Saturday, September 29, 2012

Weekend Quote 8: Gone With The Wind


Since I’m still reading Gone With The Wind, I hope I’m not boring you with another post about this book :)… I found this piece of quote from Part four. The Civil War has been over, yet the worst would still come. In this Part four I begin to see what Mitchell wanted to speak through her book. It was about the changing era that was following the war. In the middle of the uncertainty of the future, Mitchell showed us through her characters and their dialogues, that one must be brave to move along. One must not regret over the ideal life he once had, and dreams for living the same ideal in the future. One must work hard—although it is far from his ideal—to survive and to face the future.

This particular quote showed that spirit,

“It’s a poor person and a poor nation that sits down and cries because life isn’t precisely what they expected it to be.”

I think it helps us too right here, right now. The world is changing rapidly, and we know that the ideal life has long gone, so we must go on living, never dream about the past, but do our best for the future.

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8 comments:

  1. I remember a Bible verse that says, "Don't say, why is the past better than the present?" For it's unwise to do so. Rambling for something we cannot change is useless.

    Do you recommend the book for me to read? Not now, of course, but is it worth reading? (I watch you complain about it all the time in Twitter :p)

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    1. Not at all! Haha...I know you so well, that I almost certain you will be distressed by the characters! :P

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  2. Aptly put, that quote, and I can see that part 4 of the book will be dealing with this a lot. The North seems to be lashing out at the South and I can't wait to see how the Southerners will rise above this!

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    1. Exactly, and this quote did came from part 4, it's Tommy's saying to Scarlett, I think.

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  3. Oh, I like that quote, and what you said is so true. Have a good weekend, Fanda!

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    1. Have a nice weekend together with your books, Joon Ann! :)
      I can't wait for Monday to begin with Beloved. I have browsed a few earlier pages, and it's quite intriguing... :D

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  4. I love this quote!


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    1. It's lovely and deep in the meaning, isn't it?

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