28 quotes found by Lemony Snicket

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Never trust anyone who has not brought a book with them.
books  reading  # 100
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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.
humor  simile  fate  # 357
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Wicked people never have time for reading. It's one of the reasons for their wickedness.
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Reading is one form of escape. Running for your life is another.
humor-reading  # 434
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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.
love  # 513
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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.
life  # 546
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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 readjust the way you thought of things.
death  # 604
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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.
funny  # 623
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I suppose I'll have to add the force of gravity to my list of enemies.
humor  # 876
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If writers wrote as carelessly as some people talk, then adhasdh asdglaseuyt[bn[ pasdlgkhasdfasdf.
humor  writers  talking  # 954
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If you are allergic to a thing, it is best not to put that thing in your mouth, particularly if the thing is cats.
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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.
reading  libraries  # 1000
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When someone is crying, of course, the noble thing to do is to comfort them. But if someone is trying to hide their tears, it may also be noble to pretend you do not notice them.
crying  comfort  tears  # 1165
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All the secrets of the world are contained in books. Read at your own risk.
reading-secrets  # 1394
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Love can change a person the way a parent can change a baby- awkwardly, and often with a great deal of mess.
love  humor  change  parents  babies  # 1843
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It is one of life's bitterest truths that bedtime so often arrives just when things are really getting interesting.
notag  # 1858