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


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.

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

Prissy: But I's skeered a' cows!

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.

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

Melly, what a cool liar you are!

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.

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

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.]

Thank heaven I'm not that modest.

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

Scarlett: [After agreeing to marry Rhett] Money does help and of course I am fond of you...If I said I was madly in love with you, you'd know I was lying. You always said we had a lot in common...
Rhett: You're right, my dear. I'm not in love with you any more than you are with me. Heaven help the man who ever really loves you.

Rhett: Don't start flirting with me. I'm not one of your plantation beauxs. I want more than flirting from you.
Scarlett: What do you want?
Rhett: I'll tell you, Scarlett O'Hara, if you'll take that Southern-belle simper off your face. Someday, I want you to say to me the words I heard you say to Ashley Wilkes: 'I love you!'
Scarlett: That's something you'll never hear from me Captain Butler as long as you live.