Margaret Mitchell

1900 - 1949

A Quote by Margaret Mitchell on convenient time, death, taxes, and childbirth

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

Margaret Mitchell (1900 - 1949)

Source: Financial Times

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A Quote by Margaret Mitchell on farewells and good

Rhett Butler's farewell to Scarlett O'Hara, 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. . . .

Margaret Mitchell (1900 - 1949)

Source: Gone with the Wind, vol. 2, pt. 5, ch. 63, 1936.

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A Quote by Margaret Mitchell on civilization, justice, money, and people

What most people don't seem to realize is that there is just as much money to be made out of the wreckage of a civilization as from the upbuilding of one.

Margaret Mitchell (1900 - 1949)

Source: Rhett Butler, in Gone with the Wind, vol. 1, pt. 2, ch. 9, 1936.

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A Quote by Margaret Mitchell on difficulty, mathematics, and men

. . . She knew only that if she did or said thus-and-so, men would unerringly respond with the complimentary thus-and-so. It was like a mathematical formula and no more difficult, for mathematics was the one subject that had come easy to Scarlett in her schooldays.

Margaret Mitchell (1900 - 1949)

Source: Gone With the Wind.

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A Quote by Margaret Mitchell on business, forgiveness, mind, people, and world

My pet, the world can forgive practically anything except people who mind their own business.

Margaret Mitchell (1900 - 1949)

Source: Rhett Butler, in Gone with the Wind, vol. 2, pt. 4, ch. 47, 1936.

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A Quote by Margaret Mitchell on freedom and reputation

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

Margaret Mitchell (1900 - 1949)

Source: Rhett Butler, in Gone with the Wind, vol. 1, pt. 2, ch. 9, 1936.

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A Quote by Margaret Mitchell on men

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I'm tired of saying, "How wonderful you are!" to fool men who haven't got one-half the sense I've got, and I'm tired of pretending I don't know anything, so men can tell me things and feel important while they're doing it.

Margaret Mitchell (1900 - 1949)

Source: Scarlett O'Hara, in Gone with the Wind, vol. 1, pt. 1, ch. 5, 1936.

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A Quote by Margaret Mitchell on death, taxes, and time

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

Margaret Mitchell (1900 - 1949)

Contributed by: Zaady

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