• I'd like to add some beauty to life," said Anne dreamily. "I don't exactly want to make people KNOW more... though I know that IS the noblest ambition... but I'd love to make them have a pleasanter time because of me... to have some little joy or happy thought that would never have existed if I hadn't been born.

    Lucy Maud Montgomery (2013). “The Anne of Green Gables Chronicles (Annotated Edition)”, p.351, Jazzybee Verlag