Hetty King from her novel My Home is the Island... Memento Mori:
I will never forget the days of my youth, when the waves rippled between my toes, taking the pink and silver grains of sand back out to the depths of the sea. There was a peace then. An indescribable feeling of immortality in the ebb and flow of the tide and the seemingly endless stretch of beach and sky. Now, as I gaze out upon those same sparkling waters, I realize that youth is never left behind, but is carried always, gently, in the heart.
Anne from novel Anne of Avonlea by LMM:
The nicest and sweetest days are not those on which anything very splendid or wonderful or exciting happens but just those that bring simple little pleasures, following one another softly, like pearls slipping off a string.
Hetty King from episode Home Movie:
This is Avonlea, at least it's the Avonlea I know with all its many inhabitants of whom I am fiercely proud to say I am one. We are farmers, true; one and all we come from noble, hearty stock-Scottish, English, and Irish. We are proud and god-fearing, too, I believe that good fortune has shown on us making this island our very happy home, and you may be sure life here is not all work and no play. Avonlea likes its drama, and we do it too with plenty of zip and enthusiasm. I like to think of us as one large family, and like true family members well, we don't always get along. We're not perfect, no, but we do care a great deal for one another, and one day when we grow old and bid adieu to this fair Earth wonders hope they'll be others to take our place who feel as passionately about Avonlea as we do. Why someday the images you see may be all that's left of the town we love so dearly... A thousand years from now, I suppose, there will be little left to tell of our simple existence, but then perhaps this moving picture will speak to those who come after of how we PEI islanders grew up, lived, married, and died here at the beginning of the twentieth century...
So, when you look around you at the haunted hill, the homestead lights, and the fields tilled by the dead and gone who loved you, you'll say, 'Why I've come home to this life.'...
Hetty King from episode So Dear To My Heart:
Ah, ladies and gentleman, today on this day of days, the most courageous young woman came to visit to me, and I learned something valuable from her. You see, I've been fretting and fuming over the changes sweeping over our little town, and change is inevitable, of course it is... People will leave our town - some may have to - but Avonlea will never vanish. ... but wherever they go all the young people of Avonlea, the memory of this place, the people, the land, the sea. These things will never be forgotten but will remain in their hearts forever. And so, I'll ask you all now to raise your glasses and join me in a toast. To the bride and groom, to friends and loved ones, near and far. That wherever you wander, whatever glorious adventures lie ahead of you, you can rest easy knowing you have a place to come home to the dearest spot on earth - our Avonlea!