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Quotes About Scarlett O Hara

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Margaret Mitchell
“I loved something I made up, something that's just as dead as Melly is. I made a pretty suit of clothes and fell in love with it. And when Ashley came riding along, so handsome, so different, I put that suit on him and made him wear it whether it fitted him or not. And I wouldn't see what he really was. I kept on loving the pretty clothes—and not him at all.”
Margaret Mitchell, Gone with the Wind

Margaret Mitchell
“Life was not easy, nor was it happy, but she did not expect life to be easy, and, if it was not happy, that was woman's lot. It was a man's world, and she accepted it as such. The man owned the property, and the woman managed it. The man took credit for the management, and the woman praised his cleverness. The man roared like a bull when a splinter was in his finger, and the woman muffled the moans of childbirth, lest she disturb him. Men were rough of speech and often drunk. Women ignored the lapses of speech and put the drunkards to bed without bitter words. Men were rude and outspoken, women were always kind, gracious and forgiving.”
Margaret Mitchell, Gone with the Wind

Margaret Mitchell
“How wonderful to know someone who was bad and dishonorable and a cheat and a liar, when all the world was filled with people who would not lie to save their souls and who would rather starve than do a dishonorable deed!”
Margaret Mitchell, Gone with the Wind

Margaret Mitchell
“She saw in his eyes defeat of her wild dreams, her mad desires.”
Margaret Mitchell, Gone with the Wind

Margaret Mitchell
“She could see so clearly now that he was only a childish fancy, no more important really than her spoiled desire for the aquamarine earbobs she had coaxed out of Gerald. For, once she owned the earbobs, they had lost their value, as everything except money lost its value once it was hers. ”
Margaret Mitchell, Gone with the Wind

Margaret Mitchell
“She couldn't survey the wreck of the world with an air of casual unconcern.”
Margaret Mitchell, Gone with the Wind

Margaret Mitchell
“His voice stopped and they looked for a long quiet moment into each other's eyes and between them lay the sunny lost youth that they had so unthinkingly shared.”
Margaret Mitchell

Margaret Mitchell
“To Scarlett, there was something breath-taking about Ellen O'Hara, a miracle that lived in the house with her and awed her and charmed and soothed her.”
Margaret Mitchell, Gone with the Wind

Margaret Mitchell
“[T]he merciful adjustment which nature makes when what cannot be cured must be endured.”
Margaret Mitchell, Gone with the Wind

Margaret Mitchell
“You must be more gentle, dear, more sedate,' Ellen told her daughter. 'You must not interrupt gentlemen when they are speaking, even if you do think you know more about matters than they do. Gentlemen do not like forward girls.”
Margaret Mitchell

Margaret Mitchell
“She raised her chin and her pale, black-fringed eyes sparkled in the moonlight. Ellen had never told her that desire and attainment were two different matters; life had not taught her that the race was not to the swift. She lay in the silvery shadows with courage rising and made the plans that a sixteen-year-old makes when life has been so pleasant that defeat is an impossibility and a pretty dress and a clear complexion are weapons to vanquish fate.”
Margaret Mitchell, Gone with the Wind, Part 1 of 2

Margaret Mitchell
“Fiddle de dee, tomorrow is another day”
Margaret Mitchell

Margaret Mitchell
“Indeed? Well, I shall bring you presents so long as it pleases me and so long as I see things that will enhance your charms. I shall bring you dark-green watered silk for a frock to match the bonnet. And I warn you that I am not kind. I am tempting you with bonnets and bangles and leading you into a pit. Always remember I never do anything without reason and I never give anything without expecting something in return. I always get paid.”
Margaret Mitchell, Gone with the Wind

Margaret Mitchell
“...all the bullying instincts in her nature rose to the surface. It was not that she was basically unkind. It was because she was so frightened and unsure of herself she was harsh lest others learn her inadequacies: and refuse her authority.”
Margaret Mitchell, Gone with the Wind

Margaret Mitchell
“- Não sei se interprete as suas palavras como um galanteio, se não - replicou Scarlett, indecisa.
- Não se trata de nenhum galanteio - explicou ele. - Quando é que perderá essa mania de imaginar galanteios em todas as palavras que os homens lhe dirigem?
- Só depois de morta - respondeu ela.
E sorriu, pensando que encontraria sempre homens que lhe dirigissem piropos, mesmo que Rhett nunca o fizesse.
- Presunção e água benta cada qual toma a que quer - comentou Rhett. - Graças a Deus, tem ao menos uma virtude: a de ser sincera.”
Margaret Mitchell, Gone with the Wind, Part 1 of 2

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

Shannon Celebi
“Mrs. Porter was from Virginia and had a smooth-as-cat-fur way of speaking. She taught me how to say, “Fiddle-Dee-Dee,” just like Scarlett O’Hara and she made her split-pea soup with bacon and even let me try on her lipstick sometimes as she teased up my hair in the same sixties style she wore, “Ala Pricilla Presley,” whoever that was.”
Shannon Celebi, 1:32 P.M.

Margaret Mitchell
“I love you, Scarlett, because we are so much alike, renegades, both of us, dear, and selfish rascals. Neither of us cares a rap if the whole world goes to pot, so long as we are safe and comfortable.”
Margaret Mitchell

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
“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

Jennifer     Harrison
“I have never been the fiddle-dee-dee, carefree Scarlett O’Hara his fantasies imagined. I’m more of the Civil War version—tired, hard, and determined.”
Jennifer Harrison

Margaret Mitchell
“Burdens are for shoulders strong enough to carry them.
-Scarlett O'Hara”
Margaret Mitchell, Gone with the Wind

Margaret Mitchell
“It's a curse-this not wanting to look on naked realities. Until the war, life was never more real to me than a shadow show on a curtain. And I preferred it so. I did not like the outlines of things to be too sharp. I like them gently blurred, a little hazy...In other words, Scarlett, I am a coward.”
Margaret Mitchell, Gone with the Wind

Margaret Mitchell
“Fighting is like champagne. It goes to the heads of cowards as quickly as of heroes.”
Margaret Mitchell, Gone with the Wind

Alexandra Ripley
“And she understood. She would have done the same. She understood, too, why she'd been wrong to offer Ballyhara as a substitute for land he'd farmed all his life. It made all his work meaningless, and the work of his sons, his brothers, his father, his father's father.”
Alexandra Ripley, Scarlett

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

Alexandra Ripley
“Scarlett O'Hara did the most courageous thing she had ever been called on to do. She faced up to failure.”
Alexandra Ripley, Scarlett

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

Mary Norris
“Fiddlesticks” is Scarlett O’Hara’s way of saying “Fuck this shit.”
Mary Norris, Between You & Me: Confessions of a Comma Queen

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