Gone with the Wind- (running updates of favorite quotes)

Katie Scarlett O’Hara

It’s about time I started reading this book. It’s lovely and much more substantial than the movie. I may or may not read the book out loud in perfect Southerner before Matt gets home from work…

Favorite Quote so far:

At their edges rose the virgin forest, dark and cool even in the hottest noons, mysterious, a little sinister, the soughing pines seeming to wait with an age-old patience, to threaten with soft sighs: “Be carful! Be careful! We had you once.  We can take you back again. pg 29

For Ashley was born of a line of men who used their leisure for thinking, not doing, for spinning brightly colored dreams that had in them no touch of reality. He moved in an inner world that was more beautiful than Georgia and came back to reality with reluctance. pg 46

In spite of her choked back tears, Scarlett thrilled to the never-failing magic of her mother’s touch, to the faint fragrance of lemon verbena sachet that came from her rustling silk dress. For Scarlett, there was something breath-taking about Ellen O’Hara, a miracle that lived in the house with her and awed and charmed and soothed her.  pg 57



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