April 13, 2016 Happy birthday, Gatsby April 13, 2016/ Jill Koly Last weekend The Great Gatsby turned 90. Now I don't pick favorite books, but if I had to Gatsby would be in consideration for top dog. I love the concise descriptions - they tell you so much with just a few words.Here are a few of my favorite quotes: Let us learn to show our friendship for a man when he is alive and not after he is dead. In my younger and more vulnerable years my father gave me some advice that I’ve been turning over in my mind ever since.”Whenever you feel like criticizing any one,” he told me, “just remember that all the people in this world haven’t had the advantages that you’ve had. They’re a rotten crowd’, I shouted across the lawn. ‘You’re worth the whole damn bunch put together. I couldn’t forgive him or like him, but I saw that what he had done was, to him, entirely justified. It was all very careless and confused. They were careless people, Tom and Daisy—they smashed up things and creatures and then retreated back into their money or their vast carelessness, or whatever it was that kept them together, and let other people clean up the mess they had made. It takes two to make an accident.