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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.
I've done my best, and I begin to understand what is meant by 'the joy of strife'. Next to trying and winning, the best thing is trying and failing.
Life is worth living as long as there's a laugh in it.
Mrs Lynde says, "Blessed are they who expect nothing, for they shall not be disappointed." But I think it would be worse to expect nothing than to be disappointed.
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.
When I don't like the name of a place or a person I always imagine a new one and always think of them so. " Anne of Green Gables
God's in His heaven, alls right with the world', whispered Anne softly.
hat'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.
The world looks like something God had just imaged for his own pleasure, doesn't it?
Then Diana puts too many murders into [her stories]. 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.
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.
Because when you are imagining, you might as well imagine something worth while.
It's delightful when your imaginations come true, isn't it?
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.
Some people are naturally good, you know, and others are not. I'm one of the others.
Listen to the trees talking in their sleep, ' she whispered, as he lifted her to the ground. 'What nice dreams they must have!
...a little "appreciation" sometimes does quite as much good as all the conscientious "bringing up" in the world.
True friends are always together in spirit. (Anne Shirley)
Which would you rather be if you had the choice--divinely beautiful or dazzlingly clever or angelically good?
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
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.
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
I love a book that makes me cry.
It is ever so much easier to be good if your clothes are fashionable.
Well, I don't want to be anyone but myself, even if I go uncomforted by diamonds all my life, ' declared Anne. 'I'm quite content to be Anne of Green Gables, with my string of pearl beads.
Next to trying and winning, the best thing is trying and failing.
It's been my experience that you can nearly always enjoy things if you make up your mind firmly that you will.
Don't give up all your romance, Anne, " he whispered shyly, "a little bit is a good thing - not too much, of course, but keep a little of it, Anne, keep a little of it.
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…
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.
But if you have big ideas you have to use big words to express them, haven't you?
I'm afraid concerts spoil people for everyday life.
…determined to enjoy her luxury of grief uncomforted.
Don't you just love poetry that gives you a crinkly feeling up and down your back?
My life is a perfect graveyard of buried hopes.
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.
Mrs. Hammon told me that God made my hair red on purpose and I haven't card for him since.