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

— Margaret Mitchell

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

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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

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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.

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

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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

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

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

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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.

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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.

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

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

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

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About Margaret Mitchell

Quotes 168 sayings
Nationality American
Profession Novelist
Birthday October 16

Life is under no obligation to give us what we expect.

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

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With enough courage, you can do without a reputation.

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

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After all, tomorrow is another day.

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Some mistakes are too much fun to make only once.

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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.

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I want peace. I want to see if somewhere there isn't something left in life of charm and grace.

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I've found out that money is the most important thing in the world and, as God is my witness, I don't ever intend to be without it again. I'll never be hungry again.

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Land is the only thing in the world that amounts to anything, for 'Tis the only thing in this world that lasts, 'Tis the only thing worth working for, worth fighting for - worth dying for.

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I want to make you faint. I will make you faint. You've had this coming to you for years. None of the fools you've known have kissed you like this - have they? Your precious Charles or Frank or your stupid Ashley... I said your stupid Ashley. Gentlemen all - what do they know about women? What do they know about you? I know you.

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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.

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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.

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Hardships make or break people.

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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.

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It's a curse - this not wanting to look on naked realities.

Until the war, life was never more real to me than a shadow show on a curtain. And I preferred it so. I do not like the outlines of things to be too sharp. I like them gently blurred, a little hazy.

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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.

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

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My dear, I don't give a damn.

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If I said I was madly in love with you, I'd be lying and what's more, you'd know it.

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The world can forgive practically anything except people who mind their own business.

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You should be kissed and by someone who knows how.

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The Irish are the damnedest race. They put so much emphasis on so many wrong things.

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If! If! If! There were so many ifs in life, never any sense of security, always the dread of losing everything.

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What’s 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 live…I’m too old to believe in such sentimentalities as clean slates and starting all over.

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How closely women clutch the very chains that bind them!

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

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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.

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Once, when she was six years old, she had fallen from a tree, flat on her stomach. She could still recall that sickening interval before breath came back into her body. Now, as she looked at him, she felt the same way she had felt then, breathless, stunned, nauseated.

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

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

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

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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.

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And if we folks have a motto, it's this: 'Don't holler - smile and bide your time.' We've survived a passel of things that way, smiling and biding our time, and we've gotten to be experts at surviving.

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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.

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

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Now he saw that she understood entirely too well and he felt the usual masculine indignation at the duplicity of women. Added to it was the usual masculine disillusionment in discovering that a woman has a brain.

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