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Gone with the Wind Quotes

26 of the best book quotes from Gone with the Wind
  1. #1
    “You should be kissed, and often, and by someone who knows how.”
  2. #2
    “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.”
  3. #3
    “Dear Scarlett! You aren’t helpless. Anyone as selfish and determined as you are is never helpless.”
  4. #4
    “Death, taxes and childbirth! There’s never any convenient time for any of them.”
  5. #5
    “I kept on loving the pretty clothes—and not him at all.”
  6. #6
    “Really, Scarlett, I can’t go all my life waiting to catch you between husbands. ”
  7. #7
    “Sir,” she said, “you are no gentleman!”
    “An apt observation,” he answered airily. “And, you, Miss, are no lady.”
  8. #8
    “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.”
  1. #9
  2. #10
    “I’d cut up my heart for you to wear if you wanted it.”
  3. #11
    “Tomorrow, I’ll think of some way to get him back.”
  4. #12
    “And apologies, once postponed, became harder and harder to make, and finally impossible.”
  5. #13
    “Vanity was stronger than love at sixteen and there was no room in her hot heart now for anything but hate.”
  6. #14
    “Scarlett, the mere fact that you’ve made a success of your mill is an insult to every man who hasn’t succeeded.”
  7. #15
    “Burdens are for shoulders strong enough to carry them.”
  8. #16
    “After all, tomorrow is another day!”

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  1. #17
    “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.”
  2. #18
    “My dear, I don’t give a damn.”
  3. #19
    “[I]t was better to know the worst than to wonder.”
  4. #20
    “If I said I was madly in love with you, I’d be lying and what’s more, you’d know it.”
  5. #21
    “You’re so brutal to those who love you, Scarlett. You take their love and hold it over their heads like a whip.”
  6. #22
    “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!”
  7. #23
    “You should be kissed and by someone who knows how.”
  8. #24
    “Scarlett, always save something to fear—even as you save something to love.”
  9. #25
    “She hasn’t your strength. She’s never had any strength. She’s never had anything but heart.”
  10. #26
    “Never pass up new experiences, Scarlett. They enrich the mind.”
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