Quotes About Gone With The Wind

Quotes tagged as "gone-with-the-wind" (showing 1-30 of 35)
Margaret Mitchell
“Until you've lost your reputation, you never realize what a burden it was or what freedom really is.”
Margaret Mitchell, Gone with the Wind

Karen Marie Moning
“It's just that in the Deep South, women learn at a young age that when the world is falling apart around you, it's time to take down the drapes and make a new dress.”
Karen Marie Moning, Faefever

Margaret Mitchell
“I bare my soul and you are suspicious! No, Scarlett, this is a bona fide honorable declaration. I admit that it's not in the best of taste, coming at this time, but I have a very good excuse for my lack of breeding. I'm going away tomorrow for a long time and I fear that if I wait till I return you'll have married some one else with a little money. So I thought, why not me and my money? Really, Scarlett, I can't go all my life waiting to catch you between husbands. ”
Margaret Mitchell, Gone with the Wind

Margaret Mitchell
“Great balls of fire. Don't bother me anymore, and don't call me sugar.”
Margaret Mitchell

Margaret Mitchell
“Now she had a fumbling knowledge that, had she ever understood Ashley, she would never have loved him; had she ever understood Rhett, she would never have lost him.”
Margaret Mitchell, Gone with the Wind

Margaret Mitchell
“Longing hearts could only stand so much longing.”
Margaret Mitchell, Gone with the Wind

Margaret Mitchell
“I only know that I love you.
That's your misfortune.”
Margaret Mitchell, Gone with the Wind

Margaret Mitchell
“In the dull twilight of the winter afternoon she came to the end of a long road which had begun the night Atlanta fell. She had set her feet upon that road a spoiled, selfish and untried girl, full of youth, warm of emotion, easily bewildered by life. Now, at the end of the road, there was nothing left of that girl. Hunger and hard labor, fear and constant strain, the terrors of war and the terrors of Reconstruction had taken away all warmth and youth and softness. About the core of her being, a shell of hardness had formed and, little by little, layer by layer, the shell had thickened during the endless months.”
Margaret Mitchell, Gone with the Wind

Margaret Mitchell
“Suddenly she felt strong and happy. She was not afraid of the darkness or the fog and she knew with a singing in her heart that she would never fear them again. No matter what mists might curl around her in the future, she knew her refuge. She started briskly up the street toward home and the blocks seemed very long. Far, far too long. She caught up her skirts to her knees and began to run lightly. But this time she was not running from fear. She was running because Rhett's arms were at the end of the street.”
Margaret Mitchell, Gone with the Wind

Ben Hecht
“There was a land of Cavaliers and Cotton Fields called the Old South. Here in this pretty world, Gallantry took its last bow. Here was the last ever to be seen of Knights and their Ladies Fair, of Master and of Slave. Look for it only in books, for it is no more than a dream remembered, a Civilization gone with the wind...”
Ben Hecht

Margaret Mitchell
“They knew that love snatched in the face of danger and death was doubly sweet for the strange excitement that went with it.”
Margaret Mitchell, Gone with the Wind

Margaret Mitchell
“Somehow the bright beauty had gone from April afternoon and from her heart as well and the sad sweetness of remembering was as bitter as gall.”
Margaret Mitchell, Gone with the Wind

Margaret Mitchell
“Then you've made the only choice. But there's a penalty attached, as there is to most things you want. It's loneliness.”
Margaret Mitchell

Margaret Mitchell
“I told you once before that there were two times for making big money, one in the up-building of a country and the other in its destruction. Slow money on the up-building, fast money in the crack-up. Remember my words. Perhaps they may be of use to you some day. (Rhett Butler)”
Margaret Mitchell, Gone with the Wind

Margaret Mitchell
“Sometimes Frank sighed, thinking he had caught a tropic bird, all flame and jewel color, when a wren would have served him just as well. In fact, much better.”
Margaret Mitchell

Margaret Mitchell
“Suddenly she hated them all because they were different from her, because they carried their losses with an air that she could never attain, would never wish to attain. She hated them, these smiling, light-footed strangers, these proud fools who took pride in something they had lost, seeming to be proud that they had lost it.”
Margaret Mitchell, Gone with the Wind

Margaret Mitchell
“War and marriage and childbirth had passed over her without touching any deep chord within her and she was unchanged.”
Margaret Mitchell, Gone with the Wind

Margaret Mitchell
“But how nice it would be to know that some good Yankee woman - And there must be SOME good Yankee women. I don’t care what people say, they can’t all be bad! How nice it would be to know that they pulled weeds off our men’s graves and brought flowers to them, even if they were enemies. If Charlie were dead in the North it would comfort me to know that someone - And I don’t care what you ladies think of me,” her voice broke again, “I will withdraw from both clubs and I’ll — I’ll pull up every weed off every Yankee’s grave I can find and I’ll plant flowers, too — and — I just dare anyone to stop me!”
Margaret Mitchell, Gone with the Wind

Margaret Mitchell
“Why be an ostrich?”
Margaret Mitchell, Gone with the Wind

Margaret Mitchell
“They were the eyes of a happy woman, a woman around whom storms might blow without ever ruffling the serene core of her being.”
Margaret Mitchell, Gone with the Wind

Margaret Mitchell
“Why, why, her mind stuttered, I believe women could manage everything in the world without men’s help--except having babies, and God knows, no woman in her right mind would have babies if she could help it.”
Margaret Mitchell, Gone with the Wind

Margaret Mitchell
“Ashley watched her go and saw her square her small shoulders as she went. And that gesture went to his heart, more than any words she had spoken.”
Margaret Mitchell, Gone with the Wind

Margaret Mitchell
“It was unreal, grotesquely unreal, that morning skies which dawned so tenderly blue could be profaned with cannon smoke that hung over the town like low thunder clouds, that warm noontides filled with the piercing sweetness of massed honeysuckle and climbing roses could be so fearful, as shells screamed into the streets, bursting like the crack of doom, throwing iron splinters hundreds of yards, blowing people and animals to bits.”
Margaret Mitchell, Gone with the Wind

Margaret Mitchell
“I’ve felt that I was trying to row a heavily loaded boat in a storm. I’ve had so much trouble just trying to keep afloat that I couldn’t be bothered about things that didn’t matter, things I could part with easily and not miss, like good manners and--well, things like that. I’ve been too afraid my boat would be swamped and so I’ve dumped overboard the things that seemed least important.”
Margaret Mitchell, Gone with the Wind

Margaret Mitchell
“Would it please you if I said your eyes were twin goldfish bowls filled to the brim with the clearest green water and that when the fish swim to the top, as they are doing now, you are devilishly charming?”
Margaret Mitchell

Raymond L. Atkins
“Gone with the Wind, a self-help manual that dealt with the subject of how best to cope with Yankees when they venture south.”
Raymond L. Atkins, The Front Porch Prophet

Margaret Mitchell
“She was less frightened also because life had taken on the quality of a dream, a dream too terrible to be real. It wasn’t possible that she, Scarlett O’Hara, should be in such a predicament, with the danger of death about her every hour, every minute. It wasn’t possible that the quiet tenor of life could have changed so completely in so short a time.”
Margaret Mitchell, Gone with the Wind

Margaret Mitchell
“She could not ignore life. She had to live it and it was too brutal, too hostile, for her even to try to gloss over its harshness with a smile.”
Margaret Mitchell, Gone with the Wind

Margaret Mitchell
“What’s happened? A very remarkable thing, Scarlett. I’ve been thinking. I don’t believe I really thought from the time of the surrender until you went away from here. I was in a state of suspended animation and it was enough that I had something to eat and a bed to lie on. But when you went to Atlanta, shouldering a man’s burden, I saw myself as much less than a man--much less, indeed, than a
woman. Such thoughts aren’t pleasant to live with, and I do not intend to live with them any longer. Other men came out of the war with less than I had, and look at them now.”
Margaret Mitchell, Gone with the Wind

Tana French
“He told me and Rafe to stay put in case you came home, burn the note and get hot water and disinfectant and bandages ready—'

'Which would have come in useful, Rafe said, lighting another cigarette, 'if we'd been delivering a baby in Gone with the Wind. What on earth was he picturing? Home surgery on the kitchen table with Abby's embroidery needle?”
Tana French, The Likeness

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