursued, the pursuing, the busy and the tired.
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There are only the pursued, the pursuing, the busy and the tired.
 F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby (1925). copy citation

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Author F. Scott Fitzgerald
Source The Great Gatsby
Topic tiredness pursuing
Date 1925
Language English
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Weblink http://gutenberg.net.au/ebooks02/0200041.txt

Context

“It was dark now, and as we dipped under a little bridge I put my arm around Jordan's golden shoulder and drew her toward me and asked her to dinner. Suddenly I wasn't thinking of Daisy and Gatsby any more, but of this clean, hard, limited person, who dealt in universal scepticism, and who leaned back jauntily just within the circle of my arm. A phrase began to beat in my ears with a sort of heady excitement: «There are only the pursued, the pursuing, the busy and the tired.»
«And Daisy ought to have something in her life,» murmured Jordan to me.
«Does she want to see Gatsby?»
«She's not to know about it. Gatsby doesn't want her to know. You're just supposed to invite her to tea.»” source

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