31 quotes found by Markus Zusak

Markus Zusak
Sometimes people are beautiful.
life  beauty  # 124
Markus Zusak
The only thing worse than a boy who hates you: a boy that loves you.
love  hate  boys  # 386
Markus Zusak
I have hated words and I have loved them, and I hope I have made them right.
power-of-words  # 564
Markus Zusak
Like most misery, it started with apparent happiness.
notag  # 1015
Markus Zusak
It kills me sometimes, how people die.
death  # 1053
Markus Zusak
I am haunted by humans.
notag  # 1199
Markus Zusak
Imagine smiling after a slap in the face. Then think of doing it twenty-four hours a day.
sadness  pain  stoicism  # 1481
Markus Zusak
He does something to me, that boy. Every time. It’s his only detriment. He steps on my heart. He makes me cry.
love  heartbreak  sad  # 1495
Markus Zusak
Maybe everyone can live beyond what they're capable of.
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.
notag  # 1573
Markus Zusak
A DEFINITION NOT FOUND
love  children  # 1588
Markus Zusak
Even death has a heart.
life  death  # 1719
Markus Zusak
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...
love  the-book-thief  # 1775
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.
book  # 1809
Markus Zusak
A snowball in the face is surely the perfect beginning to a lasting friendship.
friendship  snow  # 1938
Markus Zusak
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.
truth  # 2627