Quotes From Canada; L.M. Montgomery

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERASummer always reminds me of the time I spent with Anne Shirley when I was young. Here are a few quotes from Anne:

It’s been my experience that you can nearly always enjoy things if you make up your mind firmly that you will.

True friends are always together in spirit.

 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.

Because when you are imagining, you might as well imagine something worth while.  

It will come sometime. Some beautiful morning she will just wake up and find it is Tomorrow. Not Today but Tomorrow. And then things will happen … wonderful things.

Some people go through life trying to find out what the world holds for them only to find out too late that it’s what they bring to the world that really counts. 

What are your favourite Anne quotes?


18 thoughts on “Quotes From Canada; L.M. Montgomery

  1. lauratfrey says:

    I’m reading this for my library’s book club this month. I’m 99% sure I’ve never read it, unless I did when I was really young and can’t remember!

    I might go pick up the Penguin Classics edition today…

    • Naomi says:

      I can’t believe you have never read it! I hope you are liking it. I re-read it at university, but haven’t read it since. My daughter read it last year (I practically begged her to), and she thought it was boring. I was so sad. You better not disappointment me like she did! 🙂

  2. Sarah says:

    My fave Anne, summer-related, quote:

    “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.”

    from Anne’s House of Dreams

  3. kmn04books says:

    I looooooved Anne of Green Gables and I love the quotes you chose. I’ve actually only read the original Anne of Green Gables. I think I need to read the rest of the series. 🙂

  4. ebookclassics says:

    Oh no, I can’t believe your daughter didn’t like Anne! I wonder if that’s going to be the case with the Hunger Games/Divergent generation.

    Anne of Green Gables is so great for quotes. My favourite will always be: “Tomorrow is a new day with no mistakes in it… Yet.”

    • Naomi says:

      I’m worried about the same thing. She said it was boring compared to her other books that are action packed. It makes me so sad. I told her to wait a while, then try again. I’m hoping someday she’ll want a change from the dystopian stuff, and Anne will be just the thing. I can hope, anyway…

      I love that quote, too!

  5. Cecilia says:

    I am embarrassed to admit that I never read the books!! I was definitely interested growing up, and don’t know how they never made it to my to-read pile…

  6. lauratfrey says:

    I’m loving it! My favourite is how she’s always saying this place or that “allows no scope for the imagination.” I think today we would call this a “hostile environment” 🙂

      • Naomi says:

        I’d wait until they are closer to maybe 8 or 10. And, at that age it’s probably better to read it to them if they will let you. It can get pretty wordy, and if you notice them tuning out you can just skip over the lengthy descriptions. I was 12 when I read it on my own, and I loved it.

        BTW, if you loved it, you should read the rest. My favourites are Anne of the Island and Anne’s House of Dreams. 🙂

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