Posts Tagged ‘The Book Thief’

Quote of the day, Aug. 29

August 29, 2017

Markus Zusak, on words

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



Quote of the day, Jan. 2

January 3, 2016

Markus Zusak, from The Book Thief

“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. None of those things, however, came out of my mouth. All I was able to do was turn to Liesel Meminger and tell her the only truth I truly know. I said it to the book thief and I say it now to you. I am haunted by humans.”