A beautiful, brilliant scientist with a wonderful family, Mrs. Murry does her best to lovingly take care of her children while her husband has mysteriously disappeared on government business, and hides her unhappiness at his absence. The children love her dearly in return, and are partly inspired by their love for their mother and their knowledge of her unhappiness in their quest to save their father.
Mrs. Murry Quotes in A Wrinkle in Time
The A Wrinkle in Time quotes below are all either spoken by Mrs. Murry or refer to Mrs. Murry. For each quote, you can also see the other characters and themes related to it (each theme is indicated by its own dot and icon, like this one: Note: all page numbers and citation info for the quotes below refer to the Square Fish edition of A Wrinkle in Time published in 2007.).
Chapter 1 Quotes
Chapter 3 Quotes
"But Charles Wallace doesn't look different from anybody else."
"No, Meg, but people are more than just the way they look. Charles Wallace's difference isn't physical. It's in essence."
Mrs. Murry Character Timeline in A Wrinkle in Time
The timeline below shows where the character Mrs. Murry appears in A Wrinkle in Time. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
...hot milk on the stove for Meg. As they chat and make sandwiches for themselves, Mrs. Murry joins them. She's almost extravagantly beautiful—unlike Meg, who is plain with mousy brown hair—and loves... (full context)
Suddenly, their dog, Fortinbras, growls at the door (it's still storming furiously outside), and Mrs. Murry goes out to investigate, bringing back in an old woman covered in an absurd amount... (full context)
...astounds Calvin by helping him out with his math homework (he's several grades above her). Mrs. Murry explains that Mr. Murry used to play math games with Meg, hence her advanced understanding.... (full context)
...(Charles requests the Book of Genesis), and Meg tentatively asks her mother if she's upset. Mrs. Murry says yes, because she misses their father so much, and Mrs. Whatsit's mention of the... (full context)