Lemony Snicket

“It is very useful, when one is young, to learn the difference between "literally" and "figuratively." If something happens literally, it actually happens; if something happens figuratively, it feels like it is happening.

If you are literally jumping for joy, for instance, it means you are leaping in the air because you are very happy. If you are figuratively jumping for joy, it means you are so happy that you could jump for joy, but are saving your energy for other matters.”


Lemony Snicket, The Bad Beginning
Read more quotes from Lemony Snicket


Share this quote:
Twitter icon

Friends Who Liked This Quote


To see what your friends thought of this quote, please sign up!

272 likes
All Members Who Liked This Quote

« previous 1 3

All Quotes
My Quotes
Add A Quote

This Quote Is From

The Bad Beginning (A Series of Unfortunate Events, #1) The Bad Beginning by Lemony Snicket
250,167 ratings, average rating, 9,584 reviews
Open Preview


Browse By Tag

More...