Boats Against The Current

So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past.

- F. Scott Fitzgerald
Boats Against The Current - Famous Quotes

Variations and History: 

This quote is the famous last line from Fitzgerald's book, The Great Gatsby.

The line leading up to this famous quotes is as follows:

Gatsby believed in the green light, the orgastic future that year by year recedes before us. It eluded us then, but that's no matter — tomorrow we will run faster, stretch out our arms farther. ... And one fine morning —

The precise meaning of the final lines of the book are often interpreted differently, but all of them including a seeking of the unattainable.

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