Inspirational Markus Zusak Quotes

Markus Zusak (born 23 June 1975) is an Australian writer. Below is a list of some Inspirational Markus Zusak Quotes.

He is the author of The Book Thief and The Messenger. Both of these novels are international best-sellers.

Markus Zusak Quotes

Markus Zusak Quotes
Markus Zusak Quotes

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

“It’s not a big thing, but I guess it’s true–big things are often just small things that are noticed.”
― Markus Zusak

“Like most misery, it started with apparent happiness.”
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“People die of broken hearts. They have heart attacks. And it’s the heart that hurts most when things go wrong and fall apart.”
― Markus Zusak

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

“One was a book thief. The other stole the sky.”
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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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“If only she could be so oblivious again, to feel such love without knowing it, mistaking it for laughter.”
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“I guess humans like to watch a little destruction. Sand castles, houses of cards, that’s where they begin. Their great skills is their capacity to escalate.”
― 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.”
― Markus Zusak

“You can’t eat books, sweetheart.”
― Markus Zusak

“You’re a human, you should understand self-obsession.”
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“Even death has a heart.”
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“It kills me sometimes, how people die.”
― Markus Zusak

“So much good, so much evil. Just add water.”
― Markus Zusak

“Believe it or not–it takes a lot of love to hate you like this.”
― Markus Zusak

“The words. Why did they have to exist? Without them, there wouldn’t be any of this.”
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“Together, they would watch everything that was so carefully planned collapse, and they would smile at the beauty of destruction.”
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“Sometimes I think my papa is an accordion. When he looks at me and smiles and breathes, I hear the notes.”
― Markus Zusak

“A snowball in the face is surely the perfect beginning to a lasting friendship.”
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“Imagine smiling after a slap in the face. Then think of doing it twenty-four hours a day.”
― Markus Zusak

“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.”
― Markus Zusak

“The words were on their way, and when they arrived, she would hold them in her hands like the clouds, and she would wring them out like the rain.”
― Markus Zusak

“It’s a lot easier, she realized, to be on the verge of something than to actually be it. This would still take time.”
― Markus Zusak

“I’d rather chase the sun than wait for it.”
― Markus Zusak

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

“Only in today’s sick society can a man be persecuted for reading too many books.”
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“I’m not the messenger at all.
I’m the message. ”
― Markus Zusak

“When she came to write her story, she would wonder when the books and the words started to mean not just something, but everything.”
― Markus Zusak

“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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“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.”
― Markus Zusak

“I am haunted by humans.”
― Markus Zusak

“He was the crazy one who had painted himself black and defeated the world.”
― Markus Zusak

“It was a Monday and they walked on a tightrope to the sun.”
― Markus Zusak

“It’s hard to not like a man who not only notices the colors, but speaks them.”
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“I like that every page in every book can have a gem on it. It’s probably what I love most about writing—that words can be used in a way that’s like a child playing in a sandpit, rearranging things, swapping them around.”
― Markus Zusak

“They’re the best moments in a day of writing—when an image appears that you didn’t know would be there when you started work in the morning.”
― Markus Zusak

“She took a step and didn’t want to take any more, but she did.”
― 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.”
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“You can kill a man with those words.
No gun.
No bullets.
Just words and a girl.”
― Markus Zusak

“She wanted none of those days to end, and it was always with disappointment that she watched the darkness stride forward. ”
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“No matter how many times she was told that she was loved, there was no recognition that the proof was in the abandonment.”
― Markus Zusak

“She was saying goodbye and she didn’t even know it.”
― Markus Zusak

“I am constantly overestimating and underestimating the human race – that rarely do I ever simply estimate it.”
― Markus Zusak

“If they killed him tonight, at least he would die alive.”
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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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“I have to say that although it broke my heart, I was, and still am, glad I was there.”
― 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.”
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“A human doesn’t have a heart like mine. 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.”
― Markus Zusak

“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. Still, they have one thing I envy. Humans, if nothing else, have the good sense to die.”
― Markus Zusak

“People observe the colors of a day only at its beginnings and ends, but to me it’s quite clear that a day merges through a multitude of shades and intonations with each passing moment. A single hour can consist of thousands of different colors. Waxy yellows, cloud-spot blues. Murky darkness. In my line of work, I make it a point to notice them.”
― Markus Zusak

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  1. I think one of the signs of a great book is that one can quote from it. It is like the fruit on Perelandra that contains the red berries.

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  2. I really like the quotes about words themselves. It is clear Markus really loves words and writing. When I went to one of his talks, that wasn’t immediately apparent, but what did come across was his wit and sense of humour. I haven’t yet read his books but I must.

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