"There is no use in loving things if you have to be torn from them.."

"There is nothing more aggravating than a man who won't talk back - unless it is a woman who won't."

"My life is a perfect graveyard of buried hopes."

"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."

"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 into 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."

"Somehow, things never are so good when they're thought out a second time."

~ excerpts from "Anne of Green Gables