It's so easy to be wicked without knowing it, isn't it?
It only seems as if you're doing something when you worry.
Nothing mattered much to me for a time there, after you told me you could never love me, Anne. There was nobody else - there never could be anybody else for me but you. I've loved you ever since that day you broke your slate over my head in school.
There is such a place as fairyland - but only children can find the way to it...until they have grown so old that they forget the way. Only a few, who remain children at heart, can ever find that fair, lost path again...The world calls them singers and poets and artists and story-tellers; but they are just people who have never forgotten the way to fairyland.
Nothing is ever really lost to us as long as we remember 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.
An old house with its windows gone always makes me think of something dead with its eyes picked out.
All things great are wound up with all things little.
If you can sit in silence with a person for half an hour and yet be entirely comfortable, you and that person can be friends. If you cannot, friends you'll never be and you need not waste time in trying.
She had a way of embroidering life with stars.
Kindred spirits alone do not change with the changing years.
Facts are stubborn things, but, as some one has wisely said, not half so stubborn as fallacies.
She will love deeply-suffer terribly-she will have glorious moments to compensate.
Tomorrow is always fresh, with no mistakes in it.
A cold in the head in June is an immoral thing...
In this world you've just got to hope for the best and prepare for the worst and take whatever God sends.
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.
There is so much in the world for us all if we only have the eyes to see it, and the heart to love it, and the hand to gather it to ourselves-so much in men and women, so much in art and literature, so much everywhere in which to delight, and for which to be thankful.
You never know what peace is until you walk on the shores or in the fields or along the winding red roads of Prince Edward Island in a summer twilight when the dew is falling and the old stars are peeping out and the sea keeps its mighty tryst with the little land it loves. You find your soul then. You realize that youth is not a vanished thing but something that dwells forever in the heart.
I wouldn't want to marry anybody who was wicked, but I think I'd like it if he could be wicked and wouldn't.
If you can't be cheerful, be as cheerful as you can.
We should regret our mistakes and learn from them, but never carry them forward into the future with us.
There are so many unpleasant things in the world already that there is no use in imagining any more.
Twilight drops her curtain down, and pins it with a star.
That is one good thing about this world - there are always sure to be more springs.
Those who can soar to the highest heights can also plunge to the deepest depths and the natures which enjoy most keenly are those which also suffer most sharply.
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.
It only seems as if you are doing something when you're worrying.
A good laugh is as good as a prayer sometimes.
Anybody is liable to rheumatism in her legs, Anne. It's only old people who should have rheumatism in their souls, though. Thanks goodness, I never have. When you get rheumatism in your soul you might as well go and pick out your coffin.
I suppose all this sounds very crazy - all these terrible emotions always do sound foolish when we put them into our inadequate words. They are not meant to be spoken - only felt and endured.
We belong to the race that knows Joseph
Humor is the spiciest condiment in the feast of existence. Laugh at your mistakes but learn from them, joke over your troubles but gather strength from them, make a jest of your difficulties but overcome them.
I must get out all my ambitions and dust them.
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.
Besides, I've been feeling a little blue - just a pale, elusive azure. It isn't serious enough for anything darker.
brains last, beauty doesn't.
Nobody is ever too old to dream. And dreams never grow old.
I am well in body though considerably rumpled up in spirit.
There is another bend in the road after this. No one knows what will happen.