Anne of Green Gables quotes are taken from the novel by the same name written by Canadian author, Lucy maud Montgomery, in 1908. Though originally intended for people of all ages, it is considered a Children’s novel. It is has been translated in more than 20 languages and adapted as films and television series.



It’s been my experience that you can nearly always enjoy things if you make up your mind firmly that you will.
– L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables

Kindred spirits are not so scarce as I used to think. It’s splendid to find out there are so many of them in the world.
– L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables

I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.
– L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables

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True friends are always together in spirit. (Anne Shirley)
L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables

Life is worth living as long as there’s a laugh in it.
L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables

My life is a perfect graveyard of buried hopes.
L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables
Anne of Green Gables QuotesPeople laugh at me because I use big words. But if you have big ideas, you have to use big words to express them, haven’t you?
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There’s such a lot of different Annes in me. I sometimes think that is why I’m such a troublesome person. If I was just the one Anne it would be ever so much more comfortable, but then it wouldn’t be half so interesting.
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Dear old world’, she murmured, ‘you are very lovely, and I am glad to be alive in you.
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Oh, it’s delightful to have ambitions. I’m so glad I have such a lot. And there never seems to be any end to them– that’s the best of it. Just as soon as you attain to one ambition you see another one glittering higher up still. It does make life so interesting.
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Because when you are imagining, you might as well imagine something worth while.
L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables

Look at that sea, girls–all silver and shadow and vision of things not seen. We couldn’t enjoy its loveliness any more if we had millions of dollars and ropes of diamonds.
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Why must people kneel down to pray? 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 in 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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It was November–the month of crimson sunsets, parting birds, deep, sad hymns of the sea, passionate wind-songs in the pines. Anne roamed through the pineland alleys in the park and, as she said, let that great sweeping wind blow the fogs out of her soul.
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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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It is ever so much easier to be good if your clothes are fashionable.
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We pay a price for everything we get or take in this world; and although ambitions are well worth having, they are not to be cheaply won, but exact their dues of work and self denial, anxiety and discouragement.
L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables

It’s delightful when your imaginations come true, isn’t it?
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Miss Barry was a kindred spirit after all,” Anne confided to Marilla, “You wouldn’t think so to look at her, but she is. . . Kindred spirits are not so scarce as I used to think. It’s splendid to find out there are so many of them in the world.
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I don’t know, 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.

Tomorrow is a new day with no mistakes in it… Yet.
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That’s the worst of growing up, and I’m beginning to realize it. The things you wanted so much when you were a child don’t seem half so wonderful to you when you get them.
L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables

When I left Queen’s my future seemed to stretch out before me like a straight road. I thought I could see along it for many a milestone. Now there is a bend in it. I don’t know what lies around the bend, but I’m going to believe that the best does.
L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables

Anne always remembered the silvery, peaceful beauty and fragrant calm of that night. It was the last night before sorrow touched her life; and no life is ever quite the same again when once that cold, sanctifying touch has been laid upon it.
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Next to trying and winning, the best thing is trying and failing.
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But if you call me Anne, please call me Anne with an ‘e’.
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I’m not a bit changed–not really. I’m only just pruned down and branched out. The real ME–back here–is just the same.
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It’s all very well to read about sorrows and imagine yourself living through them heroically, but it’s not so nice when you really come to have them, is it?
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Red hair is my life long sorrow.
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Matthew, much to his own surprise, was enjoying himself. Like most quiet folks he liked talkative people when they were willing to do the talking themselves and did not expect him to keep up his end of it.
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Which would you rather be if you had the choice–divinely beautiful or dazzlingly clever or angelically good?
L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables

But really, Marilla, one can’t stay sad very long in such an interesting world, can one?
L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables

All things great are wound up with all things little.
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I’ve done my best, and I begin to understand what is meant by ‘the joy of strife’. Next to trying and winning, the best thing is trying and failing.
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We ought always to try to influence others for good.
L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables

The world calls them its singers and poets and artists and storytellers; but they are just people who have never forgotten the way to fairyland.
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Do you think amethysts can be the souls of good violets?
L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables

I can’t cheer up — I don’t want to cheer up. It’s nicer to be miserable!
L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables

God’s in His heaven, alls right with the world’, whispered Anne softly.
L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables

Don’t be very frightened, Marilla. I was walking the ridge-pole and I fell off. I suspect I have sprained my ankle. But, Marilla, I might have broken my neck. Let us look on the bright side of things.
L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables

Don’t you just love poetry that gives you a crinkly feeling up and down your back?
L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables

She had looked her duty courageously in the face and found it a friend – as duty ever is when we meet it frankly.
L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables

The world looks like something God had just imaged for his own pleasure, doesn’t it?
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Listen to the trees talking in their sleep,’ she whispered, as he lifted her to the ground. ‘What nice dreams they must have!
L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables

Do you know what I think Mayflowers are, Marilla? I think they must be the souls of the flowers that died last summer, and this is their heaven.
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I don’t know that she is as amusing as she was when she was a child, but she makes me love her and I like people who make me love them. It saves me so much trouble in making myself love them.
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I am well in body although considerably rumpled up in spirit, thank you, ma’am,’ said Anne gravely. Then aside to Marilla in an audible whisper, ‘There wasn’t anything startling in that, was there, Marilla?
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Anne came dancing home in the purple winter twilight across the snowy places.
L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables

She makes me love her and I like people who make me love them. It saves me so much trouble making myself love them.
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I suppose it was a romantic was to perish… for a mouse.
L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables

If you can’t be cheerful, be as cheerful as you can.
L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables

To despair is to turn your back on God.
L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables

Oh, but there’s such a difference between saying a thing yourself and hearing other people say it,’ wailed Anne. ‘You may know a thing is so, but you can’t help hoping other people don’t quite think it is.
L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables

But if you have big ideas you have to use big words to express them, haven’t you?
L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables

Oh Marilla, looking forward to things is half the pleasure of them,” exclaimed Anne.
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You mayn’t get the things themselves; but nothing can prevent you from having the fun of looking forward to them.
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I love bright red drinks, don’t you? They taste twice as good as any other color.
L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables

I love a book that makes me cry.
L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables

Ruby Gillis thinks of nothing but young men, and the older she gets the worse she is. Young men are all very well in their place, but it doesn’t do to drag them into everything, does it?
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It’s so hard to get up again—although of course the harder it is the more satisfaction you have when you do get up, haven’t you?
L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables

It’s good advice, but I expect it will be hard to follow; good advice is apt to be, I think.
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It’s so much more romantic to end a story up with a funeral than a wedding.
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But I just went to work and imagined that I had on the most beautiful pale blue silk dress — because when you are imagining you might as well imagine something worth while…
L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables

That’s one splendid thing about such affairs — it’s so lovely to look back to them.
L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables

It’s fun to be almost grown up in some ways, but it’s not the kind of fun I expected, Marilla. There’s so much to learn and do and think that there isn’t time for big words.
L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables

Isn’t it splendid to think of all the things there are to find out about? It just makes me feel glad to be alive–it’s such an interesting world.
L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables
Life is worth living as long as there’s a laugh in it.
L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables Quotes

The eastern sky above the firs was flushed faintly pink from the reflection of the west, and Anne was wondering dreamily if the spirit of color looked like that…
L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables

Dreams don’t often come true, do they? Wouldn’t it be nice if they did?
L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables
Perhaps LOVE unfolded naturally out of a beautiful friendship.. as a golden hearted rose slipping from its green sheath.
L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables Bosom Friend Quote

Don’t you feel as if you just loved the world on a morning like this?
L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables

But the worst of imagining things is that the time comes when you have to stop and that hurts.
L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables
She could keep her silence, it was evident, as energetically as she could talk.
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My future seemed to stretch out before me like a straight road… Now there is a bend in it. I don’t know what lies around the bend, but I’m going to believe that the best does.
L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables

Girls, sometimes I feel as if those exams mean everything, but when I look at the big buds swelling on those chestnut trees and the misty blue air at the end of the streets they don’t seem half so important.
L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables Bosom Friend Quote

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