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Malorie Quotes

13 of the best book quotes from Malorie
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“You are saving their lives for a life not worth living.”
Josh Malerman
author
Bird Box
book
Malorie
character
new life
worthwhile
sacrifice
children
concepts
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“‘This,’ Malorie says, placing a bloodied hand on the Girl’s head, ‘this is Olympia.’ The Girl looks at Malorie quickly. She blushes. She smiles. She likes it. ‘And this,’ Malorie says, pressing the Boy to her body, ‘is Tom.’ He grins, shy and happy.”
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“A grisly story, but one whose notoriety Malorie attributes to the seemingly senseless way the Internet has of making random occurrences famous.”
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“The children have never seen the world outside their home. Not even through the windows. And Malorie hasn’t looked in more than four years. Four years.”
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“They are monsters, Malorie thinks. But she knows they are more than this. They are infinity.”
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“In a world where you can’t open your eyes, isn’t a blindfold all you could ever hope for?”
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“You can smell it, too. Death. Dying. Decay. The sky is falling, the sky is dying, the sky is dead.”
Malorie
character
decay
dying
death
birds
concepts
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“It’s better to face madness with a plan than to sit still and let it take you in pieces.”
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“Rowing blindfolded is even harder than Malorie had imagined. Many times already, the rowboat has run into the banks and got stuck for a period of several minutes. In that time she was besieged by visions of unseen hands reaching for the blindfolds that cover the children’s eyes. Fingers coming up and out of the water, from the mud where the river meets the earth. The children did not scream, they did not whine. They are too patient for that.”
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“How can she expect her children to dream as big as the stars if they can’t lift their heads to gaze upon them?”
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“Think about that, Malorie. It all kind of happened in a row, each step allowed the next step to happen. All because we weren’t stagnant. We took risks. Now you’ve got to do the same.”
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“Your baby is smarter than you think.”
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“Only a box of birds, Malorie thinks. Yet, it does feel like progress.”

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