This line was said by Gatsby to Nick in chapter 6 after the party was over. This was one of the most significant lines that effect throughout the story. Nick told Gatsby to face the reality, events and things that had occurred in the past; just let it passed and focused in the real event. The line above that Gatsby responded to Nick became a tragic ironic in Gatsby's fate. Gatsby could not tolerate it until Daisy said to Tom that she never loved him. Gatsby believed in his dream that one day it would eventually come true and Everything Gatsby has done in his life has been with the purpose of fulfilling the most unrealistic dream which was to recuperate the past. He didn't care what kind of consequences would he face and tried very hard to achieve his dream, however, he never realized that he could not buy love or happiness with his money.
"Daisy and Jordan lay upon an enormous couch, like silver idols weighing down their own white dresses against the singing breeze of the fans."