In case you don’t know, Netflix is making a TV version of A Series of Unfortunate Events. This is terribly exciting to me, as that series is one of my favorites. I even liked the old movie, but I thought it would do much better in an extended format, so I am definitely looking forward to the TV show! In celebration of the show, today, I’m sharing my favorite Lemony Snicket quotes, who is definitely one of the most quotable narrators.
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11 of the Best Lemony Snicket Quotes
“In my experience, Well-read people are less likely to be evil.”
“If we wait until we’re ready we’ll be waiting for the rest of our lives.”
“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.”
“The sad truth is the truth is sad.”
“I don’t know if you’ve ever noticed this, but first impressions are often entirely wrong.”
“Miracles are like meatballs, because nobody can exactly agree on what they are made of, where they come from, or how often they should appear.”
“A man of my acquaintance once wrote a poem called “The Road Less Traveled”, describing a journey he took through the woods along a path most travelers never used. The poet found that the road less traveled was peaceful but quite lonely, and he was probably a bit nervous as he went along, because if anything happened on the road less traveled, the other travelers would be on the road more frequently traveled and so couldn’t hear him as he cried for help. Sure enough, that poet is dead.”
“Grief, a type of sadness that most often occurs when you have lost someone you love, is a sneaky thing, because it can disappear for a long time, and then pop back up when you least expect it.”
“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, from the swarm of termites that tried to destroy his notes, to the large boulder that someone rolled onto the illustrator as he sat by the edge of the pond waiting for the delivery of the manuscript.”
“As I am sure you know, when people say ‘It’s my pleasure,’ they usually mean something along the lines of, ‘There’s nothing on Earth I would rather do less.'”
“There is no worse sound in the world than someone who cannot play the violin but insists on doing so anyway.”
What are your favorite Lemony Snicket quotes?
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