There is another bend in the road after this.No one knows what will happen.
It's so much more romantic to end a story up with a funeral than a wedding.
Besides, I've been feeling a little blue - just a pale, elusive azure. It isn't serious enough for anything darker.
And when it tips on a cloud some of them spill out and fall into your sleep.
But if you have big ideas you have to use big words to express them, haven't you?
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?
I'd write of people and places like I knew, and I'd make my characters talk everyday English; and I'd let the sun rise and set in the usual quiet way without much fuss over the fact. If I had to have villains at all, I'd give them a chance, Anne--I'd give them a chance. There are some terrible bad men the world, I suppose, but you'd have to go a long piece to find them...But most of us have got a little decency somewhere in us. Keep on writing, Anne.
I've come home in love with loneliness
I'm so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.
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.
The little things of life, sweet and excellent in their place, must not be the things lived for; the highest must be sought and followed; the life of heaven must be begun here on earth.
Well, one can't get over the habit of being a liitle girl all at once.
I've just been imagining that it was really me you wanted after all and that I was to stay here for ever and ever. It was a great comfort while it lasted. But the worst of imagining things is that the time comes when you have to stop and that hurts.
But was anything in life, Anne asked herself wearily, like one's imagination of it?
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.
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.
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.
It's bad enough to feel insignificant, but it's unbearable to have it grained into your soul that you will never, can never, be anything but insignificant…
Mr. Harrison was certainly different from other people…and that is the essential characteristic of a crank, as everybody knows.
It has always seemed to me. ever since early childhood, amid all the commonplaces of life, i was very near to a kingdom of ideal beauty. Between it and me hung only a thin veil. I could never draw it quite aside, but sometimes a wind fluttered it and I caught a glimpse of the enchanting realms beyond-only a glimpse-but those glimpses have always made life worthwhile.
Which would you rather be if you had the choice--divinely beautiful or dazzlingly clever or angelically good?
There is a book of Revelation in every one's life, as there is in the Bible.
When a man don't know his own mind, Miss Shirley, ma'am, how's a poor woman going to be sure of it?
I've loved you ever since the day you broke your slate over my head
Heaven must be very beautiful, of course, the Bible says so - but, Anne, it won't be what I've been used to.
But she had long ago learned that when she wandered into the realm of fancy she must go alone. The way to it was by an enchanted path where not even her dearest might follow her.
Do you think amethysts can be the souls of good violets?
That's one splendid thing about such affairs - it's so lovely to look back to them.
I've been feeling a little blue - just a pale, elusive azure.
Now, Anne, don't look as if you were trying to understand. Seventeen can't understand.
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