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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I can shoot straight, if I don't have to shoot too far.


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

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

Home from their lost adventure came the tattered Cavaliers...Grimly they came hobbling back to the desolation that had once been a land of grace and plenty. And with them came another invader...more cruel and vicious than any they had fought...the Carpetbagger.

I'm too young to be a widow. My life is over. Nothing will ever happen to me again.

Prissy: But I's skeered a' cows!

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

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.

Rene Picard: Twenty dollars. Twenty dollars for Miss Maybelle Merriwether.
Tony Fontaine: Twenty five dollars for Miss Fanny Elsing.
Dr. Meade: Only twenty five dollars to give?
Rhett: One hundred and fifty dollars in gold.
Dr. Meade: For what lady, sir?
Rhett: For Mrs. Charles Hamilton.
Dr. Meade: For whom, sir?
Rhett: Mrs. Charles Hamilton.
Dr. Meade: Mrs. Hamilton is in mourning, Captain Butler. But I'm sure any of our Atlanta belles would be proud to...
Rhett: Dr. Meade, I said Mrs. Charles Hamilton.
Dr. Meade: She will not consider it, sir.
Scarlett: Oh, yes, I will.
Rhett: We sort of shocked the Confederacy, Scarlett.
Scarlett: It's a little like blockade-running, isn't it?
Rhett: It's worse. I expect a very fancy profit out of it.

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.

Pork: Great Gee-hossefat!

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.

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.

Scarlett: I'm not cornered. You'll never corner me Rhett Butler or frighten me. You've lived in dirt so long you can't understand anything else and you're jealous of something you can't understand.
Rhett: Jealous, am I? Yes, I suppose I am - even though I know you've been faithful to me all along. How do I know? Because I know Ashley Wilkes and his honorable breed. They're gentlemen! That's more than I can say for you or for me. We're not gentlemen, and we have no honor, have we? It's not that easy Scarlett. You've turned me out while you chased Ashley Wilkes, while you dreamed of Ashley Wilkes. This is one night you're not turning me out.
[Rhett suddenly and fiercely kisses her, and then carries her protestingly up a long flight of stairs to the bedroom, two steps at a time.]

[to Ashley] Dreams, dreams always dreams with you, never common sense.