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50 'Holes' Quotes From The Powerful Book And Movie

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'Holes' is an adventurous novel written by Louis Sachar, which bagged several awards.

The movie 'Holes' was released in 2003, it was directed by Andrew Davis. The story revolves around characters in Camp Green Lake.

The main character of the story, Stanley Yelnats was a poor boy. He gets arrested for a crime that he didn't commit. As he could not prove his innocence, he was sent to a brutal desert detention camp named Green Lake for eighteen months.

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Holes Quotes From The Book

The story of the book is about love, friendship, racism, mystery, destiny, and magic in life. Find below are some of Stanley's life experiences through 'Holes' quotes.

The Camp Green Lake was a dried lake.

1."There is only one rule at Camp Green Lake, don’t upset the Warden."

-Louis Sachar.

2."This was the one place in camp where the boys could enjoy themselves, and what’d they do? They wreaked it."

-Louis Sachar.

3."The second holes was the hardest. It would take a miracle."

-Louis Sachar.

4."That person is you, Stanley. You’re the reason you are here. You're responsible for yourself. You messed up your life, and it’s up to you to fix it. No one else is going to do it for you-for any of you."

-Louis Sachar.

5."Squid:does X-ray get the day off?

Mr. Pendanski: Just keep digging until someone says otherwise."

-'Holes'.

6."No one cares about Hector Zeroni."

- Mr. Pendanski.

7."There’s got to be water around somewhere. We must be getting closer."

-Louis Sachar.

8."There were eight lizards in a hole with him. Each one had exactly eleven yellow spots."

-Louis Sachar.

9."You'd already thrown up everything that was inside your stomach."

-Louis Sachar.

10."It should be no labor to be nice to your neighbor. "

-Mr. Pendanski.

11." Not every Stanley Yelnats has been a failure."

-Stanley’s Mother.

12."He couldn’t have been to unlucky.”

-Stanley’s Mother.

13." You take a bad boy and make him dig holes all day long in the hot sun, it makes him a good boy. That's our philosophy here at Camp Green Lake."

-Mr. Sir.

14."Rattlesnakes would be a lot more dangerous if they didn't have the rattle."

―Louis Sachar.

15."In a way, it made him sad. He couldn't help but think that a hundred times zero was still nothing."

―Louis Sachar.

16."Each beat told him he was still alive, at least for one more second."

―Louis Sachar.

17."I guess you'll have to fill in the rest of the holes yourself."

-Stanley Yelnats.

18."Even Zero, here, isn't completely worthless."

-Mr. Sir.

19."It was all because of his no-good-dirty-rotten-pig-stealing great-great-grandfather!"

― Louis Sachar.

20."He liked himself now. He wondered if he was delirious."

― Louis Sachar.

21."If only, if only, the moon speaks no reply; Reflecting the sun and all that’s gone by. Be strong my weary wolf, turn around boldly. Fly high, my baby bird, My angel, my only"

― Louis Sachar.

Holes Quotes About Friendship

In this book, the characters Stanley and Zero are an example of true friendship. Mr. Pendanski (one of the henchmen) enjoys mocking Zero. Here is a list of famous 'Holes' quotes and Zero quotes.

Zero was Stanley's friendship quote.

22."But if you forget to come back for Madame Zeroni, you and your family will be cursed for always and eternity."

-Zero.

23."Zero:What do you thinks up there?

Stanley: I don't know, a great big Frosty-Freeze?

Zero: Good,cause I could use a hot fudge sundae."

-'Holes'.

24."When you spend your whole life living in a hole...the only way you can go is up."

-Zero.

25."I'm not stupid. I know everyone thinks I am. I just don't like answering stupid questions."

-Zero.

Holes Quotes From The Warden

The Warden, when she was young, tried to find out the treasure of Kissin Kate Barlow in Camp Green Lake by digging holes. Warden and Madam Zeroni are antagonist characters in 'Holes'. In this section, you will find some Warden quotes and Madam Zeroni quotes.  

26."The Warden: Stanley! Stanley, won't you just open it? Just let me see what's inside! Please?

Stanley Yelnats: Excuse me? [closes trunk].

Stanley Yelnats: Excuse me?"

-'Holes'.

27."If only, if only, the woodpecker sighs, / The bark on the tree was just a little bit softer. / While the wolf waits below, hungry and lonely, / He cries to the moo-oo-oon, / If only, if only."

-Madam Zeroni and multiple characters.

28."The Warden Walker: How about you dig, and Caveman can fill the canteens? So what do you want to do?

Mr. Pendanski: I’ll fill the canteens."

—Warden.

29."You must carry Madame Zeroni up the mountain and sing while I drink so I can get strong, too."

-Louis Sachar.

Holes Quotes About Digging Holes

Holes are 5 feet deep and wide. The philosophy of digging holes is that when a bad boy is punished to digging holes all day long in the hot sun, he becomes a good boy. Here you will find more 'Holes' quotes.

30."Stanley: Where’s a person go to the bathroom around here?

Magnet: Pick a hole, any hole."

— 'Holes'.

31."Mr. Sir: Stanley Yelnats...the Fourth?

Stanley: Everyone in my family names their son Stanley, ‘cause it’s Yelnats backwards. It’s this little...tradition."

— 'Holes'.

32."There is no lake at Camp Green Lake. "

― Louis Sachar.

33."You have only one life, make the most of it"

― Louis Sachar.

34."You make the decision: Whom did God punish?"

― Louis Sachar.

35."He needed to save his energy for the people who counted."

― Louis Sachar.

Good Holes Quote

Holes mean different to different characters in the story. Holes represent hardship, punishments, and brutal physical labor. Below is a list of good 'Holes' quotes.

36."A lot of people don’t believe in curses. A lot of people don’t believe in yellow-spotted lizards either, but if one bites you, it doesn’t make a difference whether you believe in it or not."

-Louis Sachar.

37."We're going to need a damn good lawyer."

-Stanley's Grandfather.

38."I feel so sorry for the old lady who lived in the shoe, 'cause it must've smelled real bad."

-Stanley's Mother.

39."Stanley couldn’t see his feet, which made it difficult to walk through the tangled patches of weeds and vines. He concentrated on one step at a time, carefully raising and setting down each foot. He thought only about each step, and not the impossible task that lay before him."

-Louis Sachar.

40."Higher and higher he climbed. His strength came from somewhere deep inside himself and also seemed to come from the outside as well. After focusing on Big Thumb for so long, it was as if the rock had absorbed his energy and now acted like a kind of giant magnet pulling him toward it."

-Louis Sachar.

41."Behind them the sky had turned dark, and for the first time in over a hundred years, a drop of rain fell into the empty lake."

-Louis Sachar.

42."Zero: Did they have red X's on them?

Squid: You got Zero to talk.

Armpit: Hey yo, what else can you do Zero?

Stanley: Yeah. Yeah they did."

-'Holes'.

43."Once upon a time there was a magical place where it never rained, the end."

-Mr. Sir.

44."This isn't a Girl Scout camp."

-Mr. Sir.

45."You've all got something to offer...even you, Zero. You're not completely worthless."

-Mr. Pendanski.

46."Now you be careful in the real world."

-Armpit.

47."It was said that Green Lake was 'heaven on earth.' "

-Louis Sachar.

48."If Stanley and his father weren't always hopeful, then it wouldn't hurt so much every time their hopes were crushed."

-Louis Sachar.

49."You will have to fill in the holes yourself. "

-Louis Sachar.

50."Nothing in life is easy. But that's no reason to give up."

― Louis Sachar.

51."Left his great-grandfather to face the hot barren desert. The Warden had left Stanley to face Mr. Sir. Somehow his great-grandfather"

― Louis Sachar.

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