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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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.

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

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!

Melly, what a cool liar you are!

You must be brave...You must. How else can I bear going? Oh Scarlett, you are so fine and strong and beautiful. Not just your sweet face, my dear. But you.

It ain't fittin'... it ain't fittin'. It jes' ain't fittin'... It ain't fittin'.

Tara had survived...to face the hell and famine of defeat.

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

Brent Tarleton: What do we care if we were expelled from college, Scarlett? The war is gonna start any day now, so we'd have left college anyhow.
Stuart Tarleton: Oh, isn't it exciting, Scarlett? You know those fool Yanks may actually want a war?
Brent Tarleton: We'll show 'em!
Scarlett: Fiddle-dee-dee. War, war, war; this war talk's spoiling all the fun at every party this spring. I get so bored I could scream. Besides... there isn't going to be any war.
Brent Tarleton: Not going to be any war?
Stuart Tarleton: Why, honey, of course there's gonna be a war.
Scarlett: If either of you boys says "war" just once again, I'll go in the house and slam the door.
Brent Tarleton: But Scarlett, honey -
Stuart Tarleton: Don't you want us to have a war?
[She gets up and walks to the door, to their protestations]
Scarlett: [relenting] Well... but remember, I warned you.

Mammy: Oh, no, you ain't. If you don't care what folks says about this family, I does. And I done told you and told you, you can always tell a lady by the way she eats in front of people - like a bird. And I ain't aimin' to have you go over to Mista John Wilkes' house and eat like a field hand and gobble like a hog.
Scarlett: Fiddle dee-dee! Ashley Wilkes says he likes to see a girl with a healthy appetite.
Mammy: What a gentleman says and what they thinks is two different things. And I ain't noticed Mist' Ashley axin' for to marry ya.

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.