87 Best Quotes “Anne of Green Gables”

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Here are the 87 best handpicked quotes from “Anne of Green Gables” by Lucy Montgomery:

From “There is nothing but meetings and partings in this world.” to “I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.”

So if you want the best quotes from “Anne of Green Gables,” then you’re in the right place.

Let’s dive in!

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My Favorite “Anne of Green Gables” Quote

#1

There Is 1

“There is nothing but meetings and partings in this world.”

— Anne of Green Gables

I think this quote is one good reminder for the readers that hellos and goodbyes are parts of going through and growing through life.

In this lifetime, we cross paths with different types of people whom we can trust, love, and share a chapter of our lives with but no matter how deep the bond that was forged through time, there’s no guarantee that they will stay forever. 

But outgrowing someone is normal because, for me, life is also knowing which hand to hold on to for a lifetime and which hand to shake and let go.

Best Handpicked Quotes From “Anne of Green Gables” by Lucy Montgomery

#2

Dear Old

“Dear old world. You are very lovely and I am glad to be alive in you.”

— Anne of Green Gables

#3

Red Hair

“Red hair is my lifelong sorrow.”

— Anne of Green Gables

#4

Cakes Have

“Cakes have such a terrible habit of turning out bad just when you especially want them to be good.”

— Anne of Green Gables

#5

You Never

“You’re never safe from being surprised until you’re dead.”

— Anne of Green Gables

#6

That Is 1

“That is one of the advantages of being thirteen. You know so much more than you did when you were only twelve.”

— Anne of Green Gables

#7

So Much

“It’s so much more romantic to end a story up with a funeral than a wedding.”

— Anne of Green Gables

#8

Well I

“‘Well, I don’t want to be anyone but myself, even if I go uncomforted by diamonds all my life,’ declared Anne. ‘I’m quite content to be Anne of Green Gables, with my string of pearl beads.’”

— Anne of Green Gables

#9

Some People 2

“Some people are naturally good, you know, and others are not. I’m one of the others.”

— Anne of Green Gables

#10

You Find

“You’d find it easier to be bad than good if you had red hair… People who haven’t red hair don’t know what trouble is.”

— Anne of Green Gables

#11

But You

“But you have such dimples. Lovely dimples, like little dents in cream. I have given up all hope of dimples. My dimple-dream will never come true; but so many of my dreams have that I mustn’t complain.”

— Anne of Green Gables

#12

And As

“And as for the risk, there’s risks in pretty near everything a body does in this world.”

— Anne of Green Gables

#13

But If

“But if you call me Anne, please call me Anne with an ‘e’.”

— Anne of Green Gables

#14

It Is 1

“It is ever so much easier to be good if your clothes are fashionable.”

— Anne of Green Gables

#15

I Do 1

“I do hope that some day I shall have a white dress. That is my highest ideal of earthly bliss.”

— Anne of Green Gables

#16

Look At

“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.”

— Anne of Green Gables

#17

The World 1

“The world looks like something God had just imagined for His own pleasure, doesn’t it?”

— Anne of Green Gables

#18

World Does

“The world doesn’t seem such a howling wilderness as it did last night. I’m so glad it’s a sunshiny morning. But I like rainy mornings real well, too.”

— Anne of Green Gables

#19

I Had

“I had made up my mind that if you didn’t come for me tonight I’d go down the track to that big wild cherry tree at the bend, and climb up into it to stay all night. I wouldn’t be a bit afraid, and it would be lovely to sleep in a wild cherry tree all white with bloom in the moonshine, don’t you think?”

— Anne of Green Gables

#20

Listen To 1

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

— Anne of Green Gables

#21

Why Must

“Why must people kneel down to pray? If I really wanted to pray I’ll tell you what I’d do. I’d go out into a great big field all alone or in the deep, deep woods and I’d look up into the sky—up—up—up—into that lovely blue sky that looks as if there was no end to its blueness. And then I’d just feel a prayer.”

— Anne of Green Gables

#22

Anne Came

“Anne came dancing home in the purple winter twilight across the snowy places.”

— Anne of Green Gables

#23

If I 1

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

— Anne of Green Gables

#24

The Night

“The night was clear and frosty, all ebony of shadow and silver of snowy slope; big stars were shining over the silent fields; here and there the dark pointed first stood up with snow powdering their branches and the wind whistling through them.”

— Anne of Green Gables

#25

Was November

“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.”

— Anne of Green Gables

#26

Spring Had

“Spring had come once more to Green Gables-the beautiful, capricious Canadian spring, lingering along through April and May in a succession of sweet, fresh, chilly days, with pink sunsets and miracles of resurrection and growth. The maples in Lover’s Lane were red-budded and little curly ferns pushed up around the Dryad’s Bubble. Away in the barrens, behind Mr. Silas Sloane’s place, the mayflowers blossomed out, pink and white stars of sweetness under their brown leaves. All the school girls and boys had one golden afternoon gathering them, coming home in the clear, echoing twilight with arms and baskets full of flowery spoil.”

— Anne of Green Gables

#27

Its All

“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?”

— Anne of Green Gables

#28

It Delightful

“It’s delightful when your imaginations come true, isn’t it?”

— Anne of Green Gables

#29

Because When

“…because when you are imagining, you might as well imagine something worth while.”

— Anne of Green Gables

#30

Imagine Is

“Imagination is what you need.”

— Anne of Green Gables

#31

One Consolation

“That is one consolation when you are poor—there are so many more things you can imagine about.”

— Anne of Green Gables

#32

She Thought

“She thought in exclamation points.”

— Anne of Green Gables

#33

The Trouble

“The trouble with him seems to be that he hasn’t enough imagination.”

— Anne of Green Gables

#34

Just Been

“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.”

— Anne of Green Gables

#35

What A 1

“What a splendid day! Isn’t it good just to be alive on a day like this? I pity the people who aren’t born yet for missing it…they may have good days, of course, but they can never have this one.”

— Anne of Green Gables

#36

I Think 2

“I think you’d better learn to control that imagination of yours, Anne, if you can’t distinguish between what is real and what isn’t.”

— Anne of Green Gables

#37

Anne Beauty

“Anne’s beauty-loving eyes lingered on it all, taking everything greedily in. She had looked on so many unlovely places in her life, poor child; but this was as lovely as anything she had ever dreamed.”

— Anne of Green Gables

#38

Dont Know

“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.”

— Anne of Green Gables

#39

And People

“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?”

— Anne of Green Gables

#40

It Splendid

“Isn’t it splendid to think of all the things there are to find out about? It just makes me feel glad to be alive—it’s such an interesting world. It wouldn’t be half so interesting if we knew all about everything, would it? There’d be no scope for imagination then, would there?”

— Anne of Green Gables

#41

Well That

“Well, that is another hope gone. ‘My life is a perfect graveyard of buried hopes.’  That’s a sentence I read in a book once, and I say it over to comfort myself whenever I’m disappointed in anything.”

— Anne of Green Gables

#42

You Just 1

“Don’t you just love poetry that gives you a crinkly feeling up and down your back?”

— Anne of Green Gables

#43

All Very

“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?”

— Anne of Green Gables

#44

I Read

“I read in a book once that a rose by any other name would smell as sweet, but I’ve never been able to believe it. I don’t believe a rose WOULD be as nice if it was called a thistle or a skunk cabbage.”

— Anne of Green Gables

#45

Reading Stories

“Reading stories is bad enough but writing them is worse.”

— Anne of Green Gables

#46

I Love

“I love a book that makes me cry.”

— Anne of Green Gables

#47

Is Lovely

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

— Anne of Green Gables

#48

I Shall 1

“I shall give life here my best, and I believe it will give its best to me in return.”

— Anne of Green Gables

#49

It Gives

“It gives you a lovely, comfortable feeling to apologize and be forgiven, doesn’t it?”

— Anne of Green Gables

#50

Looking Forward 1

“Looking forward to things is half the pleasure of them.”

— Anne of Green Gables

#51

Dont Give

“Don’t give up all your romance Anne, a little of it is a good thing – not too much of course-but keep a little of it.”

— Anne of Green Gables

#52

How Are

“How are you going to find out about things if you don’t ask questions?”

— Anne of Green Gables

#53

You May 1

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

— Anne of Green Gables

#54

So Hard

“It’s so hard to get up again—although of course the harder it is the more satisfaction you have when you do get up, haven’t you?”

— Anne of Green Gables

#55

We Resent

“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.”

— Anne of Green Gables

#56

World Calls

“The world calls them its singers and poets and artists and storytellers; but they are just people who have never forgotten the way to fairyland.”

— Anne of Green Gables

#57

We Ought

“We ought always to try to influence other people for good.”

— Anne of Green Gables

#58

All Things 1

“All things great are wound up with all things little.”

— Anne of Green Gables

#59

There Was 2

“There was in it thankfulness for the past and reverent petition for the future; and when she slept on her white pillow her dreams were as fair and bright and beautiful as maidenhood might desire.”

— Anne of Green Gables

#60

Which Would

“Which would you rather be if you had the choice–divinely beautiful or dazzlingly clever or angelically good?”

— Anne of Green Gables

#61

Thats The

“That’s the worst of growing up, and I’m beginning to realize it. The things you wanted so much when you were a child don’t seem half so wonderful to you when you get them.”

— Anne of Green Gables

#62

Life Is 1

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

— Anne of Green Gables

#63

A Perfect

“My life is a perfect graveyard of buried hopes.”

— Anne of Green Gables

#64

I Cant

“I can’t. I’m in the depths of despair. Can you eat when you are in the depths of despair?”

— Anne of Green Gables

#65

Its Delightful

“Oh, it’s delightful to have ambitions. I’m so glad I have such a lot. And there never seems to be any end to them–that’s the best of it. Just as soon as you attain to one ambition you see another one glittering higher up still. It does make life so interesting.”

— Anne of Green Gables

#66

Anne Has

“Anne has as many shades as a rainbow and every shade is the prettiest while it lasts.”

— Anne of Green Gables

#67

All The 1

“All the Beyond was hers with its possibilities lurking rosily in the oncoming years—each year a rose of promise to be woven into an immortal chaplet.”

— Anne of Green Gables

#68

Next To

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

— Anne of Green Gables

#69

What Lies

“I don’t know what lies around the bend, but I’m going to believe that the best does. It has a fascination of its own, that bend.”

— Anne of Green Gables

#70

So Easy

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

— Anne of Green Gables

#71

For We

“For 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.”

— Anne of Green Gables

#72

Marilla Is

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

— Anne of Green Gables

#73

It Was 4

“It was the last night before sorrow touched her life; and no life is ever quite the same again when once that cold, sanctifying touch has been laid upon it.”

— Anne of Green Gables

#74

Cheer Up

“I can’t cheer up — I don’t want to cheer up. It’s nicer to be miserable!”

— Anne of Green Gables

#75

Its Been

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

— Anne of Green Gables

#76

Such A 1

“There’s such a lot of different Annes in me. … If I was just the one Anne it would be ever so much more comfortable, but then it wouldn’t be half so interesting.”

— Anne of Green Gables

#77

Not A

“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. It won’t make a bit of difference where I go or how much I change outwardly; at heart I shall always be your little Anne, who will love you and Matthew and dear Green Gables more and better every day of her life.”

— Anne of Green Gables

#78

No Use 1

“There is no use in loving things if you have to be torn from them, is there? And it’s so hard to keep from loving things, isn’t it?”

— Anne of Green Gables

#79

True Friends

“True friends are always together in spirit.”

— Anne of Green Gables

#80

Perhaps Love

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

— Anne of Green Gables

#81

That She

“I don’t know that she is as amusing as she was when she was a child, but she makes me love her and I like people who make me love them. It saves me so much trouble in making myself love them.”

— Anne of Green Gables

#82

Kindred Spirits

“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.”

— Anne of Green Gables

#83

Best Of

“‘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.’”

— Anne of Green Gables

#84

A Moment 1

“For a moment she could not remember where she was. First came a delightful thrill as of something very pleasant; then a horrible remembrance.”

— Anne of Green Gables

#85

Well Were

“”Well, we’re not getting a girl,” aid Marilla, as if poisoning wells were a purely feminine accomplishment and not to be dreaded in the case of a boy.”

— Anne of Green Gables

#86

Depths Of

“I’ve never been in the depths of despair.”

— Anne of Green Gables

#87

So Glad

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

— Anne of Green Gables