Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Top Ten Tuesday - Favorite Book Quotes

I decided to put a little twist on today's Top Ten Tuesday topic, Favorite Quotes from Books, hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.

 When I sat down to think of book quotes, I kept thinking of all the memorable words from one of my all-time favorite novels, Gone With the Wind.

 There were so many I couldn't possible select just one, so I decided to make my entire post about my favorite quotes and passages from Margaret Mitchell's classic.

Her eyes followed the winding road, blood-red now after the morning rain. In her thought she traced its course....through the tangled swampy bottoms and up the next hill to Twelve Oaks where Ashley lived. That was all the road meant now--a road to Ashley and the beautiful white-columned house that crowned the hill like a Greek temple.

"Oh, Ashley! Ashley!"--Scarlett O'Hara


Most of the young ladies were seated with partners on the long benches that faced the tables, but Scarlett, realizing that a girl has only two sides and only one man can sit on each of these sides, had elected to sit apart so she could gather about her as many men as possible.


“Sir," she said, "you are no gentleman!"

"An apt observation," he answered airily. 

"And, you, Miss, are no lady.” --Scarlett & Rhett


“No, I don't think I will kiss you, although you need kissing, badly. That's what's wrong with you. You should be kissed and often, and by someone who knows how.” --Rhett Butler


 “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." -- Rhett Butler


“Death, taxes and childbirth! There's never any convenient time for any of them.” --Scarlett


The doctor wasn't coming......Thank God, Prissy knew all about midwifery.


"You are drunk," she said coldly, "and I am going to bed."

"I am very drunk and I intend to get still drunker before the evenings over. But you are not going to bed- --not yet..." -- Scarlett & Rhett

"I wish I could care what you do or where you go, but I can't."

He drew a short breath and said lightly but softly,

"My dear, I don't give a damn." -- Rhett


She thought of Tara and it was as if a gentle cool hand were stealing over her heart. She could see the white house gleaming welcome to her through the reddening autumn leaves, feel the quiet hush of the country twilight coming down over her like a benediction, feel the dews falling on the acres of green bushes starred with fleecy white, see the raw color of the read earth and the dismal dark beauty of the pines on the rolling hills......And Mammy would be there. Suddenly she wanted Mammy desperately, as she had wanted herr when she was a little girl, wanted the broad bosom on which to lay her head, the gnarled black hand on her hair.....

"I'll think of it all  tomorrow, at Tara...I'll think of some way to get him back. After all, tomorrow is another day." --Scarlett

I had so much fun flipping through my battered copy of Gone With the Wind looking for favorite quotes and passages, I just might have to do an Outlander version!!!

 ***Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish.****


Anonymous said...

Wonderful list! That book is such a classic with great quotes! I'm still trying to get my husband to just watch the movie...*sigh. :)

Anne said...

Gone with the Wind is one of my all time favorite books. You have listed so many wonderful quotes from it that make me want to read it again.

I would love to see an Outlander version!

Laura D. said...

What a fun idea to do it all from one book.

And Gone with the Wind is such a fantastic book.

Laura @ The Traveling Owl

Anonymous said...

God bless Rhett Butler. LOVE the first one!

MamaMunky said...

I didn't do Top Ten Tuesday this week, but I probably would have had 10 quotes from Gone with the Wind too. Thanks for sharing!

Staci said...

Loved all of your quotes. This was an amazing book and I don't think they could have casted the movie any better than they did!! Love it!!

Please do an Outlander version!!

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