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 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.


Margaret Mitchell Poems

Margaret Mitchell Quotes

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).
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).
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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