"I have hated words and I have loved them, and I hope I have made them right."
"I wanted to tell the book thief many things, about beauty and brutality. But what could I tell her about those things that she didn't already know? I wanted to explain that I am constantly overestimating and underestimated the human race - that rarely do I ever simply estimate it. I wanted to ask her how the same thing could be so ugly and so glorious, and its words and stories so damning and brilliant."
The movie is coming out, so I listed to his as an audio book this past week. I loved it just as much as I did a few years ago and it remains one of my favorite books. The story is subtle, yet extremely powerful. I have always loved the character of Liesel and the connection between books and words throughout the novel. I enjoyed listening the the audio version, but I missed a lot of the formatting and drawings that were in the print version - especially Max's stories that he wrote for Liesel.