Box Quotes

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Mary Oliver
“Someone I loved once gave me a box full of darkness. It took me years to understand that this too, was a gift.”
Mary Oliver

Ally Condie
“Isn't it funny how the memories you cherish before a breakup can become your worst enemies afterwards? The thoughts you loved to think about, the memories you wanted to hold up to the light and view from every angle--it suddenly seems a lot safer to lock them in a box, far from the light of day and throw away the key. It's not an act of bitterness. It's an act if self-preservation. It's not always a bad idea to stay behind the window and look out at life instead, is it?”
Allyson Braithwaite Condie, First Day

Dan Wells
“I've been clinically diagnosed with sociopathy,' I said. 'Do you know what that means?'
'It means you're a freak,' he said.
'It means that you're about as important to me as a carboard box,' I said. 'You're just a thing - a piece of garbage that no one's thrown away yet. Is that what you want me to say?'
'Shut up,' said Rob. He was still acting tough, but I could see his bluster was starting to fail. He didn't know what to say.
'The thing about boxes,' I said, 'is that you can open them up. Even though they're completely boring on the outside, there might be something interesting inside. So while you're saying all of these stupid, boring things I'm imagining what it would be like to cut you open and see what you've got in there.”
Dan Wells, I Am Not a Serial Killer

Derek Landy
“The rain battered the cottage. Valkyrie risked a look up at Skulduggery.
“What is it?” she whispered.
“It’s a box,” he whispered back.
“What kind of box?”
“A wooden one.”
She gave him a look.”
Derek Landy, Death Bringer

“Hope always comes after evil has done its work. We cannot keep living on hope, though. (Box of Pandora)”
Erik Pevernagie

“People who don’t construe their life and don’t frame their own tale, stay on the sidelines, remain only an act without a story and turn into an "empty box". Out-of-the-box thinking and inventiveness remains then merely wishfull thinking. ( "Everybody his story" )”
Erik Pevernagie

Megan Jacobson
“Do not define me by my gender or my socio-economic status, Noah Willis. Do not tell me who I am and do not tell me who society thinks I am and then put me in that box and expect me to stay there. Because, I swear to God, I will climb the hell out of that box and I will take that box you've just put me in and I will use that box to smash your face in until you're nothing more than a freckly, bloodied pulp. You got that, sweet cheeks?”
Megan Jacobson, Yellow

“If she knew how beautiful love is, she would already put it in a box, seal, and preserve it.
So she could smell it whenever she wants.”
Kusumastuti, Denting Lara

“Suicide creates his own society: to shut yourself off from other people in some dingy, rented box and stare, like Melville's Bartleby, day in and day out at the dead wall outside your window is in itself a rejection of the world which is said to be rejecting you. It is a way of saying, like Bartleby, 'I prefer not to' to every offer and every possibility, which is a condition no amount of social engineering will cure.”
A. Alvarez, The Savage God: A Study of Suicide

Beth Revis
“Images of broken light dance behind my eyelids. How could this giant lamp compare to the sun?
Everything is wrong here. Shattered. Broken.
Like the light.
Like me.
I never thought about how important the sky was until I didn’t have one.
I am surrounded by walls.
I have just replaced one box for another.”
Beth Revis, Across the Universe

Richelle E. Goodrich
“I sat in a box
With walls on each side.
Not too tall.
Not too wide.
To think.
To ponder.
To pray.
To hide.
I sat in a box and cried.”
Richelle E. Goodrich, Slaying Dragons

Sanjo Jendayi
“We live in a world where strangers see your gifts and those who know you can't get past the box you originally arrived in.”
Sanjo Jendayi

Bangambiki Habyarimana
“I don't like dogmas; i don't want to be kept in a box”
Bangambiki Habyarimana, The Great Pearl of Wisdom

Steve Maraboli
“Don’t try to fit me in a box… My life is not one dimensional. I’m the summer breeze and the hurricane… I’m the serene lake and the raging ocean… I’m the gentle poet and the rough warrior… I can build and I can destroy... I can romance and I can ravage... I can be wise and I can be silly... I can and WILL be everything that the length, depth, and breadth of life will allow... KNOW THIS! Your labels don’t limit me… they limit your experience of me. Don’t confuse the two.”
Steve Maraboli

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“The box that I’ve built around me is equal to the fear that is within me.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

Israelmore Ayivor
“Never give up on the fight until you win the belt.”
Israelmore Ayivor, Become a Better You

Rebecca McNutt
“I’ve got money!” Eve exclaimed in a frantic frenzy of hope, her eyes dancing wildly with the notion that there was some way out of this. “I mean, I don’t know what use money is to the Grim Reaper, but I’ve got a ton of cash! It’s in a hat box under my bed! I’ve got a bright red Lexus in the garage, I’ve got my engagement ring upstairs, it’s real gold… there must be something we can trade off with…”
“You can’t bribe me away, I’m afraid,” said Mr. Azrael. “Money means nothing where I come from.”
Rebecca McNutt, Perfect Little Angel: A Short Story

Rebecca McNutt
“Mark, trying his best to distance himself from the cruel and pathetic 21st century, hadn’t listened to the news reports, not even when the dark green jeeps and helicopters showed up in town, men dressed in identical uniforms, just like in school, always standing with stony faces, setting up shelters and warning signals and food storage boxes. And as the public service announcements and racist propaganda bloomed onto the screens in every classroom, Mark’s only observation was that the United States still had such a long way to go. When times were dire, they resorted to using inaccurate stereotypes and ignorance as a weapon, with an impressionable society always willing to believe without further question.”
Rebecca McNutt, The Vinyl Effect

Deyth Banger
“Why am I anti-social?? Hey GreenWind can you answer me, little black biatch that I don't go out makes me anti social? How about the people which can't cross the street, everyday talking about football and playing box. You are one of them, so you are without minded guy, you are dumb, stupid and black biatch. Let's see how now you will win??? Why you are so quite??? Oh,oh I know you don't have what to say!”
Deyth Banger

Jay Hosking
“You'll always find what you bring with you.”
Jay Hosking, Three Years with the Rat
tags: box, rat

Audrey Niffenegger
“I am afraid of the future; it seems to be a big box waiting for me.”
Audrey Niffenegger

Rachel Caine
“You are not trapped in the box forever," Myrnin said, "as you well know. But I still need you, so you will simply have to stop your endless wailing and get on with things. If you want an escape, research your way out."
"Or you'll what?"
Myrnin's eyes snapped open, and he bared his fangs - not that he could bite the computer. It was just a reaction of frustration, Claire thought. "Or I'll disconnect your puzzle sets," he said, "and you can read the works of Bulwer-Lytton for entertainment for the next twenty years before I take pity on you.”
Rachel Caine, Carpe Corpus

Deyth Banger
“Stop thinking in the box... it's time to think out of the box.”
Deyth Banger, Brain on Porn

Steven Magee
“It really should be a criminal offense for an electrician to mount a breaker box on a bedroom wall. Unfortunately, I see the solar industry mounting inverters on bedroom walls also!”
Steven Magee

“As a kid, I never was the type to color in the lines.
I used to wonder, why do the lines even exist?
When these pictures in my head are ripe for harvesting
And I can give the world something it’s never seen before.”
Justin Wetch, Bending The Universe

Deyth Banger
“Why people like to be kicked and punched in the face. The game is famous as box??
What's the inspiring thing??
Do you know that every punch in the head you lose a cell or cells so it's possible in the near future all boxer to be stupid. Why??
Because of the punches!
But still I don't see where is the Adrenaline in this sport?? There are random punches or kickes without thinking just dicide it to do it for fun. But in games like chess there is strategy + logic!”
Deyth Banger

“Women are heavyweight boxers; only, they punch with words, not fists.”
Matshona Dhliwayo

Mehmet Murat ildan
“Boxing is a disgrace. You can make money by hitting others to death, but at the same time you lose your human dignity!”
Mehmet Murat ildan

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“If I fashion a box for my dreams and then carefully pack them away in that box, I no longer have dreams.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

Ryan Lilly
“You can’t force creatives into a box. If you try, they’ll no longer be creative. And no one will want your box.”
Ryan Lilly

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