In The Great Gatsby, what are some quotes about the lavish parties that he throws?

A quote about the lavish parties Gatsby throws is "I spent my Saturday nights in New York because those gleaming, dazzling parties of his were with me so vividly that I could still hear the music and the laughter, faint and incessant, from his garden, and the cars going up and down the drive."

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Gatsby’s lavish parties in The Great Gatsby are one of the most memorable aspects of the novel. The narrator and Gatsby’s neighbor, Nick, first sees them from a distance.

Besides actually seeing the “men and girls ... like moths among the whisperings and the champagne and the stars” (the beginning of chapter 3), Nick also sees the preparation for the parties and their aftermath week after week. “Every Friday five crates of oranges and lemons arrive,” and “on Mondays eight servants, including an extra gardener, toiled all day with mops and scrubbing-brushes and hammers and garden-shears, repairing the ravages of the night before.”

After hearing the gossip about the parties, and seeing the...

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