Markus Zusak

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Markus Zusak

Markus Zusak

The scrawled words of practice stood magnificently on the wall by the stairs, jagged and childlike and sweet. They looked on as both the hidden Jew and the girl slept, hand to shoulder. They breathed. German and Jewish lungs.More Markus Zusak [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Everything was good. But it was awful, too.More Markus Zusak [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
For a moment, I panic. It's that feeling of falling when you know without question, that you've lost control of your car, or made a mistake that's beyond repair. 'What do I do now?' I ask desperately. 'Tell me! What do I do now?' He remains calm. He looks at me closely and says, 'Keep living, Ed... It's only the pages that stop here.More Markus Zusak [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Even enemies were an inch away from friendship.More Markus Zusak [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
He killed himself for wanting to live.More Markus Zusak [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Have you ever noticed that idiots have a lot of friends? It's just an observation.More Markus Zusak [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I also fear that nothing really ends at the end. Things just keep going as long as memory can wield its ax, always finding a soft part in your mind to cut through and enter.More Markus Zusak [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Every time you find something that doesn't work, you're a step closer to what does work.More Markus Zusak [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Failure has been my best friend as a writer. It tests you, to see if you have what it takes to see it through.More Markus Zusak [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I think 'The Lord Of The Rings' is the mother of all cult books, because you can be in that cult and not even know you're in it.More Markus Zusak [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I try hard and aim big. People can hate or love my books but they can never accuse me of not trying.More Markus Zusak [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I'm not a writer who refuses to talk about a book until I've finished.More Markus Zusak [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I'm not one of these 'the characters write themselves; the story just fell out of me' kind of writers. Wish it was like that.More Markus Zusak [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I find writing extremely difficult. I usually have to drag myself to my desk, mainly because I doubt myself. And it's getting harder because I want to improve with every book.More Markus Zusak [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I had many boxing matches with my brother in the backyard when we were younger, and I guess while other people abhor boxing for its brutality, I also have to admire anyone who climbs into the ring to face up to what could be the ultimate defeat.More Markus Zusak [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I like to tell students, 'I didn't burst on to the literary scene.' I'm never good at things at the beginning. I was terrible at the start. I need to work and work.More Markus Zusak [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I procrastinate in spades. In my defence, I also try to have all other distractions solved before I can concentrate on writing. My small theory is that to write for three hours, you need to feel like you have three days. To write for three days, you need to feel like you've got three weeks, and so on.More Markus Zusak [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I think to be writer you have to enjoy being alone. I was a loner as a teenager and was always drawn to characters in books and films who were at the fringes.More Markus Zusak [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Living in Sydney, I've taken the chance to start surfing again. One of my best memories of growing up is catching my first proper wave and surfing across it and my brother cheering at me from the shore.More Markus Zusak [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
When I was growing up, I wanted to be a house painter like my father, but I was always screwing up when I went to work with him. I had a talent for knocking over paint and painting myself into corners. I also realized fairly quickly that painting bored me.More Markus Zusak [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I feel the fear, but I walk fast toward it.More Markus Zusak [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Maybe one morning I’ll wake up and step outside of myself to look back at the old me lying dead among the sheets.More Markus Zusak [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The night is alive with stars, and when I lie down and look up, I get lost up there. I feel like I’m falling, but upward, into the abyss of sky above me.More Markus Zusak [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Amplified by the still of night, the book opened -- a gust of wind.More Markus Zusak [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
People abhor boxing, and I agree, but I admire men and women who can stand in a ring like that, nowhere to hide. I've only been to a couple of boxing matches, and they're different from any other event. I'm not there to see blood; I'm there for the heart of someone being able to get up and keep going. And for the respect that's often there in the end.More Markus Zusak [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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