My favourite “Pat Of Silver Bush” quotes.

So I thought I’d also share with you some of my favourite quotes from “Pat Of Silver Bush” series, also by Lucy Maud Montgomery. “Pat Of SIlver Bush” tells a story of Pat’s life. She is very deeply attached to her family home called Silver Bush, she just literally lives for it, and as one of her uncles said, Silver Bush was her religion. She loved her family deeply and hated any changes. And hated leaving Silver Bush. Since as you probably know I’ve spent almost my entire childhood at the boarding school and hated, I related to Pat a lot, almost as much as to Emily of New Moon. So here are some quotes.

“Don’t be fretting…about me marrying. Marrying’s a trouble and not marrying’s a trouble and I sticks to the trouble I knows.”

“If you believe in a thing it doesn’t matter whether it exists or not”

“No matter what dreadful things happened at least there were still cats in the world.”

“Oh, oh, it’s not meself that do be knowing what the girls of today are coming to. Trying to make thimselves into min and not succading very well at that.”

And here are some quotes from “Mistress Pat”:

“There might be some hours of loneliness. But there was something wonderful even in loneliness. At least you belonged to yourself when you were lonely.” —

“I don’t seem to be like other girls, Judy. They all want to go to college and have a career. I don’t…I just want to stay at Silver Bush and help you and mother. There’s work for me here, Judy…you know there is. Mother isn’t strong. As for being educated…I shall be well educated…love educates, Judy.”

“I’ve always thought nobody understood me quite as well as I understood myself.”

“I love keeping house…it’s really a lovely phrase isn’t it? Keeping it…holding it fast against the world…against all the forces trying to tear it open.”

“If one could only feel always like this,” Pat had said once to Judy. “All the little worries swallowed up…all the petty spites and fears and disappointments forgotten…just love and peace and beauty.”

“Oh, oh, but what wud there be lift for heaven, girl dear?” asked Judy.”

“These modern novels that leave everything unfinished annoy me…”

“But things are often unfinished in real life,” said Pat…

“All the more reason why they should come right in books,” said Uncle Horace testily. “Real life! We get enough real life living. I like fairy tales. I like a nice snug tidy ending in a book with all the loose ends tucked in.”

“They can laugh when things go wrong. I like that. Anyone can laugh when it’s all smooth sailing.”

“Everybody is a little insane on some points”

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