Rhett Butler quotes

You go into the arena alone. The lions are hungry for you. Frankly, my dear, I don't give a damn. I think it's hard winning a war with words, gentlemen... I'm saying very plainly that the Yankees are better equipped than we... All we've got is cotton and slaves, and arrogance... I seem to be spoiling everybody's brandy and cigars and dreams of victory.

[After Scarlett throws an ornament at the wall over his head] Has the war started?

The Confederacy may need the lifeblood of its men, but not the heart's blood of its women.

With enough courage, you can do without a reputation.

I'm very drunk and I intend on getting still drunker before this evening's over.

A cat's a better mother than you.

What a woman.

Look at them, all these poor tragic people. The South sinking to its knees. It'll never rise again. "The Cause!" The cause of living in the past is dying right in front of us.

Take a good look my dear. It's an historic moment you can tell your grandchildren about — how you watched the Old South fall one night.

You go into the arena alone. The lions are hungry for you.

I've always thought a good lashing with a buggy whip would benefit you immensely.

When I think you could have had my millions if you'd just waited a little while. How fickle is woman.

You still think you're the Belle of the county don't you? That you're the cutest little trick in shoe leather and that every man you meet is dying of love for you.

Boys aren't any use to anybody. Don't you think I'm proof of that?

[to Scarlett] I've always loved you. But you've never given me a chance to show it.

Observe my hands my dear...I could tear you to pieces with them. And I'd do it if it'd take Ashley out of your mind forever. But it wouldn't. So I'll remove him from your mind this way: I'll put my hands so, one on each side of your head, and I'll smash your skull between them like a walnut. And that'll block him out.

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.

Nothing modest or matronly will do for this occasion! You are going, I will not deny Melanie Wilkes the pleasure of publicly ordering you out of her house!

No, I don't think I will kiss you, although you need kissing, badly. That's what's wrong with you. You should be kissed and often, and by someone who knows how.

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