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The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

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Book ThiefThe Book Thief

by Markus Zusak

 

 

“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.”

 

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

 

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

 

“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.” (Death)

 

“Somewhere, far down, there was an itch in his heart, but he made it a point not to scratch it. He was afraid of what might come leaking out.”

 

“The human heart is a line, whereas my own is a circle, and I have the endless ability to be in the right place at the right time. The consequence of this is that I’m always finding humans at their best and worst. I see their ugly and their beauty, and I wonder how the same thing can be both.”

 

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

 

“I am haunted by humans.”

 

“I guess humans like to watch a little destruction. Sand castles, houses of cards, that’s where they begin. Their great skill is their capacity to escalate.”

 

 

“It kills me sometimes, how people die.”

 

 

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Sticky Books are those that you just can’t get out of your head. They stick with you long after you have put the book down and have moved on to something else. These are some of my Sticky Books. I don’t enjoy reviewing books myself. I find I am either full of far too much praise for the book because I know how difficult it can be to write a book, or I am far too negative about a book because, well, I guess I was just in a bad mood. So instead of reviews, I have pulled some of my favorite quotes from each Sticky Book.

2 Comments

  1. Catherine

    This is one of my all time favorite books. I need to read it again soon.

    http://www.buildinglifelongreaders.blogspot.com

    • danburi777

      It’s just one of those books that sticks with you isn’t it, Catherine? I agree. It really is something worth reading for everyone.

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