Quotes from Anne of Green Gables

L.M. Montgomery ·  320 pages

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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, quote from Anne of Green Gables


“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, quote from Anne of Green Gables


“I'm so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.”
― L.M. Montgomery, quote from Anne of Green Gables


“True friends are always together in spirit. (Anne Shirley)”
― L.M. Montgomery, quote from Anne of Green Gables


“My life is a perfect graveyard of buried hopes.”
― L.M. Montgomery, quote from Anne of Green Gables



“Life is worth living as long as there's a laugh in it.”
― L.M. Montgomery, quote from Anne of Green Gables


“People laugh at me because I use big words. But if you have big ideas, you have to use big words to express them, haven't you?”
― L.M. Montgomery, quote from Anne of Green Gables


“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, quote from Anne of Green Gables


“Dear old world', she murmured, 'you are very lovely, and I am glad to be alive in you.”
― L.M. Montgomery, quote from Anne of Green Gables


“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, quote from Anne of Green Gables



“Because when you are imagining, you might as well imagine something worth while.”
― L.M. Montgomery, quote from Anne of Green Gables


“Why must people kneel down to pray? If I really wanted to pray I’ll tell you what I'd do. I'd go out into a great big field all alone or in the deep, deep woods and I'd look up into the sky—up—up—up—into that lovely blue sky that looks as if there was no end to its blueness. And then I'd just feel a prayer.”
― L.M. Montgomery, quote from Anne of Green Gables


“Look at that sea, girls--all silver and shadow and vision of things not seen. We couldn't enjoy its loveliness any more if we had millions of dollars and ropes of diamonds.”
― L.M. Montgomery, quote from Anne of Green Gables


“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, quote from Anne of Green Gables


“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, quote from Anne of Green Gables



“Isn't it splendid to think of all the things there are to find out about? It just makes me feel glad to be alive--it's such an interesting world. It wouldn't be half so interesting if we know all about everything, would it? There'd be no scope for imagination then, would there?But am I talking too much? People are always telling me I do. Would you rather I didn't talk? If you say so I'll stop. I can STOP when I make up my mind to it, although it's difficult.”
― L.M. Montgomery, quote from Anne of Green Gables


“It is ever so much easier to be good if your clothes are fashionable.”
― L.M. Montgomery, quote from Anne of Green Gables


“Tomorrow is a new day with no mistakes in it... Yet.”
― L.M. Montgomery, quote from Anne of Green Gables


“It's delightful when your imaginations come true, isn't it?”
― L.M. Montgomery, quote from Anne of Green Gables


“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, quote from Anne of Green Gables



“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, quote from Anne of Green Gables


“I don't know, I don't want to talk as much. (...) It's nicer to think dear, pretty thoughts and keep them in one's heart, like treasures. I don't like to have them laughed at or wondered over.”
― L.M. Montgomery, quote from Anne of Green Gables


“Miss Barry was a kindred spirit after all," Anne confided to Marilla, "You wouldn't think so to look at her, but she is. . . 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, quote from Anne of Green Gables


“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, quote from Anne of Green Gables


“Next to trying and winning, the best thing is trying and failing.”
― L.M. Montgomery, quote from Anne of Green Gables



“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, quote from Anne of Green Gables


“Anne always remembered the silvery, peaceful beauty and fragrant calm of that night. It was the last night before sorrow touched her life; and no life is ever quite the same again when once that cold, sanctifying touch has been laid upon it.”
― L.M. Montgomery, quote from Anne of Green Gables


“I'm not a bit changed--not really. I'm only just pruned down and branched out. The real ME--back here--is just the same.”
― L.M. Montgomery, quote from Anne of Green Gables


“But if you call me Anne, please call me Anne with an 'e'.”
― L.M. Montgomery, quote from Anne of Green Gables


“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, quote from Anne of Green Gables



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L.M. Montgomery
Born place: in Clifton (New London), Prince Edward Island, Canada
Born date November 30, 1874
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