“I am haunted by humans.” – Death

“The only thing worse than a boy who hates you: a boy who loves you.” – Liesel Meminger

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

“The only thing constant is change.” – Max Vandenburg

“I carried them in my fingers, like suitcases. Or I’d throw them over my shoulder. It was only the children I carried in my arms.” – Death

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

“She had seen the gates of heaven, and they had been painted on the sides of horses.” – Death

“She was a girl. In Nazi Germany. How fitting that she was discovering the power of words.” – Death

“Sometimes I think my papa is an accordion. When he looks at me and smiles and breathes, I hear the notes.” – Liesel Meminger

“I’ve seen so many young men over the years who think they’re running at other young men. They are not. They’re running at me.” – Death

“In years to come, he would be a giver of bread, not a stealer.” – Death GIBRAN QUOTES ON LOVE

“But the fact remained that she couldn’t leave him. She was a girl with a mountain to climb.” – Narrator

“Humans, if nothing else, have the good sense to die.” – Death

“A snowball in the face is surely the beginning of a new friendship.” – Rudy Steiner

“The best word shakers were the ones who understood the true power of words.” – Death

“I wanted to tell the book thief many things, about beauty and brutality.” – Death

“She had stolen a book. And when she stole it, something strange happened.” – Narrator

“Sometimes I arrive too early. I rush, too fast, and I miss it. It arrives in perfect condition; lovely, but entirely without me.” – Death

“In those first few minutes, after the bombs have dropped, everyone is equal.” – Death

“The words. Why did they have to exist? Without them, there wouldn’t be any of this.” – Liesel Meminger