Anne of the Island Quotes

“Words aren’t made — they grow,’ said Anne.” 

“You must pay the penalty of growing-up, Paul. You must leave fairyland behind you.” 

“Those who can soar to the highest heights can also plunge to the deepest depths and the natures which enjoy most keenly are those which also suffer most sharply.” 

“That’s one of the things we learn as we grow older — how to forgive. It comes easier at forty than it did at twenty.” 

“Humor is the spiciest condiment in the feast of existence. Laugh at your mistakes but learn from them, joke over your troubles but gather strength from them, make a jest of your difficulties but overcome them.” 

“Thank goodness air and salvation are still free…and so is laughter.”

“There’s magic in the words ‘silk’ and ‘lace’, isn’t there?”
“The very sound of them makes me feel like skipping off to dance.”

“Exaggeration is merely a flight of poetic fancy.”

“You don’t know love when you see it. You’ve tricked something out with your imagination that you think love, and you expect the real thing to look like that.” 

“All life lessons are not learned at college,’
‘Life teaches them everywhere.” 

“When you’ve learned to laugh at the things that should be laughed at, and not to laugh at those that shouldn’t, you’ve got wisdom and understanding.” 

“The little things of life, sweet and excellent in their place, must not be the things lived for; the highest must be sought and followed; the life of heaven must be begun here on earth.”

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Aren’t they all so beautiful?
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