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Margaret Mitchell’s “Gone With the Wind” Quotes (74 Quotes)


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  • He made her play and she had almost forgotten how. Life had been so serious and so bitter. He knew how to play and swept her along with him.
    (Margaret Mitchell, "Gone With the Wind")

  • I'm tempting you with fine gifts until your girlish ideals are quite worn away and you are at my mercy.
    (Margaret Mitchell, "Gone With the Wind")

  • Once, when she was six years old, she had fallen from a tree, flat on her stomach. She could still recall that sickening interval before breath came back into her body. Now, as she looked at him, she felt the same way she had felt then, breathless, stunned, nauseated.
    (Margaret Mitchell, "Gone With the Wind")

  • They are kind of queer about music and books and scenery. Mother says it's because their grandfather came from Virginia. She says Virginians set quite a store by such things.
    (Margaret Mitchell, "Gone With the Wind")

  • Her burdens were her own and burdens were for shoulders strong enough to bear them.
    (Margaret Mitchell, "Gone With the Wind")


  • 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.
    (Margaret Mitchell, "Gone With the Wind")

  • Out of the welter of rapture and anger and heartbreak and hurt pride that he had left, depression emerged to sit upon her shoulder like a carrion crow.
    (Margaret Mitchell, "Gone With the Wind")

  • They knew that love snatched in the face of danger and death was doubly sweet for the strange excitement that went with it.
    (Margaret Mitchell, "Gone With the Wind")

  • How closely women clutch the very chains that bind them!
    (Margaret Mitchell, "Gone With the Wind")

  • It had been so long since she had seen him and she had lived on memories until they were worn thin.
    (Margaret Mitchell, "Gone With the Wind")

  • 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, "Gone With the Wind")

  • They were always like two people talking to each other in different languages. But she loved him so much, when he withdrew as he had now done, it was like the warm sun going down and leaving her in chilly twilight dews.
    (Margaret Mitchell, "Gone With the Wind")

  • How wonderful to know someone who was bad and dishonorable and a cheat and a liar, when all the world was filled with people who would not lie to save their souls and who would rather starve than do a dishonorable deed!
    (Margaret Mitchell, "Gone With the Wind")

  • It was not often that she was alone like this and she did not like it. When she was alone she had to think and, these days, thoughts were not so pleasant.
    (Margaret Mitchell, "Gone With the Wind")

  • Scarlett, always save something to fear-even as you save something to love.
    (Margaret Mitchell, "Gone With the Wind")


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