Top 221 Box Quotes

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“As you can appreciate over my lifetime I’ve developed a large vocabulary of sounds each requiring certain physical techniques often combined with a specific effect box.”

― Adrian Belew

“When email and the Internet came along, I never publish an email address. I just stuck with this P.O. Box address.”

― Adrian Tomine

“I’m a typical No 9: always in the box, strong, good in the air.”

― Aleksandar Mitrovic

“Today it’s not culture; it’s box office.”

― Alex North

“I used to box a bit, and once fought as an amateur welterweight.”

― Alexander Hanson

“My favorite thing in the world is a box of fine European chocolates which is, for sure, better than sex.”

― Alicia Silverstone

“Over the years, my art box has gotten bigger and bigger.”

― Alison Mosshart

“To a child, often the box a toy came in is more appealing than the toy itself.”

― Allen Klein

“I’m not going to put myself in a box.”

― Andra Day

“I didn’t know if I could have a career in fashion; I didn’t fit in an obvious box.”

― Andreja Pejic

“It’s really hard to not get put in a box when you’re acting and get typecast.”

― Andrew-Lee Potts

“The price of self-empowerment is what I call it. Somebody who thinks outside the box.”

― Andrew McCarthy

“Either you are a feminist or you are a sexist/misogynist. There is no box marked ‘other.’”

― Ani DiFranco

“My first toy was a box of transistors.”

― Ann Makosinski

“The contention is if you don’t do it in the first quarter, if you don’t box out and control the glass in the first quarter, you are not going to do it in the fourth quarter and overtime.”

― Anne Donovan

“I don’t box for the attention.”

― Ariane Fortin

“I love to do spin classes, go for a hike, box, or do hot yoga.”

― Ashley Roberts

“I’m in the studio for hours in that tiny little box, and really, the performing part is what I’m most excited about.”

― Bella Thorne

“I used to link up boom boxes, record one take, play it into another boom box then play all that back into the other one until I had six tracks. It was unlistenable!”

― Benny Blanco

“I will not retire while I’ve still got my legs and my make-up box.”

― Bette Davis

“I reckon this could mean another 10 million at the box office.”

― Blake Edwards

“I wanted to be one of the voices in the box.”

― Bob Edwards

“There are many hands touching ballots after a voter drops his ballot into the ballot box. There is no guarantee of ballot secrecy for anyone, which makes the whole system vulnerable to intimidation and bribery.”

― Bob Schaffer

“I had been playing for a while, and I asked Louisville Slugger to send me a dozen flame treated bats. But when I got it, I realized they had sent me a box of ashes.”

― Bob Uecker

“It was a fair decision, the penalty, even though it was debatable whether it was inside or outside the box.”

― Bobby Charlton

“Staying out of the penalty box will really help.”

― Bobby Orr

“I don’t think in a box. I think in a sphere.”

― Brandon Victor Dixon

“To keep creating something with this type of music, you have to take it out of the box.”

― Brian Setzer

“I like down-to-Earth characters, but I also like being able to get outside my box of knowledge.”

― Britt Robertson

“I write box notes for Kino International, which specializes in distributing foreign films.”

― Bruce Bennett

“Boxers box to get ready to fight; wrestlers wrestle. We have so much we have to do to get ready, but fighting is one of them.”

― Cain Velasquez

“I’ve been a big fan of Joe Hill ever since his first novel, ‘Heart-Shaped Box.’”

― Caitlin Kittredge

“Quite frankly, I don’t miss standing in the box or standing on the field playing.”

― Cal Ripken, Jr.

“I’m a mac and cheese freak. Homemade or from the blue box, I’m not picky!”

― Candy Crowley

“I don’t live for stuff and things, and if I had to live in a cardboard box, I would put curtains on it.”

― Carmen Dell’Orefice

“I have a whole box full of pieces of the Berlin Wall and a heart made from the barbed wire of the Iron Curtain. It’s – they’re cherished treasures to me now, of course.”

― Carol Guzy

“I was a magician’s assistant and had to go in the box that they put the swords through, and there’s no trick to it. You literally have to dodge the swords.”

― Caroline Flack

“Women shouldn’t aspire to a box or a title. They should look toward being leaders.”

― Cathy Engelbert

“I win my awards at the box office.”

― Cecil B. DeMille

“On close inspection, this device turned out to be a funereal juke box – the result of mixing Lloyd’s of London with the principle of the chewing gum dispenser.”

― Cecil Beaton

“I’m not really interested in being a superhero. That’s not a box I’ve been trying to check off.”

― Chadwick Boseman

“I’m trying to do different music, and I’m trying to be out of the box.”

― Chanel West Coast

“Most people probably don’t even know what toothpaste they buy; they just recognize the box on the shelf.”

― Charles Duhigg

“I can run a good few miles. I box a little.”

― Chiwetel Ejiofor

“I don’t really like to put stuff in a box as far as genre-specific.”

― Chord Overstreet

“I like to do ‘Garfield Mondays’: lasagna and napping in a box.”

― Chris Pratt

“I want to have a fit, healthy body and not have to be put in a box. I don’t want to be limited by anything.”

― Chrissy Metz

“As a goal scorer, my focus is always on converting my chances and being clinical in the box. That’s my No. 1 priority.”

― Christen Press

“People who leave Washington do so by way of the box… ballet or coffin.”

― Claiborne Pell

“I still have to stand on a box to post a letter.”

― Claudia Winkleman

“That tv box has a tremendous capacity to reach people.”

― Clint Walker

“Binge viewing has been around since DVD box sets.”

― Dana Brunetti

“Earned a bachelor’s at 27, then an M.F.A. that is still completely unused and in mint condition, never taken out of the box.”

― Daniel Woodrell

“Once I get into the box and get the opportunities, I have got faith in my ability.”

― Danny Welbeck

“All of the devices work out of the box without any subscription fee.”

― David Rose

“I am a kid in the dressing-up box at heart.”

― Dawn French

“The only difference from one $100 million budget film to another is which of the 12 box stars are getting $20 million to be in it.”

― Dirk Benedict

“Films must all have the same structure. All of this to guarantee box office bonanza, which of course it never does, but that’s another discussion entirely.”

― Dirk Benedict

“By turning every Yahoo search box into a Bing box, Microsoft may have bought itself the exposure it needs to be the next Google.”

― Douglas Rushkoff

“The movies I respond to are by guys like the Coen brothers and Edgar Wright, where it’s hard to fit them into any one box.”

― Drew Goddard

“Prior to Box, I was a professional wiffleball player and then a professional poker player.”

― Dylan Smith

“The closer a Negro got to the ballot box, the more he looked like a rapist.”

― E. Franklin Frazier

“When it’s finished, I’ll get the box set, and I’ll have a ‘Game of Thrones’ month, and that’ll be fantastic. That’ll be really exciting.”

― Ed Skrein

“On ‘Honeybabysweetiedoll’ I used a Whammy, a Boss OC-3 octave box, a Sustainer and a Line 6 DL4 Delay Modeler. That’s only on the intro, where all those weird noises are happening.”

― Eddie Van Halen

“I am not a player who stays on the edge of the box and waits for a chance.”

― Edin Dzeko

“As a young aspiring journalist, I felt I was put into a box.”

― Elaine Welteroth

“I regard this novel as a work without redeeming social value, unless it can be recycled as a cardboard box.”

― Ellen Goodman

“When I was a little kid I wanted to be an artist or a painter. But once I got into boxing, all I wanted was to box.”

― Emanuel Steward

“One thing I liked about being in microscopy is it gets you out of your box constantly because there’s such a diverse range of applications.”

― Eric Betzig

“It’s fantastic to see ‘Les Miserables’ become the top-grossing film at the U.K. box office.”

― Eric Fellner

“The box office has become global. I think that factors in to the question of how to portray different ethnicities and cultures.”

― Faran Tahir

“I taught at the FBI for four decades – how to think outside of the box and deal with social engineering.”

― Frank Abagnale

“As kids, we have all handled shot guns. From there on, there is no transition. It stays in the toy box. The idea is to get the transition and bridge the gap between the toy box and the shooting range.”

― Gagan Narang

“9/11 was basically caused by box cutters, and that changed the world.”

― Gerard Butler

“I don’t think there will ever be a GG box set.”

― GG Allin

“I don’t think a film has ever worked at the box office because of a star.”

― Govinda

“You’ve got to be able to play in the box and play deep.”

― Ha Ha Clinton-Dix

“The Pandora’s box of unholiness is attempting to sing anything that Freddie Mercury ever sang.”

― Hale Appleman

“I did a picture for the First Barbie doll box.”

― Heather O’Rourke

“Actually, I’m not all that interested in the subject of photography. Once the picture is in the box, I’m not all that interested in what happens next. Hunters, after all, aren’t cooks.”

― Henri Cartier-Bresson

“I think if I hadn’t become a writer I would just have suppressed that part of my personality. I think I would have put it in a box that I never opened.”

― Hilary Mantel

“If my films did better at the box office in Japan, it would be easier to get them made.”

― Hirokazu Kore-eda

“I was ready to get out of the box and play something a little different than what everybody has seen.”

― Ice Cube

“Opening the Pandora’s box of tariffs will be an endless game, and it will be a lose-lose proposition.”

― Ildefonso Guajardo Villarreal

“Agents and producers have to get you into a box to accommodate their limited imaginations.”

― Imelda Staunton

“May love’s kindred treasure box fling your luminescent glove.”

― Isabel Yosito

“The insurance industry communicates through codes and check-off boxes. If there’s no check-off box for you, you don’t exist.”

― Jack Anderson

“I don’t like having to be pushed into a box.”

― Jack Antonoff

“My degree was in theater administration. So I can sell the hell out of a ticket at the box office.”

― Jack McBrayer

“The ballot box is the surest arbiter of disputes among free men.”

― James Buchanan

“I became a connoisseur of that nasty thud a manuscript makes when it comes through the letter box.”

― James Herriot

“I did get Tom Hanks to say, Life is just a box of chocolates.”

― James Lipton

“I’m such a sucker for the Tiffany blue box.”

― Jane Fallon

“I took all of my rejection letters – there must have been thousands of them in a huge box – and I went out on the curb and burned them all, crying.”

― Janet Evanovich

“Every poker player, like every fisherman, needs to have a story in a box, and most poker stories are completely uninteresting.”

― Jason Alexander

“I’d much rather have the freedom, and the obligation to use it responsibly, than be put in a box.”

― Jason Bateman

“I like to box. It’s a great release.”

― Jeremy Piven

“Growing up, I’ve always made a point to not be placed in a box.”

― Jermaine Fowler

“I grew up as a huge comic fan and a huge Batman & Robin fan. I watched all the TV shows, went to all the movies – I even had the lunch box; man, I was in!”

― Jesse McCartney

“My dream became bigger and bigger. And the box got bigger than the message, than the Gospel.”

― Jim Bakker

“When I come out of the box, I don’t come out of the box as racial.”

― Jim Brown

“I’d love to make a sequel to ‘The Rocketeer.’ The film didn’t do as well at the box office as we all hoped, but it has endured and generated a following.”

― Joe Johnston

“It’s almost like a genre rule: Don’t Open The Box.”

― Joel Coen

“What I learned from this movie, 40 Days and 40 Nights: Abstinence can be a very good thing. Especially from box offices where this film is playing.”

― Joel Siegel

“I just try to go outside the box. In fact, I go outside the box so much I go… ‘What box!’”

― John 5

“The time has come for justice at the ballot box, and justice in the courts, and justice in the legislative halls, and justice in the governor’s office.”

― John Jay Hooker

“You not only have to box smart, you have to be ruthless in the ring.”

― Joseph Parker

“There’s certain things that you can do on cable that you can’t do here on network TV, so then you have to think outside the box a little bit.”

― Josh Charles

“I was fortunate to work a lot, and I worked hard, and I was very devoted to that, and then I earned this jewel box of a life that I felt completely entitled to.”

― Julia Roberts

“’Deadpool’ is a quirky universe, which is all about being outside of the box, unlike a normal superhero film.”

― Julian Dennison

“I taped the autopsy photos from Marilyn Monroe’s death to my lunch box in fifth grade, and I would write stories in which someone inevitably died.”

― Karin Slaughter

“Politicians used to be leaders. Now they follow voters, desperate for a tick in a box.”

― Katie Hopkins

“I can definitely box on the front foot as well as the back foot. I don’t think that’s really an issue.”

― Katie Taylor

“I’m very conscious of the fact the directing career has taken some odd turns. Maybe there’s enough bulk where I’m now pigeonholed in the ‘eclectic box.’”

― Kenneth Branagh

“Bob Saget is the bear from the Golden Crisp box.”

― King Tuff

“Whenever we actors become part of a Bollywood film, there is a certain pressure of earning a box office success.”

― Kirti Kulhari

“I was taken to concerts when I was six, seven years old, and sat in a box throughout the whole evening.”

― Kitty Carlisle

“It’s a hugely popular franchise, and every ‘Housefull’ film has worked well at the box office.”

― Kriti Kharbanda

“I hate being put in a box labelled ‘tropical house.’”

― Kygo

“I watched Pablo Zabaleta countless times on YouTube and clips, because I think his timing of runs into the box is fantastic.”

― Kyle Walker

“If vaudeville had died, television was the box they put it in.”

― Larry Gelbart

“If you take a frozen box and stick it in the microwave, you become connected to the factory. We’ve forgotten who we are.”

― Laura Esquivel

“Societies have been conditioned to believe that entertainers are just that, but I refuse to be put into the box of a puppet.”

― Lauren Jauregui

“Life’s too short to be shoehorned into a box that isn’t for you.”

― Lauren Mayberry

“I like to describe my characters as though they were all trapped in a glass box.”

― Leila Slimani

“If I don’t feel the same hunger as I once did then I definitely shouldn’t box any more.”

― Lennox Lewis

“Every brilliant book I read is an influence and an inspiration. As is every brilliant movie I watch and every brilliant box set.”

― Lisa Jewell

“I’m an artist. I’m a musician. I’m not someone you can put in a box.”

― Little Simz

“I just don’t fit into the box.”

― Liz Phair

“I don’t care where I sit in terms of hierarchy, box office takings, or any of that stuff.”

― Luke Hemsworth

“Virtue has its own reward, but no sale at the box office.”

― Mae West

“What I want is to recover the ball as near to the other box as we can, and when we have the ball, play.”

― Manuel Pellegrini

“I have a box of awards in the closet. I think it is weird to put them out. I might if I had an Emmy or Oscar, but I don’t.”

― Margaret Cho

“Know the function of a fuse box and the appearance of a tripped circuit breaker.”

― Marilyn vos Savant

“I don’t really pay attention to which accent I have. I’m in a singular box as an actress.”

― Marion Cotillard

“I believe I fill in every box on both ends of the floor.”

― Markelle Fultz

“I try to concentrate when I’m in the box.”

― Marouane Fellaini

“Martial arts just normally would not draw me to the box office.”

― Mary Hart

“I love you is the inscription on Pandora’s box.”

― Mason Cooley

“It’s unusual for elected officials to step outside of the box.”

― Maxine Waters

“I don’t fit into the traditional Republican box that the wingnuts who have hijacked my party think all Republicans should.”

― Meghan McCain

“I don’t have a problem with the concept of a box set per se – we have many of them merrily lined up on the shelf above the telly. No, what gives me the pip is the fact that I’m never going to watch any of them.”

― Mel Giedroyc

“We are not inferring design to account for a black box, but to account for an open box.”

― Michael Behe

“The first time I met President Obama was 2006 in Baghdad. He was the senator from Illinois; it was a month before he actually ended up declaring. He had to come to Baghdad to kind of check that box, and I was the correspondent for ‘Newsweek’ at the time.”

― Michael Hastings

“My first playpen was a cardboard box.”

― Michael Lee-Chin

“Now, DVD can represent more income than the box office-and typically does.”

― Michael Nesmith

“I plan to live to be 98, so I’ll be the guy at Dundas and Yonge flogging a box of mouldy novels.”

― Michael Winter

“Hollywood’s famous for putting you in a box.”

― Mickey Rourke

“I want to do exactly what I want to do. I’d rather gamble on the box office than beg for a grant.”

― Mikhail Baryshnikov

“Democracy is more than a ballot box.”

― Mohamed ElBaradei

“I never want to get stuck in the box.”

― Mustard

“You can be layered and more than one thing – you can exist outside of the box.”

― Nahnatchka Khan

“I would love an upgrade from the Nielsen box; it feels so antiquated to me.”

― Nat Faxon

“My issue in the past with nudity was that these scenes had been written solely for box office draw.”

― Neve Campbell

“You have to think outside the box! Can you imagine One Direction and Eminem?! That would be hilarious.”

― Niall Horan

“If properly dried and trimmed, New York-style pizza could be used to make a box for Chicago-style pizza.”

― Nick Offerman

“The box office performance of a film is instrumental in an actor being perceived as saleable.”

― Nushrat Bharucha

“Women drive box office.”

― Octavia Spencer

“I really liked the atmosphere at Wembley, and I would like to box there, too.”

― Oleksandr Usyk

“I will box with passion and devotion.”

― Oleksandr Usyk

“To me, it’s a common thing to go somewhere and box there.”

― Oleksandr Usyk

“Even Andy never hung his own paintings. He’d sell them or put them in a box.”

― Paul Morrissey

“I’m thankful for Sarah Palin’s vice presidential bid, which taught us that Alaska is not in a box off the coast of California.”

― Paula Poundstone

“I’m a forward, and I dream of a goal in the World Cup, pushing it, kicking it from outside the box, wherever. I dream of scoring at a World Cup.”

― Paulo Dybala

“There aren’t many hitters who like facing knuckleball pitchers. They may not be intimidated by them, but they sure are thinking about them before they go into the box.”

― Phil Niekro

“When you take an Android device out of the box, you have to sign up to nine accounts with different vendors to get the experience iOS comes with.”

― Phil Schiller

“In Quebec, we’re less inhibited artistically, culturally, politically. We’re less focused on box office and comparing our films to the American films.”

― Philippe Falardeau

“Lil Uzi and I gave Philly different sounds by stepping outside of the box and not sticking to the stigma.”

― PnB Rock

“Every movie I do, regardless of how they fare at the box office, excites me.”

― Prithviraj Sukumaran

“I’ve never wanted to be put into a box, not musically.”

― Queen Latifah

“I don’t really think about the box office, but I want my films to do well.”

― Rajkummar Rao

“Any film, whether it worked at the box office or not, I’ll have my favourite moments from it.”

― Ram Gopal Varma

“I buy a lot of electronics, some which I never take out of the box!”

― Ratan Tata

“It’s not often you get female characters who don’t fit into a box.”

― Rebecca Hall

“’1-2 Switch’ is a party in a box.”

― Reggie Fils-Aime

“There are ways to pursue political change. In a democracy, it’s through the ballot box. There are other ways, and many democracies have many different systems of democracy.”

― Richard Armitage

“Osama bin Laden organized an attack that was carried out against the United States, New York, Pentagon, and the other aircraft, with 19 attackers, 19 guys with box cutters. An attack that probably cost almost nothing.”

― Richard Engel

“Nine in the box… that’s a football term.”

― Ricky Williams

“I’ve never been the type of person to put myself in a box.”

― Rico Nasty

“As a film-maker, I certainly don’t want to be put into some box.”

― Roger Ross Williams

“Radio is so heavily programmed; you have to fit into a certain box. So it’s harder for anything different to get through.”

― Roger Taylor

“I always tried to hit the ball back through the box because that is the largest unprotected area.”

― Rogers Hornsby

“I don’t like to box myself in when I’m composing.”

― Roscoe Mitchell

“I want to do parts that are outside of the box.”

― Rutina Wesley

“I pride myself on breaking any box that anyone wants to put me in.”

― Ryan Kwanten

“I think everybody involved in a movie thinks about the box office. It’s the ‘biz’ part of showbiz.”

― Ryan Reynolds

“I don’t let many things that are superficial keep me in a box.”

― Sam Hunt

“I’ve never done a box set, and Eddie’s full of it if he says otherwise.”

― Sammy Hagar

“Personally, I think that users should be able to use all the functions of a console video game machine as soon as they open the box.”

― Satoru Iwata

“I don’t think an artist should keep themselves categorized in a specific box.”

― Sean Kingston

“There’s one thing I’m really good at, and that’s hitting the ball over a net, in a box. I’m excellent.”

― Serena Williams

“Vegetable box schemes, local greengrocers, farmers’ markets and organic stores are a great place to source package-free foods.”

― Sheherazade Goldsmith

“I don’t really watch TV. I’ve got the box set of ‘Downton Abbey,’ which I’m enjoying.”

― Sidse Babett Knudsen

“In network TV, you have to present the box before you can step outside it.”

― Simon Baker

“The violin is basically made of a wood box and four main strings.”

― Sirena Huang

“I walked out of the Chinese restaurant with a fat check, a record deal, and a box of shrimp egg foo yung!”

― Solomon Burke

“The box office isn’t something I consider. If I do, I can’t really work.”

― Son Ye-jin

“I love to box. I once took a kickboxing class in college and got totally hooked.”

― Sophia Bush

“We will make our products work out of the box.”

― Steve Ballmer

“When I was a little kid we had a sand box. It was a quicksand box. I was an only child… eventually.”

― Steven Wright

“Why don’t they make the whole plane out of that black box stuff.”

― Steven Wright

“I might be living in a cardboard box under a freeway overpass, homeless, but I won’t be silenced.”

― Stormy Daniels

“Kids and adults have sex for many, many reasons… Put out a question box.”

― Sue Johanson

“The brain is the black box: the final frontier.”

― Susannah Cahalan

“Now I have to have the biggest P.O. box in the entire post office to get all the manuscripts coming in.”

― Susie Bright

“Before mobile phones, I used to call my parents from a phone box and reverse the charges.”

― Tamara Ecclestone

“I came out the box and for seven years I had a huge career. And then it’s done, it’s dumped. But I ain’t gone, and I refuse to be gone.”

― Taylor Dayne

“I’ll be more enthusiastic about encouraging thinking outside the box when there’s evidence of any thinking going on inside it.”

― Terry Pratchett

“I try not to put myself in a box, so I’ll write with anybody who wants to. I don’t put limitations on my co-writes.”

― Thomas Rhett

“When you have kids, you don’t really watch TV anymore, and when I do, I binge-watch box sets of ‘Breaking Bad.’”

― Toby Stephens

“On my income tax 1040 it says ‘Check this box if you are blind.’ I wanted to put a check mark about three inches away.”

― Tom Lehrer

“Life in a box is better than no life at all… I expect.”

― Tom Stoppard

“I box for four hours a week and my diet is pretty healthy.”

― Tony Parsons

“Swavey is a musical genre that I came up with to describe artists who are too talented to stay in a box with their music.”

― Tory Lanez

“Rap is really just too conventional. Everybody does the same thing. No one ever pushes the box.”

― Tyler, The Creator

“What Einstein was able to do was – to use a cliche – think out of the box.”

― Walter Isaacson

“If you are an entrepreneur, you have to think outside of the box.”

― Wayne Rogers

“I’m good at thinking outside the box, so much that you realise it’s not a box to begin with.”


“I hardly ever get in the box.”

― Xabi Alonso

“No one could put my personality in a box. I didn’t necessarily fit in.”

― Yungblud

“I love all types of braids. Single, multiple, box braids – I try them all.”

― Zendaya
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