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Monday, June 20, 2016

Words of Advice and Truth from Lemony Snicket (Pen name for Daniel Handler)




Lemony Snicket is a genius with words. His words have inspired so many people, and rightly so, for they shine a light on the things we normally turn our heads away from. I hope you find these quotes from Lemony Snicket to be just as awesome as I do:
  • Wicked people never have time for reading. It's one of the reasons for their wickedness.
  • If writers wrote as carelessly as some people talk, then adhasdh asdglaseuyt[bn[ pasdlgkhasdfasdf.
  • All the secrets of the world are contained in books. Read at your own risk.
  • If you are a student you should always get a good nights sleep unless you have come to the good part of your book, and then you should stay up all night and let your schoolwork fall by the wayside, a phrase which means ‘flunk’.
  • No matter who you are, no matter where you live, and no matter how many people are chasing you, what you don't read is often as important as what you do read.
  • The burning of a book is a sad, sad sight, for even though a book is nothing but ink and paper, it feels as if the ideas contained in the book are disappearing as the pages turn to ashes and the cover and binding--which is the term for the stitching and glue that holds the pages together--blacken and curl as the flames do their wicked work. When someone is burning a book, they are showing utter contempt for all of the thinking that produced its ideas, all of the labor that went into its words and sentences, and all of the trouble that befell the author . . .
  • Sometimes words are not enough.
  • There are many, many types of books in the world, which makes good sense, because there are many, many types of people, and everybody wants to read something different.
  • If we wait until we're ready, we'll be waiting for the rest of our lives.
  • There are few sights sadder than a ruined book.
  • I go to bed early and rise late and feel as if I have hardly slept, probably because I have been reading almost the entire time. 
  • Literature doesn’t exactly have a strong mental-health track record.
  • They didn’t understand it, but like so many unfortunate events in life, just because you don’t understand doesn’t mean it isn’t so.
  • 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.
  • Do the scary thing first, and get scared later.
  • There are those who say that life is like a book, with chapters for each event in your life and a limited number of pages on which you can spend your time. But I prefer to think that a book is like a life, particularly a good one, which is well to worth staying up all night to finish. 
  • Writing is a dying form. One reads of this every day.