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L. M. Montgomery (1874 - 1942)
Canadian novelist [more author details]
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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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L. M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables, 1908
It's been my experience that you can nearly always enjoy things if you make up your mind firmly that you will.
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L. M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables, 1908
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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L. M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables, 1908
It's so easy to be wicked without knowing it, isn't it?
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L. M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables, 1908
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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L. M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables, 1908
Looking forward to things is half the pleasure of them. 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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L. M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables, 1908
Next to trying and winning, the best thing is trying and failing.
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L. M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables, 1908
One can dream so much better in a room where there are pretty things.
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L. M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables, 1908
One can't stay sad very long in such an interesting world, can one?
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L. M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables, 1908
People 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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L. M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables, 1908
Reading stories is bad enough but writing them is worse.
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L. M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables, 1908
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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L. M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables, 1908
That is one consolation when you are poor—there are so many more things you can imagine about.
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L. M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables, 1908
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.
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L. M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables, 1908
There is no use in loving things if you have to be torn from them, is there? And it's so hard to keep from loving things, isn't it?
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L. M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables, 1908
There must be a limit to the mistakes one person can make, and when I get to the end of them, then I'll be through with them. That's a very comforting thought.
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L. M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables, 1908
There's such a difference between saying a thing yourself and hearing other people say it. You may know a thing is so, but you can't help hoping other people don't quite think it is.
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L. M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables, 1908
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.
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L. M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables, 1908
We resent the thought that anything can please us when someone we love is no longer here to share the pleasure with us, and we almost feel as if we were unfaithful to our sorrow when we find our interest in life returning to us.
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L. M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables, 1908
When I make up my mind to do a thing it stays made up.
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L. M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables, 1908
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