Margaret Mitchell

Literary Birthday – 8 November – Margaret Mitchell

Margaret Mitchell was born 8 November 1900, and died 16 August 1949.


  1. I had every detail clear in my mind before I sat down to the typewriter.
  2. Give of yourself with both hands and overflowing heart, but give only the excess after you have lived your own life.
  3. Until you’ve lost your reputation, you never realise what a burden it was.
  4. Life’s under no obligation to give us what we expect.
  5. Death and taxes and childbirth! There’s never any convenient time for any of them.
  6. 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.
  7. With enough courage, you can do without a reputation.
  8. The world can forgive practically anything except people who mind their own business.
  9. Hardships make or break people.
  10. The usual masculine disillusionment is discovering that a woman has a brain.

Margaret Mitchell was an American author and journalist. She is famous for writing Gone with the Wind, for which she won the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction.

Source for Image

New York World-Telegram and the Sun staff photographer: Aumuller, Al, photographer., Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons

by Amanda Patterson

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Posted on: 8th November 2014