Where the Crawdads Sing is dropping in theaters this Friday, July 15th. I will have a review of the movie coming soon, so make sure to drop back by to check it out. It will be linked down below. In the meantime, I wanted to share a list of some of the best quotes from the film. Check out these 85+ of the best Where the Crawdads Sing movie quotes.
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Where The Crawdads Sing Movie Quotes
Marsh is not swamp; marsh is a space of light.
Then within the marsh, here and there, is true swamp.
A swamp knows all about death.
Where’s his footprints? No fingerprints. No tracks.
My brothers always told me that Marsh Girl is the missing link.
Is she a scientist or a witch?
I’ve taken the liberty of putting myself forward to help you.
They don’t call you by that name. They call you Marsh Girl.
I can’t help you unless I know you.
People forget about the creatures that lie in shells.
I had a family once. They call me Kya.
Ma never came back, and everyone else was quick to leave the same way.
If you are in trouble, go deep into the marsh where the crawdads sing.
I learned from the mistakes of the others how to live with him.
I didn’t know which way was home.
There was something about that boy that eased the tightness in my chest.
I woke up on the right side of dirt.
Plenty kids go to school without shoes.
You have just as much of a right to be there.
Reckon I was better off learning from the wild.
For awhile, Pa was good to me.
She ain’t ever coming back. You hear me?
Ain’t isn’t even a real word.
And then one day, he was gone.
Being completely alone was a feeling so vast, it echoed.
I didn’t know how to do life without grits.
He didn’t say nothing about being careful.
If we lose, we lose big.
It is easier to lay blame on an outsider than it is to rely on facts.
How do you know birds?
I didn’t know words could hold so much.
I miss them.
I searched for an explanation of why a mother would leave her offspring.
Sometimes I feel so invisible, I wonder if I’m here at all.
Life can change in a second.
You can’t live alone in the marsh forever.
It wasn’t your fault.
Am I your girlfriend now?
It’s more dangerous for you, you understand?
The only constant in nature is change.
You can’t run away from every whipstitch.
You’re going to forget about me.
Whenever I stumbled, the marsh caught me.
Five years for my heart to open its shell again.
You’re something else, ain’t ya?
I know you think I’m trash, but I’m worth more than a picnic.
It’s like having a friend your whole life, but you never saw their full face.
You the real deal, ain’t ya?
What do you want with me?
I was no longer lonely. That seemed enough.
He told me if my friend really knew me, they wouldn’t be my friends.
The marsh was our secret.
I want you to know that I’m going to take care of you.
You’ll be with me. I know everything.
It will feel better for you later, the more you do it.
There’s better ways than this.
You weren’t man enough to face me.
I thought I’d have to choose between you and everything else.
I’ll be sorry for the rest of my life.
I had to do life alone, but I knew that.
People don’t stay.
You didn’t have a family your whole life, and there is nothing I can do to give you that back.
The Marsh Girl thinks she’s too good for you now.
I need you. I really need you.
Wilder than ever.
I’ll kill you.
I finally understood why Ma had to leave.
One thing I learned from Pa, these men have to have the last punch.
Being isolated was one thing; living in fear quite another.
I will never live like that, a life wondering when the last fist will fall.
Don’t let him ruin this for you.
I ain’t gonna do anything to make this worse.
I don’t know if there is a dark side to nature.
I never hated them. They hated me.
You’ve always been kind to me, even as a child. I never forgot.
It’s time, at last, for all of us to be fair to the Marsh Girl.
Always that hope that one day I could share it with the one person I’ve ever truly loved.
Aren’t we already? Like geese.
He loved you so much.
I hope when it’s time for me to leave, I’ll go quick and easy without making too much noise.
The marsh knows all about death.
Sometimes, for prey to live, its predator must die.
I am the marsh now.
I am a firefly.
That’s where you’ll always find me, way back yonder, where the crawdads sing.