Book Quotes by Markus Zusak

Markus Frank Zusak is an Australian writer. He is best known for The Book Thief and The Messenger, two novels for young adults which became international bestsellers.

Book Quotes
Book Quote by Markus Zusak from The Book Thief

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

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Book Quote by Markus Zusak from The Book Thief

Like most misery, it started with apparent happiness.

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Book Quote by Markus Zusak from The Book Thief

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

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Book Quote by Markus Zusak from The Book Thief

If only she could be so oblivious again, to feel such love without knowing it, mistaking it for laughter.

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Book Quote by Markus Zusak from The Book Thief

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.

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Book Quote by Markus Zusak from The Book Thief

She was saying goodbye and she didn't even know it.

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Book Quote by Markus Zusak from The Book Thief

I have to say that although it broke my heart, I was, and still am, glad I was there.

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Book Quote by Markus Zusak from The Book Thief

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.

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Book Quote by Markus Zusak from The Book Thief

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

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Book Quote by Markus Zusak from The Book Thief

It kills me sometimes how people die.

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Book Quote by Markus Zusak from The Book Thief

Please, trust me, I most definitely can be cheerful. I can be amiable. Agreeable. Affable. And that's only the A's. Just don't ask me to be nice. Nice has nothing to do with me.

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Book Quote by Markus Zusak from The Book Thief

He was waving. "Saukerl," she laughed, and as she held up her hand, she knew completely that he was simultaneously calling her a 'Saumensch'. I think that's as close to love as eleven-year-olds can get.

Love, Children & Childhood
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Book Quote by Markus Zusak from The Book Thief

One opportunity leads directly to another, just as risk leads to more risk, life to more life, and death to more death.

Chances
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Book Quote by Markus Zusak from The Book Thief

So much good, so much evil. Just add water.

Humanity, Good and Evil
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