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98 Margaret Mitchell Quotes That Are Worth Knowing

Famous As: Writer of 'Gone with the Wind'
Born On: November 8, 1900
Died On: August 16, 1949
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.

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

Margaret Mitchell
Burdens are for shoulders strong enough to carry them.

Burdens are for shoulders strong enough to carry them.

Margaret Mitchell
With enough courage, you can do without a reputation.

With enough courage, you can do without a reputation.

Margaret Mitchell
After all, tomorrow is another day!

After all, tomorrow is another day!

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.

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.

Margaret Mitchell
My dear, I don't give a damn.

My dear, I don't give a damn.

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.

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.

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

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

Margaret Mitchell
Sir,

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

Margaret Mitchell
Hardships make or break people.

Hardships make or break people.

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.

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.

Margaret Mitchell
It was better to know the worst than to wonder.

It was better to know the worst than to wonder.

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

You're so brutal to those who love you, Scarlett. You take their love and hold it over their heads like a whip.

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

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

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.

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.

Margaret Mitchell
Never pass up new experiences [Scarlett], They enrich the mind.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

Margaret Mitchell
Longing hearts could only stand so much longing.

Longing hearts could only stand so much longing.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Margaret Mitchell
You should be kissed and by someone who knows how.

You should be kissed and by someone who knows how.

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

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

Margaret Mitchell
How closely women clutch the very chains that bind them!

How closely women clutch the very chains that bind them!

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

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

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.

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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.

Margaret Mitchell
In a weak moment, I have written a book.

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

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

Margaret Mitchell
Hush,

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

Margaret Mitchell
Well fiddle dee dee!

Well fiddle dee dee!

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

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

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.

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.

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

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

Margaret Mitchell
God help the man who ever really loves you.

God help the man who ever really loves you.

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

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

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.

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..

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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

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

Margaret Mitchell
Some mistakes are too much fun to make only once.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Margaret Mitchell
Crackers are short on sparkle.

Crackers are short on sparkle.

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.

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Margaret Mitchell