Margaret Munnerlyn Mitchell (November 8, 1900 – August 16, 1949) was an American author and journalist. 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. In more recent years, a collection of Mitchell's girlhood writings and a novella she wrote as a teenager, Lost Laysen, have been published. A collection of articles written by Mitchell for The Atlanta Journal was republished in book form. (Click here for full Wikipedia article)
All wars are sacred, to those who have to fight them.
Burdens are for shoulders strong enough to carry them.
Death, taxes and childbirth! There's never any convenient time for any of them.
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.
How closely women clutch the very chains that bind them!
In a weak moment, I have written a book.
It was better to know the worst than to wonder.
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.
Never pass up new experiences... They enrich the mind.
Some mistakes are too much fun to make only once.
Southerners can never resist a losing cause.
That is the one unforgivable sin in any society. Be different and be damned!
The world can forgive practically anything except people who mind their own business.
Until you've lost your reputation, you never realize what a burden it was.
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.
With enough courage, you can do without a reputation.