Thief Quotes

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Markus Zusak
“Hair the color of lemons,'" Rudy read. His fingers touched the words. "You told him about me?"

At first, Liesel could not talk. Perhaps it was the sudden bumpiness of love she felt for him. Or had she always loved him? It's likely. Restricted as she was from speaking, she wanted him to kiss her. She wanted him to drag her hand across and pull her over. It didn't matter where. Her mouth, her neck, her cheek. Her skin was empty for it, waiting.

Years ago, when they'd raced on a muddy field, Rudy was a hastily assembled set of bones, with a jagged, rocky smile. In the trees this afternoon, he was a giver of bread and teddy bears. He was a triple Hitler Youth athletics champion. He was her best friend. And he was a month from his death.

Of course I told him about you," Liesel said.”
Markus Zusak, The Book Thief

Sarah J. Maas
“So I’m your huntress and thief?” His hands slid down to cup the backs of my knees as he said with a roguish grin, “You are my salvation, Feyre.”
Sarah J. Maas, A Court of Mist and Fury

Ally Carter
“Its Vermeer"
Kat turned to the boy who lingered in the doorway. "It's stolen"
"What can I say?" Hale eased behind her and studied the painting over her shoulder. "I met a very nice man who bet me he had the best security system in Istanbul." His breath was warm on the back of her neck. "He was mistaken.”
Ally Carter, Heist Society

Ally Carter
“You cannot con an honest man.”
Ally Carter, Uncommon Criminals

William Shakespeare
“I would not put a thief in my mouth to steal my brains.”
William Shakespeare, Othello

John Milton
“How soon hath Time, the subtle thief of youth,
Stol'n on his wing my three-and-twentieth year!”
John Milton

Tarryn Fisher
“Yeah, you got married, didn’t you? But,
you only did it because you thought we were over — and we’re not over. We’ll never be over. If you think that little piece of metal on your finger can shield off your feelings for me, you’re wrong. I wore one for five years and there wasn’t a day that went by where I wasn’t wishing it were you.”
Tarryn Fisher, Thief

Megan Whalen Turner
“So Sophos thinks you're going to marry me."
"While I think you'll marry Sophos."
"I might. We'll see what he's like when he grows up.”
Megan Whalen Turner, The Thief

Tamora Pierce
“I--buy, and I sell."
"You're a thief.”
Tamora Pierce, Alanna: The First Adventure

Markus Zusak
“I am in all truthfulness attempting to be cheerful about this whole topic, though most people find themselves hindered in believing me, no matter my protestations. 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, The Book Thief

Jess C. Scott
“Anya looked upon Nin admirably. Having him as a partner-in-crime—if only on this one occasion, which she hoped would only be the start of something more—was more revitalizing than the cheap thrills of a cookie-cutter shallow, superficial romance, where the top priority was how beautiful a person was on the outside.”
Jess C Scott, The Other Side of Life

Jean Genet
“Betrayal is beautiful.”
Jean Genet, The Thief's Journal

Clive Barker
“Harvey wasn't interested in the clothes, it was the masks that mesmerized him. They were like snowflakes: no two alike. Some were made of wood and of plastic; some of straw and cloth and papier-mâché. Some were as bright as parrots, others as pale as parchment. Some were so grotesque he was certain they'd been carved by crazy people; others so perfect they looked like the death masks of angels. There were masks of clowns and foxes, masks like skulls decorated with real teeth, and one with carved flames instead of hair.”
Clive Barker, The Thief of Always

Markus Zusak
“She stood up and took the book from him, and as he smiled over his shoulder at some other kids, she threw it away and kicked him as hard as she could in the vicinity of the groin.

Well, as you might imagine, Ludwig Schmeikl certainly buckled, and on the way down, he was punched in the ear. When he landed, he was set upon. When he was set upon, he was slapped and clawed and obliterated by a girl who was utterly consumed with rage. His skin was so warm and soft. Her knuckles and fingernails were so frighteningly tough, despite their smallness.

You Saukerl." Her voice, too, was able to scratch him. "You Arschloch. Can you spell Arschloch for me?”
Markus Zusak, The Book Thief

Douglas Adams
“It's good to leave your room super-messy when you're away. Whoever tries to break into your room will thought it has already been ransacked.”
Douglas Adams

Jeffrey Archer
“إن الفارق الوحيد بين السيد النبيل و بين القرصان الحقيقي هو مع من يتقاسم كل منهما غنائمه”
Jeffrey Archer, Cat O' Nine Tales: And Other Stories

Jean Genet
“Though they may not always be handsome men doomed to evil posses the manly virtues.”
Jean Genet, The Thief's Journal

Jean Genet
“It was the first time I saw the look on the face of the people I robbed: it was ugly. I was the cause of such ugliness, and the only thing that made me feel was a cruel pleasure which, I thought, was bound to transfigure my own face, to make me resplendent. I was then 23 years old. From that moment on, I felt capable of advancing in cruelty.”
Jean Genet, The Thief's Journal

Clive Barker
“However this miraculous place worked, it seemed real enough. The sun was hot, the soda was cold, the sky was blue, the grass was green. What more did he need to know?”
Clive Barker, The Thief of Always

Clive Barker
“Perhaps the House had heard Harvey wishing for a full moon, because when he and Wendell traipsed upstairs and looked out the landing window, there--hanging between the bare branches of the trees--was a moon as wide and as white as a dead man's smile.”
Clive Barker, The Thief of Always

John Fante
“So it happened at last: I was about to become a thief, a cheap milk-stealer. Here was your lash-in-the-pen genius, your one story-writer: a thief.”
John Fante, Ask the Dust

Jean Genet
“Neither the state guards nor the municipal police stopped me. What they saw going by was no longer a man but the curious product of misfortune, something to which laws could not be applied. I had exceeded the bounds of indecency.”
Jean Genet, The Thief's Journal

Jean Lorrain
“The ring which you are holding, my friend, is identical to that one. I had it cut according to the model of the king's ring, and damascened in Spain. The original is still in the Escorial; it would have been pleasant to steal it, for I easily acquire the instincts of a thief when I am in a museum, and I always find objects which have a history - especially a tragic history - uniquely attractive. I am not an Englishman for nothing - but that which is easily enough accomplished in France is not at all practical in Spain: the museums there are very secure.”
Jean Lorrain, Monsieur De Phocas

Bangambiki Habyarimana
“The greatest thieves are not caught. Not because it’s not known that they are thieves but because you cannot accuse them of robbery and live. These thieves are praised as national heroes and liberators or as successful entrepreneurs.”
Bangambiki Habyarimana, Book of Wisdom

“There sat a massive oval vessel, over three feet long and two feet wide, as big as the copper basin his mother had used for boiling her washing. Only this was not a washing copper.
It was made of silver, adorned with mermaids, dolphins, tritons, and a pair of stampeding horses dragging a naked Neptune from the foamy waves. It was Sir Bartholomew's wine cooler- the most valuable item ever made in the Blanchard workshop; the largest piece of silver seen in the city of London for many a month; the prize that Harry Drake had come to steal.”
Janet Gleeson, The Thief Taker

Jaxon Reed
“He finally found someone like him. Someone who shared his abilities, someone who understood what he had to go through every day. And she turned out to be bad. Evil. A murderess and a thief. That hurt more than not knowing if he would ever find someone else out there like him.”
Jaxon Reed, The Empathic Detective

Markus Zusak
“She had her whole death ahead of her”
Markus Zusak, The Book Thief
tags: book, thief

Enock Maregesi
“Usipochangia mawazo wewe ni mwizi, unaiba mawazo ya wengine, wewe ni mbinafsi pia.”
Enock Maregesi

David R. Gillham
“So you mean to say that you’ve become an accomplished thief.”
“I mean to say that stealing is sometimes a moral imperative.”
David R. Gillham, City of Women

Jorge Luis Borges
“Aprendió el arte vagabundo de los troperos. Aprendió el otro, más difícil, de mandar hombres; ambos lo ayudaron a ser un buen ladrón de hacienda.”
Jorge Luis Borges, Cuentos completos

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