I’m putting together a series of quote squares for The Mapmaker Chronicles, which I’ll share soon (that one on the left is a sneak preview).
It got me thinking about all the quotes from all the books I’ve read over the years. Quotes that I’ve loved and written down and shared with friends.
When I was about 14, there was a new production of Anne of Green Gables shown on TV. One of the newspapers ran a fantastic advertising campaign, with different quotes from the books each day. I cut those quotes out and collected them, plastering my school folders with them.
Many of my favourite quotes of all time come from one passage from Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery:
“You’d find it easier to be bad than good if you had red hair.”
“People who haven’t red hair don’t know what trouble is.”
“Mrs. Thomas told me that God made my hair red on purpose, and I’ve never cared about Him since.”
There are many other thousands of words that I’ve loved over the years. But these ones really stick with me.
I wonder why…
What’s your favourite quote from a book? Why?