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Rudy Steiner (Character)
from The Book Thief (2013)

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The Book Thief (2013)
[from trailer]
Rudy Steiner: You're stealing books? Why?
Liesel Meminger: When life robs you, sometimes you have to rob it back.

[from trailer]
Rudy Steiner: You're hiding someone, aren't you?

Rudy Steiner: Good night, book thief.
Liesel Meminger: Good night, fish.

Rudy Steiner: How about that kiss?

Liesel Meminger: Franz Deutscher doesn't sound very smart.
Rudy Steiner: He's the dumbest kid in school. But he shaves.

Alex Steiner: Rudy! What are you doing?
Rudy Steiner: Nothing papa!
Alex Steiner: Then get to school!

Rudy Steiner: Are you coming?
Liesel Meminger: Where are you going to?
Rudy Steiner: Isn't it obvious? I'm running away.
Liesel Meminger: Have you thought this through?
Rudy Steiner: Ya. I don't want to die. There - all thought through.

Rudy Steiner: What's an accountant?
Hans Hubermann: Something we will never need.

Rudy Steiner: I'm not ready. I want to grow up before I die.

Rosa Hubermann: What makes you think that you are good enough for my daughter?
Rudy Steiner: I'm almost twelve?

Rudy Steiner: What do you think?
Liesel Meminger: The shoes let you down. And your face.

Liesel Meminger: Rudy, where are you going to stay?
Rudy Steiner: "You"? What about "we"?
Liesel Meminger: I didn't think you were this serious.
Rudy Steiner: What do you call this?
[holds out his small bag]
Rudy Steiner: Packed lunch?
Liesel Meminger: Is there anything in there besides your soccer ball?

Rudy Steiner: I miss my dad. I don't even know if he's alive.
[Rudy pauses]
Rudy Steiner: I'm not ready. I want to grow up before I die.
Liesel Meminger: So did my brother.
Rudy Steiner: I'm sorry.
[he pauses again]
Rudy Steiner: I didn't ask for this.
Liesel Meminger: Who would?
Rudy Steiner: I hate Hitler.
Liesel Meminger: Me too.
[Rudy looks at her, seemingly surprised, but satisfied. Liesel stands up and shouts out to the woods]
Liesel Meminger: I hate Hitler!
Rudy Steiner: [stands up as well] I hate Hitler!
Rudy Steiner, Liesel Meminger: I hate Hitler!
Liesel Meminger: Hitler is a monkey's ass!
Rudy Steiner: Stick you, Hitler!
[they laugh, and then they gradually become more serious]
Liesel Meminger: You're all I've got, Rudy.
Rudy Steiner: Let's go home.