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Anne of Green Gables (1985 film) Quotes

Anne of Green Gables is a television program that appeared on TV in 1970 on Canadian Broadcasting Company. Anne of Green Gables stopped airing in 1970.

It features Ian McDougall (producer) as producer, and Hagood Hardy as theme composer.

Anne of Green Gables is recorded in English and originally aired in Canada. Each episode of Anne of Green Gables is 199 minutes (approx.) long. Spinoffs for this show include Anne of Avonlea (1987 film).

The cast includes: Megan Follows as Anne Shirley, Richard Farnsworth as Matthew Cuthbert, Charmion King as Aunt Josephine, Rosemary Radcliffe as Mrs. Barry, Patricia Hamilton as Rachel Lynde, Colleen Dewhurst as Marilla Cuthbert, Miranda de Pencier as Josie Pye, Schuyler Grant as Diana Barry, Jonathan Crombie as Gilbert Blythe, Dawn Greenhalgh as Mrs. Cadbury, Marilyn Lightstone as Miss Stacy, Paul Brown as Mr. Phillips, Jack Mather as Station Master, Jennifer Inch as Ruby Gillis, and Jayne Eastwood as Mrs. Hammond.

Anne of Green Gables Quotes

Charmion King as Aunt Josephine

  • (Charmion King) "You amuse me and precious little amuses me in this world at my age."
  • (Charmion King) "Make a little room in your plans for romance again, Anne, girl. All the degrees and scholarships in the world can't make up for the lack of it."
  • (Charmion King) "I like people who make me like them. Saves me so much trouble forcing myself to like them."

Megan Follows as Anne Shirley

  • (Megan Follows) "Mrs. Hammond told me that God made my hair red on purpose and I've never cared for Him since."
  • (Megan Follows) "The fact that you rescued me, unnecessarily, hardly wipes out past wrongs."
  • (Megan Follows) "And I promise I'll never do it again. That's the one good thing about me. I never do the same wrong thing twice."
  • (Megan Follows) "How would you like to have nasty things said about you? How would you like to hear that you're fat, ugly, and a sour old gossip."
  • (Megan Follows) "Did I do alright?"
  • (Colleen Dewhurst) "Yes, if you were addressing a business letter to the catalogue store."
  • (Megan Follows) "Please, Matthew. You need help. We've got to get a doctor."
  • (Richard Farnsworth) "I've worked hard all my life. I'd rather just drop in the harness. I got old; I never noticed."
  • (Megan Follows) "If I'd been the boy you sent for, I could have spared you in so many ways."
  • (Richard Farnsworth) "I never wanted a boy. I only wanted you from the first day. Don't ever change. I love my little girl. I'm so proud of my little girl."
  • (Megan Follows) "I know I chatter on far too much but if you only knew how many things I want to say and don't. Give me some credit."
  • (Megan Follows) "Tomorrow is always fresh, with no mistakes in it."
  • (Megan Follows) "Anne Shirley. Anne with an "e.""
  • (Megan Follows) "Would you please call me Cordelia?"
  • (Megan Follows) "Gilbert Blythe would stand on his head if I asked him to."
  • (Megan Follows) "I think we're heroic winners, Diana. Don't you?"
  • (Schuyler Grant) "I think it's a shame that Gilbert had to lose on a count of Moody. Don't you think Gilbert's handsome?"
  • (Megan Follows) "He is handsome. But I think your Gilbert is awfully bold to wink at a strange girl."
  • (Schuyler Grant) "I wish he'd wink at me. He's sixteen, but he's in our class. His father's been ill and he's been away for two years."
  • (Megan Follows) "Good. I mean, I don't want to be the only one who's behind in school."
  • (Schuyler Grant) "That's Mr. Phillips, our school teacher. He's dead-gone on Prissy Andrews, and Prissy thinks she's queen bee just because she's studying her entrance to Queens. He moons over her something terrible. That's Josie Pye, and she moons over Gilbert. Oh, Josie just want attention. I hope she nearly drowns."
  • (Megan Follows) "I wish it had been me. It would be such a romantic experience nearly to drown."
  • (Schuyler Grant) "I heard before that you're kind of a strange girl, Anne Shirley, but I have a feeling we're going to get along really well."
  • (Megan Follows) "I've never belonged to anyone."
  • (Megan Follows) "Farewell, my beloved friend. Henceforth, we must be strangers living side by side but my heart will be ever faithful to thee."
  • (Megan Follows) "Plain, old, unromantic Anne Shirley."
  • (Megan Follows) "I don't think Mrs. Barry is a well bred woman. I don't believe God himself would entirely meet with her approval."
  • (Colleen Dewhurst) "Anne, you musn't say things like that especially in front of the minister's wife. But, if you left God out of it, you'd have it just about right."
  • (Megan Follows) "Tears don't hurt, like the ache does."
  • (Colleen Dewhurst) "He was such a good brother."
  • (Megan Follows) "Oh, Marilla, you look so elegant."
  • (Colleen Dewhurst) "You don't make important visits in kitchen clothes."
  • (Megan Follows) "Well, if you must know, I was in Diana's skiff but it sprang a leak and I had to climb onto the piling or sink. Now, if you'd be so kind as to row me to the landing."
  • (Jonathan Crombie) "Ah, I see. Well, then the fact is I rescued you."
  • (Megan Follows) "Help was on the way and I was calmly waiting for it."
  • (Jonathan Crombie) "You're most welcome."
  • (Megan Follows) "I am grateful for your assistance, Mr. Blythe, even though it was not required. Now, if you'll excuse me, I have to find my friends. They are likely overcome with fear for my life."
  • (Jonathan Crombie) "Well, Anne, wait. Wait a minute. I was just down at the post office to see if the Queens results had been printed."
  • (Megan Follows) "Congratulations on coming first, Gilbert. I'm sure you're very proud of your achievements."
  • (Jonathan Crombie) "Wait a second, you ninny. We tied for first place. You and I. I figured you'd have it for sure. We all passed our entire class."
  • (Megan Follows) "First of all two hundred?"
  • (Jonathan Crombie) "I'm sorry you had to share it with me."
  • (Megan Follows) "I never expected to beat you."
  • (Jonathan Crombie) "Can't we be friends now? This childishness has gone on long enough, don't you think?"
  • (Megan Follows) "The fact that you rescued me unnecessarily hardly wipes out past wrongs."
  • (Jonathan Crombie) "Look, I'm sorry I ever said anything about your hair. You have no idea how sorry. But it was so long ago. Aren't you ever going to forgive me?"
  • (Megan Follows) "You hurt my feelings excruciatingly."
  • (Jonathan Crombie) "I only said it because I Because I wanted to meet you so much."
  • (Megan Follows) "Why did you turn your back on me at the Christmas ball?"
  • (Jonathan Crombie) "Anne, that was over a year ago."
  • (Megan Follows) "It was a deliberate humiliation."
  • (Jonathan Crombie) "And I knew exactly what you were thinking, too, Anne Shirley. You and Diana Barry. Look, can we be friends now?"
  • (Megan Follows) "Why don't you figure it out, if you're so clever?"
  • (Jonathan Crombie) "Anne, wait a minute."
  • (Megan Follows) "Everyone will think I've drowned."
  • (Megan Follows) "Marilla has given me strict instructions not to talk a head off. I do have a habit of chattering on so. Why, if I could imagine myself as a bird, a magpie would probably be the closest thing I could resemble. Oh, Diana, I've always dreamed of being in a three-legged race at a picnic. Would you do me the honor of being my patner?"
  • (Schuyler Grant) "But there aren't any other girls in it."
  • (Megan Follows) "You're a sturdy looking girl, and I'm fast. I know we'd stand a good chance."
  • (Schuyler Grant) "I guess so."
  • (Megan Follows) "Come on."
  • (Jonathan Crombie) "Hey, Diana, who's your friend?"
  • (Schuyler Grant) "Anne Shirely."
  • (Megan Follows) "Wilt thou give me a lock of thy jet black tresses?"
  • (Schuyler Grant) "But I don't have any black dresses."
  • (Megan Follows) "Your hair."
  • (Schuyler Grant) "All right."
  • (Megan Follows) "Can't go to school now. I can"
  • (Megan Follows) "hardly keep my eyes open. Hate to stay at home and let Gil, get ahead."

Schuyler Grant as Diana Barry

  • (Schuyler Grant) "You've never failed at anything, Anne Shirley."
  • (Schuyler Grant) "Just say one word and tell me if you're killed."
  • (Megan Follows) "No but I think I've been rendered unconscious."
  • (Schuyler Grant) "I wish I were rich, and I could spend the whole summer at a hotel, eating ice cream and chicken salad."
  • (Megan Follows) "You know something, Diana? We are rich. We have sixteen years to our credit, and we both have wonderful imaginations. We should be as happy as queens."
  • (Megan Follows) "Look at that. You couldn't enjoy its loveliness more if you had ropes of diamonds."
  • (Schuyler Grant) "I don't know about that."
  • (Schuyler Grant) "Anne, don't. She'll eat you alive."
  • (Megan Follows) "Don't worry. I've had lots of practice making apologies."
  • (Schuyler Grant) "Gilbert told Charlie Sloan that you were the smartest girl in school, right in front of Josie."
  • (Megan Follows) "He did?"
  • (Schuyler Grant) "He told Charlie being smart was better than being good looking"

Richard Farnsworth as Matthew Cuthbert

  • (Richard Farnsworth) "Puffed sleeves."
  • (Megan Follows) "The puffiest."
  • (Richard Farnsworth) "You can talk all you like; I don't mind."
  • (Richard Farnsworth) "She?"
  • (Jack Mather) "Don't worry, I don't think she'll bite, Matthew."

Jonathan Crombie as Gilbert Blythe

  • (Jonathan Crombie) "Anne Shirley. What in heck are you doing here?"
  • (Megan Follows) "Fishing, for lake trout."
  • (Jonathan Crombie) "Well, I figured you can give me a hand with my work, and we'll call it a fair exchange."
  • (Megan Follows) "Aren't you worried? I'm liable to break another slate over your head."
  • (Jonathan Crombie) "I'm more worried I might break one over yours, carrots."
  • (Jonathan Crombie) "I'll walk you home."
  • (Jonathan Crombie) "Psst. Carrots. Carrots."
  • (Jonathan Crombie) "Anne, wait. I'm sorry for teasing you about your hair. Don't be mad at me for keeps."
  • (Schuyler Grant) "Oh, Anne, how could you? Gilbert always makes fun of the girls. He calls me crow head all the time, but I've never heard him apologize before."
  • (Megan Follows) "There's a world of difference between being called crow-head and being called carrots. I shall never forgive Gilbert Blythe. The iron has entered my soul, Diana. My mind is made up; my red hair is a curse."

Patricia Hamilton as Rachel Lynde

  • (Patricia Hamilton) "Oh, my afternoon is spoiled."

Colleen Dewhurst as Marilla Cuthbert

  • (Colleen Dewhurst) "Anne Shirley, I've heard all about it. Now you open your door at once."
  • (Megan Follows) "Please go away, Marilla. I'm in the depths of despair."
  • (Colleen Dewhurst) "Oh, fiddlesticks. Now, you open this door at once. Are you sick?"
  • (Megan Follows) "Go away. Don't look at me."
  • (Colleen Dewhurst) "Oh, don't play innocent with me. I'm so ashamed I don't know where to begin. What do you mean by breaking your slate over some boy's head?"
  • (Megan Follows) "He called me Carrots."
  • (Colleen Dewhurst) "I don't care what he called you. You have no reason to lose your temper. Anne Shirley, what have you done to your hair?"
  • (Megan Follows) "Marilla, I thought nothing could be as bad as red hair. Green is ten times worse. You don't know how utterly wretched I am."
  • (Colleen Dewhurst) "I little know how you got into this fix, but I demand that you tell me."
  • (Megan Follows) "I dyed it."
  • (Colleen Dewhurst) "Dyed it? For mercy's sake, child."
  • (Megan Follows) "But he positively assured me it'd turn my hair a beautiful raven black."
  • (Colleen Dewhurst) "Who did? Who are you talking about?"
  • (Megan Follows) "The peddler we met on the road today."
  • (Colleen Dewhurst) "I absolutely forbid you to. What's the use? Well, I hope that this has opened your eyes to see where your vanity has taken you."
  • (Megan Follows) "What shall I do? I'll never be able to live this down. I can't face him again. Gilbert Blythe had no right to call me Carrots."
  • (Colleen Dewhurst) "You really smashed your slate over that boy's head?"
  • (Megan Follows) "Yes."
  • (Colleen Dewhurst) "Hard?"
  • (Megan Follows) "Very hard, I'm afraid."
  • (Colleen Dewhurst) "I know I should be angry. I should be furious. What a way to behave your first day at school. But, it you promise me that nothing of the sort will happen again, I won't say another word about it."
  • (Megan Follows) "You're not going to send me back?"
  • (Colleen Dewhurst) "I've come to a decision. Trial is over. You will stay at Green Gables."
  • (Megan Follows) "Marilla."
  • (Colleen Dewhurst) "I think you may be a kindred spirit after all."
  • (Colleen Dewhurst) "Oh, stuff and nonsense."
  • (Colleen Dewhurst) "That girl is next door to a perfect heathen."
  • (Colleen Dewhurst) "You'd let her go to the moon if she had the notion."
  • (Colleen Dewhurst) "Good Afternoon, Diana."
  • (Colleen Dewhurst) "She could talk the hind leg of a mule. Hmm, wouldn't that be a change around here."
  • (Colleen Dewhurst) "Twenty pounds of brown sugar."
  • (Colleen Dewhurst) "As Rachel Lynde used to say, the sun will go on rising and setting whether I fail in Geometry or not. I think I'd rather it didn't go on if I failed."
  • (Colleen Dewhurst) "I believe humble pie is on the menu."
  • (Colleen Dewhurst) "Oh, you blessed girl. I know I ought to stick to it and make you go to college, but I've learned better than to stand in your way. Gilbert Blythe will be teaching, too. Won't he?"
  • (Megan Follows) "Yes."
  • (Colleen Dewhurst) "What a nice looking young boy he is. He looks a lot like his father did at that age. We used to be real good friends, he and I. People called him my beau."
  • (Megan Follows) "And what happened?"
  • (Colleen Dewhurst) "We quarreled and I wouldn't forgive him when he asked me to. I wanted to after a while, but I was stubborn and I wanted to punish him first. He never came back. I, uh, always felt rather sorry. I, uh, sort of wished that I'd forgiven him when I had a chance."
  • (Colleen Dewhurst) "I'm afraid for her, Matthew. She'll be gone so long. She'll get terrible lonesome."
  • (Richard Farnsworth) "You mean, we'll get terrible lonesome."
  • (Colleen Dewhurst) "I can't help wishing that she'd stayed a little girl."
  • (Richard Farnsworth) "Mrs. Spencer made a lucky mistake, I guess."
  • (Colleen Dewhurst) "It wasn't luck; it was Providence. He knew we needed her."
  • (Richard Farnsworth) "Even with her queer little ways."
  • (Colleen Dewhurst) "I loved her for them."

Rosemary Radcliffe as Mrs. Barry

  • (Rosemary Radcliffe) "Marilla, I don't believe a word. Anne Shirley is a conniving, manipulating child and she's pulled the wool over your eyes."
  • (Patricia Hamilton) "I always warned you about making that current wine, Marilla. You said it wouldn't have the least effect on anyone. Well, I ask you."
  • (Colleen Dewhurst) "It isn't meant to be drunk three tumbler fulls at a time. And if I had a child that was so greedy, I'd sober her up with a darn good spanking."
  • (Rosemary Radcliffe) "Oh. So it's my Diana's fault, is it?"
  • (Patricia Hamilton) "It's the demon liquor's fault. And as I told you for years, if you didn't insist on making that current wine."
  • (Colleen Dewhurst) "My current wine is famous all over the island, Rachel Lynde, as you very well know. And the Reverend Allen himself is not opposed to taking a bit when he comes calling. And as for Christian virtue: making a little wine for a refreshment is far less sinful than meddling in other people's affairs."
  • (Patricia Hamilton) "Oh."

Miranda de Pencier as Josie Pye

  • (Miranda de Pencier) "Hey, Anne. How do you spell freckles?"
  • (Schuyler Grant) "Hey, Josie. How do you spell ugly?"
  • (Jonathan Crombie) "Congratulations on the spelling test, Anne."
  • (Jonathan Crombie) "Oh, well at least you're acknowledging me now. That's an improvement."
  • (Megan Follows) "It is impolite to pass a person without at least nodding, and so I nod out of elementary good breeding, nothing more."
  • (Jonathan Crombie) "Oh, why don't you get off your high horse?"
  • (Megan Follows) "Thank you for your heartfelt congratulations, Mr. Blythe. But allow me to inform you that next time I shall be first in every subject."
  • (Schuyler Grant) "Anne. You've got more nerve than a fox in a hen house."
  • (Megan Follows) "I don't see any need in being civil to someone who chooses to associate with the likes of Josie Pye."
  • (Schuyler Grant) "You're just jealous."
  • (Megan Follows) "I am not. You take that back, Diana Barry."
  • (Schuyler Grant) "She's jealous of you. Gilbert told Charlie Sloan that you're the smartest girl in school, right in front of Josie."
  • (Megan Follows) "He did?"
  • (Schuyler Grant) "He told Charlie that being smart was better than being good-looking."
  • (Megan Follows) "I might have known he meant to insult me."
  • (Schuyler Grant) "No, he didn't."
  • (Megan Follows) "It isn't better. I'd much rather be pretty than smart. But at least I don't have to cheat like Josie does."
  • (Schuyler Grant) "She doesn't have to cheat; she just does it because she's a Pye."
  • (Miranda de Pencier) "I saw you fawning over Anne Shirley."
  • (Jonathan Crombie) "Well, you sure couldn't get up there and give a recital like that."
  • (Miranda de Pencier) "I could be up there on stage."
  • (Jonathan Crombie) "Well, I'd like to see that sometime, Josie Pye."

Paul Brown as Mr. Phillips

  • (Paul Brown) "Alright, class. Time's up. Place your pencils beside your papers. I'll collect your papers once everyone has left. However, before everyone leaves for lunch, I would like to announce the mathematics half-term results. The three best standings are as follows: first, Gilbert Blythe; second, Anne Shirley; third, Prissy Andrews. I think Miss Andrews has shown excellent progress under my tutelage. Class dismissed."
  • (Schuyler Grant) "He's only smiling to congratulate you, Anne."
  • (Megan Follows) "I think he was trying to rub it in."

Jennifer Inch as Ruby Gillis

  • (Jennifer Inch) "I'm frightened. Mrs. Lynde says acting is a sin."

Marilyn Lightstone as Miss Stacy

  • (Marilyn Lightstone) "The truth will set you free."
  • (Marilyn Lightstone) "True friends are always together in spirit."

Jayne Eastwood as Mrs. Hammond

  • (Jayne Eastwood) "Anne. Anne."
  • (Megan Follows) "Coming Mrs. Hammond."

Dawn Greenhalgh as Mrs. Cadbury

  • (Dawn Greenhalgh) "Tell me, what you know about yourself."
  • (Megan Follows) "Well, it really isn't worth telling, Mrs. Cadbury but if you let me tell you what I imagine about myself you'd find it a lot more interesting."

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