The best ‘Anne with an E’ quotes to live by, pt. 2
Moira Walley-Beckett brought us many wonderful things with Anne with an E. One of the most scrumptious sources of inspiration has come from the dialogue between characters. Since Anne with an E has taught us so much over its run, we wanted to dedicate time to some extra-special quotes from the show.
So, here’s part two of the best Anne with an E quotes to live by.
Click here for part one.
On equality in love
“If your aunt lived her life feeling something was wrong with her, that she was broken, defective, or unnatural, then one day she met someone that made her realize that wasn’t true—there was nothing wrong with her, and she was fine—shouldn’t we be happy for her?”
“Love is not quantifiable, and therefore not finite.”
“We will be equals and partners, not just husband and wife.”
“I think I’m like you and Gertrude.”
“A skirt is not an invitation!”
On the perils of growing up
“Is there a ridiculous, hateful book that teaches boys to be men?”
“I went looking for my dreams outside of myself and discovered—it’s not what the world holds for you, it’s what you bring to it.”
“[…] there is no straight path in art or life. Sometimes there’s no path at all and one must break down walls and machete their way through the woods to get where they need to go.”
—Woman in Blue Top Hat (Joanne Boland)
“Princess Cordelia arrived at the most beautiful kingdom in the world. Shehe know not a soul, and she was worried that no one would like her.”
On many future passions
“I wonder which aspiration, from her many passions, Anne will choose when the time comes.”
“I shall write the most tragical tale about all of this.”
“Ha! I just laid the world at your feet, didn’t I?”
On the power of imagination
“Wouldn’t it be lovely to be a blossom?”
“I like imagining better than remembering.”
“Why must people kneel down to pray? If I really wanted to pray, I’ll tell you what I’d do. I’d go into a great big field, all alone, or into the deep, deep woods, and I’d look up into the sky, up-up-up, into that lovely blue sky without end—and I would just feel a prayer.”