"But above the gray land and the spasms of bleak dust which drift endlessly over it, you perceive, after a moment, the eyes of Doctor T.J. Eckleburg. The eyes of Doctor T.J. Eckleburg are blue and gigantic - their retinas are one yard high." (page 23).
"This is a valley of ashes - a fantastic farm where ashes grow like wheat into ridges and hills and grotesque gardens..." (page 23).
"The third was a garage- Repairs. GEORGE B. WILSON. Cars bought and sold. - and I followed Tom inside. The interior was unprosperous and bare: the only car visible was the dust-covered wreck of a Ford which crouched in a dim corner." (page 25).
"I've been drunk twice in my life, and the second time was that afternoon..." (page 29).
"Sitting on Tom's lap Mrs. Wilson called up several people on the telephone..." (page 29).
"The living-room was crowded to the doors with a set of tapes-tried furniture entirely too large for it..." (page 29).