Quotes from Maus

Maus Quotes
 “Well, Jew, don’t worry. We’ll find work for you!” (53)
 “In some ways he’s just like the racist caricature of the miserly old Jew.” (133)
 “When did you first hear about Auschwitz?” “Right AWAY we heard … even
from there – from that other world – people came back and told us. But we
didn’t believe.” (90)
 “So we got stamped our passport and came quick to the good side of the stadium.
Those they sent left, they didn’t get any stamp.” (92)
Memory and the Past:
 “It would take many books, my life, and no one wants anyway to hear such
stories.” (14)
 “But POP – It’s great material. It makes everything more REAL – more human. I
want to tell YOUR story, the way it really happened.” (25)
 “… I can tell you OTHER stories, but such PRIVATE things, I don’t want you
should mention.” “Okay, okay – I promise.” (25)
 “You should know it’s impossible to argue with your father.” (45)
 “He wrote that we had to give over the grandparents even if they took only him
away now.” (89)
 “Congratulations! … You’ve committed the perfect crime … You put me here …
shorted all my circuits … cut my nerve endings … and crossed my wires! … You
murdered me, Mommy, and you left me here to take the rap!!!” (105)
 “Talking about your estate just makes me uncomfortable.” (128)
 “At that time it wasn’t anymore families. It was everybody to take care for
himself!” (116)
 "My father's ghost still hangs over me” (pg?)
 “Friends? Your friends? If you lock them together in a room with no food for a
week…Then you could see what it is, friends! …” (vi)
 “At that time it wasn’t anymore families. It was everybody to take care for
himself!” (116)
 "to die, it's easy...but you have to struggle for life." (122)
 "Somehow, I wish I had been in Auschwitz with my parents so I could really
know what they lived through! I guess it's some form of guilt about having had
an easier life than they did.” (pg?)