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L. M. Montgomery (1874 - 1942)
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A child that has a quick temper, just blaze up and cool down, ain't never likely to be sly or deceitful.
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L. M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables, 1908
ALL things great are wound up with all things little.
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L. M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables, 1908
An old house with its windows gone always makes me think of something dead with its eyes picked out.
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L. M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables, 1908
But the worst of imagining things is that the time comes when you have to stop and that hurts.
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L. M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables, 1908
Cakes have such a terrible habit of turning out bad just when you especially want them to be good.
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L. M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables, 1908
Doesn't matter what a person's name is as long as he behaves himself.
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L. M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables, 1908
Don't believe in imagining things different from what they really are. When the Lord puts us in certain circumstances He doesn't mean for us to imagine them away.
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L. M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables, 1908
Folks that has brought up children know that there's no hard and fast method in the world that'll suit every child. But them as never have think it's all as plain and easy as Rule of Three—just set your three terms down so fashion, and the sum'll work out correct.
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L. M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables, 1908
I don't like green Christmases. They're not green—they're just nasty faded browns and grays.
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I don't want to talk as much. 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.
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L. M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables, 1908
I love pretty things; and I hate to look in the glass and see something that isn't pretty. It makes me feel so sorrowful—just as I feel when I look at any ugly thing. I pity it because it isn't beautiful.
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L. M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables, 1908
I shall give life here my best, and I believe it will give its best to me in return.
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L. M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables, 1908
I think it would be worse to expect nothing than to be disappointed.
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L. M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables, 1908
I'd rather look ridiculous when everybody else does than plain and sensible all by myself.
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L. M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables, 1908
I'm always sorry when pleasant things end. Something still pleasanter may come after, but you can never be sure.
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L. M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables, 1908
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 into 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.
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L. M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables, 1908
If the path set before her feet was to be narrow she knew that flowers of quiet happiness would bloom along it. The joy of sincere work and worthy aspiration and congenial friendship were to be hers; nothing could rob her of her birthright of fancy or her ideal world of dreams.
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L. M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables, 1908
Isn't it good just to be alive on a day like this? I pity the people who aren't born yet for missing it.
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L. M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables, 1908
It is ever so much easier to be good if your clothes are fashionable.
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It makes you feel very virtuous when you forgive people, doesn't it?
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L. M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables, 1908
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