John Boyne Quotes

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John Boyne Quotes

Because a man glances up at the sky at night does not make him an astronomer, you know. Bruno
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There's things that happen in a person's life that are so scorched in the memory and burned into the heart that there's no forgetting them.

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Heil Hitler," he said, which, he presumed, was another way of saying, "Well, goodbye for now, have a pleasant afternoon.

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Very slowly he turned his head back to look at Shmuel, who wasn't crying anymore, merely staring at the floor and looking as if he was trying to convince his soul not to live inside his tiny body anymore, but to slip away and sail to the door and rise up into the sky, gliding through the clouds until it was very far away.' -The Boy in the Striped Pajamas

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(J)ust because your version of normal isn't the same as someone else's version doesn't mean that there's anything wrong with you.

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It's a big world, isn't it?' said Georgie. 'Do you think they hate each other on other planets too?

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We don't have the luxury of thinking ... Some people make all the decisions for us

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Some things are just sitting there, waiting to be discovered. Other things are probably better off left alone

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It's the countryside. Perhaps this is our holiday home.

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Do you think ... ?
'I do sometimes, my boy,'admitted the old man. 'When I can't avoid it.

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Just don't ever tell yourself that you didn't know ... That would be the worst crime of all.

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He had never felt so ashamed in his life; he had never imagined that he could behave so cruelly. He wondered how a boy who thought he was a good person really could act in such a cowardly way towards a friend.

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It's not so long ago that men of your ilk believed in witches and superstition," I pointed out. "Medieval times," he said, waving a hand in the air to dismiss the notion. "This is 1867. The Church has come a long way since then.

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Children's authors don't talk down or patronise their younger readers.

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I can remember being eight, and I like writing about that age of innocence when children still have a sense of wonder.

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