80+ Beautiful Anne of Green Gables Quotes About Life, Family, and Friendship

80+ Beautiful Anne of Green Gables Quotes About Life, Family, and Friendship
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Tripboba.com - Lucy Maud Montgomery might become one of the popular Canadian authors through her best-seller classic children's novel, Anne of Green Gables, which is written in 1908.

Even though it is a children's novel, all people of all ages can read it because of its great story and deep moral value that you can take from the life of Anne Shirley. The popularity also makes some directors and producers interested to make some movies and tv series based on it.

Inside this article, Tripboba will give you more than Anne of Green Gables quotes, which are taken from the book and movies that you've read or watched.

Anne of Green Gables Movie Quotes

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If you've watched the movie version, you might recognize some of these Anne of Green Gables quotes.

  • "I've worked hard all my life. I'd rather just drop in the harness. I got old; I never noticed." - Matthew Cuthbert

  • "I never wanted a boy. I only wanted you from the first day. Don't ever change. I love my little girl. I'm so proud of my little girl." - Matthew Cuthbert

  • Gilbert Blythe: "Well, I figured you can give me a hand with my work, and we'll call it a fair exchange."
    Anne Shirley: "Aren't you worried? I'm liable to break another slate over your head."
    Gilbert Blythe: "I'm more worried I might break one over yours, carrots.”
  • “Make a little room in your plans for romance again, Anne, girl. All the degrees and scholarships in the world can't make up for the lack of it.” - Aunt Josephine

  • "My current wine is famous all over the island, Rachel Lynde, as you very well know. And the Reverend Allen himself is not opposed to taking a bit when he comes calling. And as for Christian virtue: "making a little wine for a refreshment is far less sinful than meddling in other people's affairs!” - Marilla Cuthbert

  • “The fact that you rescued me, unnecessarily, hardly wipes out past wrongs.” - Anna Shirley Cuthbert

  • “If she can avoid catastrophe two days in a row, I might have a chance to make up my mind.” - Marilla Cuthbert

  • “The truth will set you free.” - Miss Muriel Stacy

  • “Wealth can be very empty when you don't have someone to share it with. But by the time I realized that, no one would have me except men who wanted my money more than I did.” - Aunt Josephine

  • “I promise I'll never do it again. That's the one good thing about me. I never do the same wrong thing twice.” - Anna Shirley Cuthbert

  • “You amuse me and precious little amuses me in this world at my age.” - Aunt Josephine

  • “I've never belonged to anyone!” - Anna Shirley Cuthbert

  • “Her tongue appears to be hinged in the middle, but she may turn out all right.” - Rachel Lynde

  • Anne Shirley: "Oh, Marilla, you look so elegant!"
    Marilla Cuthbert: "You don't make important visits in kitchen clothes.”
  • “How would you like to have nasty things said about you? How would you like to hear that you're fat, ugly, and a sour old gossip!” - Anna Shirley Cuthbert
    “I like people who make me like them. Saves me so much trouble forcing myself to like them.” - Aunt Josephine
  • Anne Shirley: "Don't you ever imagine things differently from what they are?"
    Marilla Cuthbert: "No."
    Anne Shirley: "Oh Marilla, how much you miss.”

Anne of Green Gables Friendship Quotes

Anne of Green Gables Friendship Quotes
Photo by imdb.com Let's check some of the Anne of Green Gables quotes about friendship.
  • “True friends are always together in spirit.”

  • “We are going to be the best of friends," said Gilbert, jubilantly. "We were born to be good friends, Anne. You've thwarted destiny enough. I know we can help each other in many ways.”

  • "When twilight drops her curtain down And pins it with a star Remember that you have a friend Though she may wander far.”

  • “Boys were to her, when she thought about them at all, merely possible good comrades.”

  • “She had a genius for friendship; girl friends she had in plenty; but she had a vague consciousness that masculine friendship might also be a good thing to round out one's conceptions of companionship and furnish broader standpoints of judgement and comparison.”

  • “Perhaps LOVE unfolded naturally out of a beautiful friendship... as a golden hearted rose slipping from its green sheath.”

  • “Jane's stories are too sensible. Then Diana puts too much murders into hers. She says most of the time she doesn't know what to do with the people so she kills them off to get rid of them."

  • “She had looked her duty courageously in the face and found it a friend - as duty ever is when we meet it frankly.”

  • "It’s as good as an extra conscience to have a minister’s wife for your friend.

  • "Oh, you good old friends, I'm glad to see your honest faces once more--yes, even you, geometry."

  • “I felt that [Matthew" was a kindred spirit as soon as I ever saw him.”

  • "If we have friends we should look only for the best in them and give them the best that is in us, don’t you think?”

  • “Anne, there’s one thing in particular I like about you–you’re so ungrudging. There isn’t a particle of envy in you.”

  • "Remember, “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.”

  • "I did not mean to—to intoxicate Diana. How could I? Just imagine if you were a poor little orphan girl that kind people had adopted and you had just one bosom friend in all the world. Do you think you would intoxicate her on purpose?"

  • “Anne, look here. Can’t we be good friends?"
    • “Marilla,” she demanded presently, “do you think that I shall ever have a bosom friend in Avonlea?”
      “A—a what kind of a friend?"
      “A bosom friend—an intimate friend, you know—a really kindred spirit to whom I can confide my inmost soul. I’ve dreamed of meeting her all my life. I never really supposed I would, but so many of my loveliest dreams have come true all at once that perhaps this one will, too. Do you think it’s possible?”

    Anne of Green Gables Book Quotes

    Anne of Green Gables Book Quotes
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    Below is some Anne of Green Gables quotes from the novel by L.M 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. ."

    • “I've come home in love with loneliness.”

    • “…I think,' concluded Anne, hitting on a very vital truth, 'that we always love best the people who need us.”

    • "For a moment Anne hesitated. She had an odd, newly awakened consciousness under all her outraged dignity that the half-shy, half-eager expression in Gilbert's hazel eyes was something that was very good to see. Her heart gave a quick, unfamiliar little beat. But the bitterness of her old grievance promptly stiffened up her wavering determination. That scene of two years before flashed back into her recollection as vividly as if it had taken place yesterday."

    • “Isn’t it nice to think that tomorrow is a new day with no mistakes in it yet?”

    • “But when you have huge thoughts you need to use large words to specific them, haven’t you?”

    • “There is a bend in the road. I don't know what lies around that bend, but I hope for the best.”

    • “And 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?”

    • “Just as soon as you attain to one ambition you see another one glittering higher up still. It does make life so interesting.”

    • “Oh, I like things to have handles even if they are only geraniums. It makes them seem more like people. How do you know but that it hurts a geranium’s feelings just to be called a geranium and nothing else? You wouldn’t like to be called nothing but a woman all the time.”

    • “I shall always be pointed at as the girl who flavored a cake with anodyne liniment.”

    • “Well, I don't want to be any one but myself, even if I go uncomforted by diamonds all my life.”

    • “I believe in a girl being fitted to earn her own living whether she ever has to or not. You'll.”

    • “And anyhow I’d always be too tired at night to bother saying prayers. People who have to look after twins can’t be expected to say their prayers. Now,”

    • “I am sure we should not shut our hearts against the healing influences that nature offers us. But I can understand your feeling. I think we all experience the same thing. 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.”

    • “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.”

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

    • "That's one good thing about me. I never do the same naughty thing twice.”

    • “Oh, what I know about myself isn't really worth telling, said Anne eagerly. If you'll only let me tell you what I imagine about myself you'll think it ever so much more interesting.”

    • “Listen to the trees talking in their sleep,” she whispered, as he lifted her to the ground. “What nice dreams they must have!”

    • “First came a delightful thrill, as of something very pleasant; then a horrible remembrance.”

    • “I’ve had a splendid time,” she concluded happily, “and I feel that it marks an epoch in my life. But the best of it all was the coming home.”

    • “There are some things that cannot be expressed in words.”

    • “But of course I'd rather be Anne of Green Gables sewing patchwork than Anne of any other place with nothing to do but play.”

    • “I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.”

    • “When I don't like the name of a place or a person I always imagine a new one and always think of them so.”

    • “I like people who make me love them. It saves me so much trouble in making myself love them.”

    • “It’s so easy to be wicked without knowing it, isn’t it?”

    • “The best of it all was the coming home.”

    • “But if you have big ideas you have to use big words to express them, haven’t you?”

    • “If you can't be cheerful, be as cheerful as you can."

    Quotes from Anne of Green Gables

    Quotes from Anne of Green Gables
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    Find more Anne of Green Gables quotes below.

    • “If I wasn't a human girl I think I'd like to be a bee and live among the flowers.”

    • “One can't stay sad for long in such an interesting world, can one?”

    • “Don't you feel as if you just loved the world on a morning like this?”

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

    • “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 was November–the month of crimson sunsets, parting birds, deep, sad hymns of the sea, passionate wind-songs in the pines. Anne roamed through the pineland alleys in the park and, as she said, let that great sweeping wind blow the fogs out of her soul.”

    • “I don’t know, I don’t want to talk as much. (…) It’s nicer to think dear, pretty thoughts and keep them in one’s heart, like treasures. I don’t like to have them laughed at or wondered over.”

    • “You mayn’t get the things themselves; but nothing can prevent you from having the fun of looking forward to them.”

    • “But I’ll have to ask you to wait a long time, Anne,” said Gilbert sadly. “It will be three years before I’ll finish my medical course. And even then there will be no diamond sunbursts and marble halls.” Anne laughed. “I don’t want sunbursts and marble halls. I just want YOU…”

    • "She was richer in those dreams than in realities; for things seen pass away, but the things that are unseen are eternal….“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.”

    • “Even when I’m alone I have real good company — dreams and imaginations and pretendings. I like to be alone now and then, just to think over things and taste them. But I love friendships — and nice, jolly little times with people.”

    • “It’s so beautiful that it hurts me,’ said Anne softly. ‘What is the reason that pain like this seems inseparable from perfection? Is it the pain of finality — when we realise that there can be nothing beyond but retrogression?’ ‘Perhaps,’ said Owen dreamily, ‘it is the prisoned infinite in us calling out to its kindred infinite as expressed in that visible perfection.”

    • “My library isn’t very extensive but every book in it is a friend.”

    • "She stooped repentantly, gloatingly over them. They were still hers . . . wholly hers, to mother and love and protect. They still came to her with every love and grief of their little hearts. For a few years longer they would be hers . . . and then? Anne shivered. Motherhood was very sweet . . . but very terrible. “I wonder what life holds for them,” she whispered.”

    • “Time is kinder than we think,’ thought Anne. ‘It’s a dreadful mistake to cherish bitterness for years…hugging it to our hearts like a treasure.”

    • “She seemed to walk in an atmosphere of things about to happen.”

    • “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.”

    • “Tomorrow is a new day with no mistakes in it… Yet.”

    • “Dreams don’t often come true, do they? Wouldn’t it be nice if they did?”

    These are Anne of Green Gables quotes provided by Tripboba. All these quotes show almost her life journey as she met new friends and raise by a good family, in a beautiful town.

    And also from these quotes, you can learn so many things about life, family, and friendship.


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