Top 70+ The Green Mile Quotes

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“People hurt the ones they love. That’s how it is all around the world.” ~~~ The Green Mile Quotes

“Sometimes you can’t help people. Sometimes it’s better not even to try.”

“I suppose it doesn’t matter much. A lot of things don’t matter, but it doesn’t keep a man from wondering about them, I’ve noticed.”

“It would not do to tell other people, not just because they wouldn’t believe but because they wouldn’t care.”

“It was over. We had once again succeeded in destroying what we could not create.” ~~~ The Green Mile Quotes

“He was nothing but a conduit, after all, and there isn’t a culvert in the world that remembers the water flowed through it once the rain has stopped.”

“Of course they had more chains on him than Scrooge saw on Marley’s ghost, but he could have kicked up dickens if he’d wanted. That’s a pun, son.”

“The person healed has an obligation to then ask why— to meditate on God’s will, and the extraordinary lengths to which God has gone to realize His will.

“That— we seemed to have decided without saying a word— might go a long way toward spoiling something that was special, and beautiful, by virtue of its strangeness and delicacy.”

“The world is falling down around our ears, and all these people care for is talking about fucking to women in short skirts and men with their shirts hanging open”

“If it happens, God lets it happen, and when we say ‘I don’t understand,’ God replies, ‘I don’t care.” ~~~ The Green Mile Quotes

“Television is all right, I’ve nothing against it, but I don’t like how it turns you away from the rest of the world and toward nothing but its own glassy self.

“Time takes it all, whether you want it or not. Time takes it all, time bears it away, and in the end there is only darkness. Sometimes we find others in that darkness, and sometimes we lose them there again.” ~ The Green Mile Quotes

“Then, for no reason I could tell you, I tossed the spool again, even though Elaine had asked me not to. Maybe only because, in a way, him chasing a spool was like old people having their slow and careful version of sex – you might not want to watch it , you who are young and convinced that, when it comes to old age, an exception will be made in your case, but they still want to do it.”

“Everyone— black as well as white— thinks it’s going to be better over the next jump of land.”

“What I didn’t realize was how many doors the act of writing unlocks, as if my Dad’s old fountain pen wasn’t really a pen at all, but some strange variety of skeleton key.”

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“There is a skull in every man, and I tell you there is a skull in the lives of all men. They saw it that day, those men. They saw what sometimes grins behind the smile.”

“Бегло ми мина през ум, че приличат повече на брат и сестра, отколкото на съпрузи –
той беше наследил ума, тя красотата, но и двамата по нещо си приличаха,
наследственост, от която не може да се избяга. По-късно, когато се прибрах вкъщи,
разбрах, че изобщо не са си приличали – причината, поради която ми се бе сторило така,
се криеше в последиците от стреса и скръбта, изписани по лицата им.
Странно, как болката оставя отпечатъка си върху нас и ни кара да изглеждаме
като едно семейство. ”
The Green Mile Quotes

“His voice was a deep and quiet rumble. It made me think of a freshly tuned tractor engine.. He didn’t sound illiterate, but he didn’t sound educated. In his speech as in so many other things, he was a mystery. Mostly it was his eyes that troubled me – a kind of peaceful absence in them, as if he were floating far, far away.”
The Green Mile Quotes

“A man’s mouth gets him in more trouble than his pecker ever could, most of the time.”

“Life is a capricious bussines.” ~~~ The Green Mile Quotes

“I tried to take it back, but it was too late.”

“Look’, she said. It’s going to be a beautiful sunset. Shall we stay out and watch it?’
‘All right,’ I said, and we stayed there on the lawn for quite awhile, arms around each other’s waists, first watching the bright colors come up in the sky, then watching them fade to ashes of gray.”

“Lo mejor es que no le parezco osco ni reservado. Elaine y yo pasamos mucho tiempo juntos; supongo que si no tuviese una edad tan grotesca, diría que es mi chica. Sin embargo no está mal que sólo sea una amiga especial; a veces es mejor que una novia. Nos ahorramos muchos de los problemas que trae aparejados el noviazgo, y, aunque sé que nadie por debajo de los cincuenta me creerá, en ocasiones las cenizas son mejores que una auténtica fogata. Es extraño, pero cierto.

“A banty-rooster sort of guy, the kind that likes to pick fights, especially when the odds are all their way.”

“maybe, I thought, we were all circus mice, running around with only the dimmest awareness that God and all His heavenly host were watching us in our Bakelite houses through our ivy-glass windows.”

“This happened in 1932, when the state penitentiary was still at Cold Mountain. And the electric chair was there, too, of course.”

“When you spend your life taking care of mudmen, you can’t help getting a little dirty yourself.” ~~ The Green Mile Quotes

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Green Mile Percy Quotes

“John Coffey was torn open by what he had done… but he would live. The girls would not. They had been torn open in a more fundamental way.”

“I dreamed of you. I dreamed you were wandering in the dark, and so was I. We found each other.”

“Time takes it all, whether you want it to or not.”

“Sometimes there is absolutely no difference at all between salvation and damnation.”

“I’m rightly tired of the pain I hear and feel, boss. I’m tired of bein on the road, lonely as a robin in the rain. Not never havin no buddy to go on with or tell me where we’s comin from or goin to or why. I’m tired of people bein ugly to each other. It feels like pieces of glass in my head. I’m tired of all the times I’ve wanted to help and couldn’t. I’m tired of bein in the dark. Mostly it’s the pain. There’s too much. If I could end it, I would. But I can’t.”

“It’s strange how pain marks our faces, and makes us look like family.” ~~~ The Green Mile Quotes

“Sometimes the embers are better than the campfire.”

“On the day of my judgment, when I stand before God, and He asks me why did I kill one of his true miracles, what am I gonna say? That it was my job? My job?”

“He killed them with their love”

“Weird love’s better than no love at all.”

“We have once again succeeded in destroying what we could not create.”

“We each owe a death, there are no exceptions, I know that, but sometimes, oh God, the Green Mile is so long”

“I’m tired, boss. Tired of being on the road, lonely as a sparrow in the rain. I’m tired of never having me a buddy to be with to tell me where we’s going to, coming from, or why. Mostly, I’m tired of people being ugly to each other. I’m tired of all the pain I feel and hear in the world…every day. There’s too much of it. It’s like pieces of glass in my head…all the time. Can you understand? …”

“I believe that the combination of pencil and memory creates a kind of practical magic, and magic is dangerous.”

“Time takes it all, whether you want it to or not. Time takes it all, time bears it away, and in the end there is only darkness. Sometimes we find others in that darkness, and sometimes we lose them there again.”

“Like some dogs: kick them once and they never trust you again, no matter how nice you are to them.” ~~~ The Green Mile Quotes

“But people love a hypocrite, you know——they recognize one of their own, and it always feels so good when someone gets caught with his pants down and his dick up and it isn’t you.”

“A dimwit thinks nothing is funny unless it’s mean.”

“A man with a good wife is the luckiest of God’s creatures…”

“I think that’s what people most always do with the stuff they can’t make out – just forget it.” ~~~ The Green Mile Quotes

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Last Line of The Green Mile

“Working with him was sort of like trying to defuse a bomb with somebody standing behind you and every now and then clashing a pair of cymbals together. In a word, upsetting.”

“… when we say, ‘I don’t understand,’ God replies, ‘I don’t care.’ ”.”

“Sometimes, the embers are better then the campfire. It’s strange, but it’s true.”

“Love among the ruins… I’ll tell you something, my friend: Weird love’s better than no love at all.”

“About halfway through I broke down crying, which I hadn’t expected. I was a little ashamed, but only a little;it was her, you see, and she never taxed me with the times that I slipped from the way I thought a man should be…the way I thought I should be, at any rate. A man with a good wife is the luckiest of God’s creatures, and one without must be among the most miserable, I think, the only true blessing of their lives that they don’t know how poorly off they are.”

“It was sweet and lovely, that smile, perhaps the more so because it wasn’t complicated by much in the way of thought.”

“Rightly tired of the pain İ hear and feel, boss… where we’s comin from or goin to or why… If İ could end it, İ would. But İ can’t.”

“The world turns, that’s all. You can hold on and turn with it, or stand up to protest and be spun right off.” ~~~ The Green Mile Quotes

“A man with a good wife is the luckiest of God’s creatures, and one without must be among the most miserable, I think, the only true blessing of their lives that they don’t know how poorly off they are.”

“Atonement was powerful; it was the lock on the door you closed against the past.”

“There was a beautiful feeling of calm in my groin, a sense of peace so remarkable it was almost ecstasy——anyone who’ suffered bad pain and then recovered will know what I’m talking about.”

“What our parents tell us when we are small seldom goes ignored, no matter how foolish it may be” ~~~ The Green Mile Quotes

 

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