Lucy Maud Montgomery (Nov. 30, 1874 — April 24, 1942), was a Canadian author, best known for her novel Anne of Green Gables, which was a smash success from the moment it was published.
Montgomery’s mother died of tuberculosis when she was only a baby, and her father left her to be raised by her grandparents. She grew up as a lonely, yet joyous child who loved nature, colors, and perfumes. She never stopped seeing beauty in this world even after tragedy struck her family.
felt unwanted and unloved so she built an imaginary world of her own that led
to her creative pursuits. She got to enjoy an active social life, but always
struggled with bouts of depression. Even so, what she desired above all was to
bring joy to those who read her novels, and that she accomplished!
During her writing career, Montgomery published 20 novels, more than 500 short stories, 30 essays, an autobiography and a book of poetry. Anne of Green Gables and the series of sequels with Anne as the central character remain Maud’s most highly appreciated books.
Here are 25 Lucy Maud Montgomery quotes about embracing life’s challenges:
Just as soon as you attain to one ambition you see another one glittering higher up still. It does make life so interesting.
It’s not what the world holds for you. It is what you bring to it.
It’s been my experience that you can nearly always enjoy things if you make up your mind firmly that you will.