Lucy Maud Montgomery

Literary Birthday – 30 November – L. M. Montgomery

L. M. Montgomery was born 30 November 1874, and died 24 April 1942.

Nine Quotes 

  1. Isn’t it nice to think that tomorrow is a new day with no mistakes in it yet?
  2. I am simply a ‘book drunkard’. Books have the same irresistible temptation for me that liquor has for its devotee. I cannot withstand them.
  3. We should regret our mistakes and learn from them, but never carry them forward into the future with us.
  4. If you can sit in silence with a person for half an hour and yet be entirely comfortable, you and that person can be friends. If you cannot, friends you’ll never be and you need not waste time in trying.
  5. You must pay the penalty of growing-up, Paul. You must leave fairyland behind you.
  6. 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?
  7. There are so many unpleasant things in the world already that there is no use in imagining any more.
  8. We are never half so interesting when we have learned that language is given us to enable us to conceal our thoughts.
  9. It’s been my experience that you can nearly always enjoy things if you make up your mind firmly that you will.

Lucy Maud Montgomery was a Canadian author best known for a series of novels beginning in 1908 with Anne of Green Gables.


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by Amanda Patterson

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Posted on: 30th November 2016