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And then - thwack! - Anne had brought her slate down on Gilbert's head and cracked it - slate not head - clear across. -- L.m. Montgomery
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Doss dear," said Cousin Georgiana mournfully, "some day you will discover that blood is thicker than water."
"Of course it is. But who wants water to be thick?" parried Valancy. -- L.m. Montgomery
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The woods are never solitary
they are full of whispering, beckoning, friendly life. But the sea is a mighty soul, forever moaning of some great, unshareable sorrow, which shuts it up into itself for all eternity. -- L.m. Montgomery
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But there is a destiny which shapes the ends of young misses who are born with the itch for writing tingling in their baby fingertips, and in the fullness of time this destiny gave to Emily the desire of her heart - gave -- L.m. Montgomery
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Don't you feel as if you just loved the world on a morning like this? -- L.m. Montgomery
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She'd been real melancholy in the fall - religious melancholy - it ran in her family. Her father worried so much over believing that he had committed the unpardonable sin that he died in the asylum. -- L.m. Montgomery
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I went up on the hill and walked about until twilight had deepened into an autumn night with a benediction of starry quietude over it. I was alone but not lonely. I was a queen in halls of fancy. -- L.m. Montgomery
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I thought Marilla Cuthburt was an old fool when I heard she'd adopted a girl out of an orphan asylum," she said to herself, "but I guess she didn't make much of a mistake after all. If I'd a child like Anne in the house all the time I'd be a better and happier woman. -- L.m. Montgomery
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He believed he was dead and used to rage at his wife because she wouldn't bury him. I'd a-done it. -- L.m. Montgomery
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Life is only beginning for you now ... since at last you're quite free and independent. And you never know what may be around the next bend in the road -- L.m. Montgomery
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Knitting is something you can do, even when your heart is going like a trip-hammer and the pit of your stomach feels all gone and your thoughts are catawampus. Then when I see the headlines, be they good or be they bad, I calm down and am able to go about my business again. -- L.m. Montgomery
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I like people who make me love them. It saves me so much trouble in making myself love them. - Miss Barry -- L.m. Montgomery
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You'll stay right here with me, Anne-girl," said Gilbert lazily. "I won't have you flying away from me into the hearts of storms. -- L.m. Montgomery
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You've been four of the dearest, sweetest, goodest girls who ever went together through college,' averred Aunt Jamesina, who never spoiled a compliment by misplaced economy. -- L.m. Montgomery
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I wish I was dead, or that it were tomorrow night," groaned Phil.
"If you live long enough both wishes will come true," said Anne calmly. -- L.m. Montgomery
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Kindred spirits alone do not change with the changing years. -- L.m. Montgomery
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I'm glad and I'm sorry. I'm always sorry when pleasant things end. Something still more pleasant may come after, but you can never be sure. And it's so often the case that it isn't more pleasant. -- L.m. Montgomery
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I believe you!" Miss Ellen nodded. "Mark my words, Mr. Meredith, that man is going to fight somebody yet. He's ACHING to. He is going to set the world on fire." "If -- L.m. Montgomery
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I wonder," said Miss Oliver, "if humanity will be any happier because of aeroplanes. It seems to me that the sum of human happiness remains much the same from age to age, no matter how it may vary in distribution, and that all the 'many inventions' neither lessen nor increase it." "After -- L.m. Montgomery
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He certainly must have money, for he has just showered Jane with jewelry. Her engagement ring is a diamond cluster so big that it looks like a plaster on Jane's fat paw. -- L.m. Montgomery
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Next to trying and winning, the best thing is trying and failing. -- L.m. Montgomery
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Ruby Gillis says when she grows up she's going to have ever so many beaus on the string and have them all crazy about her; but I think that would be too exciting. I'd rather just have one in his right mind. -- L.m. Montgomery
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We've had a beautiful friendship, Diana. We've never marred it by one quarrel or coolness or unkind word; and I hope it will always be so. But things can't be quite the same after this. You'll have other interests. I'll just be on the outside. -- L.m. Montgomery
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Everybody has. It wouldn't do for us to have all our dreams fulfilled. We would be as good as dead if we had nothing left to dream about. -- L.m. Montgomery
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It wouldn't do to have all our dreams fulfilled. We would be as good as dead if we had nothing left to dream about. - Anne Shirley -- L.m. Montgomery
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I never hear about dear Mike. I wrote Ellen Greene and asked about him and she replyed and never mentioned Mike but told me all about her roomatism. As if I cared about her roomatism. -- L.m. Montgomery
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When I left Queen's my future seemed to stretch out before me like a straight road. I thought I could see along it for many a milestone. Now there is a bend in it. I don't know what lies around the bend, but I'm going to believe that the best does. -- L.m. Montgomery
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There isn't any devil in a good dog. That's why they're more lovable than cats, I reckon. But I'm darned if they're as interesting. -- L.m. Montgomery
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All life lessons are not learned at college,' she thought. 'Life teaches them everywhere. -- L.m. Montgomery
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I've just been imagining that it was really me you wanted after all and that I was to stay here for ever and ever. It was a great comfort while it lasted. But the worst of imagining things is that the time comes when you have to stop and that hurts. -- L.m. Montgomery
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But there is always a November space after the leaves have fallen when she felt it was almost indecent to intrude on the woods ... for their glory terrestrial had departed and their glory celestial of spirit and purity and whiteness had not yet come upon them. -- L.m. Montgomery
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Diana has only one birthday in a year. It isn't as if birthdays were common things, Marilla. -- L.m. Montgomery
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I wonder what it would be like to live in a world where it was always June. -- L.m. Montgomery
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And he wrote, When the moon rises tonight think of me and I'll think of you. -- L.m. Montgomery
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As they dashed into the kitchen the light seemed to vanish, as if blown out by some mighty breath; the awful cloud rolled over the sun and a darkness as of late twilight fell across the world. -- L.m. Montgomery
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I don't know whether it is any use forgiving people or not. Yes, it is, it makes you feel more comfortable yourself. -- L.m. Montgomery
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I suppose all this sounds very crazy - all these terrible emotions always do sound foolish when we put them into our inadequate words. They are not meant to be spoken - only felt and endured. -- L.m. Montgomery
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Tell me this
if you knew you would be poor as a church mouse all your life
if you knew you'd never have a line published
would you still go on writing
would you?'
'Of course I would,' said Emily disdainfully. 'Why, I have to write
I can't help it at times
I've just got to. -- L.m. Montgomery
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It was because you looked so happy. Oh, you'll agree with me now that I AM a hateful beast - to hate another woman just because she was happy, - and when her happiness didn't take anything from me! That -- L.m. Montgomery
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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. -- L.m. Montgomery
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She said she'd have spoken years ago, only she thought I wouldn't. And I never spoke to her because I was sure she wouldn't speak to me. Isn't it strange how people misunderstand each other? -- L.m. Montgomery
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Yes, red-to give warmth to that milk-white skin and those shining gray-green eyes of yours. Golden hair wouldn't suit you at all Queen Anne-My Queen Anne-queen of my heart and life and home. -- L.m. Montgomery
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I never see a ship sailing out of the channel, or a gull soaring over the sand-bar, without wishing I were on board the ship or had wings, not like a dove 'to fly away and be at rest,' but like a gull, to sweep out into the very heart of the storm. -- L.m. Montgomery
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Pat wanted to comfort him for something she did not understand. She slipped her little hand into his ... he had a warm pleasant hand. They walked home together so. -- L.m. Montgomery
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Thank God, I can keep the shadows of my life out of my work. I would not wish to darken any other life - I want instead to be a messenger of optimism and sunshine. -- L.m. Montgomery
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Diana and I are thinking seriously of promising each other that we will never marry but be nice old maids and live together forever. Diana hasn't quite made up her mind though, because she thinks perhaps it would be nobler to marry some wild, dashing, wicked young man and reform him. -- L.m. Montgomery
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There might be some hours of loneliness. But there was something wonderful even in loneliness. At least you belonged to yourself when you were lonely. -- L.m. Montgomery
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No. I don't think I've ever been really lonely in my life," answered Anne. "Even when I'm alone I have real good company - dreams and imaginations and pretendings. I LIKE to be alone now and then, just to think over things and TASTE them. -- L.m. Montgomery
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It with an E. We had recitations this afternoon. I just wish you could have been there to hear me recite 'Mary, Queen of Scots.' I just put my whole soul into it. Ruby Gillis told me coming home that the way I said the line, 'Now for my -- L.m. Montgomery
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There is a book of Revelation in every one's life, as there is in the Bible. -- L.m. Montgomery
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The golden west between its softly dark shores. The sea moaned eerily on the sand-bar, sorrowful even in spring, but a sly, jovial wind -- L.m. Montgomery
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Isn't it terrible the way some unworthy folks are loved, while others that deserve it far more, you'd think, never get much affection? -- L.m. Montgomery
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There be three gentle and goodlie things,
To be here,
To be together,
And to think well of one another. -- L.m. Montgomery
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How terrible it must be not to see and feel beauty ... I'm so glad I can find happiness in all lovely little things ... It seems to me that every time I look out of a window the world gives me a gift. -- L.m. Montgomery
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Rilla was not fond of Mary Vance. She had never forgotten the humiliating day when Mary had chased her through the village with a dried codfish. -- L.m. Montgomery
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In everything you do aim to excel for what is worth doing is worth doing well -- L.m. Montgomery
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Oh, sometimes I think it is of no use to make friends. They only go out of your life after awhile and leave a hurt that is worse than the emptiness before they came. -- L.m. Montgomery
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That's a lovely idea, Diana,' said Anne enthusiastically. 'Living so that you beautify your name, even if it wasn't beautiful to begin with ... making it stand in people's thoughts for something so lovely and pleasant that they never think of it by itself. -- L.m. Montgomery
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The only true animal is a cat, and the only true cat is a gray cat. -- L.m. Montgomery
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I read the story of Red Riding Hood today. I think the wolf was the most interesting character in it. Red Riding Hood was a stupid little thing so easily fooled. -- L.m. Montgomery
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Miss Cordelia thought she had never seen anybody so much like an incarnate smile before. Smiles of all kinds seemed literally to riot over his ruddy face and in and out of his eyes and around the corners of his mouth. -- L.m. Montgomery
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Mrs Allan says that whenever we think of anything that is a trial to use we should also think of something nice that we can set over against it. If you are slightly too plump, you've got the dearest dimples; and if I have a freckled nose the shape of it is all right. -- L.m. Montgomery
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Anne was curled up Turk-fashion on the hearthrug, gazing into that joyous glow where the sunshine of a hundred summers was being distilled from the maple cordwood. -- L.m. Montgomery
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Thanksgiving should be celebrated in the spring ... I think it would be ever so much better than having it in November when everything is dead or asleep. Then you have to remember to be thankful; but in May one simply can't help being thankful ... that they are alive, if for nothing else. -- L.m. Montgomery
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I went looking for my dreams outside of myself and discovered, it's not what the world holds for you, it's what you bring to it. -- L.m. Montgomery
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But the summer had been a very happy one, too
a time of glad living with summer suns and skies, a time of keen delight in wholesome things; a time of renewing and deepening of old friendships; a time in which she had learned to live more nobly, to work more patiently, to play more heartily. -- L.m. Montgomery
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We lost our son, Anne, as did many others, but we have our memories of him and souls cannot die. We can still walk with Walter in the spring. -- L.m. Montgomery
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After all," Anne had said to Marilla once, "I believe the nicest and sweetest days are not those on which anything very splendid or wonderful or exciting happens but just those that bring simple little pleasures, following one another softly, like pearls slipping off a string. -- L.m. Montgomery
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If you can sit in silence with a person for half an hour and yet be entirely comfortable, you and that person can be friends. If you cannot, friends you'll never be and you need not waste time in trying. -- L.m. Montgomery
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I was very much provoked. Of course, I knew there are no fairies; but that needn't prevent my thinking there is. -- L.m. Montgomery
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I'm so glad my window looks east into the sun rising," said Anne, going over to Diana. "It's so splendid to see the morning coming up over those long hills and glowing through those sharp fir tops. It's new every morning, and I feel as if I washed my very soul in that bath of earliest sunshine. Oh, -- L.m. Montgomery
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Well now, I'd rather have you than a dozen boys, Anne,' said Matthew patting her hand. 'Just mind you that - rather than a dozen boys. Well now, I guess it wasn't a boy that took the Avery scholarship, was it? It was a girl - my girl - my girl that I'm proud of. -- L.m. Montgomery
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When common sense has no power over me. Common nonsense takes possession of my soul. -- L.m. Montgomery
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If you buy your experience it's your own. So it's no matter how much you pay for it. -- L.m. Montgomery
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Thank goodness, we can choose our friends. We have to take our relatives as they are, and be thankful ... -- L.m. Montgomery
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To be obliged to sit still when mental agony urges us to stride up and down is the refinement of torture. Every -- L.m. Montgomery
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The Piper is coming nearer," he said, "he is nearer than he was that evening I saw him before. His long, shadowy cloak is blowing around him. He pipes - he pipes - and we must follow - Jem and Carl and Jerry and I - round and round the world. Listen - listen - can't you hear his wild music? -- L.m. Montgomery
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He had learned the rare secret that you must take happiness when you find it - that there is no use in marking the place and coming back to it at a more convenient season, because it will not be there then. -- L.m. Montgomery
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Steal not this book for fear of shame
For on it is the owners name
And when you die the Lord will say
Where is the book you stole away
And when you say you do not know
The Lord will say go down below. -- L.m. Montgomery
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I don't know that she is as amusing as she was when she was a child, but she makes me love her and I like people who make me love them. It saves me so much trouble in making myself love them. -- L.m. Montgomery
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Well, James Matthew is a name that will wear well and not fade in the washing," said Miss Cornelia. "I'm glad you didn't load him down with some highfalutin, romantic name that he'd be ashamed of when he gets to be a grandfather ... -- L.m. Montgomery
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I wish I could like the baby a little bit. It would make things easier. But I don't. I've heard people say that when you took care of a baby you got fond of it - but you don't - I don't, anyway. -- L.m. Montgomery
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Cousin Jimmy says that a man in Priest Pond says the end of the world is coming soon. I hope it won't come till I've seen everything in it. -- L.m. Montgomery
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Matthew, much to his own surprise, was enjoying himself. Like most quiet folks he liked talkative people when they were willing to do the talking themselves and did not expect him to keep up his end of it. -- L.m. Montgomery
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The other day Nan said, 'Nothing can ever be quite the same for any of us again.' It made me feel rebellious. Why shouldn't things be the same again - when everything is over and Jem and Jerry are back? We'll all be happy and jolly again and these days will seem just like a bad dream. -- L.m. Montgomery
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You must pay the penalty of growing-up, Paul. You must leave fairyland behind you. -- L.m. Montgomery
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The year is a book, isn't it, Marilla? Spring's pages are written in Mayflowers and violets, summer's in roses, autumn's in red maple leaves, and winter in holly and evergreen. -- L.m. Montgomery
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I don't say Valancy deliberately murdered these lovers as she outgrew them. One simply faded away as another came. Things are very convenient in this respect in Blue Castles. -- L.m. Montgomery
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Even when I'm alone I have real good company - dreams and imaginations and pretendings. I like to be alone now and then, just to think over things and taste them. But I love friendships - and nice, jolly little times with people. -- L.m. Montgomery
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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. -- L.m. Montgomery
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Only a few more weeks till spring ... and a few more weeks then till summer ... and holidays ... and Green Gables ... and golden sunlight on Avonlea meadows ... and a gulf that will be silver at dawn and sapphire at noon and crimson at sunset ... and you. -- L.m. Montgomery
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Aunt Ruth looked at the unlucky pair.
"What are you doing here?" she asked Perry.
Stovepipe Town made a mistake.
"Oh, looking for a round square," said Perry off-handedly, his eyes suddenly becoming limpid with mischief and lawless roguery. -- L.m. Montgomery
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The beauty of winter is that it makes you appreciate spring. -- L.m. Montgomery
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I won't say another word
not one. I know I talk too much, but I am really trying to overcome it, and although I say far too much, yet if you only knew how much I want to say and don't, you'd give me some credit for it. -- L.m. Montgomery
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I know I chatter on far too much ... but if you only knew how many things I want to say and don't. Give me SOME credit. -- L.m. Montgomery
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Folks say I've never been quite right since - but they only say that because I'm a poet, and because nothing ever worries me. Poets are so rare in Blair Water folks don't understand them, and most people worry so much, they think you're not right if you don't worry. -- L.m. Montgomery
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Oh, this is the most TRAGICAL thing that ever happened to me! -- L.m. Montgomery
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I'm going to have the daintiest things possible ... things that will match the spring, you understand ... little jelly tarts and lady fingers, and drop cookies frosted with pink and yellow icing, and buttercup cake. -- L.m. Montgomery
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I think it is because I have a habit, when I am bored or disgusted with people of stepping suddenly into my own world and shutting the door. People resent this
I suppose it is only natural to resent a door being shut in your face. They call it slyness when it is only self-defense. -- L.m. Montgomery
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Most of the trouble in life comes from misunderstanding, I think,' said Anne. -- L.m. Montgomery
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A woman cannot ever be sure of not being married till she is buried, Mrs. Doctor, dear, and meanwhile I will make a batch of cherry pies. -- L.m. Montgomery
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She had always envied the wind. So free. Blowing where it listed. Through the hills. Over the lakes. What a tang, what a zip it had! What a magic of adventure! -- L.m. Montgomery
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There are moments when we have real fun because, just for the moment, we don't think about things and then
we remember
and the remembering is worse than thinking of it all the time would have been. -- L.m. Montgomery
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Pointed firs coming out against the pink sky- and that white orchard and the old Snow Queen. Isn't the breath of the mint delicious? And that tea rose- why, it's a song and a hope and a prayer all in one. -- L.m. Montgomery
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Yes; but if dryads are foolish they must take the consequences, just as if they were real people," said Paul gravely. "Do you know what I think about the new moon, teacher? I think it is a little golden boat full of dreams. -- L.m. Montgomery
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A proper Irishman always does what a lady asks him. Sure an' it's been the ruin av us. We're at the mercy av the petticoats. -- L.m. Montgomery
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Isn't it queer that the things we writhe over at night are seldom wicked things? Just humiliating ones. -- L.m. Montgomery
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I think the nicest thing about days is their unexpectedness. It's jolly to wake up like this on a golden-fine morning and day-dream for ten minutes before I get up, imagining heaps of splendid things that might happen. -- L.m. Montgomery
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Next to a mother she wanted a quiet place where she could be alone when she wanted to be; to listen to the wind telling her strange tales, or hold the big spotted shell that murmured of the sea to her ear, or talk to the roses in the garden. -- L.m. Montgomery
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It's lovely to be going home and know it's home. I love green gables already, and I've never loved any place before. Oh, Marilla, I'm so happy. -- L.m. Montgomery
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You do love me, Gilbert? You haven't said you loved me in so long."
"My dear, I didn't think you needed words to know that. I can't live without you. -- L.m. Montgomery
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What I want to get out of my college course is some knowledge of the best way of living life and doing the most and best with it. I want to learn to understand and help other people and myself. -- L.m. Montgomery
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After all, what could you expect from a pig but a grunt? -- L.m. Montgomery
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Every day is a new day without any mistakes in it yet. -- L.m. Montgomery
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Perhaps it was nothing very dreadful after all. I think the little things in life often make more trouble than the big things,' said Anne with one of those flashes of insight which experience could not have bettered. -- L.m. Montgomery
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Why, for mercy's sake, did boys try to dance who didn't know the first thing about dancing; and who had feet as big as boats? -- L.m. Montgomery
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It had been so ugly, and Walter hated ugliness. -- L.m. Montgomery
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If a kiss could be seen it would look like a violet. -- L.m. Montgomery
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I didn't think about
its being wrong to go in and try on the brooch; but I see now
that it was and I'll never do it again. That's one good thing
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But that would be terrible queer, Anne. And what would Mrs Harmon Andrews say?"
"Ah, there's the rub," sighed Anne. "There are so many things in life we cannot do because of the fear of what Mrs Harmon Andrews would say. What delightful things we might do were it not for Mrs Harmon Andrews! -- L.m. Montgomery
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I find it is not always easy to be sure whether your deeds are good or bad. -- L.m. Montgomery
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Him life just as much as you did, Mrs. Dr. dear," Susan was wont to say. "He is just as much my baby as he is yours." And, indeed, it was always to Susan that Shirley ran, to -- L.m. Montgomery
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I'm sure I shall always feel like a child in the wood. -- L.m. Montgomery
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I am well in body although considerably rumpled up in spirit, thank you, ma'am,' said Anne gravely. Then aside to Marilla in an audible whisper, 'There wasn't anything startling in that, was there, Marilla? -- L.m. Montgomery
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But what is the use of being an independent old maid if you can't be silly when you want to, and when it doesn't hurt anybody? A person must have some compensations. -- L.m. Montgomery
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That's the worst of growing up,
and I'm beginning to realize it. The things you wanted so
much when you were a child don't seem half so wonderful
to you when you get them. -- L.m. Montgomery
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housewives of the Glen felt it, and -- L.m. Montgomery
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Don't let a three-o'clock-at-night feeling fog your soul. -- L.m. Montgomery
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It is a start, and I mean to keep on, I find written in my old journal of that year. -- L.m. Montgomery
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... there was something about her that made you feel it was safe to tell her secrets. -- L.m. Montgomery
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She looked like a head-on collision between a fashion plate and a nightmare. -- L.m. Montgomery
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Splendid to think of all the things there are to find out -- L.m. Montgomery
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I like to hear a storm at night. It is so cosy to snuggle down among the blankets and feel that it can't get at you. -- L.m. Montgomery
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He never had any sense of decorum ... always kissing his wife in the most unsuitable places!' "(Are you sure you kiss me in suitable places, Gilbert? I'm afraid Mrs. Gibson would think the nape of the neck, for instance, most unsuitable.) "'But, -- L.m. Montgomery
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Nothing seems worthwhile. My very thoughts are old. I've thought them all before. What is the use of living after all, Anne? -- L.m. Montgomery
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He was one of your wicked, fascinating men. After he got married he left off being fascinating and just kept on being wicked. -- L.m. Montgomery
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I love my garden, and I love working in it. To potter with green growing things, watching each day to see the dear, new sprouts come up, is like taking a hand in creation, I think. Just now my garden is like faith - the substance of things hoped for. -- L.m. Montgomery
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Fought in the world; but that was as yet far in the future; and the mother, whose first-born son he was, was wont to look on her boys and thank God that the "brave days of old," which Jem longed for, were gone for ever, and that never would it be necessary for the -- L.m. Montgomery
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There'll be love there, Phil-faithful tender love, such as I'll never find anywhere else in the world-love that's waiting for me. That makes my picture a masterpiece, doesn't it, even if the colours are nit very brilliant? -- L.m. Montgomery
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Shirking responsibilities is the curse of our modern life-the secret of all the unrest and discontent that is seething in the world - Gilbert Blythe -- L.m. Montgomery
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Dear God, help him and help the mother . . . help all mothers everywhere. We need so much help, with the little sensitive, loving hearts and minds that look to us for guidance and love and understanding. -- L.m. Montgomery
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Marilla loved the [more grown up] girl as much as she had loved the child, but she was conscious of a queer sorrowful sense of loss. -- L.m. Montgomery
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Ye've only got to live one day at a time, darlint. One can always be living just one more day. -- L.m. Montgomery
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Oh, I wish we had the old days back again," exclaimed Jem. "I'd love to be a soldier - a great, triumphant general. I'd give EVERYTHING to see a big battle." Well, -- L.m. Montgomery
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Diana: "Gilbert told Charlie Sloan that you were the smartest girl in school, right in front of Josie."
Anne: "He did?"
Diana: "He told Charlie being smart was better than being good looking."
Anne: "I should have known he meant to insult me. -- L.m. Montgomery
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She told herself that she longed greatly to go back to those dear merry days when life was seen through a rosy mist of hope and illusion, and possessed an indefinable something that had passed away forever. Where was it now
the glory and the dream? -- L.m. Montgomery
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You may tire of reality but you never tire of dreams. -- L.m. Montgomery
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Today, so long, so strange, so bitter; will soon be some forgotten yesterday. -- L.m. Montgomery
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Listen to the bells ringing in Rainbow Valley! I never heard them so clearly. They're ringing for peace--and new happiness--and all the dear, sweet, sane, homey things that we can have again now, Miss Oliver. -- L.m. Montgomery
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It was November
the month of crimson sunsets, parting birds, deep, sad hymns of the sea, passionate wind-songs in the pines. Anne roamed through the pineland alleys in the park and, as she said, let that great sweeping wind blow the fogs out of her soul. -- L.m. Montgomery
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A plate of apples, an open fire, and a jolly good book are a fair substitute for heaven. -- L.m. Montgomery
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The kind of juvenile story I like best to write
and read, too, for the matter of that
is a good, jolly one, "art for art's sake," or rather "fun for fun's sake," with no insidious moral hidden away in it like a pill in a spoonful of jam! -- L.m. Montgomery
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Her beauty is the least of her dower-and she is the most beautiful woman I've ever known. That laugh of hers! I've angled all summer to evoke that laugh, just for the delight of hearing it. -- L.m. Montgomery
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I'm really a very happy, contented little person in spite of my broken heart. -- L.m. Montgomery
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Every girl, whose ideals are high and pure, wields over her friends; an influence which would endure as long as she was faithful to those ideals and which she would as certainly lose if she were ever false to them. -- L.m. Montgomery
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You'd find it easier to be bad than good if you had red hair.
- Anne Shirley -- L.m. Montgomery
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Nothing good about this but it's title. A priggish little yarn. And Hidden Riches is not a story
it's a machine. It creaks. It never made me forget for one instant that it was a story. Hence it isn't a story. -- L.m. Montgomery
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Girls, sometimes I feel as if those exams mean everything, but when I look at the big buds swelling on those chestnut trees and the misty blue air at the end of the streets they don't seem half so important. -- L.m. Montgomery
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Don't let's ever be afraid of things. It's such dreadful slavery. Let's be daring and adventurous and expectant. Let's dance to meet life and all it can bring to us, even if it brings scads of trouble and typhoid -- L.m. Montgomery
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Well, anyway, when I am grown up," said Anne decidedly, "I'm always going to talk to little girls as if they were too, and I'll never laugh when they use big words. I know from sorrowful experience how that hurts one's feelings. -- L.m. Montgomery
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... and he wasn't reconciled to dying. Dora told him he was going to a better world. "Mebbe, mebbe," says poor Ben, "but I'm sorter used to the imperfections of this one. -- L.m. Montgomery
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... the Lake of Shining Waters was blue - blue - blue; not the changeful blue of spring, nor the pale azure of summer, but a clear, steadfast, serene blue, as if the water were past all modes and tenses of emotion and had settled down to a tranquillity unbroken by fickle dreams. -- L.m. Montgomery
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You've all been so sure that life is good that I've never been able to disbelieve it. Never will be able to. -- L.m. Montgomery
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In life, as in dreams, however, things often go by contraries -- L.m. Montgomery
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Fear is the original sin. Almost all of the evil in the world has its origin in the fact that some one is afraid of something.It is a cold slimy serpent coiling about you. It is horrible to live with fear; and it is of all things degrading. -- L.m. Montgomery
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I know they'll take their knitting with them everywhere. They simply couldn't be parted from it. They will walk about Westminster Abbey and knit, I feel sure. -- L.m. Montgomery
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I am afraid to speak or move for the fear all this wonderful beauty will vanish just like a broken silence -- L.m. Montgomery
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Cousin Jimmy thinks I did perfectly right. Cousin Jimmy would think I had done perfectly right if I had murdered Andrew and buried him in the Land of Uprightness. It's very nice to have one friend like that, though too many wouldn't be good for you. -- L.m. Montgomery
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And anyhow I'd always be too tired at night to bother saying prayers. People who have to look after twins can't be expected to say their prayers. Now, -- L.m. Montgomery
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Just to love! She did not ask to be loved. It was rapture enough just to sit there beside him in silence, alone in the summer night in the white splendor of moonshine, with the wind blowing down on them out of the pine woods. -- L.m. Montgomery
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Anybody is liable to rheumatism in her legs, Anne. It's only old people who should have rheumatism in their souls, though. Thanks goodness, I never have. When you get rheumatism in your soul you might as well go and pick out your coffin. -- L.m. Montgomery
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Aunt Elizabeth said, 'Do you expect to attend many balls, if I may ask?' and I said, 'Yes, when I am rich and famous.' and Aunt Elizabeth said, 'Yes, when the moon is made of green cheese. -- L.m. Montgomery
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She had dreamed some brilliant dreams during the past winter and now they lay in the dust around her. In her present mood of self-disgust, she could not immediately begin dreaming again. And she discovered that, while solitude with dreams is glorious, solitude without them has few charms. -- L.m. Montgomery
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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. -- L.m. Montgomery
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Plum puffs can't minister to a mind diseased or a world that's crumbling to pieces -- L.m. Montgomery
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I never fancied cats much till I found the First Mate," he remarked, to the accompaniment of the Mate's tremendous purrs. "I saved his life, and when you've saved a creature's life you're bound to love it. It's next thing to giving life. -- L.m. Montgomery
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Ruby Gillis thinks of nothing but young men, and the older she gets the worse she is. Young men are all very well in their place, but it doesn't do to drag them into everything, does it? -- L.m. Montgomery
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Andrew is going to be one of my problems. Dean thinks it's great fun
he knows what is in the wind as well as I do. He is always teasing me about my red-headed young man
my r.h.y.m. for short.
"He's almost a rhyme," said Dean.
"But never a poem," said I. -- L.m. Montgomery
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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. -- L.m. Montgomery
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Make them do as you want them to," she said.
"I can't," mourned Anne. "Averil is such an unmanageable heroine. She will do and say things I never meant her to. Then that spoils everything that went before and I have to write it all over again. -- L.m. Montgomery
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If it's IN you to climb you must
there are those who MUST lift their eyes to the hills
they can't breathe properly in the valleys. -- L.m. Montgomery
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What care I if it be "wild and improbable" and "lacking in literary art"? I refuse to be any longer hampered by such canons of criticism. The one essential thing I demand of a book is that it should interest me. If it does, I forgive it every other fault. -- L.m. Montgomery
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Well, all I hope," said Miss Cornelia calmly, "is that when I'm dead nobody will call me 'our departed sister. -- L.m. Montgomery
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The trouble with you, Anne, is that you're thinking too much about yourself. You should just think of Mrs. Allan and what would be nicest and most agreeable to her, said Marilla, hitting for once in her life on a very sound and pithy piece of advice. Anne instantly realized this. -- L.m. Montgomery
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I love a book that makes me cry. -- L.m. Montgomery
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Few things in Avonlea ever escaped Mrs. Lynde. It was only that morning Anne had said, If you went to your own room at midnight, locked the door, pulled down the blind, and sneezed, Mrs. Lynde would ask you the next day how your cold was! -- L.m. Montgomery
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There is a man in Bolingbroke who lisps and always testifies in prayer-meeting. He says, 'If you can't thine like an electric thtar thine like a candlethtick. -- L.m. Montgomery
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It's all very well to read about sorrows and imagine yourself living through them heroically, but it's not so nice when you really come to have them, is it? -- L.m. Montgomery
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People who haven't red hair don't know what trouble is. -- L.m. Montgomery
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Isn't that a view worth looking at? Nice and far from the marketplace, ain't it? No buying and selling and getting gain. You don't have to pay anything- all that sea and sky free- 'without money and without price. -- L.m. Montgomery
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The minister who is candidating can't be too careful what text he chooses, -- L.m. Montgomery
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Better a dinner of herbs where your chums are than a stalled ox in a lonely boardinghouse. -- L.m. Montgomery
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Well, we all make mistakes, dear, so just put it behind you. We should regret our mistakes and learn from them, but never carry them forward into the future with us. -- L.m. Montgomery
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... I'm so thankful for friendship. It beautifies life so much. -- L.m. Montgomery
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What if you never meet him?
Then I shall die an old maid, was the cheerful response. I daresay it isn't the hardest death by any means.
Oh, I suppose the dying would be easy enough, it's the living an old maid I shouldn't like, said Diana, with no intention of being humorous. -- L.m. Montgomery
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Young men are all very well in their place, but it doesn't do to drag them into everything, does it? Diana and I are thinking seriously of promising each other that we will never marry but be nice old maids and live together forever -- L.m. Montgomery
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I'm just tired of everything ... even of the echoes. There is nothing in my life but echoes ... echoes of lost hopes and dreams and joys. They're beautiful and mocking. -- L.m. Montgomery
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There are times, Anne dearie, when I know by your eyes that YOUR soberness is put on like a garment and you're really aching to do something wild and young again. -- L.m. Montgomery
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Cakes have such a terrible habit of turning out bad, just when you especially want them to be good! -- L.m. Montgomery
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March came in that winter like the meekest and mildest of lambs, bringing days that were crisp and golden and tingling, each followed by a frosty pink twilight which gradually lost itself in an elfland of moonshine. -- L.m. Montgomery
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The tinkles of sleigh bells among the snowy hills came like elfin chimes through the frosty air, but their music was not sweeter than the song in Anne's heart and on her lips. -- L.m. Montgomery
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I can just imagine myself sitting down at the head of the table and pouring out the tea," said Anne, shutting her eyes ecstatically. "And asking Diana if she takes sugar! I know she doesn't but of course I'll ask her just as if I didn't know. -- L.m. Montgomery
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It was sad, tragic - and true! Heaven could not be what Ruby had been used to. There had been nothing in her gay, frivolous life, her shallow ideals and aspirations, to fit her for that great change, or make the life to come seem to her anything but alien and unreal and undesirable. -- L.m. Montgomery
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What are you going to do with the money Anne? Let's all go up town and get drunk! -- L.m. Montgomery
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I shall always be pointed at as the girl who flavored a cake with anodyne liniment. -- L.m. Montgomery
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... always felt the pain of her friends so keenly that she could not speak easy, fluent words of comforting. Besides, she remembered how well-meant speeches had hurt her in her own sorrow and was afraid. -- L.m. Montgomery
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She turned to Roy with her gayest expression. He smiled back at her with what Phil called "his deep, black, velvety smile." Yet, she really did not see Roy at all. She was acutely conscious that Gilbert was standing under the palms just across the room talking to a girl who must be Christine Stuart -- L.m. Montgomery
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A body can get used to anything, even to being hanged, as the Irishman said. -- L.m. Montgomery
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I've put out a lot of little roots these two years," Anne told the moon, "and when I'm pulled up they're going to hurt a great deal. But it's best to go, I think, and, as Marilla says, there's no good reason why I shouldn't. I must get out all my ambitions and dust them. -- L.m. Montgomery
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Walter's eyes were very wonderful. All the joy and sorrow and laughter and loyalty and aspirations of many generations lying under the sod looked out of their dark-gray depths. -- L.m. Montgomery
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I love keeping house ... it's really a lovely phrase isn't it? Keeping it ... holding it fast against the world ... against all the forces trying to tear it open. -- L.m. Montgomery
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The Haunted Wood was a harmless, pretty spruce grove in the field below the orchard. We considered that all our haunts were too commonplace, so we invented this for our own amusement. -- L.m. Montgomery
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After Davy had gone to bed Anne wandered down to Victoria Island and sat there alone, curtained with fine-spun, moonlit gloom, while the water laughed around her in a duet of brook and wind. -- L.m. Montgomery
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It was a gracious evening, full of delectable lights and shadows. In the west was a sky of mackerel clouds-crimson and amber-tinted, with long strips of apple-green sky between. Beyond was the glimmering radiance of a sunset sea, and the ceaseless voice of many waters came up from the tawny shore. -- L.m. Montgomery
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I have a dream," he said slowly. "I persist in dreaming it, although it has often seemed to me that it could never come true. I dream of a home with a hearth-fire in it, a cat and dog, the footsteps of friends
and you! -- L.m. Montgomery
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I said I thought I liked Dean's idea of a succession of lives - I can't make out from him whether he really believes that or not - and Ilse said that might be all very well if you were sure of being born again as a decent person, but how about it if you weren't? -- L.m. Montgomery
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You know what Lowell says, 'Not failure but low aim is crime.' 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 -- L.m. Montgomery
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Nothing to hinder me. But that brief dream is over. I am resigned to my fate now, so I don't think I'll go out for fear I'll get unresigned again. -- L.m. Montgomery
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Our library isn't very extensive," said Anne, "but every book in it is a friend. We've picked our books up through the years, here and there, never buying one until we had first read it and knew that it belonged to the race of Joseph. -- L.m. Montgomery
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Captain Jim thought women were delightful creatures, who ought to have the vote, and everything else they wanted, bless their hearts; but he did not believe they could write. -- L.m. Montgomery
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You noticed that I wore this outfit twice? Why, the only thing you wear twice is a sour expression. -- L.m. Montgomery
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She asked me what made me do such a thing. That is an awkward question because I often can't tell what makes me do things. Sometimes I do them just to find out what I feel like doing them. And sometimes I do them because I want to have some exciting things to tell my grandchildren. -- L.m. Montgomery
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She makes me love her and I like people who make me love them. It saves me so much trouble making myself love them -- L.m. Montgomery
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Green Gables has been translated into Swedish and Dutch. My copy of the Swedish edition always gives me the inestimable boon of a laugh. The cover design is a full length figure of Anne, wearing a sunbonnet, carrying the famous carpet-bag, and with hair that is literally of an intense scarlet! -- L.m. Montgomery
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She had never before minded being alone. Now she dreaded it. When she was alone now she felt so dreadfully alone. -- L.m. Montgomery
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Josie is a Pye," said Marilla sharply, "so she can't help being disagreeable. I suppose people of that kind serve some useful purpose in society, but I must say I don't know what it is any more than I know the use of thistles. -- L.m. Montgomery
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A house isn't a home without the ineffable contentment of a cat with its tail folded about its feet. A cat gives mystery, charm, suggestion. -- L.m. Montgomery
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Afar in the southwest was the great shimmering, pearl-like sparkle of an evening star in a sky that was pale golden and ethereal rose over gleaming white spaces and dark glens of spruce -- L.m. Montgomery
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It is not," Valency could hear her mother's prim, dictatorial voice asserting, "it is not MAIDENLY to think about MEN. -- L.m. Montgomery
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[she] had a great reputation for unselfishness because she was always giving up a lot of things she didn't want. -- L.m. Montgomery
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help me most. I know you'll be as plucky and patient as you have shown yourself to be this past year - I'm not afraid for you. I know that no matter what happens, you'll be Rilla-my-Rilla - no matter what happens." Rilla repressed -- L.m. Montgomery
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She felt vaguely upset and unsettled. She was suddenly tired of outworn dreams. And in the garden the petals of the last red rose were scattered by a sudden little wind. Summer was over
it was Autumn. -- L.m. Montgomery
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Why should one hate you when you were so small? Could you be worth hating? -- L.m. Montgomery
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Leslie, after her first anguish was over, found it possible to go on with life after all, as most of us do, no matter what our particular form of torment has been. It is even possible that she enjoyed moments of it, when she was one of the gay circle in the little house of dreams. -- L.m. Montgomery
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I don't want to talk as much,' she said, denting her chin thoughtfully with her forefinger. 'It's nicer to think dear, pretty thoughts and keep them in one's heart, like treasures. -- L.m. Montgomery
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Being frightened of things is worse than the things themselves. -- L.m. Montgomery
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More than ever at that instant did she long for speech - speech that would conceal and protect where dangerous silence might betray. -- L.m. Montgomery
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We mustn't let next week rob us of this week's joy. -- L.m. Montgomery
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And then the petty jealousy of these small prunes-and-prisms places - if you do anything the people you went to school with can't do some of them will never forgive you. -- L.m. Montgomery
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She had looked her duty courageously in the face and found it a friend - as duty ever is when we meet it frankly. -- L.m. Montgomery
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and grim and faithful handmaiden of the Blythe family at Ingleside, never lost an opportunity of calling her "Mrs. Marshall Elliott," with -- L.m. Montgomery
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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. -- L.m. Montgomery
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Everything that's worth having is some trouble ... -- L.m. Montgomery
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Now you see why I can't be perfectly happy. No one could, who has red hair. -- L.m. Montgomery
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Light, the sweetness of sleepy robins whistling among the twilit maples, and the dance of a gusty group of daffodils blowing against the -- L.m. Montgomery
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Life, deal gently with her ... Love, never desert her -- L.m. Montgomery
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If I had my way I'd shut everything out of your life but happiness and pleasure, Anne, said Gilbert -- L.m. Montgomery
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The sorrows God sent us brought comfort and strength with them, while the sorrows we brought on ourselves, through folly or wickedness, were by far the hardest to bear. -- L.m. Montgomery
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Oh, daddy, by what witchcraft have you coaxed that sulky rose-bush into bloom?'
'No witchcraft at all - it just bloomed because you were coming home, baby,' said her father. -- L.m. Montgomery
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Life is rich and full here ... everywhere ... if we can only learn how to open our whole hearts to its richness and fullness. -- L.m. Montgomery
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That boy ought to sleep with a rubber band around his head to train his ears not to stick out. I had a beau once who did that and it improved him immensely. -- L.m. Montgomery
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Do you never imagine things different from what they really are?" asked Anne wide-eyed.

"No."

"Oh!" Anne drew a long breath. "Oh, Miss--Marilla, how much you miss! -- L.m. Montgomery
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Little Jem had said "Wow-ga" that morning. What were principalities and powers, the rise and fall of dynasties, the overthrow of Grit or Tory, compared with that miraculous occurrence? -- L.m. Montgomery
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At seventeen dreams DO satisfy because you think the realities are waiting for you farther on. -- L.m. Montgomery
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I believe in a girl being fitted to earn her own living whether she ever has to or not. You'll -- L.m. Montgomery
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There is nothing but meetings and partings in this world - Anne Shirley -- L.m. Montgomery
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I think a great deal of those dogs," she said proudly. "They are over a hundred years old, and they have sat on either side of this fireplace ever since my brother Aaron brought them from London fifty years ago. Spofford Avenue was called after my brother Aaron." "A -- L.m. Montgomery
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I had always disliked men. It must have been born in me, because, as far back as I can remember, an antipathy to men and dogs was one of my strongest characteristics. I was noted for that. My experiences through life only served to deepen it. The more I saw of men, the more I liked cats. -- L.m. Montgomery
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He pipes - he pipes - and we must follow - Jem and Carl and Jerry and I - round and round the world. Listen - listen - can't you hear his wild music? The girls shivered. -- L.m. Montgomery
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Gilbert darling, don't let's ever be afraid of things. It's such dreadful slavery. Let's be daring and adventurous and expectant. Let's dance to meet life and all it can bring to us, even if it brings scads of trouble and typhoid and twins! (Anne to Gilbert) -- L.m. Montgomery
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It was a clear, apple-green -- L.m. Montgomery
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It was a clear, apple-green evening in May, and Four Winds Harbour was mirroring back the clouds of the golden west between its softly dark shores. -- L.m. Montgomery
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The eastern sky above the firs was flushed faintly pink from the reflection of the west, and Anne was wondering dreamily if the spirit of color looked like that ... -- L.m. Montgomery
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Well, one can't get over the habit of being a liitle girl all at once. -- L.m. Montgomery
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Good night, belovedest. Your sleep will be sweet if there is any influences in the wishes of your own. -- L.m. Montgomery
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Nobody with any real sense of humor *can* write a love story ... Shakespeare is the exception that proves the rule. (90-91) -- L.m. Montgomery
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How terrible it would be to be doing something you didn't like every day -- L.m. Montgomery
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There must be a limit to the mistakes one person can make, and when I get to the end of them, then I'll be through with them. That's a comforting thought -- L.m. Montgomery
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Oh, don't you see? There must be a limit to the mistakes one person can make, and when I get to the end of them, then I'll be through with them. That's a very comforting thought. -- L.m. Montgomery
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Emily, thus dashed to earth, moved back to her seat in a daze. Her smitten cheek was crimson, but the wound was in her heart. One moment ago in the seventh heaven--and now this--pain, humiliation, misunderstanding! -- L.m. Montgomery
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It's snowing some today and Marilla says the old woman in the sky is shaking her feather beds. Is the old woman in the sky God's wife, Anne? I want to know. Mrs. -- L.m. Montgomery
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They had a sort of talent for happiness. -- L.m. Montgomery
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Jane says she will devote her whole life to teaching, and never, never marry, because you are paid a salary for teaching, but a husband won't pay you anything, and growls if you ask for a share in the egg and butter money. -- L.m. Montgomery
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Sometimes I feel as if those exams meant everything, but when I look at the big buds swelling on those chestnut trees and the misty blue air ... They don't seem half so important -- L.m. Montgomery
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Or she may find out what is at the end of the harbor road ... that wandering, twisting road like a nice red snake, that leads, so Elizabeth thinks, to the end of the world. Perhaps the Island of Happiness is there. -- L.m. Montgomery
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It has been a prosy day for us," she said thoughtfully, "but to some people it has been a wonderful day. Some one has been rapturously happy in it. Perhaps a great deed has been done somewhere today-- or a great poem written-- or a great man born. -- L.m. Montgomery
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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. -- L.m. Montgomery
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It has been a Prosy day for us, but for some people it has been a wonderful day. Someone was rapturously happy in it. Perhaps a great deed has been done somewhere today- a great poem written- or a great man born. And some heart has been broken, Phil. -- L.m. Montgomery
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It must be lovely to be grown up, Marilla, when just being treated as if you were is so nice ... Well, anyway, when I grow up, I'm always going to talk to little girls as if they were, too, and I'll never laugh when they use big words. -- L.m. Montgomery
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Snow in April is abominable," said Anne. "Like a slap in the face when you expected a kiss. -- L.m. Montgomery
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I was very sorry that i had been in a temper --- but I was sorry because it was foolish and undignified, not because it was wicked. -- L.m. Montgomery
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I know that in everybody's life must come days of depression and discouragement when all things in life seem to lose savour. The sunniest day has its clouds;but one must not forget the sun is there all the time. -- L.m. Montgomery
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Miss Cornelia dropped in that afternoon, puffing a little.
"I don't mind the world or the devil much, but the flesh does rather bother me," she admitted. "You always look as cool as a cucumber, Anne, dearie. Do I smell cherry pie? If I do, ask me to stay to tea ... -- L.m. Montgomery
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Some people go through life trying to find out what the world holds for them only to find out too late that it's what they bring to the world that really counts. -- L.m. Montgomery
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Oh, I don't wonder babies always cry when they wake up in the night. So often I want to do it too. -- L.m. Montgomery
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You never can tell what you can do till you try. -- L.m. Montgomery
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I'm afraid you'll find out all too soon that life's a melancholy business. -- L.m. Montgomery
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I wonder if it will be - can be - any more beautiful than this,' murmured Anne, looking around her with the loving, enraptured eyes of those to whom 'home' must always be the loveliest spot in the world, no matter what fairer lands may lie under alien stars. -- L.m. Montgomery
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She understood that she must not write merely to win fame for herself or even for the higher motive of pure pleasure in her work. She must aim, however humbly, to help her readers to higher planes of thought and endeavor. Then and only then would it be worth while. -- L.m. Montgomery
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How quiet the woods are today... not a murmur except that soft wind putting in the treetops! It sounds like surf on a faraway shore. How dear the woods are! You beautiful trees! I love every one of you as a friend! -- L.m. Montgomery
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My life is a perfect graveyard of buried hopes. -- L.m. Montgomery
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Well, that is another hope gone. My life is a perfect graveyard of buried hopes. That's a sentence I read in a book once, and I say it over to comfort myself whenever I'm disappointed in anything. -- L.m. Montgomery
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Occasionally she would come to church, stalking unconcernedly up the aisle to a prominent seat. She never put on hat or shoes on such occasions, but when she wanted to be especially grand she powdered face, arms and legs with flour! -- L.m. Montgomery
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Felicity, if I die from the effects of eating sawdust pudding, flavoured with needles, you'll be sorry you ever said such a thing to your poor old uncle, said Uncle Roger reproachfully. -- L.m. Montgomery
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Why did dusk and fir-scent and the afterglow of autumnal sunsets make people say absurd things? -- L.m. Montgomery
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There the rose of joy bloomed immortal by dale and stream; clouds never darkened the sunny sky; sweet bells never jangled out of tune; and kindred spirits abounded. -- L.m. Montgomery
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It is not every day one sees a soul-even of a poem -- L.m. Montgomery
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I never was in love with him. I only imagined I was. You know that. You know I'd rather be your wife in our house of dreams and fulfillment than a queen in a palace. -- L.m. Montgomery
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Influence other people for good. -- L.m. Montgomery
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The only thing I envy about a cat is its purr," remarked Dr. Blythe once, listening to Doc's resonant melody. "It is the most contented sound in the world. -- L.m. Montgomery
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I'm in the depths of despair! (Anne of Green Gables) -- L.m. Montgomery
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You wanted to be Mrs. and Mrs. you shall be with a vengeance as far as I am concerned." Miss -- L.m. Montgomery
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closed behind Anne -- L.m. Montgomery
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Don't you just love poetry that gives you a crinkly feeling up and down your back? -- L.m. Montgomery
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Jimmy Murray, you are an ass,' said Aunt Ruth, angrily.
'Well, we're cousins,' agreed Cousin Jimmy pleasantly. -- L.m. Montgomery
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She looks just as music sounds, I think,' answered Anne. -- L.m. Montgomery
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It's bad enough to feel insignificant, but it's unbearable to have it grained into your soul that you will never, can never, be anything but insignificant ... -- L.m. Montgomery
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I like teaching, too," said Gilbert. "It's good training, for one thing. Why, Anne, I've learned more in the weeks I've been teaching the young ideas of White Sands than I learned in all the years I went to school myself. -- L.m. Montgomery
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She thought in exclamation points -- L.m. Montgomery
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And yet... you wouldn't want it to stop hurting... you wouldn't want to forget your little mother even if you could. -- L.m. Montgomery
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When he said good evening you felt that it was a good evening and that it was partly his doing that it was. -- L.m. Montgomery
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Big guns are good but the Almighty is better, and He is on our side, no matter what the Kaiser says about it. -- L.m. Montgomery
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If you've brains it's better than beauty - brains last, beauty doesn't. -- L.m. Montgomery
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There is nothing more aggravating than a man who won't talk back - unless it is a woman who won't. -- L.m. Montgomery
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For the next fortnight Anne writhed or reveled, according to mood, in her literary pursuits. Now she would be jubilant over a brilliant idea, now despairing because some contrary character would NOT behave properly. -- L.m. Montgomery
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Anne was kneeling at the west gable window watching the sunset sky that was like a great flower with petals of crocus and a heart of fiery yellow. -- L.m. Montgomery
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Anne has as many shades as a rainbow and every shade is the prettiest while it lasts. -- L.m. Montgomery
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It doesn't seem FAIR, said Anne rebelliously. Babies are born and live where they are not wanted-where they will be neglected-where they have no chance. I would have loved my baby so-and cared for it tenderly-and tried to give her every chance for good. And yet I wasn't allowed to keep her. -- L.m. Montgomery
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Never be silent with persons you love and distrust," Mr. Carpenter had said once. "Silence betrays. -- L.m. Montgomery
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... I'm afraid Katherine likes me so much now that she can't always like me as much ... -- L.m. Montgomery
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... could not have understood what perverted shaped thwarted love can take. -- L.m. Montgomery
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The woods call to us with a hundred voices, but the sea has one only - a mighty voice that drowns our souls in its majestic music. The woods are human, but the sea is of the company of the archangels. -- L.m. Montgomery
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It does not do to laugh at the pangs of youth. They are very terrible because youth has not yet learned that 'this, too, will pass away. -- L.m. Montgomery
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There was another occupant of the living-room, curled up on a couch, who must not be overlooked, since he was a creature of marked individuality, and, moreover, had the distinction of being the only living thing whom Susan really hated. -- L.m. Montgomery
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Nathan always believed his wife was trying to poison him but he didn't seem to mind. He said it made life kind of exciting. -- L.m. Montgomery
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be still my beating heart... -- L.m. Montgomery
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The folks who lived before me have done so much for me that I want to show my gratitude by doing something for the folks who will live after me. -- L.m. Montgomery
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She had ... the glimmerings of a sense of humour - which is simply another name for a sense of the fitness of things. -- L.m. Montgomery
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Do you know what I think about the new moon, teacher? I think it is a little golden boat full of dreams. And when it tips on a cloud some of them spill out and fall into your sleep. -- L.m. Montgomery
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Isn't it nice to think that tomorrow is a new day with no mistakes in it yet? -- L.m. Montgomery
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In daylight I belong to the world ... in the night to sleep and eternity. But in the dusk I'm free from both and belong only to myself ... and you -- L.m. Montgomery
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What was Latin and the chance of tattooing compared to this? -- L.m. Montgomery
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Let me remind you that the measure of anyone's freedom is what he can do without. -- L.m. Montgomery
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You could not fence with an antagonist who met rapier thrust with blow of battle axe. -- L.m. Montgomery
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Anne: "But have you ever noticed one encouraging thing about me, Marilla? I never make the same mistake twice".
Marilla: "I don't know as that's much benefit when you're always making new ones". -- L.m. Montgomery
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It's wonderful to have ambition. -- L.m. Montgomery
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We belong to the race that knows Joseph -- L.m. Montgomery
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The trouble with Mr. Howard is that he's a leetle TOO clever. He thinks that he's bound to live up to his cleverness, and that it's smarter to thrash out some new way of getting to heaven than to go by the old track the common, ignorant folks is travelling. But -- L.m. Montgomery
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You have the itch for writing born in you. It's quite incurable. What are you going to do with it? -- L.m. Montgomery
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The little things of life, sweet and excellent in their place, must not be the things lived for; the highest must be sought and followed; the life of heaven must be begun here on earth. -- L.m. Montgomery
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I couldn't sew on a day like this. There's something in the air that gets in the blood and makes a sort of glory in my soul. My fingers would twitch and I'd sew a crooked seam. So it's ho for the park and the pines. -- L.m. Montgomery
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What a splendid day!' said Anne, drawing a long breath. 'Isn't it good just to be alive on a day like this? I pity the people who aren't born yet for missing it. They may have good days, of course, but they can never have this one. -- L.m. Montgomery
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There is so much in the world for us all if we only have the eyes to see it, and the heart to love it, and the hand to gather it to ourselves
so much in men and women, so much in art and literature, so much everywhere in which to delight, and for which to be thankful. -- L.m. Montgomery
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But really, Marilla, one can't stay sad very long in such an interesting world, can one? -- L.m. Montgomery
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It's good advice, but I expect it will be hard to follow; good advice is apt to be, I think. -- L.m. Montgomery
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It isn't fair she should have everything and I nothing. She isn't better or cleverer or much prettier than me ... only luckier. -- L.m. Montgomery
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Strange, ain't it, how folks seem to resent anyone being born a mite cleverer than they be. -- L.m. Montgomery
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Oh, it's delightful to have ambitions. I'm so glad I have such a lot. And there never seems to be any end to them
that's the best of it. Just as soon as you attain to one ambition you see another one glittering higher up still. It does make life so interesting. -- L.m. Montgomery
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silent. Walter had been reading again that day in his beloved book of myths and he remembered how he had once fancied the Pied Piper coming down the valley on an evening -- L.m. Montgomery
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If only she were a boy, speeding in khaki by Carol's side to the western front! She had wished that in a burst of romance when Jem had gone, without perhaps, meaning it. She meant it now. There were moments when waiting at home, in safety and comfort, seemed an unendurable thing. -- L.m. Montgomery
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My pen shall heal, not hurt. -- L.m. Montgomery
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Oh yes, I don't deny I married you because I was sorry for you. And then-I found you the best and jolliest and dearest little pal and chum a fellow ever had. Witty-loyal-sweet. You made me believe again in the reality of friendship and love. -- L.m. Montgomery
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you didn't to-night. -- L.m. Montgomery
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I'm afraid to speak or move for fear that all this wonderful beauty will just vanish ... like a broken silence. -- L.m. Montgomery
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The p'int of good writing is to know when to stop. -- L.m. Montgomery
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Once in a thousand years, you know, one cat is allowed to speak. My cats are philosophers-neither of them ever cries over spilt milk. -- L.m. Montgomery
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Anyhow, we've decided on the experiment and goodness only knows what will come of it. -- L.m. Montgomery
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Oh, what I know about myself isn't really worth telling, said Anne eagerly. If you'll only let me tell you what I imagine about myself you'll think it ever so much more interesting. -- L.m. Montgomery
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He world looks like something God had just imagined for His own pleasure. This isn't poetry but it makes me feel the same way as poetry does. -- L.m. Montgomery
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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. -- L.m. Montgomery
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And I have such a cold in the head - I can do nothing but sniffle, sigh and sneeze. Isn't that alliterative agony for you? -- L.m. Montgomery
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Even Billy Andrews' boy is going - and Jane's only son - and Diana's little Jack," said Mrs. Blythe. "Priscilla's son has gone from Japan and Stella's from Vancouver - and both the Rev. Jo's boys. Philippa writes that her boys 'went right away, not being afflicted with her indecision. -- L.m. Montgomery
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But I'd rather look like you than be pretty, she told Anne sincerely.
Anne laughed, sipped honey from the tribute, and cast away the sting. -- L.m. Montgomery
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My future seemed to stretch before me like a straight road. I thought I could see along it for many a milestone. Now there is a bend in it. I don't know what lies around the bend, but I'm going to believe that the very best does. - Anne Shirley -- L.m. Montgomery
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There is another bend in the road after this. No one knows what will happen. -- L.m. Montgomery
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I don't believe Old Nick can be so very ugly,' said Aunt Jamesina reflectively. 'He wouldn't do so much harm if he was. I always think of him as a rather handsome gentleman. -- L.m. Montgomery
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what is to be thanked for this. I did -- L.m. Montgomery
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People who are different from other people are always called peculiar,' said Anne. -- L.m. Montgomery
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We ought always to try to influence others for good. -- L.m. Montgomery
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Which would you rather be if you had the choice
divinely beautiful or dazzlingly clever or angelically good? -- L.m. Montgomery
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I have got acquainted with Lofty John. Ilse is a great friend of his and often goes there to watch him working in his carpenter shop. He says he has made enough ladders to get to heaven without the priest but that is just his joke. -- L.m. Montgomery
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There's one thing plain to be seen, Anne," said Marilla, "and that is that your fall off the Barry roof hasn't injured your tongue at all. -- L.m. Montgomery
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Imagination is what you need. -- L.m. Montgomery
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Outside in the garden, which was full of mellow sunset light streaming through the dark old firs to the west of it, stood Anne and Diana, gazing bashfully at each other over a clump of gorgeous tiger lilies. -- L.m. Montgomery
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Secrets are generally terrible. Beauty is not hidden
only ugliness and deformity. -- L.m. Montgomery
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Marilla, what if I fail!'
'You'll hardly fail completely in one day and there's plenty more days coming,' said Marilla. -- L.m. Montgomery
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I love to smell flowers in the dark," she said. "You get hold of their soul then. -- L.m. Montgomery
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She dropped miserably on the first chair she came to and sat there staring through the oriel, oblivious of Good Luck's frantic purrs of joy and Banjo's savage glares of protest at her occupancy of his chair. -- L.m. Montgomery
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Life owes me something more than it has paid me and I'm going out to collect it ... -- L.m. Montgomery
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Oh", she thought, "how horrible it is that people have to grow up-and marry-and change! -- L.m. Montgomery
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The sun was setting over Rainbow Valley. The pond was wearing a wonderful tissue of purple and gold and green and crimson. A faint blue haze rested on the eastern hill, over which a great, pale, round moon was just floating up like a silver bubble. They -- L.m. Montgomery
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When one great passion seizes possession of the soul all other feelings are crowded out. -- L.m. Montgomery
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And if you couldn't be loved, the next best thing was to be let alone. -- L.m. Montgomery
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If we have friends we should look only for the best in them and give them the best that is in us, don't you think? -- L.m. Montgomery
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The greatest happiness [ ... ] is to sneeze when you want to. -- L.m. Montgomery
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When weeds go to heaven, I suppose they will be flowers. -- L.m. Montgomery
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If I wasn't a human girl I think I'd like to be a bee and live among the flowers. -- L.m. Montgomery
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I'm like Kipling's cat - I walk by my wild lone and wave my wild tail where so it pleases me. -- L.m. Montgomery
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How are you going to find out about things if you don't ask questions? -- L.m. Montgomery
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I never knew before that religion was such a cheerful thing. I always thought it was kind of melancholy, but Mrs. Allan's isn't, and I'd like to be a Christian if I could be one like her. -- L.m. Montgomery
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And as for risk, there's risk in pretty near everything a body does in this world. - Marilla Cuthbert -- L.m. Montgomery
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I'm afraid concerts spoil people for everyday life. -- L.m. Montgomery
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All your life Davy, you'll find yourself doing things you don't want to do - Anne Shirley -- L.m. Montgomery
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I can't feel exactly happy ... Nobody could that has red hair -- L.m. Montgomery
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whenever we think of anything that
is a trial to us we should also think of something
nice that we can set over against it. -- L.m. Montgomery
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I've made up my mind to enjoy this drive. It's been my experience that you can nearly always enjoy things if you make up your mind firmly that you will. Of course, you must make it up FIRMLY. -- L.m. Montgomery
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It's been my experience that you can nearly always enjoy things if you make up your mind firmly that you will. -- L.m. Montgomery
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If one could only feel always like this," Pat had said once to Judy. "All the little worries swallowed up ... all the petty spites and fears and disappointments forgotten ... just love and peace and beauty."
"Oh, oh, but what wud there be lift for heaven, girl dear?" asked Judy. -- L.m. Montgomery
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Of course it's better to be good. I know it is but it's sometimes so hard to believe a thing even when you know it -- L.m. Montgomery
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It was a lovely afternoon - such an afternoon as only September can produce when summer has stolen back for one more day of dream and glamour. -- L.m. Montgomery
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All pioneers are considered to be afflicted with moonstruck madness. -- L.m. Montgomery
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There isn't any such thing as an ordinary life. (92) -- L.m. Montgomery
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Don't let them make anything of you but yourself, that's all. -- L.m. Montgomery
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Most things are predestined, but some are just darn sheer luck, said Roaring Abel. -- L.m. Montgomery
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Never on painter's canvas lives
The charm of his fancy's dream. -- L.m. Montgomery
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I do like a road, because you can be always wondering what is at the end of it. -- L.m. Montgomery
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Anne, are you killed?' shrieked Diana, throwing herself on her knees beside her friend. 'Oh, Anne, dear Anne, speak just one word to me and tell me if you're killed. -- L.m. Montgomery
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Oh, I think some parts of it are fine," conceded Davy. "That story about Joseph now - it's bully. But if I'd been Joseph Iwouldn't have forgive the brothers. No, siree, Anne. I'd have cut all their heads off. -- L.m. Montgomery
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There's such a lot of different Annes in me. I sometimes think that is why I'm such a troublesome person. If I was just the one Anne it would be ever so much more comfortable, but then it wouldn't be half so interesting. -- L.m. Montgomery
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From Europe. They had been away for three months, having left in February to attend a famous medical congress in London; and certain things, which -- L.m. Montgomery
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Mrs. Hammon told me that God made my hair red on purpose and I haven't card for him since. -- L.m. Montgomery
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It is when my umbrella turns inside out that I am convinced of the total depravity of inanimate things. -- L.m. Montgomery
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I have learned to look upon each little hindrance as a jest and each great one as a foreshadowing of victory. -- L.m. Montgomery
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Is it Rilla-my-Rilla? -- L.m. Montgomery
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Mrs. Lynde says Mrs. Wrights grandfather stole a sheep but Marilla says we mustent speak ill of the dead. Why mustent we, Anne? I want to know. It's pretty safe ain't it? -- L.m. Montgomery
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what perverted shapes thwarted love can take. Little -- L.m. Montgomery
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Life may be a vale of tears, all right, but there are some folks who enjoy weeping, I reckon. -- L.m. Montgomery
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Kindred spirits are not so scarce as I used to think. It's splendid to find out there are so many of them in the world. -- L.m. Montgomery
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I like babies in moderation, but twins three times in succession is TOO MUCH. I told Mrs. Hammond so firmly, when the last pair came. -- L.m. Montgomery
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If the bards of old the true has told
The sirens have raven hair.
But over the earth since art had birth,
They paint the angels fair. -- L.m. Montgomery
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There is so much in the world for us if we only have the eyes to see it, and the heart to love it, and the hand to gather it ourselves- so much in men and women, so much in art and literature, so much everywhere in which to delight, and for which to be thankful for. -- L.m. Montgomery
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And it seemed to me, too, that I've always been afraid when I was in the company of people ... afraid of saying something stupid ... afraid of being laughed at. -- L.m. Montgomery
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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 -- L.m. Montgomery
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Well, one must be a slave to something in this kind of a world,' he said. -- L.m. Montgomery
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Out of your world perhaps, Susan - but not out of mine,' said Anne with a faint smile. -- L.m. Montgomery
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Marilla, look at that big star over Mr. Harrison's maple grove, with all that hold hush of silvery sky about it. I gives me a feeling that is like a prayer. After all, when one can see stars and skies like that, little disappointments and accidents can't matter so much, can they? -- L.m. Montgomery
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Never write a line you'd be ashamed to read at your own funeral. -- L.m. Montgomery
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Marilla is eighty-five," said Anne with a sigh. "Her hair is snow-white. But, strange to say, her eyesight is better than it was when she was sixty. -- L.m. Montgomery
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Oh, I know I'm a great trial to you, Marilla," said Anne repentantly. "I make so many mistakes. But then just think of all the mistakes I don't make, although I might. -- L.m. Montgomery
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It's fun to be almost grown up in some ways, but it's not the kind of fun I expected, Marilla. There's so much to learn and do and think that there isn't time for big words. -- L.m. Montgomery
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In geometry Anne met her Waterloo. "It's perfectly awful stuff, Marilla," she groaned. "I'm sure I'll never be able to make heads or tail of it. There is not scope for imagination in it at all. -- L.m. Montgomery
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ANNE: You said you'd keep me in my room until I confessed. I just thought up a good confession and made it as interesting as I could.
MARILLA: But it was still a lie.
ANNE: You wouldn't believe the truth. -- L.m. Montgomery
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Rachel will be left pretty lonely if anything happens to him, with all her children settled out west, except Eliza in town; and she doesn't like her husband. Marilla's pronouns slandered Eliza, who was very fond of her husband. -- L.m. Montgomery
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Don't you ever imagine things differently than what they are? Oh, Marilla, how much you miss. -- L.m. Montgomery
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Marilla lighted a candle and -- L.m. Montgomery
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Marilla felt this and was vaguely troubled over it, realizing that the ups and downs of existence would probably bear hardly on this impulsive soul and not sufficiently understanding that the equally great capacity for delight might more than compensate. -- L.m. Montgomery
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Do you know what I think Mayflowers are, Marilla? I think they must be the souls of the flowers that died last summer, and this is their heaven. -- L.m. Montgomery
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Here sat Marilla Cuthbert, when she sat at all, slightly distrustful of sunshine, which seemed to her too dancing and irresponsible a thing for a world which was meant to be taken seriously ... -- L.m. Montgomery
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Don't be very frightened, Marilla. I was walking the ridge-pole and I fell off. I suspect I have sprained my ankle. But, Marilla, I might have broken my neck. Let us look on the bright side of things. -- L.m. Montgomery
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Miss Barry, who was sitting behind them, leaned forward and poked Marilla in the back with her parasol. -- L.m. Montgomery
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Leaving this Parthian shaft to rankle in Anne's stormy bosom, Marilla descended to the kitchen, grievously troubled in mind and vexed in soul. -- L.m. Montgomery
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A seafaring uncle had given it to her mother who in turn had bequeathed it to Marilla. It was an old-fashioned oval, containing a braid of her mother's hair, surrounded by a border of very fine amethysts. -- L.m. Montgomery
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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? -- L.m. Montgomery
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Oh, Marilla, I thought I was happy before. Now I know that I just dreamed a pleasant dream of happiness. This is the reality. -- L.m. Montgomery
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I don't think there is much fear of your dying of grief as long as you can talk, Anne," said Marilla unsympathetically. -- L.m. Montgomery
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At sunset the little soul that had come with the dawning went away, leaving heartbreak behind it -- L.m. Montgomery
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Anne came dancing home in the purple winter twilight across the snowy places. -- L.m. Montgomery
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Dress - because when you are imagining you might as well imagine something worth while - and -- L.m. Montgomery
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I wonder why people so commonly suppose that if two individuals are both writers they must therefore be hugely congenial," said Anne, rather scornfully. "Nobody would expect two blacksmiths to be violently attracted toward each other merely because they were both blacksmiths. -- L.m. Montgomery
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I detest that woman [Rachel Lynde] more than anybody I know. She can put a whole sermon, text, comment, and application, into six words, and throw it at you like a brick. -- L.m. Montgomery
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I'm not in the depths of despair this morning. I never can be in the morning. Isn't it a splendid thing that there are mornings? -- L.m. Montgomery
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People who have to look after twins can't be expected to say their prayers. Now, do you honestly think they can? -- L.m. Montgomery
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A favor is never so long-lived as a grudge. -- L.m. Montgomery
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But just think what a dull world it would be if everyone was sensible,' pleaded Anne. -- L.m. Montgomery
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I suppose that's how it looks in prose. But it's very different if you look at it through poetry ... and I think it's nicer ... ' Anne recovered herself and her eyes shone and her cheeks flushed ... 'to look at it through poetry. -- L.m. Montgomery
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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. -- L.m. Montgomery
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Having adventures comes naturally to some people. You just have a gift for them or you don't have - Anne Shirley -- L.m. Montgomery
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There is no such thing as freedom on earth," he said. "Only different kinds of bondages. And comparative bondages. YOU think you are free now because you've escaped from a peculiarly unbreakable kind of bondage. But are you? You love me - THAT'S a bondage. -- L.m. Montgomery
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Every morn is a fresh beginning, Every morn is the world made new, -- L.m. Montgomery
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Old Mr. Towers believed exactly what he preached and somehow it made a tremendous difference. -- L.m. Montgomery
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Anyone who has sympathy and understanding to give has a treasure that is without money and without price. -- L.m. Montgomery
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I think it would be charitable to believe that he was mistaken about -- L.m. Montgomery
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I've had a splendid time," she concluded happily, "and I feel that it marks an epoch in my life. But the best of it all was the coming home. -- L.m. Montgomery
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He was a cat of double personality - or else, as Susan vowed, he was possessed by the devil. -- L.m. Montgomery
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Charlotte had never forgotten it - she was always looking for it. An old house facing seaward, ships going up and down. Spruce woods and musty hills, cold salt air from the water, rest, quiet, silence. -- L.m. Montgomery
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It would be lovely to sleep in a wild cherry-tree all white with bloom in the moonshine -- L.m. Montgomery
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It never rains but it pours -- L.m. Montgomery
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Fairyland is the loveliest word because it means everything the human heart desires. -- L.m. Montgomery
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A house from which nobody ever went away without feeling better in some way. A house in which there was always laughter. -- L.m. Montgomery
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Let your spirit soar to heaven with it whenever you use it, like the bird who once bore it. -- L.m. Montgomery
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Mrs. Spencer said that my tongue must be hung in the middle. But it isn't - it's firmly fastened at one end. -- L.m. Montgomery
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Teddy was feeling as miserable and impotently angry as any male creature does when two women are quarreling about him in his presence. He wished himself a thousand miles away. -- L.m. Montgomery
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It seems to me a most dreadful thing to go out of the world and not leave one person behind you who is sorry you are gone,' said Anne, shuddering. -- L.m. Montgomery
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... it's so dreadful to have nothing to love - life is so empty - and there's nothing worse than emptiness ... -- L.m. Montgomery
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There's no use trying to live in other people's opinions. The only thing to do is live in your own. -- L.m. Montgomery
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Pride is cold company -- L.m. Montgomery
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Do you know, Gilbert, there are times when I strongly suspect that I love you! -- L.m. Montgomery
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It takes all sorts of people to make a world, as I've often heard, but I think there are some who could be spared,' Anne told her reflection in the east gable mirror that night. -- L.m. Montgomery
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If you can't be cheerful, be as cheerful as you can. -- L.m. Montgomery
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I don't really care what people think about me if they don't let me see it. -- L.m. Montgomery
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You see," she concluded miserably, "when I can call like that to him across space
I belong to him. He doesn't love me
he never will
but I belong to him. -- L.m. Montgomery
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I'm so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers. -- L.m. Montgomery
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All things great are wound up with all things little. -- L.m. Montgomery
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Revenge hurts nobody quite so much as the one who tries to inflict it. -- L.m. Montgomery
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Mr. Harrison is an awful kind man. He's a real sociable man. I hope I'll be like him when I grow up. I mean BEHAVE like him ... I don't want to LOOK like him. -- L.m. Montgomery
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I don't want her to be like other people. There are too many other people around as it is. -- L.m. Montgomery
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Gossip, as usual, was one-third right and two-thirds wrong. -- L.m. Montgomery
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Don't believe in everything you see girls, and only half of what you hear. -- L.m. Montgomery
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Don't be ridiculous, please.'
The most insulting words in the world! -- L.m. Montgomery
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You know if we've got anything about us that hurts we shrink from anyone's touch on or near it. It holds good with our souls as well as our bodies, I reckon. Leslie's soul must be near raw - it's no wonder she hides it away. -- L.m. Montgomery
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So said Mrs. Rachel to the wild rose bushes out of the fullness of her heart; but if she could have seen the child who was waiting patiently at the Bright River station at that very moment her pity would have been still deeper and more profound. -- L.m. Montgomery
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Chapter 8 Anne's First Proposal The -- L.m. Montgomery
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Grief is ever proud. -- L.m. Montgomery
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I think you had better learn to control that imagination of yours,Anne, if you can't distinguish between what is real and what isnt. -- L.m. Montgomery
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She wondered if old dreams could haunt rooms - if, when one left forever the room where she had joyed and suffered and laughed and wept, something of her, intangible and invisible, yet nonetheless real, did not remain behind like a voiceful memory. -- L.m. Montgomery
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Jane's stories are too sensible. Then Diana puts too much murders into hers. She says most of the time she doesn't know what to do with the people so she kills them off to get rid of them.
-Anne Shirley -- L.m. Montgomery
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I think the little things in life often cause more trouble than the big things - Anne Shirley -- L.m. Montgomery
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People who don't like cats always seem to think there is some peculiar virtue in not liking them. -- L.m. Montgomery
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I don't believe I'd really want to be a sensible person, because they are so unromantic. -- L.m. Montgomery
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After all, it was nice to be loved than to be rich and admired and famous. -- L.m. Montgomery
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He walked jauntily away, being hungry, and the unfortunate Matthew was left to do that which was harder for him than bearding a lion in its den - walk up to a girl - a strange girl - an orphan girl - and demand of her why she wasn't a boy. -- L.m. Montgomery
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crimson. A faint blue haze rested on the eastern hill, over which a great, pale, round moon was just floating up like a silver bubble. They were -- L.m. Montgomery
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One does not sleep well, sometimes, when one is twenty-nine on the morrow, and unmarried, in a community and connection where the unmarried are simply those who have failed to get a man. -- L.m. Montgomery
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I have made up my mind that I will never marry. I shall be wedded to my art. -- L.m. Montgomery
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But it is sometimes a little lonely to be surrounded everywhere by a happiness that is not your own. -- L.m. Montgomery
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We pay a price for everything we get or take in this world; and although ambitions are well worth having, they are not to be cheaply won, but exact their dues of work and self denial, anxiety and discouragement. -- L.m. Montgomery
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For we pay a price for everything we get or take in this world; and although ambitions are well worth having, they are not to be cheaply won. -- L.m. Montgomery
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Don't give up all your romance Anne, a little of it is a good thing - not too much of course-but keep a little of it - Matthew Cuthbert -- L.m. Montgomery
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At life's banquet of success I may not be the guest of honor, but I'll be among those present. -- L.m. Montgomery
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She was richer in those dreams than in realities; for things seen pass away, but the things that are unseen are eternal. -- L.m. Montgomery
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It was really dreadful to be so different from other people ... and yet rather wonderful, too, as if you were a being strayed from another star. -- L.m. Montgomery
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Besides, I've been feeling a little blue - just a pale, elusive azure. It isn't serious enough for anything darker. -- L.m. Montgomery
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Away down at the far end of the lake they got every night a glimpse of a big, continental train rushing through a clearing. Valancy liked to watch its lighted windows flash by and wonder who was on it and what hopes and fears it carried. -- L.m. Montgomery
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The only thing you can be sure of in this world is the multiplication table. -- L.m. Montgomery
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The other day I found this statement in a book. 'Her voice would have made the multiplication table charming!' I thought of it when I heard yours. I didn't believe it before, but I do now. -- L.m. Montgomery
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Most young men are such bores. They haven't lived long enough to learn that they are not the wonders to the world they are to their mothers. -- L.m. Montgomery
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Gilbert put his arm about them. 'Oh, you mothers!' he said. 'You mothers! God knew what He was about when He made you. -- L.m. Montgomery
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A suffering or tortured animal always filled her with such a surge of sympathy that it lifted her clean out of herself. -- L.m. Montgomery
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I reckon the gods laugh many a time to hear us, but what matters so long as we remember that we're only men and don't take to fancying that we're gods ourselves, really, knowing good and evil. -- L.m. Montgomery
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We are fighting to make those dear old places where
we had played as children, safe for other boys and girls--fighting for the preservation and safety of all sweet, wholesome things. -- L.m. Montgomery
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Heaven grant me patience! Clothes are very important, said Anne severely -- L.m. Montgomery
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When you've learned to laugh at the things that should be laughed at, and not to laugh at those that shouldn't, you've got wisdom and understanding. -- L.m. Montgomery
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What's the matter with you, Penny? You're not as good looking as you generally believe you are. -- L.m. Montgomery
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Where to blow from next for sheer crazy delight -- L.m. Montgomery
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War was a hellish, horrible hideous thing - too horrible and hideous to happen in the twentieth century between civilised nations. -- L.m. Montgomery
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I am teaching Perry grammar. He says he wants to learn to speak properly. I told him he should not call his Aunt Tom an old beast but he said he had to because she wasn't a young beast. -- L.m. Montgomery
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Fear is the original sin," wrote John Foster. "Almost all the evil in the world has its origin in the fact that some one is afraid of something. -- L.m. Montgomery
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What a spineless thing I must be not to have one enemy! -- L.m. Montgomery
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I hate to lend a book I love ... it never seems quite the same when it comes back to me ... -- L.m. Montgomery
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There are a great many people who do not understand things so there is no use in telling them. -- L.m. Montgomery
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Dear old world', she murmured, 'you are very lovely, and I am glad to be alive in you. -- L.m. Montgomery
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Everybody is a little insane on some points -- L.m. Montgomery
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I read in a book once that a rose by any other name would smell as sweet, but I've never been able to believe it. I don't believe a rose WOULD be as nice if it was called a thistle or a skunk cabbage. -- L.m. Montgomery
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That's the worst ... or the best ... of real life, Anne. It won't let you be miserable. It keeps on trying to make you comfortable ... and succeeding ... even when you're determined to be unhappy and romantic. -- L.m. Montgomery
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We always hate people who surprise our secrets ... -- L.m. Montgomery
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Sunbursts and marble halls may be all very well but there is more 'scope for the imagination without them. - Anne Shirley -- L.m. Montgomery
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Time is kinder than we think,' thought Anne. 'It's a dreadful mistake to cherish bitterness for years ... hugging it to our hearts like a treasure. -- L.m. Montgomery
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It is twenty-four years since I was a bride at old Green Gables - the happiest bride that ever was - and the wedding-veil of a happy bride brings good luck, -- L.m. Montgomery
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Anne looked up. Tall and handsome and distinguished-looking - dark, melancholy, inscrutable eyes - melting, musical, sympathetic voice - yes, the very hero of her dreams stood before her in the flesh. He could not have more closely resembled her ideal if he -- L.m. Montgomery
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Of unquenchable sparkle and dream as ever. Behind her, in the hammock, Rilla Blythe was curled up, a fat, roly-poly little creature of -- L.m. Montgomery
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Well, I should like to see you go to college, Anne, but if you never do, don't grow discontented about it. We make our own lives wherever we are, after all... college can only help us do it more easily. -- L.m. Montgomery
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I shall govern by affection, Mr. Harrison. -- L.m. Montgomery
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It doesn't matter if a man does use bad grammar so long as he is a good provider and doesn't go poking round the pantry to see how much sugar you've used in a week. -- L.m. Montgomery
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Tommy and Adam Cowan, over at Markdale, are twins; and they're both cross-eyed. So I s'posed that was what being twins meant. -- L.m. Montgomery
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Anne Shirley, how often have I told you never to let one of those Italians in the house! I don't believe in encouraging them to come around at all. -- L.m. Montgomery
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Well, well, we can't get through this world without our share of trouble. I've had a pretty easy life of it so far, but my time has come at last and I suppose I'll just have to make the best of it. -- L.m. Montgomery
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I feel as if I had opened a book and found roses of yesterday sweet and fragrant, between its leaves. -- L.m. Montgomery
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Saying one's prayers isn't exactly the same thing as praying. -- L.m. Montgomery
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Another story was that a certain dissipated youth of the community, going home one Saturday night, or rather Sunday morning, from some unhallowed orgy, was pursued by a lamb of fire, with its head cut off and hanging by a strip of skin or flame. -- L.m. Montgomery
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It's a very bad habit to put off disagreeable things ... -- L.m. Montgomery
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Clouds of the golden west between its softly dark shores. The sea moaned eerily on the sand-bar, sorrowful even in spring, but a -- L.m. Montgomery
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Yet he may have committed what might be considered far greater sins that yet would not inflict on any one a tithe of the humiliation which his teasing inflicted on a child's sensitive mind. -- L.m. Montgomery
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Only lonely people keep diaries -- L.m. Montgomery
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I won't be reasonable - I can't be reasonable - I AM reasonable. -- L.m. Montgomery
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Oh hearts that loved in the good old way have been out of fashion this many a day -- L.m. Montgomery
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Look, do you see that poem?' she said suddenly, pointing. -- L.m. Montgomery
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And he says he doesn't believe all the heathen will be eternally lost. The idea! If they won't all the money we've been giving to Foreign Missions will be clean wasted, that's what! -- L.m. Montgomery
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It was not, of course, a proper thing to do. But then I have never pretended, nor will ever pretend, that Emily was a proper child. Books are not written about proper children. They would be so dull nobody would read them. -- L.m. Montgomery