11 Quotes From The Great Gatsby That Double as Instagram Captions

The Great Gatsby isn't just a high school English class staple, it's also a totally iconic novel.

Whether you're having a Great Gatsby-themed prom or just loving the book, you'll find that the classic is packed with some unforgettable lines that bear repeating. Why not use one of the following as your next Instagram caption?

For that moment that makes you pinch yourself to see if you're really awake:

"Breathing dreams like air."

-Nick Carraway, The Great Gatsby

The Great Gatsby 1974: Daisy and Jay Gatsby look surprised

(The Great Gatsby via Paramount Pictures)


For the pic of you and your best friends dominating a quiet corner at a big party:

"I like large parties. They're so intimate. At small parties there isn't any privacy."

-Jordan Baker, The Great Gatsby


For when you've just broken up with someone and you want to express that you've moved on:

"I wasn't actually in love, but I felt a sort of tender curiosity."

-Nick Carraway, The Great Gatsby


For the first photo of gold and red autumn leaves:

"Life starts all over again when it gets crisp in the fall."

-Jordan Baker, The Great Gatsby


For the photo dreamily framed through an open window:

"Life is much more successfully looked at from a single window."

-Nick Carraway, The Great Gatsby


For the photo of you doing something momentous and unforgettable for the second time in a row:

"Can't repeat the past? Why of course you can!"

-Jay Gatsby, The Great Gatsby

The Great Gatsby 2013 - Leonardo DiCaprio as Jay Gatsby

(The Great Gatsby via Warner Bros. Pictures)


For when you're up to no good, but you'd never admit it:

"I am one of the few honest people that I have ever known."

-Nick Carraway, The Great Gatsby


For the photo of a summer memory you wished you'd appreciated more in the moment:

"I always watch for the longest day in the year and then miss it."

-Daisy Buchanan, The Great Gatsby


For when you're trying as hard as you can not to be judgmental about the situation:

"Reserving judgments is a matter of infinite hope."

-Nick Carraway, The Great Gatsby

The Great Gatsby 2013 - Jay Gatsby and Daisy Dancing

(The Great Gatsby via Warner Bros. Pictures)


For when you're hanging out with people in the grade below yours and it makes you feel ancient:

"You're very polite, but I belong to another generation."

-Meyer Wolfsheim, The Great Gatsby


For your photo of you enjoying a book outdoors:

"There was so much to read, for one thing, and so much fine health to be pulled down out of the young breath-giving air."

-Nick Carraway, The Great Gatsby


Need even more Instagram inspo? Click HERE to read Romeo and Juliet quotes to use as captions!