"With enough courage, you can do without a reputation."
"He never really existed at all, except in my imagination...I loved something I made up, something that's just as dead as Melly is. I made a pretty suit of clothes and fell in love with it. And when Ashley came riding along, so handsome, so different, I put that suit on him and made him wear it whether it fitted him or not. And I wouldn't see what he really was. I kept on loving the pretty clothes--and not him at all."
"You're so brutal to those who love you, Scarlett. You take their love and hold it over their heads like a whip."
(Gone with the Wind, Margaret Mitchell)