There ain't nothing from the outside that can lick any of us.
Until you have lost your reputation, you never realize what a burden it was or what freedom really is.
My dear, I don't give a damn.
The Irish are the damnedest race. They put so much emphasis on so many wrong things.
Like most girls, her imagination carried her just as far as the altar and no further.
He had never known such gallantry as the gallantry of Scarlett O'Hara going forth to conquer the world in her mother's velvet curtains and the tail feathers of a rooster.
I want peace. I want to see if somewhere there isn't something left in life of charm and grace.
All wars are sacred to those who have to fight them. If the people who started wars didn't make them sacred, who would be foolish enough to fight?
Now you are beginning to think for yourself instead of letting others think for you. That's the beginning of wisdom.
The usual masculine dissillusionment is discovering that a woman has a brain
With enough courage, you can do without a reputation.
Every problem has two handles. You can grab it by the handle of fear or the handle of hope.
I was never one to patiently pick up broken fragments and glue them together again and tell myself that the mended whole was as good as new. What is broken is broken - and I'd rather remember it as it was at its best than mend it and see the broken places as long as I lived.
You're so brutal to those who love you, Scarlett. You take their love and hold it over their heads like a whip.
The liar was the hottest to defend his veracity, the coward his courage, the ill-bred his gentlemanliness, and the cad his honor
Until you've lost your reputation, you never realize what a burden it was.
In the end what will happen will be what has happened whenever a civilization breaks up. The people who have brains and courage come through and the ones who haven't are winnowed out.
Vanity was stronger than love at sixteen and there was no room in her hot heart now for anything but hate.
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.
Burdens are for shoulders strong enough to carry them.
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.
Men and women, they were beautiful and wild, all a little violent under their pleasant ways and only a little tamed.
It had been so long since she had seen him and she had lived on memories until they were worn thin.
Her lips on his could tell him better than all her stumbling words.
It was better to know the worst than to wonder.
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.
Scarlett O'Hara was not beautiful, but men seldom realized it when caught by her charm as the Tarleton twins were.
Death, taxes and childbirth! There's never any convenient time for any of them.
Hardships make or break people.
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.
Land is the only thing in the world that amounts to anything.
I wonder if anyone but me realizes what goes on in that head back of your deceptively sweet face.
In a weak moment, I have written a book.
Did you ever hear the Oriental proverb, "The dogs bark but the caravan passes on"? Let them bark, Scarlett. I fear nothing will stop your caravan.
That is the one unforgivable sin in any society. Be different and be damned!
Supposed I don't want to redeem myself? Why should I fight to uphold the system that cast me out? I shall take pleasure in seeing it smashed.
The world can forgive practically anything except people who mind their own business.
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.
Now she had a fumbling knowledge that, had she ever understood Ashley, she would never have loved him; had she ever understood Rhett, she would never have lost him.
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.