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110 Gone with the Wind Quotes on Finding True Love

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1. “After all, tomorrow is another day!” – Scarlett O’Hara 

2. “And apologies, once postponed, became harder and harder to make, and finally impossible.” – Scarlett O’Hara

3. “Frankly, my dear, I don’t give a damn.” – Rhett Butler 

4. “Burdens are for shoulders strong enough to carry them.” – Scarlett O’Hara 

5. “With enough courage, you can do without a reputation.” – Rhett Butler

6. “Life’s under no obligation to give us what we expect. We take what we get and are thankful it’s no worse than it is.” – Ashley Wilkes Wilkes 

7. “Dear Scarlett! You aren’t helpless. Anyone as selfish and determined as you are is never helpless.” – Rhett Butler

8. “My darling, you’re such a child. You think by saying, ‘I’m sorry,’ all the past can be corrected?” – Rhett Butler 

9. “You’re throwing away happiness with both hands and reaching out for something that will never make you happy.” – Rhett Butler

10. “Hardships make or break people.” – Rhett Butler

11. “Well, if you think I’ll marry you just to pay for the bonnet I won’t.” – Scarlett O’Hara 

12. “Never pass up new experiences, Scarlett. They enrich the mind.” – Rhett Butler 

13. “I can shoot straight if I don’t have to shoot too far.” – Scarlett O’Hara 

14. “Perhaps I want the old days back again and they’ll never come back, and I am haunted by the memory of them and of the world falling about my ears.” – Ashley Wilkes 

15. “You should be kissed, and often, and by someone who knows how.” – Rhett Butler 

16. “As God is my witness, they are not going to lick me. I’m going to live through this and when it’s all over, I’ll never be hungry again. No, nor any of my folk. If I have to lie, steal, cheat, or kill, as God is my witness, I’ll never be hungry again.” – Scarlett O’Hara 

17. “Do you mean to tell me, Katie Scarlett O’Hara, that Tara, that land, doesn’t mean anything to you? Why, the land is the only thing in the world worth workin’ for, worth fightin’ for, worth dyin’ for, because it’s the only thing that lasts.” – Gerald O’Hara 

18. “I’m very drunk and I intend on getting still drunker before this evening’s over.” – Rhett Butler

19. “I kept on loving the pretty clothes—and not him at all.” – Scarlett O’Hara

20. “Well, my dear, take heart. Someday, I will kiss you and you will like it. But not now, so I beg you not to be too impatient.” – Rhett Butler

21. “You’d rather live with that silly little fool, who can’t open her mouth except to say yes or no and raise a passel of mealy-mouthed brats just like her.” – Scarlett O’Hara

22. “I loved something I made up—something that’s just as dead as Melly is.” – Scarlett O’Hara

23. “Tara! Home. I’ll go home. And I’ll think of some way to get him back.” – Scarlett O’Hara 

24. “I think it’s hard winning a war with words, gentlemen.” – Rhett Butler

25. “I can’t go all my life waiting to catch you between husbands.” – Rhett Butler

26. “All we’ve got is cotton, and slaves, and arrogance.” – Rhett Butler

27. “I can’t think about that right now. If I do, I’ll go crazy. I’ll think about that tomorrow.” – Scarlett O’Hara

28. “This is one night you’re not turning me out.” – Rhett Butler

29. “That’s Rhett Butler. He’s from Charleston. He has the most terrible reputation.” – Cathleen Calvert

30. “Death, taxes, and childbirth! There’s never any convenient time for any of them.” – Scarlett O’Hara

31. “It was better to know the worst than to wonder.” – Scarlett O’Hara

32. “She hasn’t your strength. She’s never had any strength. She’s never had anything but heart.” – Rhett Butler

33. “If he’s forgotten me, I’ll make him remember me. I’ll make him want me again.” – Scarlett O’Hara

34. “Scarlett, the mere fact that you’ve made a success of your mill is an insult to every man who hasn’t succeeded.” – Rhett Butler

35. “It will come to you, this love of the land. There’s no gettin’ away from it if you’re Irish.” – Gerald O’Hara

36. “That is the one unforgivable sin in any society. Be different and be damned!” – Scarlett O’Hara

37. “I’m tired of everlastingly being unnatural and never doing anything I want to do.” – Scarlett O’Hara

38. “I’d cut up my heart for you to wear if you wanted it.” – Scarlett O’Hara

39. “If I said I was madly in love with you, I’d be lying and what’s more, you’d know it.” – Scarlett O’Hara

40. “It cannot have escaped your notice that for some time past the friendship I have had in my heart for you has ripened into a deeper feeling, a feeling more beautiful, more pure, more sacred. Dare I name it you? Ah! It is love which makes me so bold!” – Rhett Butler

41. “You’re a conceited, blackhearted varmint, Rhett Butler. I don’t know why I let come and see me.” – Scarlett O’Hara

42. “I love you. Because we’re alike. Bad lots both of us.” – Rhett Butler

43. “I’ve loved you more than I’ve ever loved any woman and I’ve waited for you longer than I’ve waited for any woman.” – Rhett Butler

44. Ashley Wilkes: “She’s part of my blood and we understand each other.”

Scarlett O’Hara: “But you love me!”

45. “Yes, ma’am. A man who understands you and admires you for just what you are. I figure we belong together, being the same sort. I’ve been waiting for you to grow up and get that sad-eyed Ashley Wilkes out of your heart—are you going with me or are you getting out?” – Rhett Butler

46. “You know what trouble I’m talkin’ ’bout. I’m talking ’bout Mr. Ashley Wilkes. He’ll be comin’ to Atlanta when he gets his leave, and you sittin’ there waitin’ for him, just like a spider. He belongs to Miss Melanie—.” – Mammy

47. “Great balls of fire. Don’t bother me anymore, and don’t call me sugar.” – Scarlett O’Hara

48. “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.” – Scarlett O’Hara

49. “I’m not asking you to forgive me. I’ll never understand or forgive myself. And if a bullet gets me, so help me, I’ll laugh at myself for being an idiot.There’s one thing I do know—and that is that I love you, Scarlett. ” – Rhett Butler

50. “I want to make you faint. I will make you faint. You’ve had this coming to you for years. None of the fools you’ve known have kissed you like this—have they? Your precious Charles or Frank or your stupid Ashley—I said your stupid Ashley. Gentlemen all—what do they know about women? What do they know about you? I know you.” – Rhett Butler

51. “Don’t start flirting with me. I’m not one of your plantation beaux. I want more than flirting from you.” – Rhett Butler

52. “Scarlett, always save something to fear—even as you save something to love.” – Grandma Fontaine

53. “Vanity was stronger than love at 16 and there was no room in her hot heart now for anything but hate.” – Scarlett O’Hara

54. “I hate and despise you, Rhett Butler. I’ll hate and despise you till I die.” – Scarlett O’Hara

55. “You’re so brutal to those who love you, Scarlett. You take their love and hold it over their heads like a whip.” – Rhett Butler

56. “No, my dear, I’m not in love with you, no more than you are with me, and if I were, you would be the last person I’d ever tell. God help the man who ever really loves you.” – Rhett Butler

57. “No woman would want a child of a cad like you—I wish for anybody’s child but yours.” – Scarlett O’Hara

58. “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!” – Scarlett O’Hara

59. “How could I help loving you—you who have all the passion for life that I lack? But that kind of love isn’t enough to make a successful marriage for two people who are as different as we are.” – Ashley Wilkes

60. “Oh my dear, why must you make me say things that will hurt you? How can I make you understand? You’re so young and unthinking. You don’t know what marriage means.” – Ashley Wilkes

61. “I’m leaving you, my dear. All you need now is a divorce and your dreams of Ashley can come true.” – Rhett Butler

62. “Please don’t go on with this. Leave us some dignity to remember out of our marriage. Spare us this last.” – Rhett Butler

63. “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 someone else with a little money. So I thought, why not me and my money?” – Rhett Butler

64. “You haven’t forgotten. I’m not a marrying man.” – Rhett Butler

65. Rhett Butler: “Did you ever think of marrying just for fun?”

Scarlett O’Hara: “Marriage, fun? Fiddle-dee-dee. Fun for men you mean.”

66. “Say you’ll marry me when I come back or, before God, I won’t go. I’ll stay around here and play a guitar under your window every night and sing at the top of my voice and compromise you, so you’ll have to marry me to save your reputation.” – Rhett Butler

67. “You led me on—you made me believe you wanted to marry me.” – Scarlett O’Hara

68. “But how can we do that? Don’t you—don’t you want to marry me?” – Scarlett O’Hara

69. Ashley Wilkes: “I’m going to marry Melanie.”

Scarlett O’Hara: “But you can’t. Not if you care for me!”

70. “This war talk is spoiling the fun at every party this spring.” – Scarlett O’Hara

71. “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.” – Ashley Wilkes

72. “Well, gentlemen, if Georgia fights, I go with her. But like my father I hope that the Yankees let us leave the Union in peace.” – Ashley Wilkes

Great Gone with the Wind Quotes to Ponder On

73. “Oh, Miss Scarlett, I don’t know nothin ’bout birthin’ babies! I don’t know how I could’ve told such a lie!” – Prissy

74. “And then when you were sick, it was all my fault—I hoped against hope that you’d call for me, but you didn’t.” – Rhett Butler

75. “He looks as if—as if he knows what I look like without my shimmy.” – Scarlett O’Hara

76. “Where shall I go? What shall I do?” – Scarlett O’Hara

77. “I’m not kind. I’m just tempting you. I never give anything without expecting something in return. Now, I always get paid.” – Rhett Butler

78. “Now isn’t this better than sitting at a table? A girl hasn’t got but two sides to her at the table.” – Scarlett O’Hara

79. “Now you are beginning to think for yourself instead of letting others think for you. That’s the beginning of wisdom.” – Rhett Butler

80. “You’re like the thief who isn’t the least bit sorry he stole but is terribly sorry he’s going to jail.” – Rhett Butler

81. “I apologize again for all my shortcomings. Mr. Wilkes, Perhaps you won’t mind if I walk about and look over your place. I seem to be spoiling everybody’s brandy and cigars and—dreams of victory.” – Rhett Butler

82. “You certainly gave a good imitation of it, up till this morning. No, Scarlett, I tried everything. If you’d only met me halfway, even when I came back from London.” – Rhett Butler

83. “No, I’m through with everything here. I want peace. I want to see if somewhere there isn’t something left in life of charm and grace. Do you know what I’m talking about?” – Rhett Butler 

84. “I can’t make you understand because you don’t know the meaning of fear. You have the heart of a lion and an utter lack of imagination and I envy you both of those qualities. You’ll never mind facing realities and you’ll never want to escape from them as I do.” – Ashley Wilkes 

85. “I wonder if anyone but me realizes what goes on in that head back of your deceptively sweet face.” – Rhett Butler

86. “Take my handkerchief, Scarlett. Never, at any crisis of your life, have I known you to have a handkerchief.” – Rhett Butler

87. “Take a good look, my dear. It’s a historic moment. You can tell your about how you watched the Old South fall one night.” – Rhett Butler

88. ”Isn’t it enough that you’ve gathered every other man’s heart today? You’ve always had mine. You cut your teeth on it.” – Ashley Wilkes

89. “You did! It’s true! You did! I’ll hate you till I die! I can’t think of anything bad enough to call you!” – Scarlett O’Hara

90. “In the middle of that beautiful love scene? That wouldn’t be very tactful, would it? But don’t worry, your secret is safe with me.” – Rhett Butler

91. “Apologies aren’t enough sir. I hear you were turned out of West Point, Mr. Rhett Butler. And that you aren’t received in a decent family in Charleston. Not even your own.” – Charles

92. “I refuse to listen to any renegade talk!” – Charles

93. “Yes, I do care. Oh, can’t we go away and forget we ever said these things?” – Ashley Wilkes

94. “Don’t tease me now. Have I your heart, my darling?” – Scarlett O’Hara

95. “I believe in Rhett Butler. He’s the only cause I know. The rest doesn’t mean much to me.” – Rhett Butler

96. “All I know is that I love you! And you don’t love Melanie!” – Scarlett O’Hara

97. “I could never hate you. And I know you must care about me. Oh, you do care, don’t you?” – Scarlett O’Hara

98. “I thought it was about time to get you out of that fake mourning.” – Rhett Butler

99. “I’m going to Charleston, back where I belong.” – Rhett Butler

100. “A cat’s a better mother than you.” – Rhett Butler

101. Scarlett O’Hara: “Sir, you are no gentleman.”

Rhett Butler: “And you, Miss, are no lady.”

102. “Indeed. And who is the happy father?” – Rhett Butler

103. Scarlett O’Hara: “I only know that I love you.”

Rhett Butler: “That’s your misfortune.”

104. “How fickle is a woman?” – Rhett Butler

105. “Rhett I’m so sorry, for everything!” – Scarlett O’Hara

106. “Great balls of fire! It’s Rhett!” – Scarlett O’Hara

107. “What a cool you are, Melly!” – Scarlett O’Hara

108. “What collateral are you offering?” – Rhett Butler

109. “Has the war started?” – Rhett Butler

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