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Reading stories is bad enough but writing them is worse.
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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?

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I've come home in love with loneliness

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I wish we could see perfumes as well as smell them. I'm sure they would be very beautiful.

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I'm sure I shall always feel like a child in the wood.

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I've always loved the night and I'll like lying awake and thinking over everything in life, past, present and to come. Especially to come.

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It's rather hard to decide just when people are grown up,' laughed Anne.
'That's a true word, dearie. Some are grown up when they're born, and others ain't grown up when they're eighty, believe me. That same Mrs. Roderick I was speaking of never grew up. She was as foolish when she was hundred as when she was ten.'
'Perhaps that was why she lived so long,' suggested Anne.

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If only she were a boy, speeding in khaki by Carol's side to the western front! She had wished that in a burst of romance when Jem had gone, without perhaps, meaning it. She meant it now. There were moments when waiting at home, in safety and comfort, seemed an unendurable thing.

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The year is a book, isn't it, Marilla? Spring's pages are written in Mayflowers and violets, summer's in roses, autumn's in red maple leaves, and winter in holly and evergreen.

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She has no serious ideals at all-her sole aspiration seems to be to have a good time.

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He believed he was dead and used to rage at his wife because she wouldn't bury him. I'd a-done it.

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Jane says she will devote her whole life to teaching, and never, never marry, because you are paid a salary for teaching, but a husband won't pay you anything, and growls if you ask for a share in the egg and butter money.

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Don't give up all your romance, Anne," he whispered shyly, "a little bit is a good thing - not too much, of course, but keep a little of it, Anne, keep a little of it.

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The first day I came I remarked to Miss Maria that it looked a little like rain-and Miss Maria laughed. I said the road from the station was very pretty-and Miss Maria laughed. I said there seemed to be a few mosquitoes left yet-and Miss Maria laughed. I said that Prospect Point was as beautiful as ever-and Miss Maria laughed. If I were to say to Miss Maria, 'My father has hanged himself, my mother has taken poison, my brother is in the penitentiary, and I am in the last stages of consumption,' Miss Maria would laugh. She can't help it-she was born so; but is very sad and awful. The

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Diana go slowly out with the others, to walk home alone through the Birch Path and Violet Vale, it was all the former could do to keep her seat and refrain from rushing impulsively after her chum. A lump came into her throat, and she hastily retired behind the pages of her uplifted Latin grammar to hide the tears in her eyes. Not for worlds would Anne have had Gilbert Blythe or Josie Pye see those tears. "But, oh, Marilla, I really felt that I had tasted the bitterness of death, as Mr. Allan said in his sermon last Sunday, when I saw Diana go out alone," she said mournfully that night. "I thought how splendid it would have been if Diana had only been going to study for the Entrance, too. But we can't have things perfect in this imperfect world, as Mrs. Lynde says. Mrs.

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Well, all I hope," said Miss Cornelia calmly, "is that when I'm dead nobody will call me 'our departed sister.

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He pipes-he pipes-and we must follow-Jem and Carl and Jerry and I-round and round the world. Listen- listen-can't you hear his wild music? The girls shivered.

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I'm not in the depths of despair this morning. I never can be in the morning. Isn't it a splendid thing that there are mornings?

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