I’m inclined to reserve all judgments,

from F. Scott Fitzgerald – The Great Gatsby (Chapter I) on Rap Genius


Nick may be kidding himself, or us: as narrator, he passes quite a few judgments on his fellow characters, especially at the end of the novel. Still, to the extent that he’s right, his inclination to reserve judgment opens him up to other people with whom he might not otherwise be friends.

Nick’s reservation of “all judgments” helps him see through rumors later in the story.

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