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Anne of Avonlea (Anne of Green Gables, #2) Anne of Avonlea by L.M. Montgomery
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“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.”
L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Avonlea
“After all," Anne had said to Marilla once, "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.”
L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Avonlea
“Oh, sometimes I think it is of no use to make friends. They only go out of your life after awhile and leave a hurt that is worse than the emptiness before they came.”
L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Avonlea
“For a moment Anne's heart fluttered queerly and for the first time her eyes faltered under Gilbert's gaze and a rosy flush stained the paleness of her face. It was as if a veil that had hung before her inner consciousness had been lifted, giving to her view a revelation of unsuspected feelings and realities. 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; perhaps it revealed itself in seeming prose, until some sudden shaft of illumination flung athwart its pages betrayed the rhythm and the music, perhaps. . . perhaps. . .love unfolded naturally out of a beautiful friendship, as a golden-hearted rose slipping from its green sheath. ”
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“One can't get over the habit of being a little girl all at once.”
L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Avonlea
“…I'm so thankful for friendship. It beautifies life so much.”
L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Avonlea
“I've come home in love with loneliness”
L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Avonlea
“I'm really a very happy, contented little person in spite of my broken heart.”
L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Avonlea
“That is one good thing about this world...there are always sure to be more springs.”
L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Avonlea
“There is another bend in the road after this. No one knows what will happen.”
L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Avonlea
“Yes, it's beautiful,' said Gilbert, looking steadily down into Anne's uplifted face, '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?”
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“…I think,' concluded Anne, hitting on a very vital truth, 'that we always love best the people who need us.”
L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Avonlea
“She seemed to walk in an atmosphere of things about to happen.”
L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Avonlea
“Having adventures comes natural to some people", said Anne serenely. "You just have a gift for them or you haven't.”
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“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.”
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“Fancies are like shadows...you can't cage them, they're such wayward, dancing things.”
L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Avonlea
“Anne had no sooner uttered the phrase, "home o'dreams," than it captivated her fancy and she immediately began the erection of one of her own. It was, of course, tenanted by an ideal master, dark, proud, and melancholy; but oddly enough, Gilbert Blythe persisted in hanging about too, helping her arrange pictures, lay out gardens, and accomplish sundry other tasks which a proud and melancholy hero evidently considered beneath his dignity. Anne tried to banish Gilbert's image from her castle in Spain but, somehow, he went on being there, so Anne, being in a hurry, gave up the attempt and pursued her aerial architecture with such success that her "home o'dreams" was built and furnished before Diana spoke again. ”
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“Everything that's worth having is some trouble…”
L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Avonlea
“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.”
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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.”
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“But it ain't our feelings we have to steer by through life--no, no, we'd make shipwreck mighty often if we did that. There's only the one safe compass and we've got to set our course by that--what it's right to do.”
L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Avonlea
“At seventeen dreams DO satisfy because you think the realities are waiting for you farther on.”
L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Avonlea
“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.”
L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Avonlea
“She looks just as music sounds, I think,' answered Anne.”
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“That's the worst…or the best…of real life, Anne. It won't let you be miserable. It keeps on trying to make you comfortable…and succeeding…even when you're determined to be unhappy and romantic.”
L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Avonlea
“Perhaps she had not succeeded in 'inspiring' any wonderful ambitions in her pupils, but she had taught them, more by her own sweet personality than by all her careful precepts, that it was good and necessary in the years that were before them to live their lives finely and graciously, holding fast to truth and courtesy and kindness, keeping aloof from all that savoured of falsehood and meanness and vulgarity. They were, perhaps, all unconscious of having learned such lessons; but they would remember and practice them long after they had forgotten the capital of Afghanistan and the dates of the Wars of the Roses.”
L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Avonlea
“If a kiss could be seen I think it would look like a violet,' said Priscilla.
Anne glowed.
'I'm so glad you spoke that thought, Priscilla, instead of just thinking it and keeping it to yourself. This world would be a much more interesting place…although it is very interesting, anyhow…if people spoke out their real thoughts.”
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“I was very much provoked. Of course, I knew there are no fairies; but that needn't prevent my thinking there is.”
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“She looked like a head-on collision between a fashion plate and a nightmare.”
L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Avonlea
“November is usually such a disagreeable month...as if the year had suddenly found out that she was growing old and could do nothing but weep and fret over it. This year is growing old gracefully...just like a stately old lady who knows she can be charming even with gray hair and wrinkles. We've had lovely days and delicious twilights.”
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