10 Beautiful Quotes to Celebrate ‘Bridge to Terabithia’

Fourteen years ago today, the movie Bridge to Terabithia, based on the 1977 book of the same name by Katherine Paterson, was released (and we have been crying ever since).

Both the book and the movie offer us a powerful portrayal of love, loss, and imagination. Here are ten quotes that remind us of all of those things:

 

  • “It was up to him to pay back to the world in beauty and caring what Leslie had loaned him in vision and strength. ”
  • “Handle with care – everything – even the predators.”

 

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  • “Sometimes…you need to give people something that’s for them, not just something that makes you feel good giving it.”
  • “For the first time in his life he got up every morning with something to look forward to. Leslie was more than his friend. She was his other, more exciting self – his way to Terabithia and all the worlds beyond.”

 

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  • “There in their secret place, his feelings bubbled inside him like a stew on the back of the stove–some sad for her in her lonesomeness, but chunks of happiness, too. To be able to be Leslie’s one whole friend in the world as she was his – he couldn’t help being satisfied about that.”
  • “Intoxicated as he was with the heavens, he could not imagine needing anything on earth.”

 

 

  • “He may not have been born with guts, but he didn’t have to die without them.”
  • She had tricked him. She had made him leave his old self behind and come into her world, and then before he was really at home in it but too late to go back, she had left him stranded there – like an astronaut wandering about on the moon. Alone.”

 

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  • “It was Leslie who had taken him from the cow pasture into Terabithia and turned him into a king. He had thought that was it. Wasn’t king the best you could be? Now it occurred to him that perhaps Terabithia was like a castle where you came to be knighted. After you stayed for a while and grew strong you had to move on.”
  • “Terabithia was their secret, which was a good thing, for how could Jess have ever explained it to an outsider? Just walking down the hill toward the woods made something warm and liquid steal through his body.”

 

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