Quotes: L.M. Montgomery

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Oh", she thought, "how horrible it is that people have to grow up-and marry-and change!

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A broken heart in real life isn't half as dreadful as it is in books. It's a good deal like a bad tooth, though you won't think THAT a very romantic simile. It takes spells of aching and gives you a sleepless night now and then, but between times it lets you enjoy life and dreams and echoes and peanut candy as if there were nothing the matter with it.

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It's the fools that make all the trouble in the world, not the wicked.

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True friends are always together in spirit. (Anne Shirley)

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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.

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Life is worth living as long as there's a laugh in it.

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People told her she hadn't changed much, in a tone which hinted they were surprised and a little disappointed she hadn't.

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Heaven must be very beautiful, of course, the Bible says so — but, Anne, it won't be what I've been used to.

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When twilight drops her curtain down And pins it with a star Remember that you have a friend Though she may wander far.

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Kindred spirits alone do not change with the changing years.

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...And every day in heaven will be more beautiful than the one before it Davy," assured Anne.

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I've come home in love with loneliness

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Anne was always glad in the happiness of her friends; but it is sometimes a little lonely to be surrounded everywhere by happiness that is not your own.

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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.

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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.

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There was no mistaking her sincerity--it breathed in every tone of her voice. Both Marilla and Mrs. Lynde recognized its unmistakable ring. But the former understood in dismay that Anne was actually enjoying her valley of humiliation--was reveling in the thoroughness of her abasement. Where was the wholesome punishment upon which she, Marilla, had plumed herself? Anne had turned it into a species of positive pleasure.

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Mrs. Lynde says, 'Blessed are they who expect nothing for they shall not be disappointed.

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Oh, of course there's a risk in marrying anybody, but, when it's all said and done, there's many a worse thing than a husband.