Mammy Would Approve These Gone With The Wind Quotes

Thursday, October 13 by George Root

"Gone with the Wind" (1939) quotes are some of the most famous movie quotes in history. Some "Gone with the Wind" quotes have become so much a part of American pop culture that many people do not realize where they came from. Here are some "Gone with the Wind" quotes that you will be sure to recognize.

"With enough courage, you can do without a reputation." Rhett Butler (Clark Gable) was a confident man that generated many of the best "Gone with the Wind" quotes. With this statement, he was explaining how a man's deeds are worth more than the reputation that preceeds him.

"It will come to you, this love of the land. There's no gettin' away from it if you're Irish." This prophetic "Gone with the Wind" quote was spoken by Gerald O'Hara (Thomas Mitchell) to his daugher Scarlett (Vivien Leigh). The statement Gerald O'Hara makes winds up being one of Scarlett's primary motivations throughout the entire movie. Her desire to remain on her family's land forces several of her key decisions.

"Marriage, fun? Fiddle-dee-dee. Fun for men you mean." This is a great "Gone with the Wind" quote from Scarlett O'Hara for a couple of reasons. The phrase "fiddle-dee-dee" went on to become a mainstay in the American vocbulary. This quote's other significance is that it gives insight into Scarlett's feelings on marriage.

"Frankly, my dear, I don't give a damn." This is one of the most famous "Gone with the Wind" quotes of all time. As Rhett is leaving for good, Scarlett finally realizes that she does love him. After everything Scarlett put Rhett through, this quote sums up his concern for her feelings.

"As God is my witness, I'll never be hungry again." Scarlett O'Hara ruined a lot of lives after the Civil War was over in "Gone with the Wind". This quote explains to the audience her motivation for being so selfish and ruining the lives of so many of the people around her.

-George Root

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