Quote of the Day

Since it’s St. Paddy’s Day, and also since you don’t get much more Irish than Gerald O’Hara in Gone With the Wind:

“Do you stand there, Scarlett O’Hara, and tell me that Tara–that land–doesn’t amount to anything?…Land is the only thing in the world that amounts to anything,” he shouted, his thick, short arms making wide gestures of indignation,” for ’tis the only thing in this world that lasts, and don’t you be forgetting it! ‘Tis the only thing worth working for, worth fighting for — worth dying for.”

“Oh, Pa,” she said disgustedly, “you talk like an Irishman!”

“Have I ever been ashamed of it? No, ’tis proud I am. And don’t be forgetting that you are half Irish, Miss! And to anyone with a drop of Irish blood in them the land they live on is like their mother.”

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