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51+ Quotes From Gone With The Wind For All Literature Lovers

Inspiring quotes from 'Gone With The Wind' for people who love literature.

'Gone With The Wind' is a historical novel from the Civil War written by Margaret Mitchell and it involves the story of Scarlett O’Hara a flirtatious belle from the south and her consuming love for the seemingly unattainable Ashley.

The story is being told from the viewpoint of Scarlett O’Hara and this narrative helps the readers to comprehend her motivations and how the Civil War comes knocking at the doorstep. In a matter of months, her home, her country, and everything is jeopardized.

'Gone With The Wind' revolves around the triangle love story of Scarlett O’Hara, Ashley Wilkes and Rhett Butler set against the background of Civil War where Scarlett is obsessed with Ashley because she cannot have him and Rhett is in love with Scarlett. Margaret Mitchell in the story gives us a glimpse of the struggle to survive and the hardships. This book is considered a masterpiece of American literature which was adapted and made into one of the greatest movies of all time directed by Victor Fleming.

Here is a list of 'Gone With The Wind' quotes that are famous, romantic, and bitter and will inspire you to give it a read.

If you like this content then you will definitely like our other content on Scarlett O'Hara quotes and 'The Sound of Music' quotes.

Famous Quotes From 'Gone With The Wind'

Best quotes from 'Gone With The Wind' which are very motivating.

Here is the list of curated quotes from the book which makes it one of the greatest pieces of literature.

1.  “Death, taxes and childbirth! There’s never any convenient time for any of them.”

-Scarlett O’ Hara.

2.  “Hardships make or break people.”

-Rhett Butler.

3.  “ She had become what Grandma Fontaine had counseled against, a woman who had seen the worst and so had nothing else to fear.”

-Margaret Mitchell.

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

-Gerald O’Hara.

5.  “I’d cut up my heart for you to wear if you wanted it.”

-Scarlett O’Hara.

6.  “That’s Rhett Butler. He’s from Charleston. He has the most terrible reputation.”

-Cathleen Calvert.

7.  “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.

8.  “And apologies, once postponed, became harder and harder to make, and finally impossible.”

-Scarlett O’Hara.

9.  “To her mind there were few, if any, qualities that outweighed gumption.”

-Margaret Mitchell.

10.  “Until you’ve lost your reputation, you never realize what a burden it was or what freedom really is.”

-Margaret Mitchell.

11.  “Burdens are for shoulders strong enough to carry them.”

-Margaret Mitchell.

12.  “Vanity was stronger than love at sixteen and there was no room in her hot heart now for anything but hate.”

-Scarlett O’Hara.

13.  “Life's under no obligation to give us what we expect.”

-Margaret Mitchell.

14.  “I am afraid of facing life without the slow beauty of our old world that is gone.”

-Margaret Mitchell.

15.  “I’ll go home. And I’ll think of some way to get him back.”

-Scarlett O’Hara.

16.  “Longing hearts could only stand so much longing.”

-Margaret Mitchell.

17.  “The land is the only thing in the world worth working for, worth fighting for, worth dying for, because it's the only thing that lasts"

-Gerald O’Hara.

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

-Margaret Mitchell.

19.  “How closely women clutch the very chains that bind them!”

-Margaret Mitchell.

20.   “The soft green grasses where she had sat were cut to bits by heavy cannon wheels.”

-Margaret Mitchell.

21. "SCARLETT O’HARA WAS not beautiful, but men seldom realized it when caught by her charm as the Tarleton twins were."

-Margaret Mitchell, first line of 'Gone With The Wind'.

22.  "I’ll think of it all 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."

-Scarlett O’Hara, final lines of 'Gone With The Wind'.

Quotes From 'Gone With The Wind' Movie

Here's a list of quotes from the classic movie based on the novel of the same name.

23.  “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.

24.  “And you, miss, are no lady. Don't think I hold that against you. Ladies have never held any charm for me.”

-Rhett Butler.

25. “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.

26.  “Tara! Home. I’ll go home. And I’ll think of some way to get him back. After all… tomorrow is another day.”

-Scarlet O’Hara.

27.  “So I thought, why not me and my money? Really, Scarlett, I can't go all my life waiting to catch you between husbands. ”

-Rhett Butler.

28.  “There's one thing I do know... and that is that I love you, Scarlett. In spite of you and me and the whole world going to pieces around us, I love you. Because we're alike. Bad lots, both of us. Selfish and shrewd. But able to look things in the eyes as we call them by their right names.”

-Rhett Butler.

29.  “War, war, war. This war talk's spoiling all the fun at every party this spring. I get so bored I could scream. Besides, there isn't going to be any war.

-Scarlett O’Hara.

30.  “I can shoot straight, if I don't have to shoot too far.”

-Scarlett O’Hara.

31.  “Oh Ashley, Ashley, I love you.”

-Scarlett O’Hara.

32.  “I can't think about that right now. If I do, I'll go crazy. I'll think about that tomorrow.”

-Scarlett O’Hara.

33.  “Oh, no, you ain't. If you don't care what folks says about this family, I does. And I done told you and told you, you can always tell a lady by the way she eats in front of people - like a bird.”

-Mammy.

34.  “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.

35.  “Ooh, if I just wasn't a lady, what wouldn't I tell that varmint.”

-Scarlett O’Hara.

36.  “It ain't fittin'... it ain't fittin'. It jes' ain't fittin'... It ain't fittin.”

-Scarlett O’Hara.

37.  “Mrs. Hamilton is in mourning, Captain Butler. But I'm sure any of our Atlanta belles would be proud to...”

-Dr Meade.

38.  “Marriage, fun? Fiddle-dee-dee. Fun for men you mean.”

-Scarlett O’Hara.

39.  “Oh, Miss Scarlett, I don't know nothing 'bout birthin' babies! I don't know how I could've told such a lie!”

-Prissy.

40.  “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.

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

-Scarlett O’Hara.

42.  “Frankly, my dear, I don’t give a damn.”

-Rhett Butler.

Rhett Butler Quotes From The Book 'Gone With The Wind'

The book quotes are memorable.

A dark, dashing and scandalous man who brings excitement to Scarlett’s life, here's a list of quotes from Rhett Butler.

43.  “Now that you've got your lumber mill and Frank's money, you won't come to me as you did to the jail, so I see I shall have to marry you.”

-Rhett Butler.

44. “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. You’d break his heart, my darling, cruel, destructive little cat who is so careless and confident she doesn’t even trouble to sheathe her claws.”

-Rhett Butler.

45.  “Well, my dear, take heart. Some day, I will kiss you and you will like it. But not now, so I beg you not to be too impatient.”

-Rhett Butler.

46. “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.

47.  “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.

48. “A cat's a better mother than you.”

-Rhett Butler.

49.  “You still think you're the cutest trick in shoe leather.”

-Rhett Butler.

50.  “Take a good look my dear. It's an historic moment you can tell your grandchildren about - how you watched the Old South fall one night.”

-Rhett Butler.

51.  “My darling, you're such a child. You think that by saying, 'I'm sorry,' all the past can be corrected.”

-Rhett Butler.

52. “No, I don’t think I will kiss you, although you need kissing, badly. That’s what’s wrong with you. You should be kissed and often, and by someone who knows how.”

-Rhett Butler.

53. “I'm very drunk and I intend on getting still drunker before this evening's over.”

-Rhett Butler.

Here at Kidadl, we have carefully created lots of interesting family-friendly quotes for everyone to enjoy! If you liked our suggestions for quotes from 'Gone with The Wind' then why not take a look at quotes from 'Beowulf', or [quotes from 'Frankenstein'].

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