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
Title Cards


Rhett: Of course, the comic figure in all this is the long-suffering Mr. Wilkes! - Mr. Wilkes who can't be mentally faithful to his wife - and won't be unfaithful to her technically. Why doesn't he make up his mind?
Scarlett: Rhett, you-
[Rhett places his hands on ither side of Scarlett's face]
Rhett: 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 forever 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.


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.

I'm going to dance and dance! Tonight I wouldn't mind dancing with Abe Lincoln himself!

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.

Ooh, if I just wasn't a lady, WHAT wouldn't I tell that varmint.

You can't show your bosom 'fore three o'clock.

[Rhett has brought Scarlett a new hat]
Rhett: I thought it was about time to get you out of that fake mourning.
[Rhett has to show her how to wear it after she places it on backwards]
Rhett': The war stopped being a joke when a girl like you doesn't know how to wear the latest fashion. And those pantalettes, I don't know a woman in Paris who wears pantalettes anymore.
Scarlett: Oh Rhett, what do they - you shouldn't talk about such things.
Rhett: You little hypocrite. You don't mind my knowing about them, just my talking about them.
Scarlett: But really Rhett, I can't go on accepting these gifts although you are AWFULLY kind.
Rhett: I'm not kind. I'm just tempting you. I never give anything without expecting something in return. Now, I always get paid.
Scarlett: If you think I'll marry you just to pay for the bonnet, I won't.
Rhett: Don't flatter yourself. I'm not a marrying man.
Scarlett: Well, I won't kiss you for it either.
Rhett: [just when she's ready for a kiss, he changes his mind] Open your eyes and look at me. 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.

Do you mean to tell me, Katie Scarlett O'Hara, that Tara, that land doesn't mean anything to you? Why, land is the only thing in the world worth workin' for, worth fightin' for, worth dyin' for, because it's the only thing that lasts.

Melly, what a cool liar you are!

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

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

I'm going to Atlanta for that $300 and I gotta go looking like a queen.

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.

War, war, war. This war talk's spoiling all the fun at every party this spring. I get so bored I could scream!

Scarlett: Atlanta.
Mammy: Savannah would be better for ya. You just get in trouble in Atlanta.
Scarlett: What trouble you talkin' 'bout?
Mammy: You know what trouble I's talkin' 'bout. I was talking about Mr. Ashley Wilkes. He'll be comin' to Atlanta when he get's his leave, and you sattin' there waitin' for him, just like a spider. He belongs to Miss Melanie and-
Scarlett: You go pack my things like Mother said.