The Book Thief

What are some quotes that show the power of words in a way that was used for personal gain?

they can be anything where words are used for personal gain or are the reason for someones downfall

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"Max Vandenburg sat beneath the steps, holding his rusty scissors like a knife."

Max wants to kill the Nazis who are measuring the Huber's basement.

"In sloppy lettering, the words JEWISH FILTH were spilling over at their edges"

Hans gets in trouble for painting over this very ominous and offensive statement.

"In fact, on April 20 – the Führer's birthday – when she snatched a book from beneath a steaming pile of ashes, Liesel was a girl made of darkness."

Liesel declares her own war on Hitler, she will live to see Hitler's undoing or die trying.