stealing Quotes

32 of the best book quotes about stealing
  1. #1
    “There is nothing lower than the poor stealing from the poor. It’s hard enough as it is. We . . . don’t need to make it even harder on each other.”
  2. #2
    “Now, no matter what the mullah teaches, there is only one sin, only one. And that is theft. Every sin is a variation of theft.”
  3. #3
    ″‘My dear old furry frump,’ he said, ‘do you know anyone in the whole world who wouldn’t swipe a few chickens if his children were starving to death?‘”
  4. #4
    “Guilt struck Little-Faith on the head with a great club that was in his hand and knocked him flat to the ground, where he lay bleeding profusely and in danger of dying. The thieves just stood by watching him bleed to death, but then heard someone coming on the road. They were afraid it might be Great-Grace who lives in the town of Good-Confidence. They quickly departed and left this good man to fend for himself.”
  5. #5
    “No, thank you. I have enough books at home. Maybe another time. I’m rereading something else with my papa. You know, the one I stole from the fire that night.”
  6. #6
    “If there was one thing about Liesel Meminger, her thieving was not gratuitous. She only stole books on what she felt was a need-to-have basis.”
  7. #7
    “She didn’t care about the food. . . . It was the book she wanted. . . . She wouldn’t tolerate having it given to her by a lonely, pathetic old woman. Stealing it on the other hand, seemed a little more acceptable. Stealing it, in a sick kind of sense, was like earning it.”
  8. #8
    “I was a millionaire twice over and again before I was twenty-one. I stole every nickel of it...”
  9. #9
    “Have you ever confused a dream with life? Or stolen something when you have the cash? Have you ever been blue? Or thought your train moving while sitting still? Maybe I was just crazy. Maybe it was the 60’s. Or maybe I was just a girl… interrupted.”
  10. #10
    “Those that are found guilty of theft among them are bound to make restitution to the owner, and not, as it is in other places, to the prince, for they reckon that the prince has no more right to the stolen goods than the thief.”
  1. #11
    “If you do not find a remedy to these evils it is a vain thing to boast of your severity in punishing theft, which, though it may have the appearance of justice, yet in itself is neither just nor convenient; for if you suffer your people to be ill-educated, and their manners to be corrupted from their infancy, and then punish them for those crimes to which their first education disposed them, what else is to be concluded from this but that you first make thieves and then punish them?”
  2. #12
    “I will decide how long you must work for each of the items you stole, and it will be up to me to decide when you have earned back your notebook, if it still exists.”
  3. #13
    “She stared at the Grinch and said, ‘Santy Claus, why, why are you taking our Christmas tree? WHY?‘”
  4. #14
    “I will hunt you down. I will scour the streets of Los Angeles for you. Search every street in the Republic if I have to. I will trick you and deceive you, lie, cheat and steal to find you, tempt you out of your hiding place, and chase you until you have nowhere else to run. I make you this promise: your life is mine.”
  5. #15
    “somebody almost walked off wid alla my stuff
    not my poems or a dance i gave up in the street
    but somenody almost walked off wid alla my stuff
    like a kleptomaniac workin hard and forgettin while stealin
    this is mine
    this aint yr stuff
    now why dont you put me back and let me hang out in my own self...”
  6. #16
    “That night we were so hungry that we stole people’s food while they slept. It was the only way to get through the night.”
  7. #17
    ″...somebody almost walke off wid alla my stuff
    and didnt care enuf to send a not home sayin
    i waz late fo my solo conversation
    or two sizes too small for my own tacky skirts
    what can anybody do wit somethin of no value on
    a open market
    did you getta dime for my things
    hey man
    where are you goin wid alla my stuff
    this is a woman’s trip and i need my stuff
    to ohh and ahh abt
    i gotta mainline nmber
    from my own shit
    now wontchu put me back
    and let me play this duet
    wit this silver ring in my nose...”
  8. #18
    “In a world of thieves, the only final sin is stupidity.”
  9. #19
    “How could Stalin simply take something that didn’t belong to him, something that a farmer and his family had worked their whole lives for?”
  10. #20
    “Asagai, while I was sleeping in that bed in there, people went out and took the future right out of my hands! And nobody asked me, nobody consulted me – they just went out and changed my life.”

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  1. #21
    “The easiest way to steal a man’s wallet is to tell him you’re going to steal his watch.”
  2. #22
    “You can’t rob a thief, can you? I never robbed no citizens.”
  3. #23
    “He knew taking money was wrong. His nannan had told him never to steal. He didn’t want to steal. But he didn’t have a solitary dime in his pocket.”
  4. #24
    “In life, there are only four kinds of girls:
    The girl who played with fire.
    The girl who opened Pandora’s Box.
    The girl who gave Adam the apple.
    And the girl whose best friend stole her boyfriend.”
  5. #25
    “He did not steal for the joy of it, but because of the clamor of his stomach.”
  6. #26
    The Herdmans were absolutely the worst kids in the history of the world. They lied and stole and smoked cigars (even the girls) and talked dirty and hit little kids and cussed their teachers and took the name of the Lord in vain and set fire to Fred Shoemaker’s old broken-down toolhouse.
  7. #27
    “Then he slithered and slunk, with a smile most unpleasant,
    Around the whole room, and he took every present!”
  8. #28
    Lawyers can steal more money with a briefcase than a thousand men with guns and masks.
  9. #29
    “Because if he wasn’t really, really careful, Lori Sullivan was just going to keep stealing his heart
    one sentence, one meal, one smile at time”
  10. #30
    “All he knew was that she was beautiful...and that, somehow, despite everything he’d done to try to stop it from happening, she’d managed to steal his heart one sassy smile at a time.”
  11. #31
    “The enemy wants to steal our peace and keep us stirred up, anxious, fearful, upset, and always in a stance of waiting for something terrible to happen at any minute.”
  12. #32
    “The enemy wants to steal our peace and keep us stirred up, anxious, fearful, upset, and always in a stance of waiting for something terrible to happen at any minute.”