His heart beat faster and faster as Daisy’s white face came up to his own. He knew that when he kissed this girl, and forever wed his unutterable visions to her perishable breath, his mind would never romp again like the mind of God. So he waited, listening for a moment longer to the tuning-fork that had been struck upon a star. Then he kissed her. At his lips’ touch she blossomed for him like a flower and the incarnation was complete.

F. Scott Fitzgerald

The Great Gatsby. Chapter 6, Gatsby on his first kiss with Daisy. This kiss ties Daisy to all of Gatsby’s bigger dreams for a better life – to his American Dream. And it also sets the stage for the tragic ending to the novel, when Daisy cannot hold up under the weight of the dream Gatsby projects onto her and instead stays with Tom Buchanan.