Edward Bloom quotes

There are some fish that cannot be caught. It's not that they're faster or stronger than other fish. They're just touched by something extra. Call it luck. Call it grace. One such fish was "The Beast".

Sometimes, the only way to catch an uncatchable woman is to offer her a wedding ring.

I was trying to find a cure to my gigantificationism...

Now, it's common knowledge that most towns of a certain size have a witch, if only to eat misbehaving children and the occasional puppy who wanders into her yard. Witches use those bones to cast spells and curses that make the land infertile... Yet of the all the witches in Alabama, there was one who was the most feared. For she had one glass eye, which was said to contain mystical powers.

I was thinking about death and all. About seeing how you're gonna die. I mean, on one hand, if dying was all you thought about, it could kind of screw you up. But it could kind of help you, couldn't it? Because you'd know that everything else you can survive.

I was never much for being at home, Will. It's too confining. And this, here... being stuck in bed. Dying is the worst thing that ever happened to me.

Armed with the foreknowledge of my own death, I knew the giant couldn't kill me. All the same, I preferred to keep my bones unbroken.

Oh, come on. I can't go back, I'm a human sacrifice. If I go back they'll think I'm a coward. I'd rather be dinner than a coward.

The biggest fish in the river gets that way by never being caught.

There were two roads out of Ashton, a new one which was paved, and an older one that wasn't. People didn't use the old road anymore, and it had developed the reputation of being haunted. Well, Since I had no intention of ever returning to Ashton, this seemed as good a time as any to find out what lay down that old road.

Now, there comes a point where a reasonable man will swallow his pride and admit that he's made a terrible mistake. The truth is, I was never a reasonable man.

What I recalled of Sunday School was that the more difficult something became, the more rewarding it was in the end.

I agreed to spend the afternoon, if only to understand the mystery of how a place could feel so strange, and yet so familiar.

This town is more than any man could ask for. And if I were to end up here, I'd consider myself lucky. But the truth is, I'm not ready to end up anywhere.

As difficult as it was to reach Spectre, I was fated to get there eventually. After all, no man can avoid reaching the end of his life.

This isn't how I die.

We didn't have a proper wedding. Your mother-in-law was never supposed to marry me. She was engaged to somebody else.

It was on that night Karl met his destiny. And I met mine. Almost.

They say when you meet the love of your life, time stops. And that's true. What they don't tell you, is that once time starts again, it moves extra fast to catch up.

It was that night I discovered that most things you consider evil or wicked are simply lonely, and lacking in social niceties.

Fate has a cruel way of circling around on you. After all this work to leave Ashton, the girl I loved was now engaged to one of its biggest jerks. There's a time when a man needs to fight, and a time when he needs to accept that his destiny is lost, that the ship has sailed, and that only a fool will continue. The truth is, I've always been a fool.

Sandra Templeton! I love you! And I will marry you!

While I took the beating of a lifetime, it was Don Price who was ultimately defeated.

Truth is, I've been thirsty my whole life. Never really known why.

Y'see, most men, they'll tell a story straight through— it won't be complicated, but it won't be interesting either.

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