Becky of Rainbow Cottage ~ Favorite Quotes

Emily tv series quotes

Emily ... "I'm always doing what other people say."
Jimmy ... "You never do what other people say."
"Book of Yesterday"

"I love the sea most when the wind is calm... Like it was the day I found Teddy Kent sketching by the shore. People thought he was strange, always off by himself, with those eyes that looked right through you. But I didn't think he was strange. I thought he was the handsomest boy in Blair Water."
Emily Byrd Starr in "The Disappointed House"

"And your poems aren't terrible. I kinda liked that one about the stars."
Teddy Kent to Emily Byrd Starr in "The Disappointed House"

"Remind me never to mess with you!"
Perry to Ilse when breaking up a fight between Rhoda and Ilse at school in "Falling Angels"

Emily ... Maybe we should say something in Latin. Everything in Father Ducharme's church is in Latin.
Teddy ... Augustus muggisbus begustus.
Ilse ... That's not Latin!
Perry ... Okay, who knows Latin?
Ilse ... Habeus corpus, colitis, phlebitus, peritonitis...?
"The Devil's Punchbowl"

Emily Book Quotes

"Maybe I'll see you again sometime," she whispered as she hugged him. "I'm sure good pussy cats go to heaven."
Emily Byrd Starr ~ Emily of New Moon

"S-s-h!" he whispered, patting her on the shoulder. "I heard you coming down and followed you. I knew what you wanted. I've been sitting here to keep them out if any of them came after you. Here, take this and hurry back to your bed, small pussy." "This" was a roll of peppermint lozenges. Emily clutched it and fled, overcome with shame at being seen by Cousin Jimmy in her nightgown. She hated peppermints and never ate them, but the fact of Cousin Jimmy Murray's kindness in giving them to her sent a thrill of delight to her heart. And he called her "small pussy" too, - she liked that. She had thought nobody would ever call her nice pet names again. Father had had so many of them for her - "sweetheart", and "darling" and "Emily-child" and "dear wee kidlet" and "honey" and "elfkin." He had a pet name for every mood and she had loved them all. As for Cousin Jimmy, he was nice. Whatever part of him was missing it wasn't his heart. She felt so grateful to him that after she was safely in her bed again she forced herself to eat one of the lozenges, though it took all her grit to worry it down.
Emily of New Moon

"God speed all travellers," said Perry cheerfully, climbing down his ladder--this time with his clothes on."
(Perry Miller to Miss Brownell as she is leaving New Moon after talking to the Murray's about Emily.)
Emily of New Moon

She didn't know exactly what to say so she said, a bit lamely.
"I see you have a cat."
"Wrong." Father Cassidy shook his head and groaned dismally. "A cat has me."
Emily of New Moon

"Ilse Burnley and I have been making a new language." ...
"...Let's hear a sample av your language."
"Nat millan O ste dolman bote ta Shrewsbury fernas ta poo litanos." said Emily glibly. That means, 'Next summer I am going to Shrewsbury woods to pick strawberries.' I yelled that across the playground the other day at recess and oh, how everybody stared."
Emily Byrd Starr talking to Father Cassidy
Emily of New Moon

..."I began to compose some poetry in my mind as I stood by the window looking out on the garden. It was so interesting that I soon forgot everything else until suddenly I heard Aunt Elizabeth say, 'Emily,' very sharply, and then she looked significantly at Mr. Johnson, our new minister. I was confused and I snatched up the teapot and exclaimed,
'Oh, Mr. Cup, will you have your Johnson filled?'"
Emily Byrd Starr ~ Emily Climbs

"So neither of us spoke to him for two days and he said it was a good rest...."
(Emily writing in her Jimmy-book about her and Ilse arguing with Perry...)
Emily Climbs

"Jimmy Murray, you are an ass," said Aunt Ruth, angrily.
"Well, we're cousins," agreed Cousin Jimmy pleasantly.
Emily Climbs

"Cousin Jimmy thinks I did perfectly right. Cousin Jimmy would think I had done perfectly right if I had murdered Andrew and buried him in the Land of Uprightness. It's very nice to have one friend like that, although too many wouldn't be good for you."
Emily Byrd Starr in her Jimmy-book about refusing Andrew's proposal.
Emily Climbs

"Perhaps Teddy was only shy!"
Emily Byrd Starr ~ Emily Climbs

"And I must always have a cat about. A house isnít a home without the ineffable contentment of a cat with its tail folded about its feet"
Emily's Quest

As Emily bent over him the keen, shaggy-browed eyes opened for the last time. Mr. Carpenter essayed a wink but could not compass it.
"I've--thought of it," he whispered. "Beware--of--italics."
Was there a little impish chuckle at the end of the words? Aunt Louisa always declared there was. Graceless old Mr. Carpenter had died laughing--saying something about Italians.
Emily's Quest

"I want you to promise me," said Emily, "that whenever you see that star you'll remember that I am believing in you--hard." "Will you promise me that whenever you look at that star you'll think of me?" said Teddy. "Or rather, let us promise each other that whenever we see that star we'll always think of each other--always. Everywhere and as long as we live". "I promise," said Emily, thrilled. She loved to have Teddy look at her like that.
Emily's Quest

"Don't tell me you can't love me. You can, you must, why Emily" - his eyes had met the moonlit brilliance of hers for a moment - "you do"
Teddy Kent ~ Emily's Quest

L M Montgomery Quotes

"People who don't like cats, always seem to think that there is some peculiar virtue in not liking them."
The Blue Castle

"Anyhow, there'll be plenty of jam in heaven, that's one comfort," he said complacently.
Anne nipped a smile in the bud.
"Perhaps there will...if we want it," she said. "But what makes you think so?"
"Why, it's in the catechism," said Davy.
"Oh no, there is nothing like that in the catechism, Davy."
"But I tell you there is," persisted Davy. "It was in that question Marilla taught me last Sunday. "Why should we love God?" It says, 'Because He makes preserves, and redeems us.' Preserves is just a holy way of saying jam."
Anne of Avonlea

"I have a dream," he said slowly. "I persist in dreaming it, although it has often seemed to me that it could never come true. I dream of a home with a hearth-fire in it, a cat and dog, the footsteps of friends--and you!"

Anne wanted to speak but she could find no words. Happiness was breaking over her like a wave. It almost frightened her.

"I asked you a question over two years ago, Anne. If I ask it again today will you give me a different answer?"

Still Anne could not speak. But she lifted her eyes, shining with all the love-rapture of countless generations, and looked into his for a moment. He wanted no other answer.
Anne of the Island

One spring day, when the daffodils were blowing on the Ingleside lawn, and the banks of the brook in Rainbow Valley were sweet with white and purple violets, the little, lazy afternoon accommodation train pulled into the Glen station. It was very seldom that passengers for the Glen came by that train, so nobody was there to meet it except the new station agent and a small black-and-yellow dog, who for four and a half long years had met every train that had steamed into Glen St. Mary. Thousands of trains had Dog Monday met and never had the boy he waited and watched for returned. Yet still Dog Monday watched on with eyes that never quite lost hope. Perhaps his dog-heart failed him at times; he was growing old and rheumatic; when he walked back to his kennel after each train had gone his gait was very sober now--he never trotted but went slowly with a drooping head and a depressed tail that had quite lost its old saucy uplift.

One passenger stepped off the train--a tall fellow in a faded lieutenant's uniform, who walked with a barely perceptible limp. He had a bronzed face and there were some grey hairs in the ruddy curls that clustered around his forehead. The new station agent looked at him anxiously. He was used to seeing the khaki-clad figures come off the train, some met by a tumultuous crowd, others, who had sent no word of their coming, stepping off quietly like this one. But there was a certain distinction of bearing and features in this soldier that caught his attention and made made him wonder a little more interestedly who he was.

A black-and-yellow streak shot past the station agent. Dog Monday stiff? Dog Monday rheumatic? Dog Monday old? Never believe it. Dog Monday was a young pup, gone clean mad with rejuvenating joy.

He flung himself against the tall soldier, with a bark that choked in his throat from sheer rapture. He flung himself on the ground and writhed in a frenzy of welcome. He tried to climb the soldier's khaki legs and slipped down and grovelled in ecstasy that seemed as if it must tear his little body in pieces. He licked his boots and when the lieutenant had, with laughter on his lips and tears in his eyes succeeded in gathering the little creature up in his arms Dog Monday laid his head on the khaki shoulder and licked the sunburned neck, making queer sounds between barks and sobs.

The station agent had heard the story of Dog Monday. He knew now who the returned soldier was. Dog Monday's long vigil was ended. Jem Blythe had come home.
Rilla of Ingleside

Is it Rilla-my-Rilla?" he asked, meaningly.
Emotion shook Rilla from head to foot. Joy--happiness--sorrow--fear--every passion that had wrung her heart in in those four long years seemed to surge up in her soul for a moment as the deeps were being stirred. She tried to speak; at first voice would not come. Then--
"Yeth," said Rilla.
Rilla Blythe and Ken Ford
Rilla of Ingleside

No matter what dreadful things happened at least there were still cats in the world.
Pat of Silver Bush

Other Book Quotes

Grandmother lived down by the sea in summer, with a lovely stone sea wall all about the garden, and pillar roses climbing over it in pink riot.

The cottage was long and low and thatched, like Ann Hathaway's, and there was ivy growing thick on the gable toward the sea, even climbing courageously up the great stone chimney and trailing down on the thatch.

Over against the back wall there were hollyhocks thickly massed, and all around the kitchen wall were morning-glories, mostly blue and white. There were borders that blazed with portulacca and quieter ones of forget-me-nots and sweet alyssum and candytuft. There was a whole corner where the soft yellow of "hose-in-hose" cowslips shimmered in the spring sunlight and lit up the delicate tint of blue phlox, and a little later blazed with the brilliance of great oriental poppies; a long stretch of gay shirley poppies shot here and there with bachelor buttons; farther on a mass of larkspur, pink and white and blue against the ivy on the back wall. Tall pale blue delphinium and madonna lillies stood near the house, wirh the tea rose beds just across the path, and down beside the walk that led from the house to the arched gateway and the sea there was a great drift of blue flax as blue as the sea itself. It was a wonderful garden in a marvelous setting, and happening there so unexpectedly just on the edge of the great rock-rimmed beach itself, was all the more astonishing.
Rainbow Cottage by Grace Livingston Hill

"You know we call it Rainbow Cottage, don't you?"

"No," laughed Sheila. "What a pretty name! Is it because of the rainbow colored garden?"

"No, though that might fit sometimes," answered Grandmother. "It's because we have a real rainbow here sometimes. Wait till you see it. Sometimes when the sun is just in the right position, and there's been a storm, a great lovely rainbow will suddenly bloom out with one foot in the garden right among the flowers, as if it drew its colors from the flowers, and one foot out there on the sea, as if they belonged together, the garden and the sea, and there were no sea wall to separate them. It is a wonderful sight. It doesn't come often but when it does you just can't do a thing but stand and watch it. It almost seems as if you could go out there and put your hand in the separate colors. I actually tried it once myself when no one was watching me, but all I found of course was misty sunshine, for I couldn't handle the rainbow at all. It almost seemed as if it must have moved, run away laughing to hide when I came too near, you know, but when I went back to my window where I saw it first there it was as clear as ever in all it's bright colors! If I were an artist I would like to paint a picture of it to keep, only no artist could ever mix those clear, transparent, sparkling colors with the mystery of the sea and sky both in them, for if they tried the paint would be too dull to hold them."
Rainbow Cottage by Grace Livingston Hill

"The sun is out!" said Grandmother, "and there'll be a rainbow! Look! There it is!"

They hurried to the window, Galbraith and Sheila side by side, and there it was, the great bow in the garden, as if it's colors were sucked up from the drenched flowers at it's foot. And it reached up and up in a majestic span till it arched the heaven, it's other foot in the sea, the wild turbulent sea, which nevertheless had taken on new colors of gold and green and rose, colors that seemed to be drawn over the rainbow arch from the garden just behind the gray sea wall.

It was a wonderful sight and they stood silently and watched it for a moment. Then Galbraith quoted:
"'And I saw a new heaven and a new earth.' I wonder! Will it be anything like that Mrs. Ainslee?"

"'Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love Him,'" softly answered the old lady. "Nevertheless, I think sometimes He opens the window of heaven a crack and lets us get a glimpse of what it might be."
Rainbow Cottage by Grace Livingston Hill

But then, at the last minute, the sun suddenly shot out, the blue sky burst through, and a great rainbow flung its span across the sky! The sun was going to shine on the bride after all. The bridal train were in ecstasies, for who had ever been married right in a rainbow before!

Through a bejeweled pathway the bride and groom walked down the velvet path and stood in the vine clad bower where late roses still graced the garden wall. Dew-gemmed blooms smiled under their bedraggled petals in the sunshine and rainbow lights played over the faces of the guests. The flowers were steeped in rainbow colors and Angus softly whispered to his bride, "We are walking under the arch of God's covenant."
Rainbow Cottage by Grace Livingston Hill

Anne of Green Gables: The Continuing Story Quotes

Anne ... "Besides, if I thought only men could write for women, I might not find anything interesting."

(Anne finds Gilbert)
Is singing "Let Me Call You Sweetheart"... looks up... pauses... runs through the crowd.
Anne ... laughs, sobs... "Oh! ... Oh my love, my love..."
Gilbert ... "Tell me I'm not dreaming."

Avonlea Quotes

Gus ... "Never got that kiss you were lookin' fer?"
Felicity ... "I wouldn't know how to anyway. I wish there were a book one could study, a manual on how to kiss."
Gus ... "Nothin' special to it. All's it takes is practice."
Felicity ... "And what makes you such an expert? Gus Pike! How dare you?!"
Gus ... "Better'n kissin' my dog!"
How Kissing Was Dicovered

Suzette ... "I thought it was me you cared for."
Arthur ... "What? I said no such thing."
Suzette ... "When you kissed me in ze woods you swore this Valentine would be for me and you. He's a very good kisser madamoiselle."
Arthur ... "That's not true!"
Hearts and Flowers

Arthur ... "I'm sorry to disturb you so late, but we must speak, gentleman to gentleman."
Gus ... "Well, it's a bit late to be a gentleman, but I'll give it a go."
Arthur ... "I'll be forthright. Your invitation to Felicity was unfair, because you knew about the dance first. I'd like to dance with her."
Gus ... "And I'd like to fly and spit diamonds but that don't make it so."
Hearts and Flowers

Arthur ... "Will you excuse us just one moment. I will have my dance with Felicity King, Gus Pike."
Gus ... "Then you'll dance with my fist in yer eye."
Hearts and Flowers

Arthur ... "I was drawn into this altercation against my will. You know I'm not the brutal type."
Gus ... "I was punchin myself, was I?"
Arthur ... "What can't be solved peacefully can't be solved in a tussle. I'm against fighting on principle."
Gus ... "I won't fight on principle, but I will fight for someone I love."
Felicity ... "What did you say?"
Gus ... "I love you."
Felicity's Perfect Beau

Gus ... "I have to see her. Felicity?"
Felicity ... "Gus."
Gus ... "You said I owned nothin' I almost didn't come tonight because I thought you were right, that I had nothin' in this world. I never used to have anything and I thought I never would have anything, but then I met you. We became friends - then more than friends... Then we fought and I saw that I didn't have nothin'. I saw that I'd only really have nothin' if I lost you, by my own stupidity. I don't want to lose you Felicity. I don't want to lose the chance to love you with all my heart... Will you marry me?"
Felicity ... "You pick the apples they don't pick you."
Gus ... "You could pick me... I want you to... very much. But it's up to you."
Felicity's Perfect Beau

Felix ... "Seven dollars and fifty cents. Well, considering everything I've put you through Izzy I think it's only fair that you should have it."
Izzy ... "No, you keep it."
Felix ... "But you did all that hard work and didn't get your share."
Izzy ... "I didn't do it for the money, stupid. I did it for you."
Felix ... "Oh..."
Izzy ... "You take a lot of looking after Felix King, you know that?"
Felix ... "I'm lucky you don't give up on me."
Izzy ... "Luck... it had nothing to do with it."
A Fox Tale

Izzy ... "Thank you for wanting me to stay."
Felix ... "Couldn't imagine what it'd be like if you left."
Izzy ... "I've been thinking about when you told everybody that we kissed.
There's only one way to erase a white lie.
Close your eyes..."
Woman of Importance

Miscellaneous Quotes

"If you are smoking in this house...
You'd better be on fire!!!"

"Where will you sit in eternity? Smoking or non-smoking?"

"Science Fiction: Any scientific acclaim that omits God." ~ B.C. by Johnny Hart ~

"American by birth, Southern by the grace of God" ;-) (g)

Like sands through the hourglass... so are the days of our lives.
the beginning of Days of Our Lives

"Elles sont bleues"
from an unpublished book, and this quote will only make sense to a few people. :)

"All I want is what I have coming to me. All I want is my fair share."
Sally Brown ~ A Charlie Brown Christmas

Sally: "Dear Santa Claus, How have you been? Did you have a nice summer? How is your wife? I have been extra good this year, so I have a long list of presents that I want. Please note the size and color of each item, and send as many as possible. If it seems too complicated, make it easy on yourself: just send money. How about tens and twenties?"
Sally Brown ~ A Charlie Brown Christmas

"Sure, Charlie Brown, I can tell you what Christmas is all about...
Lights, please.
'And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. And lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them; and they were sore afraid. And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord. And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger. And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying, Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will to men.'
And that's what Christmas is all about, Charlie Brown..."
Linus ~ A Charlie Brown Christmas

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