Gone With the Wind Quotes.

11. "Yes, Melanie had been there that day with a sword in her small hand, ready to do battle for her. And now, as Scarlett looked sadly back, she realized that Melanie had always been there beside her with a sword in her hand, unobtrusive as her own shadow, loving her, fighting for her with blind passionate loyalty, fighting Yankees, fire, hunger, poverty, public opinion and even her beloved blood kin. Scarlett felt her courage and self-confidence ooze from her as she realized that the sword which had flashed between her and the world was sheathed forever."
- Margaret Mitchell, Gone With the Wind

12. "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."
- Margaret Mitchell, Gone With the Wind

13. "Money can’t buy everything. Someone must have told you that. You’d never think of such a platitude all by yourself. What can’t it buy? Oh, well, I don’t know—not happiness or love, anyway. Generally it can. And when it can’t, it can buy some of the most remarkable substitutes."
- Margaret Mitchell, Gone With the Wind

14. "She knew she had changed too, but not as they had changed, and it puzzled her. She sat and watched them and she felt herself an alien among them, as alien and lonely as if she had come from another world, speaking a language they did not understand and she not understanding theirs."
- Margaret Mitchell, Gone With the Wind

15. "All wars are sacred, he said. 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? But, no matter what rallying cries the orators give to the idiots who fight, no matter what noble purposes they assign to wars, there is never but one reason for a war. And that is money. All wars are in reality money squabbles. But so few people ever realize it."
- Margaret Mitchell, Gone With the Wind

16. "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."
- Margaret Mitchell, Gone With the Wind

17. "Better to be tormented with memories of Ashley than Charleston accents."
- Margaret Mitchell, Gone With the Wind

18. "He could no more resist pricking the conceits, the hypocrisies and the flamboyant patriotism of those about him than a small boy can resist putting a pin into a balloon. He neatly deflated the pompous and exposed the ignorant and the bigoted, and he did it in such subtle ways, drawing his victims out by his seemingly courteous interest, that they never were quite certain what had happened until they stood exposed as windy, high flown and slightly ridiculous."
- Margaret Mitchell, Gone With the Wind

19. "I’ve got something that most pretty ladies haven’t got—and that’s a mind that’s made up."
- Margaret Mitchell, Gone With the Wind

20. "He would never be any different and now Scarlett realized the truth and accepted it without emotion—that until he died Gerald would always be waiting for Ellen, always listening for her. He was in some dim borderline country where time was standing still and Ellen was always in the next room. The mainspring of his existence was taken away when she died and with it had gone his bounding assurance, his impudence and his restless vitality. Ellen was the audience before"
- Margaret Mitchell, Gone With the Wind

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