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Anne of Avonlea Quotes

20 of the best book quotes from Anne of Avonlea
  1. #1
    “If a kiss could be seen I think it would look like a violet.”
  2. #2
    “Those who knew Anne best felt, without realizing that they felt it, that her greatest attraction was the aura of possibility surrounding her... the power of future development that was in her. She seemed to walk in an atmosphere of things about to happen.”
  3. #3
    “It’s really splendid to imagine you are a queen. You have all the fun of it without any of the inconveniences and you can stop being queen whenever you want to, which you couldn’t in real life.”
  4. #4
    “That is one good thing about this world...there are always sure to be more springs.”
  5. #5
    “When I think something nice is going to happen I seem to fly right up on the wings of anticipation; and then the first thing I realize I drop down to earth with a thud. But really, Marilla, the flying part is glorious as long as it lasts... it’s like soaring through a sunset. I think it almost pays for the thud.”
  6. #6
    “Well, one can’t get over the habit of being a little girl all at once.”
  1. #7
    “Perhaps... perhaps... love unfolded naturally out of a beautiful friendship, as a golden-hearted rose slipping from its green sheath.”
  2. #8
    ″‘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.‘”
  3. #9
    ″‘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.”
  4. #10
    “While Anne was not beautiful in any strictly defined sense of the word she possessed a certain evasive charm and distinction of appearance that left beholders with a pleasurable sense of satisfaction in that softly rounded girlhood of hers, with all its strongly felt potentialities.”
  5. #11
    ″‘Having adventures comes natural to some people’, said Anne serenely. ‘You just have a gift for them or you haven’t.‘”
  6. #12
    “Perhaps, after all, romance did not come into one’s life with pomp and blare, like a gay knight riding down; perhaps it crept to one’s side like an old friend through quiet ways...”

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  1. #13
    “I think people make their names nice or ugly just by what they are themselves.”
  2. #14
    ″... but wouldn’t it have been more beautiful still, Anne, if there had been no separation or misunderstanding . . . if they had come hand in hand all the way through life, with no memories behind them but those which belonged to each other.”
  3. #15
    “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.”
  4. #16
    ″... I’m so thankful for friendship. It beautifies life so much.”
  5. #17
    “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.”
  6. #18
    “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.”
  7. #19
    “I’m really a very happy, contented little person in spite of my broken heart.”
  8. #20
    ″‘I think,’ concluded Anne, hitting on a very vital truth, ‘that we always love best the people who need us.‘”
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