The Gone With the Wind Guide To Tango

30th January 2009

If Gone With The Wind were about Tango...:


Rhett Butler: "With enough courage, you can do without moves"


Scarlett: "Thank-you. Don't bother me anymore, and don't call me sugar."


Gerald O'Hara: "It will come to you, this love of tango. There's no gettin' away from it."


Scarlett: "I can't think while I follow. If I do, I'll go crazy. I think when I practice "


Rhett Butler: "No, I don't think I will dance with you, although you need to dance, badly. That's what's wrong with you. You should be led and often, and by someone who knows how."


Scarlett: [struggles] "Don't hold me like that!"


Rhett Butler: "A cat's a better dancer than you."


Scarlett: "I can lead clearly, if I don't have to lead for too long."


Rhett Butler: "What a woman."


Scarlett: "I... I never really loved sequences."
Rhett Butler: "You certainly gave a good imitation of it, up till last night."
Scarlett: "I was so glad to see you. I was, Rhett, but you were so nasty."


Rhett Butler: "You still think you're the cutest trick in shoe leather."


(on giving up tango) Scarlett: "My life is over. Nothing will ever happen to me again."


Rhett Butler: "I can't go all my life waiting to catch you between tanda."


Gerald O'Hara: "Do you mean to tell me, Katie Scarlett O'Hara, that Tara, that tango doesn't mean anything to you? Why, tango is the only thing in the world worth workin' for, worth fightin' for, worth dyin' for, because it's the only thing that lasts."


Scarlett: "Great balls of fire! HICCUP! It's Rhett!"


Rhett Butler: "Did you ever think of dancing in close embrace just for fun?"
Scarlett: "Close embrace, fun? Fiddle-dee-dee. Fun for men you mean."


Scarlett: "I wanted to dance with you. I wanted to desperately but I didn't think you wanted me."


Scarlett: "Sir, you are no gentleman."
Rhett Butler: "And you, Miss, are no lady."


Scarlett: "As God is my witness, as God is my witness they're not going to lick me. I'm going to live through this and when it's all over, I'll understand tango. If I have to lie, steal, cheat or kill. As God is my witness, I'll understand tango."


Scarlett: "I only know that I want to dance with you.
Rhett Butler: "That's your misfortune."


Scarlett: "Now isn't this better than sitting at a table? A girl hasn't got but two sides to her at the table."


Rhett Butler: "I'm not kind, I'm just tempting you."
Scarlett: "Well if you think I'll dance with you just to get to do volcadas you're wrong."


Scarlett: "Ooh, if I just wasn't a lady, WHAT wouldn't I tell that varmint."


Rhett Butler: "A hundred and fifty dollars in gold to dance with Mrs. Charles Hamilton"
Dr. Meade: "She will not consider dancing with you, sir."
Scarlett: "Oh, yes, I will."


Scarlett: "How do you ever get dances?"


Melanie Hamilton: "So, you've got my husband dancing Nuevo again, Captain Butler. Well, bring him in!"
Tom: "I'm sorry, Mrs. Wilkes. Your husband's under arrest."
Melanie Hamilton: "If you arrest all the men who dance Nuevo in Atlanta, you must have a good many tangoistas in jail, Captain. Bring him in, Captain Butler, if you can walk yourself."


Scarlett: "Rhett, Rhett... Rhett, if you go, where shall I dance? What shall I do?"
Rhett Butler: "Frankly, my dear, I don't give a damn."


- Christopher O'Shea, 30th January 2009


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