What are some quotations from The Great Gatsby that support the idea that money and fame can't buy happiness?

Some quotations from The Great Gatsby that support the idea that money and fame can't buy happiness are "Once in a while I go off on a spree and make a fool of myself," in which Tom reveals that he is not satisfied in his relationship with Daisy though he is wealthy, and "He put his hands in his coat pockets and turned back eagerly to his scrutiny of the house," in which Nick narrates Gatsby's inspection of his mansion.

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In F. Scott Fitzgerald’s classic novel, The Great Gatsby, though many of the characters have more money than imaginable, they do not have the happiness we would expect to come with it. Tom and Daisy Buchanan are a super-wealthy married couple, but Tom’s numerous affairs demonstrate the lack of love and happiness in their relationship. In chapter 7, Tom confronts Daisy and Gatsby about their affair, and in the process, he admits to his numerous affairs. He confesses to everyone in the room that he’s cheated before he claims he’s always loved her:

Once in a while I go off on a spree and make a fool of myself, but I always come back, and in my heart I love her all the time (141)

At the end of the chapter, Gatsby stands outside of Tom’s mansion watching him and Daisy. He tells Nick he’s there to make sure Tom doesn’t hurt Daisy because he wants to “protect” her. Gatsby confesses that it was Daisy who drove the car that killed Myrtle; he details how she was so distraught on the drive...

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