"He said, ‘she’s given me the best years of my life, but also the worst.’"
“Forgive me for startling you with the impetuosity of my sentiments, my dear Scarlett. I mean, my dear Mrs. Kennedy. But it cannot have escaped your notice that for some time past the friendship I have felt for you has ripened into a deeper feeling. A feeling more beautiful, more pure, more sacred. Dare I name it? Can it be love?”
-Rhett Butler, Gone with the Wind 1939
"I knew you didn’t love me when I married you. I knew about Ashley, you see. But, fool that I was, I thought I could make you care. Laugh, if you like, but I wanted to take care of you, to pet you, to give you everything you wanted. I wanted to marry you and protect you and give you a free reign in anything that would make you happy- just as I did with Bonnie. You’d had such a struggle, Scarlett. No one knew better than I what you’ve gone through and I wanted you to stop fighting and let me fight for you. I wanted you to play, like a child- for you were a child, a brave, frightened, bull-headed child. I think you are still a child. No one but a child could be so headstrong and so insensitive."
-Gone with the Wind
"For never was a story of more woe
Than this of Juliet and her Romeo.”
- William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet