She had become adept at putting unpleasant thoughts out of her mind these days. She had learned to say, “I won’t think of this or that bothersome thought now. I’ll think about it tomorrow.” Generally when tomorrow came, the thought either did not occur at all or it was so attenuated by the delay it was not very troublesome.
“I don’t know of any other movie to have that intensity of that love-hate, attraction-repulsion that you have there. That whole series of misoppourtnities and miscues when one is ready for the other, and the other is not ready, it’s just so painful.“ -Molly Haskell
She would flirt with every man there. That would be cruel to Ashley, but it would make him yearn for her all the more. She wouldn’t outlook a man of marriageable age, from ginger-whiskered old Frank Kennedy, who was Suellen’s beau, on down to shy, quiet, blushing Charles Hamilton, Melanie’s brother. They would swarm around her like bees around a hive, and certainly Ashley would be drawn from Melanie to join the circle of her admirers.
“It is perhaps a phrase of this Scarlett O’hara’s own which epitomizes this character best: ‘I just love to make all the other girls absolutely pea-green with envy.’ Miss Leigh, delivering the line with a delicious gusto, had been doing just exactly that ever since the classic film was made.” -Alan Dent
“Conceited, spoiled, and arrogant- all of those things, of course, are true to the character. But she had courage and determination, and that, I think, is why women must secretly admire her.” -Vivien Leigh