Margaret Mitchell Quotes

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Margaret Mitchell
“I bare my soul and you are suspicious! No, Scarlett, this is a bona fide honorable declaration. I admit that it's not in the best of taste, coming at this time, but I have a very good excuse for my lack of breeding. I'm going away tomorrow for a long time and I fear that if I wait till I return you'll have married some one else with a little money. So I thought, why not me and my money? Really, Scarlett, I can't go all my life waiting to catch you between husbands. ”
Margaret Mitchell, Gone with the Wind

Margaret Mitchell
“In the dull twilight of the winter afternoon she came to the end of a long road which had begun the night Atlanta fell. She had set her feet upon that road a spoiled, selfish and untried girl, full of youth, warm of emotion, easily bewildered by life. Now, at the end of the road, there was nothing left of that girl. Hunger and hard labor, fear and constant strain, the terrors of war and the terrors of Reconstruction had taken away all warmth and youth and softness. About the core of her being, a shell of hardness had formed and, little by little, layer by layer, the shell had thickened during the endless months.”
Margaret Mitchell, Gone with the Wind

Margaret Mitchell
“I told you once before that there were two times for making big money, one in the up-building of a country and the other in its destruction. Slow money on the up-building, fast money in the crack-up. Remember my words. Perhaps they may be of use to you some day. (Rhett Butler)”
Margaret Mitchell, Gone with the Wind

Margaret Mitchell
“Would it please you if I said your eyes were twin goldfish bowls filled to the brim with the clearest green water and that when the fish swim to the top, as they are doing now, you are devilishly charming?”
Margaret Mitchell

Margaret Mitchell
“Oh, Scarlett, you are so young you wring my heart.”
Margaret Mitchell, Gone with the Wind

Margaret Mitchell
“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

Margaret Mitchell
“It was as if the whole world were enveloped in an unmoving blanket of grey smoke. And the whole world was still.”
Margaret Mitchell, Gone with the Wind

Margaret Mitchell
“Home was five blocks away. She would not wait for the sobbing Peter to harness the buggy, would not wait for Dr. Meade to drive her home. She could not endure the tears of the one, the silent condemnation of the other. She went swiftly down the dark front steps without her coat or bonnet and into the misty night. She rounded the corner and started up the long hill toward Peachtree Street, walking in a still wet world, and even her footsteps were as noiseless as a dream.”
Margaret Mitchell, Gone with the Wind

Margaret Mitchell
“After all, to-morrow is another day.”
Margaret Mitchell, Gone with the Wind