• A girl who would fall in love so easily or want a man to love her so easily would probably get over it just as quickly, very little the worse for wear. On the contrary, a girl who would take love seriously would probably be a good while finding herself in love and would require something beyond mere friendly attentions from a man before she would think of him in that light.

    Lucy Maud Montgomery, Francis W. P. Bolger, Elizabeth R. Epperly (1992). “My dear Mr. M.: letters to G.B. MacMillan from L.M. Montgomery”, Oxford University Press, 1992