Quotes of Lucy Maud Montgomery

“ Next to trying and winning, the best thing is trying and failing. ”

- Lucy Maud Montgomery

“ You may tire of reality but you never tire of dreams. ”

- Lucy Maud Montgomery

“ Most of the trouble in life comes from misunderstanding. ”

- Lucy Maud Montgomery

“ Nothing is ever really lost to us as long as we remember it. ”

- Lucy Maud Montgomery

“ Tomorrow is always fresh with no mistakes in it. ”

- Lucy Maud Montgomery Canadian Author

“ Perhaps, after all, romance did not come into one’s life with pomp and blare, like a gay knight riding down; perhaps it crept to one’s side like an old friend through quiet ways; perhaps it revealed itself in seeming prose, until some sudden shaft of illumination flung athwart its pages betrayed the rhythm and the music, perhaps . . . perhaps . . . love unfolded naturally out of a beautiful friendship, as a goldenhearted rose slipping from its green sheath. ”

- Lucy Maud Montgomery

“ A broken heart in real life isn't half as dreadful as it is in books. It's a good deal like a bad tooth, though you won't think THAT a very romantic simile. It takes spells of aching and gives you a sleepless night now and then, but between times it lets you enjoy life and dreams and echoes and peanut candy as if there were nothing the matter with it. ”

- Lucy Maud Montgomery

“ Life is worth living as long as there's a laugh in it. ”

- Lucy Maud Montgomery

“ A broken heart in real life isn't half as dreadful as it is in books. It's a good deal like a bad tooth, though you won't think THAT a very romantic simile. It takes spells of aching and gives you a sleepless night now and then, but between times it lets you enjoy life and dreams and echoes and peanut candy as if there were nothing the matter with it. ”

- Lucy Maud Montgomery

“ Next to trying and winning, the best thing is trying and failing. ”

- Lucy Maud Montgomery

“ 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. ”

- Lucy Maud Montgomery

“ Life is worth living as long as there's a laugh in it. ”

- Lucy Maud Montgomery

“ You're not eating anything," said Marilla sharply, eying her as if it were a serious shortcoming. Anne sighed. I can't. I'm in the depths of despair. Can you eat when you are in the depths of despair?" I've never been in the depths of despair, so I can't say," responded Marilla. Weren't you? Well, did you ever try to IMAGINE you were in the depths of despair?" No, I didn't." Then I don't think you can understand what it's like. It's very uncomfortable a feeling indeed. ”

- Lucy Maud Montgomery

“ When you've learned to laugh at the things that should be laughed at, and not to laugh at those that shouldn't, you've got wisdom and understanding. ”

- Lucy Maud Montgomery

“ Perhaps, after all, romance did not come into one’s life with pomp and blare, like a gay knight riding down; perhaps it crept to one’s side like an old friend through quiet ways; perhaps it revealed itself in seeming prose, until some sudden shaft of illumination flung athwart its pages betrayed the rhythm and the music, perhaps . . . perhaps . . . love unfolded naturally out of a beautiful friendship, as a goldenhearted rose slipping from its green sheath. ”

- Lucy Maud Montgomery

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

- Lucy Maud Montgomery

“ Tell me thisif you knew you would be poor as a church mouse all your lifeif you knew you'd never have a line publishedwould you still go on writingwould you?' 'Of course I would,' said Emily disdainfully. 'Why, I have to writeI can't help it at timesI've just got to. ”

- Lucy Maud Montgomery

“ The goblins of her fancy lurked in every shadow about her, reaching out their cold, fleshless hands to grasp the terrified small girl who had called them into being. ”

- Lucy Maud Montgomery

“ Marilla says that a large family was raised in that old house long ago, and that it was a real pretty place, with a lovely garden and roses climbing all over it. It was full of little children and laughter and songs; and now it is empty, and nothing ever wanders through it but the wind… ”

- Lucy Maud Montgomery

“ We must have ideals and try to live up to them, even if we never quite succeed. Life would be a sorry business without them. With them it's grand and great. ”

- Lucy Maud Montgomery

“ It only seems as if you are doing something when you're worrying. ”

- Lucy Maud Montgomery

“ That is one good thing about this world...there are always sure to be more springs. ”

- Lucy Maud Montgomery

“ 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? ”

- Lucy Maud Montgomery

“ Worrying helps you some. It seems as if you are doing something when you're worrying. ”

- Lucy Maud Montgomery

“ 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? ”

- Lucy Maud Montgomery

“ 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. ”

- Lucy Maud Montgomery

“ The last day of the old year was one of those bright, cold, dazzling winter days, which bombard us with their brilliancy, and command our admiration but never our love. ”

- Lucy Maud Montgomery

“ 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. ”

- Lucy Maud Montgomery

“ The last day of the old year was one of those bright, cold, dazzling winter days, which bombard us with their brilliancy, and command our admiration but never our love. ”

- Lucy Maud Montgomery

“ 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. ”

- Lucy Maud Montgomery
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