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A collection of quotes by Margaret Mitchell on books, children, desire, literature, memories, hope, war etc.

98 Margaret Mitchell Quotes That Are Worth Knowing

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Writer of 'Gone with the Wind'

Born On
08 November 1900 AD

Died On
16 August 1949 AD

Born In
Atlanta, Georgia, United States

Died At Age
48

Margaret Mitchell, who published under the name of Peggy Mitchell, was a renowned American author and journalist, most famous for her work ‘Gone with the wind’. This novel was based on American Civil war period for which she was awarded the esteemed Pulitzer Prize for fiction. History is witness to wars that have taken millions of lives and with her masterpiece (Gone with the wind) she tried to convey the sufferings that common people faced due to war. Through her masterpiece she certainly left behind a legacy that highlights the negative impacts of war. We have curated some of Margaret Mitchell’s most famous quotes from her writings and observations. Read these quotes from one of the greatest novelist to have lived in the history of English Literature.

Life's under no obligation to give us what we expect.

- Margaret Mitchell

Burdens are for shoulders strong enough to carry them.

- Gone with the Wind, Margaret Mitchell

With enough courage, you can do without a reputation.

- Margaret Mitchell

After all, tomorrow is another day!

- Gone with the Wind, Margaret Mitchell

Well, my dear, take heart. Some day, I will kiss you and you will like it. But not now, so I beg you not to be too impatient.

- Gone with the Wind, Margaret Mitchell

My dear, I don't give a damn.

- Gone with the Wind, Margaret Mitchell

I'll think of it tomorrow, at Tara. I can stand it then. Tomorrow, I'll think of some way to get him back. After all, tomorrow is another day.

- Gone with the Wind, Margaret Mitchell

I can't think about that right now. If I do, I'll go crazy. I'll think about that tomorrow.

- Gone with the Wind, Margaret Mitchell

Sir,"she said,"you are no gentleman!" An apt observation,"he answered airily."And, you, Miss, are no lady.

- Gone with the Wind, Margaret Mitchell

Hardships make or break people.

- Gone with the Wind, Margaret Mitchell

Perhaps - I want the old days back again and they'll never come back, and I am haunted by the memory of them and of the world falling about my ears.

- Gone with the Wind, Margaret Mitchell

It was better to know the worst than to wonder.

- Gone with the Wind, Margaret Mitchell

Dear Scarlett! You aren't helpless. Anyone as selfish and determined as you are is never helpless. God help the Yankees if they should get you." -Rhett Butler

- Gone with the Wind, Margaret Mitchell

Until you've lost your reputation, you never realize what a burden it was or what freedom really is.

- Gone with the Wind, Margaret Mitchell

Death, taxes and childbirth! There's never any convenient time for any of them.

- Gone with the Wind, Margaret Mitchell

I'd cut up my heart for you to wear if you wanted it.

- Gone with the Wind, Margaret Mitchell

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

If I said I was madly in love with you you'd know I was lying.

- Gone with the Wind, Margaret Mitchell

Life's under no obligation to give us what we expect. We take what we get and are thankful it's no worse than it is.

- Gone with the Wind, Margaret Mitchell

Never pass up new experiences [Scarlett], They enrich the mind." - Rhett Butler

- Gone with the Wind, Margaret Mitchell

And apologies, once postponed, become harder and harder to make, and finally impossible.

- Gone with the Wind, Margaret Mitchell

Vanity was stronger than love at sixteen and there was no room in her hot heart now for anything but hate.

- Gone with the Wind, Margaret Mitchell

That is the one unforgivable sin in any society. Be different and be damned!

- Gone with the Wind, Margaret Mitchell

I've always had a weakness for lost causes once they're really lost.

- Gone with the Wind, Margaret Mitchell

I wish I could care what you do or where you go but I can't... My dear, I don't give a damn.

- Gone with the Wind, Margaret Mitchell

Great balls of fire. Don't bother me anymore, and don't call me sugar.

- Margaret Mitchell

Now she had a fumbling knowledge that, had she ever understood Ashley, she would never have loved him; had she ever understood Rhett, she would never have lost him.

- Gone with the Wind, Margaret Mitchell

The land is the only thing in the world worth working for, worth fighting for, worth dying for, because it's the only thing that lasts".....Gerald O'Hara, Gone With The Wind.

- Margaret Mitchell

It was not often that she was alone like this and she did not like it. When she was alone she had to think and, these days, thoughts were not so pleasant.

- Gone with the Wind, Margaret Mitchell

Longing hearts could only stand so much longing.

- Gone with the Wind, Margaret Mitchell

I only know that I love you. That's your misfortune.

- Gone with the Wind, Margaret Mitchell

Now you are beginning to think for yourself instead of letting others think for you. That’s the beginning of wisdom.

- Gone with the Wind, Margaret Mitchell

I wonder if anyone but me realizes what goes on in that head back of your deceptively sweet face.

- Gone with the Wind, Margaret Mitchell

You should be kissed and by someone who knows how.

- Gone with the Wind, Margaret Mitchell

The liar was the hottest to defend his veracity, the coward his courage, the ill-bred his gentlemanliness, and the cad his honor

- Gone with the Wind, Margaret Mitchell

Her lips on his could tell him better than all her stumbling words.

- Margaret Mitchell

How closely women clutch the very chains that bind them!

- Gone with the Wind, Margaret Mitchell

He had never known such gallantry as the gallantry of Scarlett O'Hara going forth to conquer the world in her mother's velvet curtains and the tail feathers of a rooster.

- Gone with the Wind, Margaret Mitchell

Men and women, they were beautiful and wild, all a little violent under their pleasant ways and only a little tamed.

- Przemine̜ło Z Wiatrem, Margaret Mitchell

Scarlett, always save something to fear—even as you save something to love.

- Gone with the Wind, Margaret Mitchell

Babies, babies, babies. Why did God make so many babies? But no, God didn't make them. Stupid people made them.

- Gone with the Wind, Margaret Mitchell

If he's forgotten me, I'll make him remember me. I'll make him want me again.

- Gone with the Wind, Margaret Mitchell

Supposed I don't want to redeem myself? Why should I fight to uphold the system that cast me out? I shall take pleasure in seeing it smashed.

- Gone with the Wind, Margaret Mitchell

In a weak moment, I have written a book.

- Margaret Mitchell

My pet, the world can forgive practically anything except people who mind their own business" - Rhett Butler

- Gone with the Wind, Margaret Mitchell

Hush," he said. "I am asking you to marry me. Would you be convinced if I knelt down?

- Gone with the Wind, Margaret Mitchell

Well fiddle dee dee!

- Gone with the Wind, Margaret Mitchell

She saw in his eyes defeat of her wild dreams, her mad desires.

- Gone with the Wind, Margaret Mitchell

Yes, I want money more than anything else in the world.” “Then you’ve made the only choice. But there’s a penalty attached, as there is to most things you want. It’s loneliness.

- Gone With the Wind, Margaret Mitchell

She hasn't your strength. She's never had any strength. She's never had anything but heart.

- Gone with the Wind, Margaret Mitchell

God help the man who ever really loves you.

- Gone with the Wind, Margaret Mitchell

Her burdens were her own and burdens were for shoulders strong enough to bear them.

- Gone with the Wind, Margaret Mitchell

The way to get a man interested and to hold his interest was to talk about himself, and then gradually lead the conversation around yourself—and keep it there.

- Margaret Mitchell

There’ll always be wars because men love wars. Women don’t, but men do..

- Gone with the Wind, Margaret Mitchell

As God is my witness, I'll never be hungry again.

- Gone With The Wind, Margaret Mitchell

You're like the thief who isn't the least bit sorry he stole, but is terribly, terribly sorry he's going to jail. - Rhett Butler

- Gone with the Wind, Margaret Mitchell

She could not ignore life. She had to live it and it was too brutal, too hostile, for her even to try to gloss over its harshness with a smile

- Gone with the Wind, Margaret Mitchell

In the end what will happen will be what has happened whenever a civilization breaks up. The people who have brains and courage come through and the ones who haven't are winnowed out.

- Gone with the Wind, Margaret Mitchell

Like most girls, her imagination carried her just as far as the altar and no further.

- Gone with the Wind, Margaret Mitchell

The whole world can't lick us but we can lick ourselves by longing too hard for things we haven't got any more - and by remembering too much.

- Gone with the Wind, Margaret Mitchell

I'm tempting you with fine gifts until your girlish ideals are quite worn away and you are at my mercy.

- Gone with the Wind, Margaret Mitchell

Some mistakes are too much fun to make only once.

- Margaret Mitchell

I do not write with ease, nor am I ever pleased with anything I write. And so I rewrite.

- Margaret Mitchell

I can't go all my life waiting to catch you between husbands.

- Gone with the Wind, Margaret Mitchell

Fighting is like champagne. It goes to the heads of cowards as quickly as of heroes. Any fool can be brave on a battlefield when it's be brave or else be killed.

- Gone with the Wind, Margaret Mitchell

Scarlett O'Hara was not beautiful, but men seldom realized it when caught by her charm as the Tarleton twins were.

- Margaret Mitchell

All she wanted was a breathing space in which to hurt.

- Gone with the Wind, Margaret Mitchell

He made her play and she had almost forgotten how. Life had been so serious and so bitter. He knew how to play and swept her along with him.

- Gone with the Wind, Margaret Mitchell

All really nice girls wonder when men don't try to kiss them. They know they shouldn't want them to and they know they must act insulted if they do, but just the same, they wish the men would try.

- Gone with the Wind, Margaret Mitchell

You have eternity in which to explain and only one night to be a martyr in the amphitheater Get out, darling, and let me see the lions eat you.

- Gone with the Wind, Margaret Mitchell

I'm riding you with a slack rein, my pet, but don't forget that I'm riding with curb and spurs just the same.

- Gone with the Wind, Margaret Mitchell

You can go to the Devil and not at your leisure. You can go now, for all I care.' 'My pet, I've been to the Devil and he's a very dull fellow. I won't go there again, not even for you.

- Gone with the Wind, Margaret Mitchell

Take my handkerchief, Scarlett. Never, at any crisis of your life, have I known you to have a handkerchief.

- Margaret Mitchell

But she knew that no matter what beauty lay behind, it must remain there. No one could go forward with a load of aching memories.

- Gone with the Wind, Margaret Mitchell

It's not because I've -what is the phrase? -'swept you off your feet' by my -er- ardor?

- Gone with the Wind, Margaret Mitchell

It had been so long since she had seen him and she had lived on memories until they were worn thin.

- Gone with the Wind, Margaret Mitchell

She couldn't survey the wreck of the world with an air of casual unconcern.

- Gone with the Wind, Margaret Mitchell

The usual masculine dissillusionment is discovering that a woman has a brain

- Margaret Mitchell

[Yankees] are pretty much like southerners except with worse manners, of course, and terrible accents.

- Gone with the Wind, Margaret Mitchell

Anyone as selfish and determined as you are is never helpless.

- Gone with the Wind, Margaret Mitchell

You should be kissed and often, by someone who knows how.

- Margaret Mitchell

She is the only dream I ever had that lived and breathed and did not die in the face of reality." (Ashley said about Melanie)

- Margaret Mitchell

They knew that love snatched in the face of danger and death was doubly sweet for the strange excitement that went with it.

- Gone with the Wind, Margaret Mitchell

Somehow the bright beauty had gone from April afternoon and from her heart as well and the sad sweetness of remembering was as bitter as gall.

- Gone with the Wind, Margaret Mitchell

His voice stopped and they looked for a long quiet moment into each other's eyes and between them lay the sunny lost youth that they had so unthinkingly shared.

- Margaret Mitchell

Then you've made the only choice. But there's a penalty attached, as there is to most things you want. It's loneliness.

- Margaret Mitchell

Fo' Gawd, Miss Scarlett! We's got ter have a doctah. Ah- Ah- Miss Scarlett, Ah doan know nuthin' 'bout bringin' babies. -Prissy

- Gone with the Wind, Margaret Mitchell

She was as forthright and simple as the winds that blew over Tara and the yellow river that wound around it.

- Gone with the Wind, Margaret Mitchell

But, Scarlett, did it ever occur to you that even the most deathless love could wear out?

- Gone with the Wind, Margaret Mitchell

Land is the only thing in the world that amounts to anything.

- Gone with the Wind, Margaret Mitchell

What is there to see in Europe? I'll bet those foreigners can't show us a thing we haven't got right here in Georgia.

- Gone with the Wind, Margaret Mitchell

The green eyes in the carefully sweet face were turbulent, willful, lusty with life, distinctly at variance with her decorous demeanor. Her manners had been imposed upon her ... her eyes were her own.

- Gone with the Wind, Margaret Mitchell

To Scarlett, there was something breath-taking about Ellen O'Hara, a miracle that lived in the house with her and awed her and charmed and soothed her.

- Gone with the Wind, Margaret Mitchell

Crackers are short on sparkle.

- Gone with the Wind, Margaret Mitchell

I was right when I said I’d never look back. It hurts too much, it drags at your heart till you can’t ever do anything else except look back.

- Gone with the Wind, Margaret Mitchell

I won't need you to rescue meM. I can take care of myself, thank you. - Scarlett O'Hara.

- Gone with the Wind, Margaret Mitchell

Madam, you flatter yourself. I do not want to marry you or anyone else. I am not a marrying man. - Rhett Butler

- Gone with the Wind, Margaret Mitchell

Yes, life was very sweet and cosy with Scarlett - as long as she had her own way

- Gone with the Wind, Margaret Mitchell