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    There ain't nothing from the outside that can lick any of us.
    — Margaret Mitchell
    Until you have lost your reputation, you never realize what a burden it was or what freedom really is.
    — Margaret Mitchell
    tags: freedom  lost 
     
    My dear, I don't give a damn.
    — Margaret Mitchell
    The Irish are the damnedest race. They put so much emphasis on so many wrong things.
    — Margaret Mitchell
    tags: wrong  race 
     
    Like most girls, her imagination carried her just as far as the altar and no further.
    — Margaret Mitchell
    tags: girls  imagination 
     
    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
    tags: world  mother 
     
    I want peace. I want to see if somewhere there isn't something left in life of charm and grace.
    — Margaret Mitchell
    tags: peace  grace  charm 
     
    All wars are sacred to those who have to fight them. If the people who started wars didn't make them sacred, who would be foolish enough to fight?
    — Margaret Mitchell
    tags: people  fight  sacred  war 
     
    Now you are beginning to think for yourself instead of letting others think for you. That's the beginning of wisdom.
    — Margaret Mitchell
    tags: wisdom 
     
    The usual masculine dissillusionment is discovering that a woman has a brain
    — Margaret Mitchell
    tags: women  brain 
     
    With enough courage, you can do without a reputation.
    — Margaret Mitchell
    tags: courage 
     
    Every problem has two handles. You can grab it by the handle of fear or the handle of hope.
    — Margaret Mitchell
    tags: fear  problem  hope 
     
    I was never one to patiently pick up broken fragments and glue them together again and tell myself that the mended whole was as good as new. What is broken is broken - and I'd rather remember it as it was at its best than mend it and see the broken places as long as I lived.
    — Margaret Mitchell
    tags: broken 
     
    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
    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
    tags: courage  liar  honor 
     
    Until you've lost your reputation, you never realize what a burden it was.
    — Margaret Mitchell
    tags: lost 
     
    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
    Vanity was stronger than love at sixteen and there was no room in her hot heart now for anything but hate.
    — Margaret Mitchell
    tags: heart  hate 
     
    Say you'll marry me when I come back or, before God, I won't go. I'll stay around here and play a guitar under your window every night and sing at the top of my voice and compromise you, so you'll have to marry me to save your reputation.
    — Margaret Mitchell
    tags: night  god  marry 
     
    Burdens are for shoulders strong enough to carry them.
    — Margaret Mitchell
    tags: strong 
     
    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
    tags: world  memory 
     
    Men and women, they were beautiful and wild, all a little violent under their pleasant ways and only a little tamed.
    — Margaret Mitchell
    tags: men  women  beautiful  wild  violent 
     
    It had been so long since she had seen him and she had lived on memories until they were worn thin.
    — Margaret Mitchell
    tags: memory 
     
    Her lips on his could tell him better than all her stumbling words.
    — Margaret Mitchell
    It was better to know the worst than to wonder.
    — Margaret Mitchell
    tags: wonder 
     
    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
    Scarlett O'Hara was not beautiful, but men seldom realized it when caught by her charm as the Tarleton twins were.
    — Margaret Mitchell
    tags: men  beautiful  charm 
     
    Death, taxes and childbirth! There's never any convenient time for any of them.
    — Margaret Mitchell
    tags: death  time  tax 
     
    Hardships make or break people.
    — Margaret Mitchell
    tags: people 
     
    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
    tags: tomorrow 
     
    Land is the only thing in the world that amounts to anything.
    — Margaret Mitchell
    tags: world 
     
    I wonder if anyone but me realizes what goes on in that head back of your deceptively sweet face.
    — Margaret Mitchell
    tags: wonder 
     
    In a weak moment, I have written a book.
    — Margaret Mitchell
    tags: moment  book 
     
    Did you ever hear the Oriental proverb, "The dogs bark but the caravan passes on"? Let them bark, Scarlett. I fear nothing will stop your caravan.
    — Margaret Mitchell
    tags: fear  dog 
     
    That is the one unforgivable sin in any society. Be different and be damned!
    — Margaret Mitchell
    tags: society  sin 
     
    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
    tags: fight  pleasure  seeing 
     
    The world can forgive practically anything except people who mind their own business.
    — Margaret Mitchell
    tags: people  world  mind  business 
     
    I can't make you understand because you don't know the meaning of fear. You have the heart of a lion and an utter lack of imagination and I envy you both of those qualities. You'll never mind facing realities and you'll never want to escape from them as I do.
    — 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.
    — Margaret Mitchell
    tags: lost 
     
    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
    tags: heart  kiss 
     
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    margaret mitchell
    Birth    : November 8, 1900
    Death  : August 16, 1949
    Occupation  : Author