Gone with the Wind

Gone with the Wind quotes

103 total quotes (ID: 243)

Ashley Wilkes
Gerald O'Hara
Mammy
Multiple Characters
Rhett Butler
Scarlett O'Hara
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Belle Watling: [about Scarlett] She's a mighty cold woman. Prancing about Atlanta by herself. She killed her husband same as if she shot him.


Belle Watling: You have a child to think about. A child's worth ten of the mother.

Charles Hamilton: [to Scarlett] "Don't cry, darling. The war'll be over in a few weeks, and then I'll be coming back to you.

Dr. Meade: Good heavens woman this is war! Not a garden party!

Frank Kennedy: [about Scarlett] She can get mad quicker than any woman I ever saw.

Frankly, my dear, I don't give a damn. This ranked #1 in the American Film Institute's list of the top 100 movie quotations in American cinema.

Melanie Hamilton: [to Scarlett] I've always admired you so. I wish I could be more like you.

Pork: Great Gee-hossefat!

Prissy: But I's skeered a' cows!

Prissy: Lordse, we got to have a doctor. I don't know nothin' 'bout birthin' babies!

Uncle Henry: [to a rooster] No more gettin' so uppity. Even if you is the last chicken in Atlanta.

Yankee Major: [about Rhett] It's hard to be strict with a man who loses money so pleasantly.

Ashley: [about a dying Melanie] I can't live without her. I can't. Everything I ever had is going with her...She's the only dream I ever had that didn't die in the face of reality.
Scarlett: Ashley, you should have told me years ago that you loved her and not me, and not left me dangling with your talk of honor. But you had to wait till now, now when Melly's dying. To show me that I could never be any more to you than, than this Watling woman is to Rhett ..And I've loved something that doesn't really exist. Somehow, I don't care. Somehow, it doesn't matter. It doesn't matter one bit.

Ashley: Isn't it enough that you've gathered every other man's heart today? You've always had mine. You cut your teeth on it.
Scarlett: Don't tease me now. Have I your heart my darling? I love you. I love you.
Ashley: You mustn't say such things. You'll hate me for hearing them.
Scarlett: I could never hate you. And I know you must care about me. Oh, you do care, don't you?
Ashley: Yes, I do care. Oh, can't we go away and forget we ever said these things?
Scarlett: But how can we do that? Don't you... don't you want to marry me?
Ashley: I'm going to marry Melanie.
Scarlett: But you can't. Not if you care for me!
Ashley: Oh my dear, why must you make me say things that will hurt you? How can I make you understand? You're so young and unthinking. You don't know what marriage means.
Scarlett: All I know is that I love you! And you don't love Melanie!
Ashley: She's like me, Scarlett. She's part of my blood and we understand each other.
Scarlett: But you love me!
Ashley: How could I help loving you - you who has all the passion for life that I lack? But that kind of love isn't enough to make a successful marriage for two people who are as different as we are.
Scarlett: Why don't you say it you coward? You're afraid to marry me. You'd rather live with that silly old fool who can't open her mouth except to say 'yes, no' and raise a couple of brats just like her!
Ashley: You mustn't say things about Melanie.
Scarlett: Who are you to tell me I mustn't? You lead me on, you made me believe you wanted to marry me!
Ashley: Now Scarlett, be fair. I never at any time-
Scarlett: You did! It's true! You did! I'll hate you till I die! I can't think of anything bad enough to call you!
[Scarlett slaps him. He exits and in her fury she throws a vase. Rhett rises from behind the sofa.]
Rhett: Has the war started?
Scarlett: Sir, you..you should have made your presence known.
Rhett: In the middle of that beautiful love scene? That wouldn't be very tactful, would it? But don't worry, your secret is safe with me.
Scarlett: Sir, you are no gentleman.
Rhett: And you, miss, are no lady...Don't think that I hold that against you. Ladies have never held any charm for me.

Ashley: Yes, we've traveled a long road since the old days, haven't we, Scarlett?...the golden warmth and security of those days.
Scarlett: Don't look back Ashley, don't look back. It'll drag at your heart until you can't do anything but look back.