Quotes from “Bird Box” by Josh Malerman

iidioteque
iidiotequehas quoted7 months ago
We left because some people choose to wait for news and others make their own.
Gaby Muntean
Gaby Munteanhas quoted5 months ago
She wants to plead with anyone who might listen
Brooklynn Murphy
Brooklynn Murphyhas quoted4 months ago
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.
juliasegura97
juliasegura97has quoted5 months ago
“Maybe a thing has to be smart enough to lose its mind.”
vpetty22
vpetty22has quoted5 months ago
One day, the pain your mother and the pain every mother speaks of will come to you in the same form: childbirth. Only a woman can experience it and because of this all women are bonded.
vpetty22
vpetty22has quoted5 months ago
Malorie thinks. How horrible. After all this struggling, all this survival. To die because of an accident.
Nur Afrina
Nur Afrinahas quoted5 months ago
placid afternoons, tempestuous evenings,
Nur Afrina
Nur Afrinahas quoted5 months ago
a pile of musty coats conceals purple scratches
samroserodriguez
samroserodriguezhas quoted3 years ago
when the sky turns black and is suddenly, beautifully, spotted with stars.
Refiloe Masita
Refiloe Masitahas quoted14 days ago
softer shade of black and thinks,

That was a fog.

The children
Khamzat Akiev
Khamzat Akievhas quoted20 days ago
The plastic bag between their seats suggests her life has already changed
Khamzat Akiev
Khamzat Akievhas quoted20 days ago
They’re only three miles from home, yet already there are signs that things have changed.
Khamzat Akiev
Khamzat Akievhas quoted22 days ago
deliberately untying that which protects them
Khamzat Akiev
Khamzat Akievhas quoted22 days ago
the rowboat has run into the banks and gotten stuck for a period of several minutes
Khamzat Akiev
Khamzat Akievhas quoted22 days ago
I’ll bet you more than half the people who get tests wind up not being pregnant.”
Khamzat Akiev
Khamzat Akievhas quoted22 days ago
She has grabbed the towel but has yet to cover herself
Khamzat Akiev
Khamzat Akievhas quoted22 days ago
This last item hadn’t proved fruitful for Malorie until she met Henry Martin
Khamzat Akiev
Khamzat Akievhas quoted22 days ago
But Malorie didn’t see that part. She tried not to follow any more on the subject at all.
Khamzat Akiev
Khamzat Akievhas quoted22 days ago
Then he took his own life in the snow, using a table saw from the truck bed.
Khamzat Akiev
Khamzat Akievhas quoted22 days ago
Finally, after four years of waiting, training, and finding the courage to leave, she paddles away from the dock, from the bank, and from the house that has protected her and the children for what feels like a lifetime.
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