Quotes By Markus Zusak

“Sometimes you read a book so special that you want to carry it around with you for months after you’ve finished just to stay near it.”

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“A DEFINITION NOT FOUND
IN THE DICTIONARY
Not leaving: an act of trust and love,
often deciphered by children”

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“Maybe everyone can live beyond what they’re capable of.”

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“A snowball in the face is surely the perfect beginning to a lasting friendship.”

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“I am haunted by humans.”

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“I have hated words and I have loved them, and I hope I have made them right.”

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“He was the crazy one who had painted himself black and defeated the world.

She was the book thief without the words.

Trust me, though, the words were on their way, and when they arrived, Liesel would hold them in her hands like the clouds, and she would wring them out like rain.”

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“Usually we walk around constantly believing ourselves. “I’m okay” we say. “I’m alright”. But sometimes the truth arrives on you and you can’t get it off. That’s when you realize that sometimes it isn’t even an answer–it’s a question. Even now, I wonder how much of my life is convinced.”

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“It kills me sometimes, how people die.”

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“Even death has a heart.”

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“Sometimes people are beautiful.
Not in looks.
Not in what they say.
Just in what they are.”

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“He does something to me, that boy. Every time. It’s his only detriment. He steps on my heart. He makes me cry.”

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“The only thing worse than a boy who hates you: a boy that loves you.”

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“Like most misery, it started with apparent happiness.”

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“She leaned down and looked at his lifeless face and Leisel kissed her best friend, Rudy Steiner, soft and true on his lips. He tasted dusty and sweet. He tasted like regret in the shadows of trees and in the glow of the anarchist’s suit collection. She kissed him long and soft, and when she pulled herself away, she touched his mouth with her fingers…She did not say goodbye. She was incapable, and after a few more minutes at his side, she was able to tear herself from the ground. It amazes me what humans can do, even when streams are flowing down their faces and they stagger on…”

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“I wanted to tell the book thief many things, about beauty and brutality. But what could I tell her about those things that she didn’t already know? I wanted to explain that I am constantly overestimating and underestimating the human race-that rarely do I ever simply estimate it. I wanted to ask her how the same thing could be so ugly and so glorious, and its words and stories so damning and brilliant.”

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“Imagine smiling after a slap in the face. Then think of doing it twenty-four hours a day.”

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“A small but noteworthy note. I’ve seen so many young men over the years who think they’re running at other young men. They are not. They are running at me.”

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“Sometimes you read a book so special that you want to carry it around with you for months after you’ve finished just to stay near it.”

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-Markus Zusak

“A DEFINITION NOT FOUND
IN THE DICTIONARY
Not leaving: an act of trust and love,
often deciphered by children”

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-Markus Zusak
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