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The Book Thief

The Book Thief


by Markus Zusak

The Book Thief Courage Quotes

How we cite our quotes: Citations follow this format: (Chapter.Paragraph)

Quote #7

She was a good woman for a crisis. (35.59)

Rosa is a courageous woman, even though she might seem an unlikely candidate for bravery when we first meet her.

Quote #8

He let his mouth kiss her palm. "Yes, Liesel, it's me," and he held the girls hand in his face and cried onto her fingers. (79.51)

This act also takes courage. Max knows that it will be much "safer" for himself and Liesel if he ignores her. But he also knows that some things are more important than safety.

Quote #9

He accumulated the loud, clumsy specks of saliva and tears as if they were lovely to his face, and more important, he was able to hold her down. (80.93)

It takes lots of courage for Rudy to stop Liesel from following Max and the other Jewish prisoners en route to Dachau. But, as is often the case with Rudy, the courage flows out of him naturally, like a stream of love.

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