Today is the birthday of an American author and journalist Margaret Munnerlyn Mitchell (November 8, 1900 – August 16, 1949). One novel by Mitchell was published during her lifetime, the American Civil War-era novel, Gone with the Wind. For it 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. These additional works have enabled scholars and the public to more fully comprehend the richness and depth of Margaret Mitchell's writing. Presenting some Quotations : Being Poet
- My dear, I don't give a damn.
- After all, tomorrow is another day.
- Southerners can never resist a losing cause.
- Life's under no obligation to give us what we expect.
- With enough courage, you can do without a reputation.
- There ain't nothing from the outside that can lick any of us.
- The world can forgive practically anything except people who mind their own business.
- I want peace. I want to see if somewhere there isn't something left in life of charm and grace.
- Until you have lost your reputation, you never realize what a burden it was or what freedom really is.
- 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.
- 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.
- The south produced statesmen and soldiers, planters and doctors and lawyers and poets, but certainly no engineers and mechanics. Let Yankees adopt such low callings.
- 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.