Inspirational Margaret Mitchell Quotes

Margaret Mitchell (November 8, 1900 – August 16, 1949) was an American author and journalist. This post features some Inspirational Margaret Mitchell Quotes.

One novel by Mitchell was published during her lifetime, the American Civil War-era novel, Gone with the Wind, for which she won the National Book Award for Most Distinguished Novel of 1936 and the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1937.

Margaret Mitchell Quotes
Margaret Mitchell Quotes

Margaret Mitchell Quotes

“Life’s under no obligation to give us what we expect.”
― Margaret Mitchell

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

“Hardships make or break people.”
― Margaret Mitchell

“I’d cut up my heart for you to wear if you wanted it.”
― 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.”
― Margaret Mitchell

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

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

“After all, tomorrow is another day!”
― Margaret Mitchell

“My dear, I don’t give a damn.”
― 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

“I can’t think about that right now. If I do, I’ll go crazy. I’ll think about that tomorrow.”
― Margaret Mitchell

“Longing hearts could only stand so much longing.”
― Margaret Mitchell

“Great balls of fire. Don’t bother me anymore, and don’t call me sugar.”
― Margaret Mitchell

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

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

“Life was not easy, nor was it happy, but she did not expect life to be easy, and, if it was not happy, that was woman’s lot. It was a man’s world, and she accepted it as such.”
― Margaret Mitchell

“And apologies, once postponed, become harder and harder to make, and finally impossible.”
― 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.”
Margaret Mitchell quotes

“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

“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

“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

“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

“If I said I was madly in love with you you’d know I was lying.”
― 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.”
― Margaret Mitchell

“I’ve always had a weakness for lost causes once they’re really lost.”
― Margaret Mitchell

“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

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

“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.”
Margaret Mitchell quotes

“Child, it’s a very bad thing for a woman to face the worst that can happen to her, because after she’s faced the worst she can’t ever really fear anything again. …Scarlett, always save something to fear— even as you save something to love.”
― Margaret Mitchell

“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

“No, my dear, I’m not in love with you, no more than you are with me, and if I were, you would be the last person I’d ever tell. God help the man who ever really loves you. You’d break his heart, my darling, cruel, destructive little cat who is so careless and confident she doesn’t even trouble to sheathe her claws.”
― Margaret Mitchell

“Forgive me for startling you with the impetuosity of my sentiments, my dear Scarlett—I mean, my dear Mrs. Kennedy. It cannot have escaped your notice that for some time past the friendship I have had in my heart for you has ripened into a deeper feeling, a feeling more beautiful, more pure, more sacred. Dare I name it you? Ah! It is love which makes me so bold!”
― Margaret Mitchell

“How wonderful to know someone who was bad and dishonorable and a cheat and a liar, when all the world was filled with people who would not lie to save their souls and who would rather starve than do a dishonorable deed!”
― Margaret Mitchell

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