The Lovely Bones quotes,The Lovely Bones (2009)
Director: Peter Jackson,Stars: Rachel Weisz, Mark Wahlberg, Saoirse Ronan
“Nobody notices when we leave. I mean, the moment when we really choose to go. At best you might feel a whisper, or the wave of a whisper, undulating down”
My name is Salmon, like the fish. First name: Susie. I was 14 years old, when I was murdered, on December 6, 1973. I was here for a moment. And then I was gone.
There was one thing my murderer didn't understand; he didn't understand how much a father could love his child.
These were the lovely bones that had grown around my absence. The connections, sometimes tenuous, sometimes made at great cost, but often magnificent., that happened after I was gone. And I began to see things in a way that let me hold the world without me in it.
My murderer was a man from our neighborhood. I took his photo once as he talked to my parents about his border flowers. I was aiming for the bushes when he got on the way. He stepped out of nowhere and ruined the shot. He ruined a lot of things.
When I was alive, I never hated anyone. But now hate was all that I had.
I was slipping 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."
Grandma Lynn predicted I would live a long life because I had saved my brother. As usual, Grandma Lynn was wrong.
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