by Janne Teller
Find the perfect quote to float your boat. Shmoop breaks down key quotations from Nothing.
"Nothing matters. I have known that for a long time. So nothing is worth doing. I just realized that." (1.1)
"Everything begins only to end. The moment you were born you began to die. That's how it is with everything." (2.21)
"The sun was heavy, making us slow and irritable, the tarmac caught on the soles of our sneakers, and apples and pears were just ripe enough to lie snugly in the hand, the perfect missiles." (2.4)
I can hardly bring myself to tell what it was Sofie had to give up. It was something only a boy could think of, and it was so gross and repugnant that the rest of us almost all pleaded on her behal...
We'd won! Victory is sweet. Victory is. Victory. (4.25-26)
We had just started seventh grade, and we were all so modern and well-versed in life and being in the world that we knew that everything was more about how it appeared than how it was. (3.14)
I looked down at my bare feet and decided Gerda was going to pay. (5.35)
I knew it was going to come. And to be honest, that was probably why I tried to stop the whole affair. It would only be a matter of time before someone got around to my sandals. (5.22)