The Beach Quotes

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Alex Garland
“Though I walk through the valley of death I will fear no evil, for I am the evilest motherfucker in the valley”
Alex Garland

Alex Garland
“I carry a lot of scars. I like the way that sounds. I carry a lot of scars.”
Alex Garland

Alex Garland
“Normally, small talk is enough for me to form an opinion of someone. I make quick judgments, often completely wrong, and then stick by them rigidly. ”
Alex Garland

“Sand lines my soul which is filled with the breath of the ocean.”
A.D. Posey

Alex Garland
“Of course witnessing poverty was the first to be ticked off the list. Then I had to graduate to the more obscure stuff. Being in a riot was something I pursued with a truly obsessive zeal, along with being tear-gassed and hearing gunshots fired in anger.”
Alex Garland

Alex Garland
“Moshe was an Israeli with an ear-slitting laugh. He used it in the same way as a madman uses a gun, spraying it around with bewildering randomness.”
Alex Garland, The Beach

Alex Garland
“On that trip I learnt something very important. Escape through travel works. Almost from the moment I boarded my flight, life in England became meaningless. Seat-belt signs lit up, problems switched off. Broken armrests took precedence over broken hearts. By the time the plane was airborne I'd forgotten England even existed." (The Beach)”
Alex Garland

Jaye Frances
“Ah yes, now you’re beginning to feel it. It’s so satisfying to see my best efforts coming to fruition. Undoubtedly one of the most gratifying rewards of my profession. It would warm my heart—if I had one.”
Jaye Frances, The Beach

Ted Hughes
“So this was the reverse of dazzling Nauset.
The flip of the coin - the flip of an ocean fallen
Dream-face down. And here, at my feet, in the suds,
The other face, the real, staring upwards.”
Ted Hughes, Birthday Letters

Margarita Engle
“The child tells me her grandmother
showed her how to cure sadness
by sucking the juice of an orange,
while standing on a beach.

Toss the peels onto a wave.
Watch the sadness float away.”
Margarita Engle, The Surrender Tree: Poems of Cuba's Struggle for Freedom

Alex Garland
“There was nothing strange about it. Jed and i were on a covert mission. We had dinoculars, jungle, a quarry, a threat, the hidden presence of AK-47s and slanted eyes. The only missing element was a Doors soundtrack.”
Alex Garland, The Beach

“The moon will light the clouds, just as the tide shall shape the sand.”
Anthony T. Hincks

“White sand, white foam, blue water-it's not a fantasy, it's real.”
Marty Rubin

“The waves thundered still onto the beach the next morning and Davy spent a good hour watching them pound the sand. It was therapeutic. He didn't know which he identified with more - the surf, raging against immovable stone outcroppings, or the rocks, taking enormous punishment without being able to strike back”
Stephen Charles Gould

Alex Garland
“I paused. "...I'm not dreaming."
"Then I'm going insane."
"Do you want an honest answer?"
He shrugged. "I'd only query the tense. But I'm not a professional, so, you know, seek out a second opinion.”
Alex Garland, The Beach