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'Gone with the Wind' Quotes

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Gone With the Wind

Gone With the Wind

Macmillan Publishers
Gone With the Wind is a bestselling novel by Margaret Mitchell. The novel has also been controversial (and banned). Here are a few quotes from Gone With the Wind.
  • "Land is the only thing in the world that amounts to anything."
    -Margaret Mitchell, Gone With the Wind, Ch. 2

  • What most people don't seem to realize is that there is just as much money to be made out of the wreckage of a civilization as from the upbuilding of one."
    -Margaret Mitchell, Gone With the Wind, Ch. 9

  • "'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. Their ears are too full of bugles and drums and fine words from stay-at-home orators. Sometimes the rallying cry is 'Save the Tomb of Christ from the Heathen!' Sometimes it's 'Down with Popery!' and sometimes 'Liberty!' and sometimes 'Cotton, Slavery and States' Rights!'"
    -Margaret Mitchell, Gone With the Wind, Ch. 12

  • "Mistress! What would I get out of that except a passel of brats?"
    -Margaret Mitchell, Gone With the Wind, Ch. 19

  • "I won't think of it now. I can't stand it now. I'll think of it later."
    -Margaret Mitchell, Gone With the Wind, Ch. 25

  • Hunger gnawed at her empty stomach again and she said aloud: 'As God is my witness, and God is my witness, the Yankees aren't going to lick me. I'm going to live through this, and when it's over, I'm never going to be hungry again. No, nor any of my folks. If I have to steal or kill - as God is my witness, I'm never going to be hungry again.'"
    -Margaret Mitchell, Gone With the Wind, Ch. 25

  • "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, Ch. 31

  • "A startling thought this, that a woman could handle business matters as well or better than a man, a revolutionary thought to Scarlett who had been reared in the tradition that men were omniscient and women none too bright."
    -Margaret Mitchell, Gone With the Wind, Ch. 36

  • You're so brutal to those who love you, Scarlett. You take their love and hold it over their heads like a whip."
    -Margaret Mitchell, Gone With the Wind, Ch. 63

  • "My dear, I don't give a damn."
    -Margaret Mitchell, Gone With the Wind, Ch. 63

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