Saturday, September 14, 2013

Blogging Advice from L.M. Montgomery

Two years is about long enough for things to stay exactly the same. If they stayed put any longer they might grow mossy. ~ Anne of Avonlea

If we have friends we should look only for the best in them and give them the best that is in us, don't you think? Then friendship would be the most beautiful thing in the world. ~ Anne of Avonlea

It is never pleasant to have our old shrines desecrated, even when we have outgrown them. ~ Anne of the Island

We mustn't let next week rob us of this week's joy. ~ Anne of the Island

But FEELING is so different from KNOWING. ~ Anne of the Island

We are never half so interesting when we have learned that language is given us to enable us to conceal our thoughts. ~ Anne of the Island

Experience teaches sense. ~ Anne of the Island

When you've learned to laugh at the things that should be laughed at, and not to laugh at those that shouldn't, you've got wisdom and understanding. ~ Anne of the Island

But a few italics really do relieve your feelings. ~ Anne of Windy Poplars

One can always find something lovely to look at or listen to ~ Anne of Windy Poplars

Are there, or are there not, two 'c's' in recommend'? In spite of the fact that I am a B.A. I can never be certain. ~ Anne of the Island

Somebody else's experience can never be yours. ~ Blue Castle

Oh, if I could only put things into words as I see them! Mr. Carpenter says, 'Strive--strive--keep on--words are your medium--make them your slaves--until they will say for you what you want them to say.' That is true--and I do try--but it seems to me there is something beyond words--any words--all words--something that always escapes you when you try to grasp it--and yet leaves something in your hand which you wouldn't have had if you hadn't reached for it.  ~ Emily Climbs

Well, it all comes to this, there's no use trying to live in other people's opinions. The only thing to do is to live in your own. ~ Emily Climbs

Don't let a three-o'clock-at-night feeling fog your soul. ~ Emily's Quest

There is always such a fascinating expectancy and uncertainty about the mail. ~ Emily's Quest

However, I feel much better now than when I began this entry. I've got quite a bit of resentment and rebellion and discouragement out of my system. That's the chief use of a diary, I believe. ~ Emily's Quest

© 2013 Becky Laney of Becky's Book Reviews


Suko said...

Wonderful advice (and uncannily relevant)!

sally said...

Love these! Thanks!

Charlotte said...

this is great! Thanks, Becky!