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By Anonym 14 Sep

Lucy Maud Montgomery

That's one of the things we learn as we grow older -- how to forgive. It comes easier at forty than it did at twenty.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Lucy Maud Montgomery

As she walked along she dramatized the night. There was about it a wild, lawless charm that appealed to a certain wild, lawless strain hidden deep in Emily’s nature—the strain of the gypsy and the poet, the genius and the fool.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Lucy Maud Montgomery

It's the worst kind of cruelty — the thoughtless kind. You can't cope with it.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Lucy Maud Montgomery

Something just flashes into your mind, so exciting, and you must out with it. If you stop to think it over, you spoil it all.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Lucy Maud Montgomery

You're not eating anything," said Marilla sharply, eying her as if it were a serious shortcoming. Anne sighed. I can't. I'm in the depths of despair. Can you eat when you are in the depths of despair?" I've never been in the depths of despair, so I can't say," responded Marilla. Weren't you? Well, did you ever try to IMAGINE you were in the depths of despair?" No, I didn't." Then I don't think you can understand what it's like. It's very uncomfortable a feeling indeed.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Lucy Maud Montgomery

I hate to lend a book I love...it never seems quite the same when it comes back to me.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Lucy Maud Montgomery

never write a line you'd be ashamed to read at your own funeral.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Lucy Maud Montgomery

A bosom friend - an intimate friend, you know - a really kindred spirit to whom I can confide my inmost soul.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Lucy Maud Montgomery

Mrs. Cadbury: Tell me what you know about yourself. Anne Shirley: Well, it really isn't worth telling, Mrs. Cadbury... but if you let me tell you what I IMAGINE about myself you'd find it a lot more interesting.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Lucy Maud Montgomery

For there is no bond more lasting than that formed by the mutual confidences of that magic time when youth is slipping from the sheath of childhood and beginning to wonder what lies for it beyond those misty hills that bound the golden road.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Lucy Maud Montgomery

I think it would be worse to expect nothing than to be disappointed.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Lucy Maud Montgomery

Don't you know that it is only very foolish folk who talk sense all the time?

By Anonym 15 Sep

Lucy Maud Montgomery

Valancy herself had never quite relinquished a certain pitiful, shamed, little hope that Romance would come her way yet - never, until this wet, horrible morning, when she wakened to the fact that she was twenty-nine and unsought by any man. Ay, there lay the sting. Valancy did not mind so much being an old maid. After all, she thought, being an old maid couldn’t possibly be as dreadful as being married to an Uncle Wellignton or an Uncle Benjamin, or even an Uncle Herbert. What hurt her was that she had never had a chance to be anything but an old maid.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Lucy Maud Montgomery

Oh", she thought, "how horrible it is that people have to grow up-and marry-and change!

By Anonym 14 Sep

Lucy Maud Montgomery

It is never quite safe to think we have done with life. When we imagine we have finished our story fate has a trick of turning the page and showing us yet another chapter.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Lucy Maud Montgomery

And she discovered that, while solitude with dreams is glorious, solitude without them has few charms.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Lucy Maud Montgomery

It's dreadful what little things lead people to misunderstand each other.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Lucy Maud Montgomery

Some nights are like honey - and some like wine - and some like wormwood.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Lucy Maud Montgomery

Nobody is ever too old to dream. And dreams never grow old.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Lucy Maud Montgomery

There are plenty of people, in Avonlea and out of it, who can attend closely to their neighbours' business by dint of neglecting their own; but Mrs. Rachel Lynde was one of those capable creatures who can manage their own concerns and those of other folks into the bargain.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Lucy Maud Montgomery

We must have ideals and try to live up to them, even if we never quite succeed. Life would be a sorry business without them. With them it's grand and great.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Lucy Maud Montgomery

I feel as if I had opened a book and found roses of yesterday, sweet and beloved, between its leaves.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Lucy Maud Montgomery

[she] had a great reputation for unselfishness because she was always giving up a lot of things she didn't want.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Lucy Maud Montgomery

Isn't it splendid to think of all the things there are to find out about? It just makes me feel glad to be alive-it's such an interesting world.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Lucy Maud Montgomery

Wouldn't it be nice if roses could talk? I'm sure they could tell us such lovely things.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Lucy Maud Montgomery

What had seemed easy in imagination was rather hard in reality.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Lucy Maud Montgomery

Perhaps. . .love unfolded naturally out of a beautiful friendship, as a golden-hearted rose slipping from its green sheath.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Lucy Maud Montgomery

It's rather hard to decide just when people are grown up.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Lucy Maud Montgomery

She came out of her reverie with a deep sigh and looked at him with a dreamy gaze of a soul that had been wandering afar, star-led.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Lucy Maud Montgomery

Rebellion flamed up in her soul as the dark hours passed by – not because she had no future but because she had no past.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Lucy Maud Montgomery

I'm always sorry when pleasant things end. Something still pleasanter may come after, but you can never be sure.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Lucy Maud Montgomery

Oh, of course there's a risk in marrying anybody, but, when it's all said and done, there's many a worse thing than a husband.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Lucy Maud Montgomery

That is one consolation when you are poor—there are so many more things you can imagine about.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Lucy Maud Montgomery

Anne was always glad in the happiness of her friends; but it is sometimes a little lonely to be surrounded everywhere by happiness that is not your own.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Lucy Maud Montgomery

We should regret our mistakes and learn from them, but never carry them forward into the future with us.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Lucy Maud Montgomery

I have learned to look upon each little hindrance as a jest and each great one as a foreshadowing of victory.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Lucy Maud Montgomery

Nobody whom this war has touched will ever be happy again in quite the same way. But it will be a better happiness, I think, little sister - a happiness we've earned.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Lucy Maud Montgomery

But I just went to work and imagined that I had on the most beautiful pale blue silk dress - because when you are imagining you might as well imagine something worth while.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Lucy Maud Montgomery

Anne reveled in the world of color about her. "Oh, Marilla," she exclaimed one Saturday morning, coming dancing in with her arms full of gorgeous boughs, "I'm so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers. It would be terrible if we just skipped from September to November, wouldn't it? Look at these maple branches. Don't they give you a thrill--several thrills?

By Anonym 13 Sep

Lucy Maud Montgomery

Don't try to write anything you can't feel - it will be a failure - 'echoes nothing worth

By Anonym 14 Sep

Lucy Maud Montgomery

Make a little room in your plans for romance again, Anne, girl. All the degrees and scholarships in the world can’t make up for the lack of it. ~Aunt Josephine to Anne in Anne Of Green Gables

By Anonym 14 Sep

Lucy Maud Montgomery

Outgrowing things we love is never a pleasant process.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Lucy Maud Montgomery

There is such a place as fairyland—but only children can find the way to it. And they do not know that it is fairyland until they have grown so old that they forget the way. One bitter day, when they seek it and cannot find it, they realize what they have lost; and that is the tragedy of life. On that day the gates of Eden are shut behind them and the age of gold is over. Henceforth they must dwell in the common light of common day. Only a few, who remain children at heart, can ever find that fair, lost path again; and blessed are they above mortals. They, and only they, can bring us tidings from that dear country where we once sojourned and from which we must evermore be exiles. The world calls them its singers and poets and artists and story-tellers; but they are just people who have never forgotten the way to fairyland.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Lucy Maud Montgomery

A favor is never so long-lived as a grudge.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Lucy Maud Montgomery

I feel as though someone's handed me the moon... and I don't exactly know what to do with it.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Lucy Maud Montgomery

Don't look at me so sorrowfully and so disapprovingly, dearest. I can't be sober and serious - everything looks so rosy and rainbowy to me.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Lucy Maud Montgomery

But [sorrows] won't get the better of you if you face 'em together with love and trust. You can weather any storm with them two for compass and pilot.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Lucy Maud Montgomery

She looked like a head-on collision between a fashion plate and a nightmare.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Lucy Maud Montgomery

Youth is not a vanished thing but something that dwells forever in the heart.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Lucy Maud Montgomery

It will come sometime. Some beautiful morning she will just wake up and find it is Tomorrow. Not Today but Tomorrow. And then things will happen ... wonderful things.