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Quotations from The Lovely Bones

The Lovely Bones is a fantasy drama film about a murdered young girl who watches down on her family and her killer from the "In-Between". She has to make the decision of seeking vengeance or letting her family heal. The film begins in 1973 when Susie Salmon, a 14-year-old girl, is asked by her neighbor to go into an underground den he claims he built for neighborhood children. She runs out as fast as she can and heads home. However, once there, she realizes that she never really escaped the den and is dead. Directed by Peter Jackson. Starring Mark Wahlberg, Rachel Weisz, Susan Sarandon, Stanley Tucci, Michael Imperioli, and Saoirse Ronan. Based on the novel of the same name by Alice Sebold.

The Lovely Bones was nominated for one Oscar award: Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role (Tucci). The movie received mixed reviews upon its release, but still had some financial success at the box office. Continue reading for some quotes from The Lovely Bones.


Susie Salmon: Holly said there was a wide, wide heaven beyond everything we knew; where there was no cornfield, no memory, no grave... but I wasn't looking beyond yet, I was still looking back.
Susie Salmon: I was in the blue horizon between heaven and earth. The days were unchanging and every night I dream the same dream. The smell of damp earth. The scream no one heard. The sound of my heart beating like a hammer against cloth and I would hear them calling, the voices of the dead. I wanted to follow them to find a way out but I would always come back to the same door. And I was afraid. I knew if I went in there I would never come out.
Susie Salmon: I wasn't lost, or frozen, or gone... I was alive; I was alive in my own perfect world.
Susie Salmon: There was one thing my murderer didn't understand; he didn't understand how much a father could love his child.
Grandma Lynn: You have a tomb in the middle of your house!
Susie Salmon: My murderer was a man from our neighborhood. I took his photo once; he stepped out of nowhere and ruined the shot. He ruined a lot of things.
Susie Salmon: Always, I would watch Ray; I was in the air around him, I was in the cold winter mornings he spent with Ruth Connors; and sometimes Ray would think of me, but he began to wonder maybe it was time to put that memory away, maybe it was time to let me go.
Susie Salmon: I was sleeping away, that's what it felt like, life was leaving me, but I wasn't afraid; then I remembered: "There was something i was meant to do; somewhere I was meant to be."
Susie Salmon: My name is Salmon, like the fish. First name, Susie. I was fourteen years old when I was murdered on December 6th, 1973. I wasn't gone. I was alive in my own perfect world. But in my heart, I knew it wasn't perfect. My murderer still haunted me. My father had the pieces but he couldn't make them fit. I waited for justice but justice did not come.
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