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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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.


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.

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

[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.

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

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

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.

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

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.

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

It's proud I am that I'm Irish, and don't you be forgetting, Missy, that you're half-Irish, too. And, to anyone with a drop of Irish blood in them - why, the land they live on is like their mother. Oh, but there, there. Now, you're just a child. It will come to you, this love of the land. There's no gettin' away from it if you're Irish.

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!

Most of the miseries of the world were caused by wars. And, when the wars were over, no one ever knew what they were about.