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Bruno Quotes

13 of the best book quotes from Bruno
  1. #1
    ″‘It’s so unfair,’ said Bruno. ‘I don’t see why I have to be stuck over here on this side of the fence where there’s no one to talk to and no one to play with and you get to have dozens of friends and are probably playing for hours every day. I’ll have to speak to Father about it.‘”
  2. #2
    “Well, you’ve been brought here against your will, just like I have. If you ask me, we’re all in the same boat. And it’s leaking.”
  3. #3
    “But don’t you ever wake up in the morning and feel like wearing something different? There must be something else in your wardrobe.”
  4. #4
    “And were they really so different?”
  5. #5
    “Nothing, thought Bruno, not even the insects, would ever choose to stay at Out-With.”
  6. #6
    “And who decided which people wore striped pajamas and which people wore the uniforms?”
  7. #7
    “He felt that he should say it one last time and really mean it. ‘I’m very sorry, Shmuel,’ he said in a clear voice. ‘I can’t believe I didn’t tell him the truth. I’ve never let a friend down like that before. Shmuel, I’m ashamed of myself.‘”
  8. #8
    “Bruno was sure that he had never seen a skinnier or sadder boy in his life but decided that he had better talk to him.”
  9. #9
    “Their lost voices must continue to be heard.”
  10. #10
    “And then the room went very dark and somehow, despite the chaos that followed, Bruno found that he was still holding Shmuel’s hand in his own and nothing in the world would have persuaded him to let go.”
  11. #11
    “He took hold of Shmuel’s tiny hand in his and squeezed it tightly. ‘You’re my best friend, Shmuel,’ he said. ‘My best friend.‘”
  12. #12
    “Father laughed, which upset Bruno even more; there was nothing that made him more angry than when a grown-up laughed at him for not knowing something, especially when he was trying to find out the answer by asking questions.”
  13. #13
    “Groups, staring at the ground, looking horribly sad; they all had one thing in common: they were all terribly skinny and their eyes were sunken and they all had shaved heads”

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