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And make sure to check out these and .

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

2. “If I said I was madly in love with you, you’d know I was lying.”

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

4. “I’ll think about that tomorrow. Tomorrow is another day.”

5.  “War, war, war. This war talk’s spoiling all the fun at every party this spring. I got so bored I could scream!”

6. “I can shoot straight, if I don’t have to shoot too far.” 

7. “That is the one unforgivable sin in any society—be different and be damned!”

8. “Well, if you think I’ll marry you just to pay for the bonnet, I won’t.”

9. “I kept on loving the pretty clothes—and not him at all.” 

10. “It was better to know the worst than to wonder.” 

11. “I loved something I made up, something that’s just as dead as Melly is.” 

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

13. “Vanity was stronger than love at 16, and there was no room in her hot heart now for anything but hate.” 

14. “I can’t think about that right now. If I do, I’ll go crazy.”

15. “Sir, you are no gentleman.”

16. “As God is my witness, I’ll never be hungry again!” 

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

18. “Where shall I go? What shall I do?” 

19. “Tara! Home. I’ll go home.”

20. “I’m too young to be a widow. My life is over. Nothing will ever happen to me again.”

21. “Rhett, I’m so sorry, for everything.”

22. “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.” 

23. “He looks as if—as if he knows what I look like without my shimmy.”

24. “No woman would want a child of a cad like you. I wish for anybody’s child but yours.”

25. “That’s something you’ll never hear from me, Captain Butler, as long as you live.”

26. “I’ve found out that money is the most important thing in the world and, as God is my witness, I don’t ever intend to be without it again.”

27. “You’re a conceited, blackhearted varmint, Rhett Butler. I don’t know why I let you come and see me.”

28. “Oh, if I just wasn’t a lady, what wouldn’t I tell that varmint?”

29. “Tomorrow, I’ll think of some way to get him back.”

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

31. “You’ve done everything possible to make her love you and not me.”

32. “If he’s forgotten me, I’ll make him remember me. I’ll make him want me again.”

33. “I made a pretty suit of clothes and fell in love with it. And when Ashley came riding along, so handsome, so different, I put that suit on him and made him wear it whether it fitted him or not.”

34. “Don’t tease me now. Have I your heart, my darling? I love you. I love you.”

35. “All I know is that I love you! And you don’t love Melanie!”

36. “Why does a girl have to be so silly to catch a husband?”

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

38. “You led me on—you made me believe you wanted to marry me.”

39. “Well, I guess I’ve done murder. I won’t think about that now.”

40. “Oh, Melanie Wilkes, why did you have to bring your good looking brother down here just to break my poor simple country girl’s heart?”

41. “Now, isn’t this better than sitting at a table? A girl hasn’t got but two sides to her at the table.”

42. “Don’t you ever dare say you hate Tara again! It’s the same as hating Pa and Ma!”

43. “I’m going to dance and dance! Tonight, I wouldn’t mind dancing with Abe Lincoln himself!”

44. “I’m going to Atlanta for that $300 and I gotta go looking like a queen.”

45. “Dreams—dreams always dreams with you, never common sense.”

46. “Ashley Wilkes told me he likes to see a girl with a hearty appetite!”

47. “Oh, no! No, you’re wrong, terribly wrong! I don’t want a divorce. Oh, Rhett, but I knew tonight, when I—when I knew I loved you, I ran home to tell you, oh, darling, darling!”

48. “Thank heaven I’m not that modest.”

49. “Oh Rhett, don’t let her jump!”

50. “Don’t be a goose Melly!”

51. “But you love me!”

52. “That’s all of Tara you’ll ever get!”

53. “What a cool liar you are, Melly!”

54. “I’ll think of it all tomorrow, Tara. I can stand it then.”

55. “She saw in his eyes defeat of her wild dreams—her mad desires.”

56. “Life was not easy, nor was it happy, but she did not expect life to be easy, and, if it was not happy, that was a woman’s lot. It was a man’s world, and she accepted it as such. The man owned the property, and the woman managed it. The man took credit for the management, and the woman praised his cleverness.”

57. “I won’t need you to rescue me. I can take care of myself, thank you!”

58. “There was nothing else she did have, nothing but this red land, this land she had been willing to throw away like a torn handkerchief only a few minutes before. Now, it was dear to her again and she wondered dully what madness had possessed her to hold it so lightly.”

59. “He never really existed at all, except in my imagination.”


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