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. 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.


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I bet that guy was as obsessed with Sarah as I am with this other girl, and I bet he promised himsel...
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They say that war is death's best friend, but I must offer you a different point of view on that one...
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I've wandered through the real world, and written myself through the darkness of the streets inside ...
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When death captures me," the boy vowed, "he will feel my fist in his face." (31.26)
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It's hard to not like a man who not only notices the colors, but speaks them.
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The soft-spoken words fell off the side of the bed, emptying to the floor like powder.
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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 writ...
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Now I've changed things. I've left my own fingerprints on the world, no matter how small, and it's u...
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In years to come, he would be a giver of bread, not a stealer - proof again of the contradictory hum...
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You can't eat books, sweetheart.
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One day, Liesel.' he said, 'you'll be dying to kiss me.
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A fighter can be a winner, but that doesn't make a winner a fighter.
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I wanted to explain that I am constantly overestimating and underestimating the human race - that ra...
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When I was growing up, I wanted to be a house painter like my father, but I was always screwing up w...
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People observe the colors of a day at its beginnings and ends, but to me it's quiet clear that a day...
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See, I was never a guy who had a whole heap of friends to belong to. Besides Greg Fienni, I never re...
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And why?’ He pauses. ‘I did it because you are the epitome of ordinariness, Ed. And if a guy lik...
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She closes the door completely, and I crouch there. I allow myself to fall forward and rest my head ...
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I guess that’s the beauty of books. When they finish they don’t really finish.
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The words were on their way, and when they arrived, she would hold them in her hands like the clouds...
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How many times did she have to say goodbye?
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Where Hans Hubermann and Erik Vandenburg were ultimately united by music, Max and Liesel were held t...
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Here is a small fact: You are going to die"
"does this scare you? I urge you don't be afraid, I...
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*** A SMALL ANNOUNCEMENT ***
ABOUT RUDY STEINER
He didn't deserve to die the way he did.
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*** A SMALL ANNOUNCEMENT ***
***ABOUT RUDY STEINER***
He didn't deserve to die the way he ...
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The moon was sewn into the sky that night
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The question is, what colour will everything be at that moment when I come for you? What will the sk...
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There are skies manufactured by people, punctured and leaking,and there are soft,coal-colored clouds...
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He must have longed for it so much. He must have loved her so incredibly hard. So hard that he would...
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He had what he called just a small ration of tools:
A painted book.
A handful of pencils.<...
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She was a Jew feeder without a question in the world on that man's first night in Molching. She was ...
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An attribute of Rosa Hubermann, she was a good woman for a crisis.
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Her teeth were like a soccer crowd, crammed in.
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If your eyes could speak, what would they say?.
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Don’t make me happy. Please, don’t fill me up and let me think that something good can come of a...
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The Germans in basements were pitiable, surely, but at least they had a chance. That basement was no...
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