Thursday, December 14, 2006

Quote of the Day, 12/14/06: L. M. Montgomery

I've had quotes from Alcott, Burnett and Wilder, but just realized that I hadn't done much (if anything) from one of my favorites -- Lucy Maud Montgomery.

By the way, before the quotes let me say that if you haven't had a chance to read her journals, they're really a great read. Very sad in parts. Tragic in parts. But so incredibly interesting.

We must have ideals and try to live up to them, even if we never quite succeed. Life would be a sorry business without them. With them it's grand and great.
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As a rule, I am very careful to be shallow and conventional where depth and originality are wasted.
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Anyone who has gumption knows what it is, and anyone who hasn't can never know what it is. So there is no need of defining it.
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We should regret our mistakes and learn from them, but never carry them forward into the future with us.
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In this world you've just got to hope for the best and prepare for the worst and take whatever God sends.

2 comments:

Little Willow said...

Yay Lucy Maud!

Erin said...

Really great quotes!