The 63 Best Gone With the Wind Quotes

Responsibilities are for shoulders sturdy enough to bear them.

In the end, tomorrow is a brand new day!

I cannot contemplate that at this moment. If I do, I will become insane. I will ponder over that tomorrow.

Tomorrow is another day, after all. I think I’ll find a way to get back to him tomorrow. Then I can stand it. I’ll think of it tomorrow, at Tara.

Challenges can either build or destroy individuals.

It was preferable to be aware of the worst rather than to speculate.

Until you’ve lost your good name, you never realize what a weight it carried or what true liberty truly means.

I am haunted by the memory of the world falling around my ears, and perhaps I will never come back to those old days again – I want them back.

Rhett Butler – “If the Yankees should get you, God should help you. You are as determined and selfish as anyone, so you are never helpless. Scarlett, dear, you are not helpless!”

Demise, levies, and giving birth! There’s never a convenient moment for any of these occurrences.

Anticipate what we provide and be grateful that it’s not worse than it currently is. Life is not obligated to us.

And apologies, once delayed, become increasingly difficult to make, and ultimately impossible.

I was really fond of him, and I kept all the clothes he wore, which were quite attractive. I wouldn’t have seen him if he hadn’t worn clothes that fit him well and made him look good. When Ashley came along, I dressed him in a different suit, which made him look even more handsome while riding. I fell in love with him and created a beautiful suit for him to wear. I loved him as much as Melly, who is no longer alive.

That is the one inexcusable offense in every society. Be unique and be condemned!

It’s a very bad thing for a woman to ever face the worst she can happen to, because she can’t really fear anything to save herself, even though she loves to save something.

My little cat, who is confident and careless, can be quite destructive and cruel. She breaks my heart with her sharp claws. You are the man who truly loves and helps others, just like God. If I were the last person on earth, I would choose to be with you. I love you more than anyone else, my dear.

I’ve always had a fondness for hopeless endeavors once they’re truly beyond saving.

You’ll compromise your reputation to marry me, and I’ll sing at the top of my voice and play the guitar under your window every night. I won’t go back when I come, you’ll say marry me.

I wish I could care what you do or where you go but I can’t… My dear, I don’t give a damn.

Bold, oh how I love it! I dare to say that your name has become sacred to me. My heart has ripened with a deeper, more beautiful feeling for you. I must admit that I have not noticed your friendship in the past, but now I cannot escape it. Mrs. Kennedy, my dear, please forgive me for startling you with my impulsive sentiments, Scarlett, my dear.

Scarlett, can’t I go catch husbands between you? Really? So, I thought, why not marry someone else while I wait for you to return? I have a very good excuse for my lack of breeding, but I admit that it’s not the best in terms of taste. No, Scarlett, this is a bona fide honorable declaration. You are suspicious, and I bare my soul.

Make up your mind to be isolated if you are different, not only from people of your own age but also from those of your parents’ generation and from your children’s generation. They’ll try to say, “What an old rip Grandma must have been!” And your grandchildren will sigh with envy. Your grandparents would likely be proud of you and say, “There’s a chip off the old block.” However, your children’s generation will never understand you and will be shocked no matter what you do.

She would never have loved him; she would never have lost him if Rhett had understood her; she would never have understood him if Ashley had understood her.

She moved quickly, fate quickly, her lips bruised, her arms too strong to give up. She felt a mix of excitement, madness, fear, and joy, emotions she had never known before. Suddenly, she experienced a wild thrill like never before. Once again, his mouth was hers and she tried to speak. Her lips touched his in complete darkness, a darkness she had never experienced before. There had never been anything like this before, and both he and she were engulfed in darkness.

Now you are beginning to reflect independently instead of relying on others to think for you. That marks the beginning of wisdom.

You should be embraced and by someone who knows how.

These days, she found solace in her own thoughts. It was not unpleasant for her to be alone. She didn’t mind being by herself, and it wasn’t unusual for her to feel this way.

Once again, her stomach growled with hunger, and she spoke out loud: “I swear to God as my witness, I will never be hungry again. I will never again experience the pain of hunger. I am determined to live through this. I will not let any of my loved ones go hungry. I swear to God as my witness that I will never resort to killing or stealing in order to have food. I will never be hungry again, I swear to God.”

I wonder if anyone except me recognizes what happens in that mind behind your misleadingly pleasant countenance.

The liar was the hottest to defend his veracity, the coward his courage, the ill-bred his gentlemanliness, and the cad his honor.

How tightly women hold onto the very shackles that restrain them!

I know you. Do you have knowledge about them? What do they know about women? What do they know about women? I said Ashley is stupid. Is Ashley stupid, or is Frank or Charles precious to you? Do they have knowledge about women? Do they have knowledge about women? They are all gentlemen. They know that Ashley is stupid. You have not kissed any of the fools you have known. You have been coming for years. I will make you faint. I will make you faint.

In a time when everyone prioritized honor and integrity over their own well-being, it was truly remarkable to encounter someone who embodied deceit, dishonesty, cheating, and lying.

That’s what’s wrong with you. All your beaux have respected you too much, though God knows why, or they have been too afraid of you to really do right by you. The result is that you are unendurably uppity. You should be embraced and by someone who knows how.

O’Hara Scarlett had never been known for such gallantry as he was going forth to conquer the world in her mother’s velvet curtains, and the tail feathers of a rooster.

According to Rhett Butler, the world can forgive almost anything except individuals who mind their own affairs.

I should fight to uphold that system, casting out the pleasure I see in it. I am not supposed to want to redeem myself.

She witnessed in his gaze the failure of her untamed aspirations, her frenzied longings.

“Quiet,” he whispered. “I am proposing to you. Would you be persuaded if I got down on one knee?

We are able to look at things with shrewd and selfish eyes, but we call them by the right names. Both of us have lots of bad qualities. I love you because we are alike. In spite of the silly and spiteful world around us, we are going to pieces, both you and me. I know that I love you, Scarlett, and there is no doubt about it. If someone gets a bullet, it will help me laugh at myself for being an idiot. I will never forgive or understand myself. I’m not asking you to forgive me.

May God assist the man who genuinely adores you.

Then you’ve made the sole decision. However, there’s a consequence connected, as there is to most things you desire. It’s solitude.

She doesn’t possess your level of strength. She has never possessed any strength. She has never possessed anything except for determination.

Rhett Butler is terribly sorry for going to jail, but he’s not at all sorry for stealing a bit, just like you, who isn’t the least bit sorry for being a thief.

She could clearly see that he was now only a fancy, childish person, and her earbobs, which she once owned, were more important to her than the money she had lost, as everything had lost its value.

She was running because Rhett’s arms were at the end of the street. She was not running out of fear this time, but rather lightly began to run and her skirts caught on her knees. She started briskly up the street towards home, which was many blocks away. She knew her refuge and what might curl around her in the future, but she didn’t fear them again. She knew in her heart that she would never be afraid of the fog or darkness. Suddenly, she felt happy and strong.

Her responsibilities were her own and burdens were for shoulders capable enough to carry them.

She tried to conceal its severity, even though it was excessively cruel and unfriendly. She had no choice but to face it head-on; ignoring life was not an option for her.

We long too hard for things that we haven’t got, but we can’t lick the whole world by ourselves – we can only lick ourselves by remembering more.

With God as my witness, I will never experience hunger again.

Overall, I believe in starting fresh and wiping the slate clean, even if it means letting go of sentimental attachments to the past. I would rather see broken places and work on fixing them, rather than holding onto the past and remembering it as broken.

Conflicts will persist as men have a propensity for engaging in battles. Conversely, women do not value them, while men do.

Do you understand, sir, the meaning of the Cause for which our heroes have died? If you were to run over a sacred railroad by death, would you not sanctify the railroad company and humbly ask Rhett if he sounded his voice to seek information about it?

Any fool can be brave on the battlefield, whether it is to be killed or to be brave. It goes to the heads of cowards as quickly as it goes to the heads of heroes. Fighting is like champagne.

All she desired was a moment of respite to experience her pain.

Those who lack the necessary qualities have been filtered out, while those who possess intelligence and bravery have succeeded. The ultimate outcome of a civilization’s collapse mirrors what will occur eventually.

I always get paid. I never give anything without expecting something in return, and I never do anything without any reason. I always remember. I am tempting you with bangles and bonnets, leading you into a pit. I am not kind. I will bring you a dark-green watered silk frock. As long as I see things that will enhance your charms, it pleases me and I will bring you presents. Well, indeed, couldn’t really accept anything else, but you mustn’t bring me anything else, Rhett, of your awfully kind.

Looking back, you can’t do anything except let it drag at your heart, hurting too much. I was right when I said I would never look back.

They were always like two people talking in different languages, as she loved him so much when he withdrew, just like the sun warm going down and the chilly twilight dews in her leaving, but now it was done.

He swept her along with him and knew how to play. Life had been bitter and serious. He had almost forgotten how to play and he made her forget as well.

Survivors are those people who have the gumption to fight their way through the upheavals of life. I only know that gumption is the quality that these survivors possess. What are the qualities that enable these individuals to triumphantly go under? Some people lack these qualities and are unable to survive. It seems that others are brave, strong, and capable, unlike those who lack these qualities.

Just like me, you’ll never desire to break free from them and you’ll never be bothered by confronting truths. Both of you possess the characteristics of a complete absence of creativity and the courage of a lion, and I am envious of you. Since you are unfamiliar with the concept of fear, I am unable to make you comprehend.

She knew that there was no matter what beauty lay behind, but one could go forward with aching memories of a load.