Quotes From "Gone With The Wind" By Margaret Mitchell

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Child, it's a very bad thing for a woman to face the worst that can happen to her, because after she's faced the worst she can't ever really fear anything again....Scarlett, always save something to fear– even as you save something to love... Margaret Mitchell
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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. Margaret Mitchell
After all, tomorrow is another day!
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After all, tomorrow is another day! Margaret Mitchell
Hardships make or break people.
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Hardships make or break people. Margaret Mitchell
Perhaps - I want the old days back again and...
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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. Margaret Mitchell
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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
I'll think of it tomorrow, at Tara. I can stand...
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I'll think of it tomorrow, at Tara. I can stand it then. Tomorrow, I'll think of some way to get him back. After all, tomorrow is another day. Margaret Mitchell
Her burdens were her own and burdens were for shoulders...
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Her burdens were her own and burdens were for shoulders strong enough to bear them. Margaret Mitchell
Death, taxes and childbirth! There's never any convenient time for...
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Death, taxes and childbirth! There's never any convenient time for any of them. Margaret Mitchell
Yes, I want money more than anything else in the...
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Yes, I want money more than anything else in the world.”“ 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
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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
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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
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Did it ever occur to you that I loved you as much as a man can love a woman? Loved you for years before I finally got you? During the war I'd go away and try to forget you, but I couldn't and I always had to come back. After the war I risked arrest, just to come back and find you. I cared so much I believe I would have killed Frank Kennedy if he hadn't died when he did. I loved you but I couldn't let you know it. You're so brutal to those who love you, Scarlett. You take their love and hold it over their heads like a whip. Margaret Mitchell
After all, tomorrow is another day.
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After all, tomorrow is another day. Margaret Mitchell
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He would never be any different and now Scarlett realize the truth and accepted it without emotion–that until he died Gerald would always be waiting for Ellen, always listening for her. Her was in some dim borderline country where time was standing still and Ellen was always in the next room. The mainspring of his existence was taken away when she died and with it has gone his bounding assurance, his impudence and his restless vitality. Ellen was the audience before which the blustering drama of Gerald O'Hara had been played Now the curtain had been rung down forever, the footlights dimmed and the audience suddenly vanished, while the stunned old actor remained on his empty stage, waiting for his cues. . Margaret Mitchell
It was better to know the worst than to wonder.
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It was better to know the worst than to wonder. Margaret Mitchell
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So I have. Let me hold the baby, Scarlett. Oh, I know how to hold babies. I have many strange accomplishments. Well, he certainly looks like Frank. All except the whiskers, but give him time.”“ I hope not. It’s a girl. Margaret Mitchell
A new baby! Why, Scarlett, this is a surprise! ”...
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A new baby! Why, Scarlett, this is a surprise! ” he laughed, leaning down to push the blanket away from Ella Lorena's small ugly face." - Rhett Butler Margaret Mitchell
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Scarlett, I don't know just when it was that the bleak realization came over me that my own private shadow show was over. Perhaps in the first five minutes at Bull Run when I saw the first man I killed drop to the ground. But I knew it was over and I could no longer be a spectator. No, I suddenly found myself on the curtain, an actor, posturing and making futile gestures. My little inner world was gone, invaded by people whose thoughts were not my thoughts, whose actions were as alien as a Hottentot's. They'd tramped through my world with slimy feet and there was no place left where I could take refuge when things became too bad to stand. When I was in prison, I thought: When the war is over, I can go back to the old life and the old dreams and watch the shadow show again. But, Scarlett, there's no going back. And this which is facing all of us now is worse than war and worse than prison–and, to me, worse than death.. So, you see, Scarlett, I'm being punished for being afraid. . Margaret Mitchell
These three ladies disliked and distrusted one another as heartily...
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These three ladies disliked and distrusted one another as heartily as the First Triumvirate of Rome, and their close alliance was probably for the same reason. Margaret Mitchell