77 Lemony Snicket Quotes About Reading And Love

The American author Daniel Handler (born February 28, 1970) is known by the pen name Lemony Snicket. Several children’s books have been written and published under the name Handler, most notably A Series of Unfortunate Events, which has sold over 60 million copies and inspired a 2004 movie and a 2017–2019 TV series. In addition, Lemony Snicket plays the roles of the protagonist in the four-part All the Wrong Questions book series and the fictional narrator of A Series of Unfortunate Events.

Lemony Snicket Quotes About Reading

Lemony Snicket Quotes
  1. “Wicked people never have time for reading. It’s one of the reasons for their wickedness.”
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2. “Never trust anyone who has not brought a book with them.”

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3. “All the secrets of the world are contained in books. Read at your own risk.”

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4. “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.”

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5. “It is likely I will die next to a pile of things I was meaning to read.”

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6. “There are few sights sadder than a ruined book.”

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7. “There are almost as many kinds of libraries as there are kinds of readers.”

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8. “What you don’t read is often as important as what you do read.”

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9. “If you enjoy books with happy endings than you are better off reading some other book.”

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10. “You don’t spend your life hanging around books without learning a thing or two.”

11. “If you like books with happy endings then put this book down immediately.”

12. “In this book, not only is there no happy ending, there is no happy beginning and very few happy things in the middle.”

13. “Well-read people are less likely to be evil.”

14. “Reading is one form of escape. Running for your life is another.”

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15. “Never trust anyone who has not brought a book with them”

16. “The sea is nothing but a library of all the tears in history.”

17. “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.”

18. “It is most likely that I will die next to a pile of books I was meaning to read.”

19. “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.”

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20. “A library is like an island in the middle of a vast sea of ignorance, particularly if the library is very tall and the surrounding area has been flooded.”

 Lemony Snicket Quotes About Life

21. “There are many difficult things in this world to hide, but a secret is not one of them.”

22. “I don’t know if you’ve ever noticed this, but first impressions are often entirely wrong.”

23. “One of the remarkable things about love is that, despite very irritating people writing poems and songs about how pleasant it is, it really is quite pleasant.”

24. “Love can change a person the way a parent can change a baby- awkwardly, and often with a great deal of mess.”

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25. “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.”

26. “Even the best plans can change if there’s an accident.”

27. “It is not very polite to interrupt a person, of course, but sometimes if the person is very unpleasant you can hardly stop yourself.”

28. “People don’t always get what they deserve in this world.”

29. “It is often difficult to admit that someone you love is not perfect, or to consider aspects of a person that are less than admirable.”

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30. “There are many things in life that become different if you take a long look at them.”

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31. “Knowing that something is wrong and doing it anyway happens very often in life, and I doubt I will ever know why.”

32. “There are some people who believe that home is where one hangs one’s hat, but these people tend to live in closets and on little pegs.”

33. “The sad truth is the truth is sad.”

34. “There are times to stay put, and what you want will come to you, and there are times to go out into the world and find such a thing for yourself.”

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35. “The worst surroundings in the world can be tolerated if the people in them are interesting and kind.”

36. “It is always cruel to laugh at people, of course, although sometimes if they are wearing an ugly hat it is hard to control yourself.”

37. “Life never end when you are in it.”

38. “They didn’t understand it, but like so many unfortunate events in life, just because you don’t understand it doesn’t mean it isn’t so.”

39. “One cannot spend forever sitting and solving the mysteries of one’s history.”

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40. “Everybody will die, but very few people want to be reminded of that fact.”

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41. “If you have ever lost a loved one, then you know exactly how it feels. And if you have not, then you cannot possibly imagine it.”

42. “Frustration is an interesting emotional state, because it tends to bring out the worst in whoever is frustrated.”

43. “Sometimes even in most unfortunate of lives there will occur a moment or two of good.”

44. “I will love you as misfortune loves orphans, as fire loves innocence, and as justice loves to sit and watch while everything goes wrong.”

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45. “Arguing with somebody is never pleasant, but sometimes it is useful and necessary to do so.”

46. “Sometimes, just saying that you hate something, and having someone agree with you, can make you feel better about a terrible situation.”

47. “Your initial opinion on just about anything may change over time.”

48. “Someone feeling wronged is like someone feeling thirsty. Don’t tell them they aren’t. Sit with them and have a drink.”

49. “Even though there are no ways of knowing for sure, there are ways of knowing for pretty sure.”

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50. “Don’t repeat yourself. It’s not only repetitive, it’s redundant, and people have heard it before.”

51. “Sometimes when someone tells a ridiculous lie, it is best to ignore it entirely.”

52. “There is no worse sound in the world than someone who cannot play the violin but insists on doing so anyway.”

53. “A new experience can be extremely pleasurable, or extremely irritating, or somewhere in between, and you never know until you try it out.”

54. “Sometimes, even in the most unfortunate of lives, there will occur a moment or two of good fortune.”

55. “It is very difficult to make one’s way in this world without being wicked at one time or another, when the world’s way is so wicked to being with.”

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Lemony Snicket Quotes About Love an Courage

56. “If one’s safety is threatened, one often finds courage one didn’t know one had.”

57. “Sometimes the things you’ve lost can be found again in unexpected places.”

58. “If you are allergic to a thing, it is best not to put that thing in your mouth, particularly if the thing is cats.”

59. “it is a sad truth in life that when someone has lost a loved one, friends sometimes avoid the person, just when the presence of friends is most needed.”

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60. “It is one of life’s bitterest truths that bedtime so often arrives just when things are really getting interesting.”

61. “It was a curious feeling, that something could be so close and so distant at the same time.”

62. “If we wait until we’re ready, we’ll be waiting for the rest of our lives.”

63. “I suppose I’ll have to add the force of gravity to my list of enemies.”

64. “It is difficult, when faced with a situation you cannot control, to admit you can do nothing.”

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65. “It is terribly rude to tell people that their troubles are boring.”

66. “The last time I saw you, I was trying to throw thumbtacks into your cradle!”

67. “Every new promise was like something heavy I had to carry, with no place to put anything down.”

68. “Those unable to catalog the past are doomed to repeat it.”

69. “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.”

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70. “This is my knife. It is very sharp and very eager to hurt you.”

71. “Summer seems so cold without you, winter is even colder.”

72. “Temper tantrums, however fun they may be to throw, rarely solve whatever problem is causing them.”

73. “They can teach you anything. That doesn’t mean you learn it. It doesn’t mean you believe it.”

74. “It is remarkable that different people will have different thoughts when they look at the same thing.”

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75. “A good thing to do when one is sitting, eating, and resting is to have a conversation.”

76. “It seemed to me that every adult did something terrible sooner or later. And every child, I thought, sooner or later becomes an adult.”

77. “Is it useful to feel fear, because it prepares you for nasty events, or is it useless, because nasty events will occur whether you are frightened or not?”

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