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Lemony Snicket Quotes

35 of the best book quotes from Lemony Snicket
  1. #1
    “When trouble strikes, head to the library. You will either be able to solve the problem, or simply have something to read as the world crashes down around you.”
  2. #2
    “Miracles are like pimples, because once you start looking for them you find more than you ever dreamed you’d see.”
  3. #3
    “Anyone who thinks the pen is mightier than the sword has not been stabbed with both.”
  4. #4
    “It is always sad when someone leaves home, unless they are simply going around the corner and will return in a few minutes with ice cream sandwiches.”
  5. #5
    “All nights are dark days, because night is simply a badly lit version of day.”
  6. #6
    “There’s nothing wrong with occasionally staring out the window and thinking nonsense, as long as the nonsense is yours.
  7. #7
    “A good library will never be too neat, or too dusty, because somebody will always be in it, taking books off the shelves and staying up late reading them.”
  8. #8
    “Never trust anyone who has not brought a book with them.”
  9. #9
    “I suppose I’ll have to add the force of gravity to my list of enemies.”
  10. #10
    “Everyone should be able to do one card trick, tell two jokes, and recite three poems, in case they are ever trapped in an elevator.”
  11. #11
    “If everyone fought fire with fire, the whole world would go up in smoke.”
  12. #12
    “It is a curious thing, the death of a loved one. We all know that our time in this world is limited, and that eventually all of us will end up underneath some sheet, never to wake up. And yet it is always a surprise when it happens to someone we know. It is like walking up the stairs to your bedroom in the dark, and thinking there is one more stair than there is. Your foot falls down, through the air, and there is a sickly moment of dark surprise as you try and re-adjust the way you thought of things.”
  13. #13
    “Assumptions are dangerous things to make, and like all dangerous things to make — bombs, for instance, or strawberry shortcake — if you make even the tiniest mistake you can find yourself in terrible trouble.”
  14. #14
    “Fate is like a strange, unpopular restaurant filled with odd little waiters who bring you things you never asked for and don’t always like.”
  15. #15
    “Wicked people never have time for reading. It’s one of the reasons for their wickedness.”
  16. #16
    “Don’t repeat yourself. It’s not only repetitive, it’s redundant, and people have heard it before.”
  17. #17
    “Oftentimes. when people are miserable, they will want to make other people miserable, too. But it never helps.”
  18. #18
    “It is one of life’s bitterest truths that bedtime so often arrives just when things are really getting interesting.
  19. #19
    “When things don’t go right, go left.”
  20. #20
    “What happens in a certain place can stain your feelings for that location, just as ink can stain a white sheet. You can wash it, and wash it, and still never forget what has transpired - a word which here means ‘happened, and made everybody sad’.”
  21. #21
    “Anyone who gives you a cinnamon roll fresh out of the oven is a friend for life.”
  22. #22
    “One should never ignore bullies. One should stop them.”
  23. #23
    “Sometimes the things you’ve lost can be found again in unexpected places.”
  24. #24
    “Siblings that say they never fight are most definitely hiding something.”
  25. #25
    “In my experience, Well-read people are less likely to be evil.”
  26. #26
    “It is one of the peculiar truths of life that people often say things that they know full well are ridiculous.”
  27. #27
    “Just because you don’t understand something doesn’t mean that it’s nonsense.”
  28. #28
    “Do the scary thing first, and get scared later.”
  29. #29
    “If you are allergic to a thing, it is best not to put that thing in your mouth, particularly if the thing is cats.”
  30. #30
    “If writers wrote as carelessly as some people talk, then adhasdh asdglaseuyt[bn[ pasdlgkhasdfasdf.”
  31. #31
    “People aren’t either wicked or noble. They’re like chef’s salads, with good things and bad things chopped and mixed together in a vinaigrette of confusion and conflict.”
  32. #32
    “Everyone, at some point in their lives, wakes up in the middle of the night with the feeling that they are all alone in the world, and that nobody loves them now and that nobody will ever love them, and that they will never have a decent night’s sleep again and will spend their lives wandering blearily around a loveless landscape, hoping desperately that their circumstances will improve, but suspecting, in their heart of hearts, that they will remain unloved forever. The best thing to do in these circumstances is to wake somebody else up, so that they can feel this way, too.”
  33. #33
    “Reading is one form of escape. Running for your life is another.”
  34. #34
  35. #35
    “Tears are curious things, for like earthquakes or puppet shows, they can occur at any time, without any warning and without any good reason.”
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