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.
They knew that love snatched in the face of danger and death was doubly sweet for the strange excitement that went with it.
Forgive me for startling you with the impetuosity of my sentiments, my dear Scarlett-I mean, my dear Mrs. Kennedy. 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!
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
You're Ma's own blood son, but did she take on that time Tony Fontaine shot you in the leg? No, she just sent for old Doc Fontaine to dress it and asked the doctor what ailed Tony's aim. Said she guessed the licker was spoiling his marksmanship.
I wish I could care what you do or where you go but I can't..My dear, I don't give a damn.
She hasn't your strength. She's never had any strength. She's never had anything but heart.
It had been so long since she had seen him and she had lived on memories until they were worn thin.
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.
Frankly My Dear, I Don't Give a Damn-Rhett Butler
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.
You're so brutal to those who love you, Scarlett. You take their love and hold it over their heads like a whip.
I wonder if anyone but me realizes what goes on in that head back of your deceptively sweet face.
She saw in his eyes defeat of her wild dreams, her mad desires.
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.
Tuijottaessaan Williin hämärässä hallissa Ashley mietti, ettei hän kenessäkään ollut kohdannut sen veroista sankaruutta kuin Scarlett O'Harassa, joka läksi valloittamaan maailmaa äitinsä samettisissa ikkunaverhoissa ja kukon pyrstösulka hatussaan.
God help the man who ever really loves you.
Now you are beginning to think for yourself instead of letting others think for you. That's the beginning of wisdom.
I won't need you to rescue meM. I can take care of myself, thank you. - Scarlett O'Hara.
She was as forthright and simple as the winds that blew over Tara and the yellow river that wound around it.
A pain slashed through her heart as savagely as a wild animal's fangs.
It's a curse - this not wanting to look on naked realities. Until the war, life was never more real to me than a shadow show on a curtain. And I preferred it so. I do not like the outlines of things to be too sharp. I like them gently blurred, a little hazy.
Vanity was stronger than love at sixteen and there was no room in her hot heart now for anything but hate.
Oh, why was he so handsomely blond, so courteously aloof, so maddeningly boring with his talk about Europe and books and music and poetry and things that interested her not at all - and yet so desirable?
I won't think of it now. I can't stand it now. I'll think of it later.
Somehow the bright beauty had gone from April afternoon and from her heart as well and the sad sweetness of remembering was as bitter as gall.
All really nice girls wonder when men don't try to kiss them. They know they shouldn't want them to and they know they must act insulted if they do, but just the same, they wish the men would try.
I've always had a weakness for lost causes once they're really lost.
Voi Scarlett, sinä olet huono valehtelemaan! Niin, elämässä on nyt loistoa - eräänlaista. Siinähän vika juuri onkin. Entisissä ajoissa ei ollut loistoa, mutta niissä oli suloa, kauneutta, hiljaista taikaa.
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