Well, gentlemen, if Georgia fights, I go with her.
But, like my father, I hope that the Yankees will let us leave the Union
But, Ashley, they've insulted us!
You can't mean that you don't want war.
Most of the miseries of the world were caused by wars. And when the wars were over, no one ever knew what they were about.
Oh, Ashley, if it wasn't that I knew you....
Now, now, gentlemen, Mr. Butler has been up North, I hear. Don't you agree
with us, Mr.Butler?
I think it's hard winning a war with words, gentlemen.
What do you mean, sir?
I mean, Mr. Hamilton, there's not a cannon factory in the whole South.
What difference does that make, sir, to a gentleman?
I'm afraid it's going to make a great deal of difference to a great many
Are you hinting, Mr. Butler, that the Yankees can lick us?
No, I'm not hinting. I'm saying very plainly that the Yankees are better
equipped than we. They've got factories, shipyards, coal mines- and a fleet
to bottle up our harbors and starve us to death. All we've got is cotton,
and slaves and- arrogance.
Sir, I refuse to listen to any renegade talk!
I'm sorry if the truth offends you.
Apologies aren't enough, sir! I hear you were tuned out of West Point,
Mr. Rhett Butler, and that you aren't received by any decent family in
Charleston, not even your own.
I apologize again for all my shortcomings. Mr. Wilkes, perhaps you won't
mind if I walk about and look over your place. I seem to be spoiling everybody's
brandy and cigars and dreams of victory.
Well, that's just about what you could expect from somebody like Rhett
You did everything but call him out.
He refused to fight.
Not quite that, Charles. He just refused to take advantage of you.
Take advantage of me?
Yes, He's one of the best shots in the country. As he's proved a number
of times, against steadier hands and cooler heads than yours.
Well, I'll show him!
No, no, no, please. Don't go tweaking his nose anymore. You may be needed
for more important fighting, Charles.Now, if you'll excuse me, Mr.Butler's
our guest- I think I'll just show him around.