Friday, January 22, 2016

Quotes from Anne of Green Gables

Last fall, I started reading Anne of Green Gables. I have never read it! I know, it's pretty sad that I have lived on Prince Edward Island my whole life and I have never read this most famous book that even kids in Japan read in school. I think it should be in our school curriculum too. I still have yet to finish the book, because I have started some other projects and I have also spent way too much time watching netflix, but I am hoping to change that and read more! I just love some of the things that Anne says or thinks about. In my defense for not reading or finishing the book, I love the names Lucy (Maud-Montgomery), Anne, Diana and even Marilla. One of them will probably be in our children's names someday, but most likely Anne because that is my grandmother's (middle) name and she was born on Prince Edward Island.

I started to write down some of my favorite quotes from the book. I hope I can reflect on them sometimes when I need to smile or need to remember to use my imagination.


But I do hope that some day I shall have a white dress. 
That is my highest ideal of earthly bliss. I just love pretty clothes.

Because when you are imagining you might as well imagine something worth while. 

I've always heard that Prince Edward Island was the prettiest place in the world. 

It's delightful when your imaginations come true, isn't it?

Isn't it a splendid thing that there are mornings?

All sorts of mornings are interesting don't you think? You don't know what's going to happen through the day and there's so much scope for imagination. 

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

There is so much scope for imagination out there

It's lovely to be going home and know it's home.

Anne felt that life was not really worth living without puffed sleeves.

I guess ice cream is one of those things that are beyond imagination.

Looking forward to things is half the pleasure of them.

And there's one thing certain, no house will ever be dull that she's in.

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