Posts Tagged 'lemony snicket'

The Penultimate Peril by Lemony Snicket – I

But we can also ask for something we are much more likely to get, and that is to find a person or two, somewhere in our travels, who will tell us that we are noble enough, whether it is true or not. We can ask for someone who will say, “You are noble enough,” and remind us of our good qualities when we have forgotten them, or cast them into doubt.

 

Snicket, Lemony. The Penultimate Peril. New York: HarperCollins, 2005.

The Grim Grotto by Lemony Snicket

Having a personal philosophy is like having a pet marmoset, because it may be very attractive when you acquire it, but there may be situations when it will not come in handy at all.

Snicket, Lemony. The Grim Grotto. New York: HarperCollins, 2004.

The Reptile Room by Lemony Snicket – II

One of the most difficult things to think about in life is one’s regrets. Something will happen to you, and you will do the wrong thing, and for years afterward you will wish you had done something different.
Snicket, Lemony. The Reptile Room. New York: HarperCollins, 1999.

The Reptile Room by Lemony Snicket – I

It is very unnerving to be proven wrong, particularly when you are really right and the person who is really wrong is the one who is proving you wrong and proving himself, wrongly, right. Right?

 

Snicket, Lemony. The Reptile Room. New York: HarperCollins, 1999. 

 

The Bad Beginning by Lemony Snicket – III

All his life, Klaus had believed that if you read enough books, you could solve any problem, but now he wasn’t so sure.

Snicket, Lemony. The Bad Beginning. New York: HarperCollins, 1999. 88-89.

The Bad Beginning by Lemony Snicket – II

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

Snicket, Lemony. The Bad Beginning. New York: HarperCollins, 1999. 32.

The Bad Beginning by Lemony Snicket

If you have ever lost someone very important to you, then you already know how it feels, and if you haven’t, you cannot possibly imagine it.

Snicket, Lemony. The Bad Beginning. New York: HarperCollins, 1999. 11.