Boxes Quotes

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Erma Bombeck
“Thanks to my mother, not a single cardboard box has found its way back into society. We receive gifts in boxes from stores that went out of business twenty years ago.”
Erma Bombeck

Richard Paul Evans
“The human life cycle no less than evolves around the box; from the open-topped box called a bassinet, to the pine box we call a coffin, the box is our past and, just as assuredly, our future. It should not surprise us then that the lowly box plays such a significant role in the first Christmas story. For Christmas began in a humble, hay-filled box of splintered wood. The Magi, wise men who had traveled far to see the infant king, laid treasure-filled boxes at the feet of that holy child. And in the end, when He had ransomed our sins with His blood, the Lord of Christmas was laid down in a box of stone. How fitting that each Christmas season brightly wrapped boxes skirt the pine boughs of Christmas trees around the world. ”
Richard Paul Evans, The Christmas Box

Lauren Myracle
“And they all have pretty children,
And the children go to school,
And the children to go summer camp,
And then to the university,
Where they are put in bozes
And they come out all the same.
- Malvina Reynolds”
Lauren Myracle, Bliss
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Shaun David Hutchinson
“The boxes that are supposed to help us understand one another ultimately wedge us further apart. Even worse is that we rage against the artificial divisions the boxes create, claim that we’re more complex and complicated than how we’re defined by others, and then turn around and stuff the next person we meet into one and tape the lid shut. And then, as if the indignity of life isn’t enough, when a person dies, we cram what’s left of them into one final box for eternity.”
Shaun David Hutchinson, The Past and Other Things That Should Stay Buried

Eduardo Galeano
“Η Μάγδα Λεμονιέρ κόβει από τις εφημερίδες λέξεις κάθε μεγέθους και τις φυλάει σε κουτιά. Τις οργισμένες λέξεις τις φυλάει σε κόκκινο κουτί. Τις λέξεις αγάπης, σε πράσινο κουτί. Τις ουδέτερες, σε μπλε κουτί. Τις μελαγχολικές, σε κίτρινο κουτί. Και σ'ένα διάφανο κουτί φυλάει τις μαγικές λέξεις.
Συχνά ανοίγει τα κουτιά και τα τοποθετεί ανάποδα πάνω στο τραπέζι, έτσι ώστε οι λέξεις να ανακατευτούν όπως τους γουστάρει. Τότε οι λέξεις της λένε τι συμβαίνει, και τι πρόκειται να συμβεί.”
Eduardo Galeano, Mujeres

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“What pensive people define as ‘lost’ is what bolder people define as ‘adventure’. The former remains huddled in their constricted boxes, while the latter tread the crest of horizons.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

Joanne Harris
“We made close to forty boxes today. Fifteen truffles (still selling well), but also a batch of coconut squares, some sour cherry gobstoppers, some bitter-coated orange peel, some violet creams, and a hundred or so lunes de miel, those little discs of chocolate made to look like the waxing moon, with her profile etched in white against the dark face.
It's such a delight to choose a box, to linger over the shape- will it be heart shaped, round, or square? To select the chocolates with care; to see them nestled between the folds of crunchy mulberry-colored paper; to smell the mingled perfumes of cream, caramel, vanilla, and dark rum; to choose a ribbon; to pick out a wrapping; to add flowers or paper hearts; to hear the silky whisssh of rice paper against the lid-”
Joanne Harris, The Girl with No Shadow

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“We force-fit our tiny rubrics over this immense existence of ours until we’ve confused the box we’ve created for the existence we failed to mimic.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“If I want to spend my life unpacking my life, why am I always collecting boxes?”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“Any refuge that I create is something akin to a cardboard box in the rain. The harder the rain, the more boxes I go through.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

Megan Frazer Blakemore
“The Raven's author_ _ _

Walked down the road, abbreviated so we're told. _ _

The bus came by and one departed,
That is to say, he got this. _ _ _

Come on now, it's time to play.
When water's cold it is that way. _ _ _

Put the pieces together, then roll you die.
Natural 20! Flying higt!
Find the boxes, nearly there:
Level up to 7, here is there.”
Megan Frazer Blakemore, The Friendship Riddle

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World Wide Movers, Inc.

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“We think that boxes take everything that’s bad and they lock all that nasty stuff out, when in reality they take everything that we are and they lock all of those great things in.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

Rebekah Frumkin
“Tasha was always telling him to have compassion for people who didn't understand the boxes they were trapped in,....”
Rebekah Frumkin, The Comedown

Richie Norton
“Check your life. Not boxes.”
Richie Norton

Abhijit Naskar
“Boxes are for objects, not humans.”
Abhijit Naskar

Laura Chouette
“Every love
that once promised you a forever
will leave you at some point in your life
- and all that is left is a forever in boxes
full of fading pictures and aching memories.”
Laura Chouette