Lucy Maud Montgomery OBE (November 30, 1874 – April 24, 1942), called "Maud" by family and friends and publicly known as L.M. Montgomery, was a Canadian author best known for a series of novels beginning with Anne of Green Gables, published in 1908. The first novel was followed by a series of sequels with Anne as the central character. Montgomery went on to publish 20 novels as well as 530 short stories, 500 poem (Click here for full Wikipedia article)
All things great are wound up with all things little.
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.
I am very careful to be shallow and conventional where depth and originality are wasted.
I am well in body though considerably rumpled up in spirit.
I've done my best, and I begin to understand what is meant by 'the joy of strife'. Next to trying and winning, the best thing is trying and failing.
In this life you've got to hope for the best, prepare for the worst and take whatever God sends.
Isn't it nice to think that tomorrow is a new day with no mistakes in it yet?
It's been my experience that you can nearly always enjoy things if you make up your mind firmly that you will.
It's not what the world holds for you. It's what you bring to it.
Life is worth living as long as there's a laugh in it.
Nothing is ever really lost to us as long as we remember it.
Oh, of course there's a risk in marrying anybody, but, when it's all said and done, there's many a worse thing than a husband.
One can't get over the habit of being a little girl all at once.
Satirize wickedness if you must- but pity weakness.
Some people go through life trying to find out what the world holds for them only to find out too late that it's what they bring to the world that really counts.
The beauty of winter is that it makes you appreciate spring.
The body grows slowly and steadily but the soul grows by leaps and bounds. It may come to its full stature in an hour.
The world calls them its singers and poets and artists and storytellers; but they are just people who have never forgotten the way to fairyland.
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.
Truth exists, only lies have to be invented.
We should regret our mistakes and learn from them, but never carry them forward into the future with us.
When one great passion seizes possession of the soul all other feelings are crowded out.
You'd find it easier to be bad than good if you had red hair.
You're never safe from being surprised until you're dead.
Youth is not a vanished thing but something that dwells forever in the heart.