Anne Shirley

I've made my up my mind to go to my grave un-wed. Un-honored-, and un-signed.” “But not unpublished.”

Tomorrow is fresh with no mistakes.”

I don't want diamonds, or sunburst halls, I only want you.”

There she weaves by night and day, a magic web with colors gay, she has heard a whisper say, a curse is on her if she stay to look down on Camelot.”

I'll always be your Anne, Anne of Green Gables.”

(Gilbert) “Well, the elegant and illustrious Miss Shirley. Relaxed while seeking out ideas for her next Rollings Reliable assignment I presume.” (Anne) “Why do you suppose I'm here. To chat with the bull frogs?”

It's taught me a lesson: not to stake my word of honor on cows.”

You don't want me because I'm not a boy? I knew this was all too good to be true.

Would you please call me Cordelia?”

(Anne) “Do you ever imagine things differently from what they are?” (Marilla) “NO!” (Anne) “Oh, Marilla, how much you miss.”

Well, I can guarantee you I can smell a good book before I open its cover.”

It's just that I went looking for my ideals outside of myself. I discovered it's not what the world holds for you, it's what you bring to it. The dreams dearest to my heart are right here. “

This is the most tragical thing that has happened to me.”

I came her for one reason and one reason only, and I'm not going to leave until I have turned up every single floorboard to find out whatever I can.”

Anne Shirley. Plain, old unromantic Anne Shirley.”

I'm only sure of one thing only. That I'm scandalously in love with you.”

I brought you my book. I've been published, Gil. I wrote about Avonlea, just as you said I should, without any highfalutin mumbo-jumbo. I've dedicated the inscription to Marilla and to Matthew, and to you. I was thinking of saving it as a wedding gift, and then I just decided I couldn't wait.”

I'm afraid to move or speak for fear that this wonderful beauty will vanish like a broken silence.”

The only mistake I made was seeing stars in my eyes when I agreed to this charade.”

I'll try to do anything and be anything you want if only you'll keep me, Miss Cuthbert.”

I always wanted to be your friend, Katherine spelled with a "K." Underneath all your prickles, you really are a kindred spirit.”

(Diana) “Oh Anne, I'm so scared!” (Anne) “So am I. Deliciously scared.

Well, I suppose in the end it was a romantic way to perish for a mouse.”

You're a man of impeccable taste, Matthew.”

We all have unfulfilled dreams.”

If I were really beautiful and had nut-brown hair, would you keep me?”

Gilbert Blythe

Don't sew yourself sure.”

Don't you think this childness has gone on long enough?”

Hey carrots! CARROTS!”

Can't we be friends?”

Oh, come on Anne! This isn't the end of the world.”

You'll marry all right, I know you. Someone who will read Tennyson by firelight.”

(Gilbert) “It's the best of all that you've written.” (Anne) “Yes! Are you certain?” (Gilbert) “So much so that I have no idea why you're letting him put his name along side yours.” (Anne) “Because I couldn't have done it with out him... and you too.” (Gilbert)“Oh! So can I put my name along side it too?”

Don't get on your high horse with me, Anne Shirley!”

I just have nothing to tell you.” (Anne) “Nothing... I have to ask myself, how could I have been so naïve.” (Gilbert) “Because you're always going of so impulsivly trying to be someone other than yourself. But I love you... for all of your unpredictability.” (Anne) “What's so blessed funny?” (Gilbert) “Aw, come on, Anne. It's not the end of the world.”

Well, I hope you keep on dreaming. It will be three years before I finish medical school, and even then, there won't be any diamond sunbursts or marble halls.”

Seems like I've developed quite a habit for getting you out of awkward situations.”

Anne Shirley? What the heck are you doing” (Anne)“Fishing for lake trout.”

Diana Barry

Anne!” (Anne) “Oh, you look possitively radiant!” (Diana)“And you look like you've seen a ghost. What happened?”

You're not going anywhere, Gilbert Blythe! Your bride and I have business to discuss!” (Fred) “Best choose your battles with these newfangled business women, Gil.”

Marilla Cuthbert

Oh what a girl you were for making mistakes in them days. Mind the time you died your hair? I used to think you were possessed.”

That girl is next door to a perfect heathen.”

You do beat all child.”

I think you may be a kindred spirit after all.”

It's a honor you'll have to forgo, aye?”

It wasn't luck, it was Providence. He knew we needed her.”

They're ridiculous. You'll have to turn sideways to get through doors.”

Enough of that nonsense. It's you I want to hear about, not drinking in blossoms.”

Twenty pounds of brown sugar.”

Oh, you blessed girl!”

Matthew Cuthbert

We might be some good to her.”

Rachel Lynde deserves what she gets.”

I shoulda waited till Christmas, but I thought you might like to wear it to the ball.”

Well, you're our girl now, and the prettiest one this side of Halifax.”

It'll terrible lonesome around here without you.”

Fact is, Marilla, you never went to a ball. Fact is, this whole idea's got you scared to death. That little girl ought to have all the kindness we can give her. We've got no call to raise her as cheerless as we was. It ain't interfering to have an opinion. Besides, it's Christmas. You ought to let her go.”

I got old; I never noticed.”

I never wanted a boy. Don't change. I love my little girl. I'm so proud of my girl.”

Rachel Lynde

Trust that bright little devil to come home driving a tank.”

Patience has ceased to be a virtue.”

Well, you're never save from surprises until you're dead.”

Lawful heart! Her hair is as red as carrots!”

I never thought of living off the road as far as Green Gables, but I'd rather live at the bottom of a well than leave Avonlea.”

I don't approve of those co-educational institutions, and I never have. All those girl flirting with all those boys” (Marilla) “They do study a little, Rachel.” (Rachel) “Hmph. Precious little.”

Marilla! Talk some sense to that girl!”

Marilla Cuthbert! Don't you be buying any junk from those peddlers just to satisfy your conscience. Oh, it's a ill wind that blows no good. Come back here! You'll kill yourself running!”

Well Marilla, she'll kill herself, that's all there is to it!”

Well Marilla, I hope that canal horse destroys your tomato patch next. And don't expect any sympathy from your girl. I always told you she had a temper to match her hair.” (Marilla) “Oh good Lord.”

Katherine Brooke

I understand you have extraordinary talents. I look forward to observing them.” (Anne) “Glad I meet with your approval in some approximation.”

Perhaps you think you are above the rules, Miss Shirley?”

Have you girls no propriety? This is not a Turkish bazarre!”

Bed sheets! Well Anne Shirley, where's the fire?”

Good grief! Crying over an English lesson!”

Love. If I died today, not one living soul would miss me.”

Authors are such kittle-kattle. I wouldn't trust your discription of any of us.”

My, my, going to London to visit the queen are we?” (Anne) “Are you capable of saying anything pleasant?” (Katherine) “No, I haven't your talent for pretending things.” (Anne) “You take my breath away with your compliments.”

Don't be ridiculous, please.”

HERE! In this fire trap. Where else?”

You've paid your lip service, now goodbye.”


Did you know that Gilbert Blythe is dying?” (Minne May)

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