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QUOTATION: Lucy Maud Montgomery about interest

One can’t stay sad very long in such an interesting world, can one?

Lucy Maud Montgomery (1874-1942) Discuss


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QUOTATION: Lucy Maud Montgomery about words and feelings

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.

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Quotation: Lucy Maud Montgomery

It is sometimes a little lonely to be surrounded everywhere by a happiness that is not your own.

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Quotation: Frances Hodgson Burnett about living in the world

One of the strange things about living in the world is that it is only now and then one is quite sure one is going to live forever and ever and ever.

Frances Hodgson Burnett (1849-1924) Discuss


Quotation: Lucy Maud Montgomery

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?

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Quotaiotn: Lucy Maud Montgomery on self worth

What I know about myself isn’t really worth telling … If you’ll only let me tell you what I imagine about myself you’ll think it ever so much more interesting.

Lucy Maud Montgomery (1874-1942) Discuss

Quotation: Lucy Maud Montgomery on “kindred spirits”

Kindred spirits alone do not change with changing years.

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Quotation: Lucy Maud Montgomery on Solitude

While solitude with dreams is glorious, solitude without them has few charms.

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Quotation: Lucy Maud Montgomery on the world

Just think what a dull world it would be if everyone was sensible.

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Quotation: Lucy Maud Montgomery on friendship

Thank goodness, we can choose our friends. We have to take our relatives as they are.

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Quotation: Lucy Maud Montgomery (1874-1942) on the character of woods

The woods are never solitary—they are full of whispering, beckoning, friendly life. But the sea is a mighty soul, forever moaning of some great, unshareable sorrow, which shuts it up into itself for all eternity…The woods call to us with a hundred voices, but the sea has one only—a mighty voice that drowns our souls in its majestic music. The woods are human, but the sea is of the company of the archangels.

Lucy Maud Montgomery (1874-1942) Discuss

Qoutation: Lucy Maud Montgomery on Mistakes – learning from/forgetting them/leaving them behind

We should regret our mistakes and learn from them, but never carry them forward into the future with us.

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Today’s Quotation: Lucy Maud Montgomery (1874-1942) on the world, springs and hope

That is one good thing about this world…there are always sure to be more springs.

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Today’s Quotation: Lucy Maud Montgomery – On Competition

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

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Quotation of the Day: Lucy Maud Montgomery (1874-1942)

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 … You find your soul then. You realize that youth is not a vanished thing but something that dwells forever in the heart.

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Today’s Quotation: Lucy Maud Montgomery (1874-1942) – on Human Mistakes

The quotation is from the novel, Anne of Green Gables, Ch. ” A New Departure in Flavorings:”

Marilla, isn’t it nice to think that tomorrow is a new day with no mistakes in it yet?”
“I’ll warrant you’ll make plenty in it,” said Marilla. “I never saw your beat for making mistakes, Anne.”
“Yes, and well I know it,” admitted Anne mournfully. “But have you ever noticed one encouraging thing about me, Marilla? I never make the same mistake twice.”
“I don’t know as that’s much benefit when you’re always making new ones.”
“Oh, don’t you see, Marilla?  There must be a limit to the mistakes one person can make, and when I get to the end of them, then I’ll be through with them. That’s a very comforting thought.”

My take on this:  I believe in degrees, increments, scales: Some mistakes cannot be “balanced even in death…How else would we remember the people who went into history as infamous, never to be forgotten. All we can do striving to err cautiously, to try and correct those errors we can and pray that the others will not make us, upon passing on, unforgivably unforgettable.