Wednesday, 12 August 2015

30 Second Reflection - Humanity

'I wanted to tell the Book Thief many things about beauty and brutality. But what could I tell her that she didn't already know? I wanted to explain that I am constantly overestimating and underestimating the human race...I wanted to ask her how the same thing could be so ugly and so glorious and its words so damning and brilliant.

None of these things, however, came out of my mouth. All I was able to do was turn to Liesel Meminger and tell her the only truth I know. I said it to the Book Thief and I say it to you now. I am haunted by humans.'

Words spoken by the Narrator, Death in The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

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