Anne of green gables

Anne of Green Gables Quotes

Anne of Green Gables Quotes on Ambition

  • Oh, it's delightful to have ambitions. 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.

  • 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.

Other Famous Anne of Green Gables Quotes

  • A little "appreciation" sometimes does quite as much good as all the conscientious "bringing up" in the world.

  • All things great are wound up with all things little.

  • Don't you just love poetry that gives you a crinkly feeling up and down your back?

  • I am well in body although considerably rumpled up in spirit.

  • I can't cheer up,” I don't want to cheer up. It's nicer to be miserable!

  • If you have big ideas you have to use big words to express them.

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

  • I'm so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.

  • I never make the same mistake twice.

  • 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?

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

  • 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?

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

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

  • It's not what the world holds for you. It's what you bring to it.

  • It'€™s so easy to be wicked without knowing it, isn't it?

  • It was November - the month of crimson sunsets, parting birds, deep, sad hymns of the sea, passionate wind-songs in the pines.

  • 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.

  • I've done my best, and I begin to understand what is meant by 'the joy of strife'. Next to trying and winning, the best thing is trying and failing.

  • 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.

  • Life is worth living as long as there's a laugh in it.

  • Like most quiet folks he liked talkative people when they were willing to do the talking themselves and did not expect him to keep up his end of it.

  • Look at that sea - all silver and shadow and vision of things not seen.

  • Looking forward to things is half the pleasure of them. You may no€™t get the things themselves; but nothing can prevent you from having the fun of looking forward to them.

  • My future seemed to stretch out before me like a straight road. I thought I could see along it for many a milestone. Now there is a bend in it. I don't know what lies around the bend, but I'm going to believe that the best does.

  • My life is a perfect graveyard of buried hopes.

  • One can't stay sad very long in such an interesting world.

  • Some people go through life trying to find out what the world holds for them only to find out too late that it's what they bring to the world that really counts.

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

  • The things you wanted so much when you were a child don't seem half so wonderful to you when you get them.

  • They keep coming up new all the time - things to perplex you, you know. You settle one question and there's another right after. There are so many things to be thought over and decided when you're beginning to grow up. It keeps me busy all the time thinking them over and deciding what's right. It's a serious thing to grow up, isn't it?

  • To dispair is to turn your back on God.

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

  • True friends are always together in spirit.

  • We ought always to try to influence others for good.

  • We should not shut our hearts against the healing influences that nature offers us.

  • When you are imagining, you might as well imagine something worth while.

  • Which would you rather be if you had the choice--divinely beautiful or dazzlingly clever or angelically good?

Deepak kundu

The above quotes have been compiled by Deepak Kundu. Deepak loves reading quotes and has been collecting them since childhood. He made this compendium open to public in March, 2011. You can connect with him on or Facebook.