The 93 Best Maze Runner Quotes

1. “Everything crushed in on me at once. Sure made me feel better- don’t feel bad about crying. Ever.”

2. “for now, almost was good enough”

3. “It looked like an experiment gone terribly wrong – something from a nightmare. Part animal, part machine, the Griever rolled and clicked along the stone pathway. Its body resembled a gigantic slug, sparsely covered in hair and glistening with slime, grotesquely pulsating in and out as it breathed. It had no distinguishable head or tail, but front to end it was at least six feet long, four feet thick.”

4. “sometimes you don’t look very hard for things you don’t believe will or can happen.”

5. “Tonight, they’d fight. Tonight, they’d make their stand, once and for all.”

6. “My memory’s fading already, Tom. I won’t remember much when I wake up. We can pass the Trials. It has to end. They sent me as a trigger.”

7. “Avoiding other people was his new goal in life.”

8. “Sleep felt miles away, and he couldn’t shake the despair and hopelessness that coursed through his body and mind—”

9. “I didn’t do anything wrong. All I know is I saw two people struggling to get inside these walls and they couldn’t make it. To ignore that because of some stupid rule seemed selfish, cowardly, and…well, stupid. If you want to throw me in jail for trying to save someone’s life, then go ahead. Next time I promise I’ll point at them and laugh, then go eat some of Frypan’s dinner.”

10. “It’s kind of hard to ask a dead guy what he did wrong.”

11. “Klunk’s another word for poo. Poo makes a klunk sound when it falls in our pee pots.”

12. “I’d go with you,” the boy said in a far too jovial voice, “but I don’t wanna die a gruseome death.”

13. “I mean, it should be impossible—sometimes you don’t look very hard for things you don’t believe will or can happen.”

14. “I’ve never been this scared before, dude. Not like this.”

15. “You won’t figure out anything if you give in to fear.”

16. “You’re welcome. I was just trying to help.’ Thomas felt like kicking him in the face.”

17. “Thomas was sick of being accused of knowing things.”

18. “Great. We’re all bloody inspired,” Newt answered, then pointed over his shoulder, towards the Maze.”

19. “If you want to throw me in jail for trying to save someone’s life, then go ahead. Next time I promise I’ll point at them and laugh.”

20. “This ain’t got nothin’ to do with no hate or like or love or friends or anything. All we care about is surviving. Drop your sissy side and start using that shuck brain if you got one.”

21. “He finally pulled it all back into his heart, sucking in the painful tide of his misery.”

22. “Be careful,” he said dryly. “Don’t die.”

23. “Like a book completely intact but missing one word every dozen, making it a miserable and confusing read.”

24. “If you ain’t scared… you ain’t human.”

25. “‘Listen to me, Greenbean.’ The boy wrinkled up his face, folded his arms. ‘I’ve seen you before. Something’s fishy about you showing up here, and I’m gonna find out what’”

26. “Too many, Thomas thought. Too many by far. His joy dribbled away, turned into a deep mourning for the twenty people who’d lost their lives. Despite the alternative, despite knowing that if they hadn’t tried to escape, all of them might’ve died, it still hurt, even though he hadn’t known them very well. Such a display of death—how could it be considered a victory?”

27. “Just follow me and run like your life depends on it. Because it does.”

28. “I’ve been shucked and gone to heaven.”

29. “Day one greenie, rise and shine.”

30. “This sucks.” “Smartest thing you’ve said yet, Greenie.”

31. “wouldn’t allow himself to give in to Minho’s hopelessness—he didn’t want to give up”

32. “You are the shuckiest shuck faced shuck in the world!”

33. “But Thomas knew they were not, of course, ghosts. They were the people who’d sent them all to the Glade. The people who’d taken their lives away from them. The Creators.”

34. “The Box, shuck-face, the Box!”

35. “You’re disgusting when you eat,” Chuck said, sitting on the bench next to him. “It’s like watching a starving pig eat his own klunk.”

36. “WICKED is good”

37. “Being holed up in here does wonders for making the brain do what it was made for.”

38. “Good that.”

39. “You da boss”

40. “‘Out there’s the Maze,’ Newt whispered, eyes wide as if in a trance. ‘Everything we do—our whole life, Greenie—revolves around the Maze. Every lovin’ second of every lovin’ day we spend in honor of the Maze, tryin’ to solve somethin’ that’s not shown us it has a bloody solution, ya know? And we want to show ya why it’s not to be messed with. Show ya why them buggin’ walls close shut every night. Show ya why you should never, never find your butt out there’”

41. “He began his new life standing up, surrounded by cold darkness and stale, dusty air.”

42. “It was such an odd thing to be fighting against something so violently and yet wanting it to happen so completely.”

43. “you don’t look very hard for things you don’t believe will or can happen.”

44. “Thomas turned to see Newt there, smiling. That grin sent a wave of reassurance through Thomas, as if he were finding out the world was okay again.”

45. “‘That’s one of the reasons we run this place all nice and busylike. You get lazy, you get sad. Start givin’ up. Plain and simple’”

46. “was as if his memory loss had stolen a chunk of his language—it was disorienting.”

47. “were no windows. A large round handle resembling a”

48. “If we’re gonna die, let’s do it freakin’ fighting!”

49. “his whole body itching with the desire to ask questions. I need some tape to put over my mouth, he thought.”

50. “In the Glade, Chuck had become a symbol for him—a beacon that somehow they could make everything right again in the world. Sleep in beds. Get kissed goodnight. Have bacon and eggs for breakfast, go to a real school. Be happy”

51. “What are those?” he whispered as loudly as he dared,”

52. “Quit voting me down before you even think about what I’m saying.”

53. “Though something told him there was a better chance of Gally bringing him flowers than of passing a day in the Glade with nothing strange happening.”

54. “All the same, Thomas now had a plan. As bad as it was, he had a plan.

55. “You get lazy, you get sad. Start givin’ up. Plain and simple.”

56. “Being careful hasn’t gotten us squat.”

57. “Gonna save us all! Gonna save us from the Flare! Don’t believe a word they tell ya! Gonna save us from the Flare, ya are!”

58. “They needed more clues about the code. They needed memories. So he was going to get stung by a Griever. Go through the Changing. On purpose”

59. “You scared of that pip-squeak? Dude, you got a lot to learn. Freakin’ Newbies.”

60. “But there was something about the largest object in the solar system vanishing that tended to disrupt normal schedules.”

61. “For some reason, he was different from everyone else in the Glade. He felt like he’d lived an entire lifetime since awakening from his memory wipe, but he’d only been there a week.”

62. “‘I’m telling you.’ Alby sounded like he was begging—near hysterical. ‘We can’t go back to where we came from. I’ve seen it, remembered awful, awful things. Burned land, a disease—something called the Flare. It was horrible—way worse than we have it here…Better to die than go home.’”

63. “Nice to meet you, shank. Welcome to the glade.”

64. “he was psyching himself up for what he had planned for that evening, convincing himself it was the right thing to do. The only thing to do. Plus, he was absolutely terrified and he didn’t want the others to notice.”

65. “The boy’s bravery solidified something in Thomas’s heart. He loved the kid. He loved him as if they had the same mum.”

66. “I just…feel like I need to save everyone. To redeem myself.”

67. “Whatever had happened to him [Newt] out there — maybe even related to his lingering ankle injury — had been truly awful.”

68. “Thoughts of the girl crashed around his mind, made him remember the connection he felt. A sadness washed over him, as if he missed her, wanted to see her. That doesn’t make sense, he thought. I don’t even know her name.”

69. “Ah, my Knight in Shining Armor. What, you don’t think I can fend for myself?”

70. “Before Newt could finish, the girl shot up into a sitting position. As she sucked in a huge breath, her eyes snapped open and she blinked…Then she spoke one sentence—her voice hollow and haunted, but clear. ‘Everything is going to change.’”

71. “It was you and me, Tom. We did this to them. To us.”

72. “Such a display of death – how could it be considered a victory?”

73. “Get your runtcheeks down those stairs, right now”

74. “He forced himself forward trying to seem innocent without acting like someone who was guilty who was trying to act innocent.”

75. “The number one Runner rule: “Never. Stop. Running”

76. “‘You think we’re safe with these people?’ Minho asked. Thomas pondered the question for a moment. There was only one answer to hold onto. ‘Yeah, I think we’re safe’”

77. “Maybe you should just press the button”

78. “‘Are they changed because they want to go back to their old life, or is it because they’re so depressed at realizing their old life was no better than what we have now?’”

79. “Thomas was hit with a wave of confusion, blistered with panic.”

80. “Like I said, they wanted to test us, see how we’d react to what they call the Variables, and to a problem that has no solution.”

81. “… Don’t feel bad about crying. Ever.”

82. “A thick, heavily muscled Asian kid folded his arms as he studied Thomas, his tight shirtsleeves rolled up to show off his biceps.”

83. “Things are really weird around here, and most of us don’t know everything. Half of everything.”

84. “‘Think about it. Our memories are wiped. We live inside a place that seems to have no way out, surrounded by bloodthirsty monster-guards. Doesn’t that sound like a prison to you?’ As he said it out loud, it sounded more and more possible. Nausea trickled into his chest”

85. “I promised him!” he screamed, realizing even as he did so that his voice was laced with something wrong. Almost insanity. “I promised I’d save him, take him home! I promised him!”

86. “Minho snickered and leaned back in his chair. “Man, you are one butt-load of sunshine, let me tell you.”

87. “She smiled for the first time, and he almost had to look away, as if something that nice didn’t belong in such a glum and gray place, as if he had no right to look at her expression.”

88. “Thomas shook his head. ‘No, you don’t get it. They’re weeding us out, seeing if we’ll give up, finding the best of us. Throwing variables at us, trying to make us quit. Testing our ability to hope and fight. Sending Teresa here and shutting everything down was only the last part, one more…final analysis. Now it’s time for the last test. To escape’”

89. “Can’t take a chance that one day, in one spot, somewhere, an exit might appear. We can’t give up. Ever.”

90. “Thomas thought Chuck’s personality had gone from mildly irritating to intolerable.”

91. “Losing parts of your memory didn’t make you an idiot.”

92. “Great, we’re all bloody inspired!”

93. “Tomorrow, his training would begin. Tomorrow, he could start helping them find that missing something. Right then Thomas made a decision. Forget all the weird stuff. Forget all the bad things. Forget it all. He wouldn’t quit until he’d solved the puzzle and found a way home.”

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