The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas Quotes.

1. "Just because a man glances up at the sky at night does not make him an astronomer, you know."
- John Boyne, The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas

2. "And who decided which people wore the striped pajamas and which people wore the uniforms?"
- John Boyne, The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas

3. "Some things are just sitting there, waiting to be discovered. Other things are probably better off left alone"
- John Boyne, The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas

4. "He pushed his two feet together and shot his right arm in the air before clicking his two heels together and saying in a deep and clear voice as possible the words he said every time he left a soldiers presence. 'Heil Hitler,' he said, which, he presumed, was another way of saying, 'Well, goodbye for now, have a pleasant afternoon'."
- John Boyne, The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas

5. "I think this was a bad idea,’ he repeated. ‘I think the best thing to do would be to forget all about this and just go back home. We can chalk it up to experience,"
- John Boyne, The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas

6. "When he closed his eyes, everything around him just felt empty and cold, as if he was in the loneliest place in the world. The middle of nowhere."
- John Boyne, The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas

7. "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."
- John Boyne, The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas

8. "If it wasn’t for the fact that Bruno was nowhere near as skinny as the boys on his side of the fence, and not quite so pale either, it would have been difficult to tell them apart. It was almost (Shmuel thought) as if they were all exactly the same really."
- John Boyne, The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas

9. "But there was something about the new house that made Bruno think that no one ever laughed there; that there was nothing to laugh at and nothing to be happy about."
- John Boyne, The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas

10. "Bruno had a pain in his stomach and he could feel something growing inside him, something that when it worked its way up from the lowest depths inside him to the outside world would either make him shout and scream that the whole thing was wrong and unfair and a big mistake for which somebody would pay one of these days, or just make him burst into tears instead."
- John Boyne, The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas

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