On May 3, 1937, Margaret Mitchell won the Pulitzer prize for Gone With the Wind. The epic novel broke records when it sold a million copies in six months during the Great Depression. The novel now sells approximately 250,000 copies per year and has been translated into 40 different languages, making it one of the most popular books of all time. To celebrate Mitchell’s unexpected award-winning masterpiece, we’re recalling 25 Gone With the Wind quotes, from either the novel or the film, that give us chills! Come along for the ride and relive some of the drama we love so much!
1. Frankly, my dear, I don’t give a damn
This heartbreaking line is what informs the audience that Rhett Butler is positively finished with his relationship with Scarlett. We can still see his figure disappear into the fog as he leaves her forever…
2. 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, by someone who knows what he’s doing
Oh the masculine presence we swoon after! Sometimes we all want a man who’s going to take charge and tell us how things should be… sometimes.