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Anne's House of Dreams (Anne of Green Gables, #5) Anne's House of Dreams by L.M. Montgomery
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“I'd like to add some beauty to life," said Anne dreamily. "I don't exactly want to make people KNOW more... though I know that IS the noblest ambition... but I'd love to make them have a pleasanter time because of me... to have some little joy or happy thought that would never have existed if I hadn't been born.”
L.M. Montgomery, Anne's House of Dreams
“I couldn't live where there were no trees--something vital in me would starve.”
L.M. Montgomery, Anne's House Of Dreams
“I love to smell flowers in the dark," she said. "You get hold of their soul then.”
L.M. Montgomery, Anne's House of Dreams
“All in all, it was a never-to-be-forgotten summer — one of those summers which come seldom into any life, but leave a rich heritage of beautiful memories in their going — one of those summers which, in a fortunate combination of delightful weather, delightful friends and delightful doing, come as near to perfection as anything can come in this world.”
L.M. Montgomery, Anne's House of Dreams
“The woods call to us with a hundred voices, but the sea has one only — a mighty voice that drowns our souls in its majestic music. The woods are human, but the sea is of the company of the archangels.”
L.M. Montgomery, Anne's House of Dreams
“Even when I'm alone I have real good company — dreams and imaginations and pretendings. I like to be alone now and then, just to think over things and taste them. But I love friendships — and nice, jolly little times with people.”
L.M. Montgomery, Anne's House of Dreams
“It always amazes me to look at the little, wrinkled brown seeds and think of the rainbows in 'em," said Captain Jim. "When I ponder on them seeds I don't find it nowise hard to believe that we've got souls that'll live in other worlds. You couldn't hardly believe there was life in them tiny things, some no bigger than grains of dust, let alone colour and scent, if you hadn't seen the miracle, could you?”
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“But pearls are for tears, the old legend says," Gilbert had objected.
"I'm not afraid of that. And tears can be happy as well as sad. My very happiest moments have been when I had tears in my eyes—when Marilla told me I might stay at Green Gables—when Matthew gave me the first pretty dress I ever had—when I heard that you were going to recover from the fever. So give me pearls for our troth ring, Gilbert, and I'll willingly accept the sorrow of life with its joy." -Anne”
L.M. Montgomery, Anne's House of Dreams
“Thank goodness, we can choose our friends. We have to take our relatives as they are, and be thankful…”
L.M. Montgomery, Anne's House of Dreams
“But it was a happy and beautiful bride who came down the old, homespun-
carpeted stairs that September noon - the first bride of Green Gables, slender and shining-eyed, in the mist of her maiden veil, with her arms full of roses. Gilbert, waiting for her in the hall below, looked up at her with adoring eyes. She was his at last, this evasive, long-sought Anne, won after years of patient waiting. It was to him she was coming in the sweet surrender of the bride. Was he worthy of her? Could he make her as happy as he hoped? If he failed her - if he could not measure up to her standard of manhood - then, as she held out her hand, their eyes met and all doubt was swept away in a glad certainty. They belonged to each other; and, no matter what life might hold for them, it could never alter that. Their happiness was in each other’s keeping and both were unafraid.”
L.M. Montgomery, Anne's House of Dreams
“She had never before minded being alone. Now she dreaded it. When she was alone now she felt so dreadfully alone.”
L.M. Montgomery, Anne's House of Dreams
“It's so beautiful that it hurts me,' said Anne softly. 'Perfect things like that always did hurt me — I remember I called it "the queer ache" when I was a child. What is the reason that pain like this seems inseparable from perfection? Is it the pain of finality — when we realise that there can be nothing beyond but retrogression?'
'Perhaps,' said Owen dreamily, 'it is the prisoned infinite in us calling out to its kindred infinite as expressed in that visible perfection.”
L.M. Montgomery, Anne's House of Dreams
“We came to the comforting conclusion that the Creator probably knew how to run His universe quite as well as we do, and that, after all, there are no such things as 'wasted' lives, saving and except when am individual wilfully squanders and wastes his own life...”
L.M. Montgomery, Anne's House of Dreams
“When one great passion seizes possession of the soul all other feelings are crowded out.”
L.M. Montgomery, Anne's House Of Dreams
“I suppose all this sounds very crazy — all these terrible emotions always do sound foolish when we put them into our inadequate words. They are not meant to be spoken — only felt and endured.”
L.M. Montgomery, Anne's House of Dreams
“I feel as if something has been torn suddenly out of my life and left a terrible hole. I feel as if I couldn't be I — as if I must have changed into somebody else and couldn't get used to it. It gives me a horrible lonely, dazed, helpless feeling. It's good to see you again — it seems as if you were a sort of anchor for my drifting soul.”
L.M. Montgomery, Anne's House of Dreams
“My library isn't very extensive but every book in it is a friend.”
L.M. Montgomery, Anne's House of Dreams
“But just think what a dull world it would be if everyone was sensible,' pleaded Anne.”
L.M. Montgomery, Anne's House of Dreams
“Isn't it terrible the way some unworthy folks are loved, while others that deserve it far more, you'd think, never get much affection?”
L.M. Montgomery, Anne's House of Dreams
“Gilbert put his arm about them. 'Oh, you mothers!' he said. 'You mothers! God knew what He was about when He made you.”
L.M. Montgomery, Anne's House of Dreams
“It's the worst kind of cruelty — the thoughtless kind. You can't cope with it.”
L.M. Montgomery, Anne's House of Dreams
“Oh, Marilla, I thought I was happy before. Now I know that I just dreamed a pleasant dream of happiness. This is the reality.”
L.M. Montgomery, Anne's House of Dreams
“But [sorrows] won't get the better of you if you face 'em together with love and trust. You can weather any storm with them two for compass and pilot.”
L.M. Montgomery, Anne's House Of Dreams
“…it's so dreadful to have nothing to love — life is so empty — and there's nothing worse than emptiness…”
L.M. Montgomery, Anne's House of Dreams
“Our library isn't very extensive," said Anne, "but every book in it is a friend. We've picked our books up through the years, here and there, never buying one until we had first read it and knew that it belonged to the race of Joseph.”
L.M. Montgomery, Anne's House of Dreams
“The p'int of good writing is to know when to stop.”
L.M. Montgomery, Anne's House of Dreams
“You'll stay right here with me, Anne-girl," said Gilbert lazily. "I won't have you flying away from me into the hearts of storms.”
L.M. Montgomery, Anne's House of Dreams
“Since you are determined to be married, Miss Cornelia," said Gilbert solemnly, "I shall give you the excellent rules for the management of a husband which my grandmother gave my mother when she married my father."

"Well, I reckon I can manage Marshall Elliott," said Miss Cornelia placidly. "But let us hear your rules."

"The first one is, catch him."

"He's caught. Go on."

"The second one is, feed him well."

"With enough pie. What next?"

"The third and fourth are-- keep your eye on him.”
L.M. Montgomery, Anne's House of Dreams
“We belong to the race that knows Joseph”
L.M. Montgomery, Anne's House of Dreams
“At sunset the little soul that had come with the dawning went away, leaving heartbreak behind it”
L.M. Montgomery, Anne's House of Dreams

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