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L. M. Montgomery Quotes

59 of the best book quotes from L. M. Montgomery
  1. #1
    “I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.”
  2. #2
    “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.”
  3. #3
    “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.”
  4. #4
    “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. It has a fascination of its own, that bend, Marilla.”
  5. #5
    “It’s so easy to be wicked without knowing it, isn’t it?”
  6. #6
    “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?”
  7. #7
    “It is ever so much easier to be good if your clothes are fashionable.”
  8. #8
    “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.”
  9. #9
    “The world calls them its singers and poets and artists and storytellers; but they are just people who have never forgotten the way to fairyland.”
  1. #10
    “Which would you rather be if you had the choice--divinely beautiful or dazzlingly clever or angelically good?”
  2. #11
    “But have you ever noticed one encouraging thing about me, Marilla? I never make the same mistake twice.”
    “I don’t know as that’s much benefit when you’re always making new ones.”
  3. #12
    “You’d find it easier to be bad than good if you had red hair... People who haven’t red hair don’t know what trouble is.”
  4. #13
    “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, but exact their dues of work and self-denial, anxiety and discouragement.”
  5. #14
    “Isn’t it nice to think that tomorrow is a new day with no mistakes in it yet.”
  6. #15
    “It’s delightful when your imaginations come true, isn’t it?”
  7. #16
    “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.”
  8. #17
    “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.”
  9. #18
    “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.”

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  1. #19
    “I know it is just plain red, and it breaks my heart. It will be my life long sorrow.”
  2. #20
    “But really, Marilla, one can’t stay sad very long in such an interesting world, can one?”
  3. #21
    “All things great are wound up with all things little.”
  4. #22
    “Do you think amethysts can be the souls of good violets?”
  5. #23
    “Don’t you just love poetry that gives you a crinkly feeling up and down your back?”
  6. #24
    “It’s been my experience that you can nearly always enjoy things if you make up your mind firmly that you will.”
  7. #25
    “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.”
  8. #26
    “True friends are always together in spirit.”
  9. #27
    “My life is a perfect graveyard of buried hopes.”
  1. #28
    “Life is worth living as long as there’s a laugh in it.”
  2. #29
    “‘Dear old world’, she murmured, ‘you are very lovely, and I am glad to be alive in you.‘”
  3. #30
    “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?”
  4. #31
    “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.”
  5. #32
    “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.”
  6. #33
    “...because when you are imagining, you might as well imagine something worth while.”
  7. #34
    “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.”
  8. #35
    “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.”
  9. #36
    “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.”

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  1. #37
    “But if you call me Anne, please call me Anne with an ‘e’.”
  2. #38
    “We ought always to try to influence other people for good.”
  3. #39
    “I’m really a very happy, contented little person in spite of my broken heart.”
  4. #40
    “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.”
  5. #41
    “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.”
  6. #42
    “That is one good thing about this world...there are always sure to be more springs.”
  7. #43
    “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.”
  8. #44
    “Well, one can’t get over the habit of being a little girl all at once.”
  9. #45
    “Perhaps... perhaps... love unfolded naturally out of a beautiful friendship, as a golden-hearted rose slipping from its green sheath.”
  1. #46
    ″‘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.‘”
  2. #47
    ″‘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.”
  3. #48
    “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.”
  4. #49
    ″‘Having adventures comes natural to some people’, said Anne serenely. ‘You just have a gift for them or you haven’t.‘”
  5. #50
    “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...”
  6. #51
    “I think people make their names nice or ugly just by what they are themselves.”
  7. #52
    “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.”
  8. #53
    “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.”
  9. #54
    ″... I’m so thankful for friendship. It beautifies life so much.”
  10. #55
    “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.”
  11. #56
    “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.”
  12. #57
    ″... 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.”
  13. #58
    ″‘I think,’ concluded Anne, hitting on a very vital truth, ‘that we always love best the people who need us.‘”
  14. #59
    “If a kiss could be seen I think it would look like a violet.”
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