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Quotations From MARGARET MITCHELL

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  • 1.
    My pet, the world can forgive practically anything except people who mind their own business.
    Margaret Mitchell (1900-1949), U.S. novelist. Rhett Butler, in Gone With the Wind, vol. 2, pt. 4, ch. 47 (1936).

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  • 2.
    Southerners can never resist a losing cause.
    Margaret Mitchell (1900-1949), U.S. novelist. Rhett Butler, in Gone with the Wind, vol. 2, pt. 4, ch. 34 (1936).
  • 3.
    Death and taxes and childbirth! There's never any convenient time for any of them!
    Margaret Mitchell (1900-1949), U.S. novelist. Scarlett O'Hara, in Gone with the Wind, vol. 2, pt. 4, ch. 38 (1936).

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  • 4.
    The Irish ... are the damnedest race. They put so much emphasis on so many wrong things.
    Margaret Mitchell (1900-1949), U.S. novelist. Rhett Butler, in Gone With the Wind, vol. 2, pt. 4, ch. 34 (1936).
  • 5.
    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.
    Margaret Mitchell (1900-1949), U.S. novelist. Gerald O'Hara, in Gone With the Wind, vol. 1, pt. 1, ch. 2 (1936).

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  • 6.
    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 (1900-1949), U.S. novelist. Ashley Wilkes, in Gone with the Wind, vol. 2, pt. 4, ch. 31 (1936).
  • 7.
    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), U.S. novelist. Rhett Butler, in Gone With the Wind, vol. 1, pt. 2, ch. 9 (1936).

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  • 8.
    Until you've lost your reputation, you never realize what a burden it was or what freedom really is.
    Margaret Mitchell (1900-1949), U.S. novelist. Rhett Butler, in Gone with the Wind, vol. 1, pt. 2, ch. 9 (1936).

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  • 9.
    After all, tomorrow is another day.
    Margaret Mitchell (1900-1949), U.S. novelist. Scarlett O'Hara, in Gone with the Wind, pt. 5, ch. 63 (1936). Closing words of the book—and film.

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