Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Anne Quotes

I will now take a brief departure from the expected content of this blog to bring you some favorite Anne of Green Gables quotes. :)

From the movie/book:

[Anne has just fallen from a roof]
Diana Barry: Oh Anne! Just say one word and tell me if you're killed!
Anne Shirley: No... but I think I've been rendered unconscious.

(The above is my personal favorite. I say it fairly often. :))

Anne Shirley: Ruby Gillis says when she grows up, she wants to have a line of beaus on a string and make them crazy for her. I'd rather have ONE in his rightful mind.

Aunt Josephine: I like people who make me like them. Saves me so much trouble forcing myself to like them.

As Rachel Lynde used to say, the sun will go on rising and setting whether I fail in Geometry or not. I think I'd rather it didn't go on if I failed.

Anne Shirley: Wilt thou give me a lock of thy jet-black tresses?
Diana Barry: But I don't have any black dresses.
Anne Shirley: Your hair.
Diana Barry: All right.

Anne Shirley: My life is a perfect graveyard of buried hopes. That's a sentence I read once and I say it over to comfort myself in these times that try the soul.

[Gilbert finds Anne clinging to the post under a bridge]
Gilbert Blythe: Anne Shirley. What in heck are you doing here?
Anne Shirley: [trying to be dignified] Fishing. For lake trout.

Anne Shirley: Gilbert Blythe would stand on his head if I asked him to.

Anne Shirley: [after saying her prayers] Did I do alright?
Marilla Cuthbert: Yes, if you were addressing a business letter to the catalog store.

Diana Barry: [Anne is going to apologize to Aunt Jo] Anne, don't. She'll eat you alive!
Anne Shirley: Don't worry. I've had lots of practice making apologies.

From the book:

"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 know all about everything, would it? There'd be no scope for imagination then, would there?"

"There's such a lot of different Annes in me. I sometimes think that is why I'm such a troublesome person. If I was just the one Anne it would be ever so much more comfortable, but then it wouldn't be half so interesting."

"It's so easy to be wicked without knowing it, isn't it?"

"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?"


  1. Haha! I love Anne Shirley! :) Thanks for the laugh & reminder of what wonderful books/movies those are. :)

  2. Me too! :) She's great. You're welcome! Glad you enjoyed.

  3. I didn't realize how much you are like Anne! I'm definitely more like Diana. It's just funny to think about it that way. Anyhow, I like a lot of the above quotes, but my favorite is the one about her under the bridge "Fishing. For lake trout." My dear, I can imagine you in just such a situation giving just such a response.:)

  4. Hahaha!! I knew you were going to say that! :D Yes, I can imagine myself giving that response also. haha. That is funny to think of me being like Anne and you being like Dianna... I think I have thought of it before, but maybe not... :) Maybe I should call you Dianna now. :)

    --"Anne" (:))