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  • #1
    J.D. Salinger
    “Don't ever tell anybody anything. If you do, you start missing everybody.”
    J.D. Salinger, The Catcher in the Rye


  • #2
    Never trust anyone who has not brought a book with them.
    “Never trust anyone who has not brought a book with them.”
    Lemony Snicket, Horseradish


  • #3
    Lemony Snicket
    “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.”
    Lemony Snicket


  • #4
    Lemony Snicket
    “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.”
    Lemony Snicket, The Grim Grotto


  • #5
    Lemony Snicket
    “Reading is one form of escape. Running for your life is another.”
    Lemony Snicket


  • #6
    Lemony Snicket
    “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.”
    Lemony Snicket, Horseradish


  • #7
    Lemony Snicket
    “Wicked people never have time for reading. It's one of the reasons for their wickedness.”
    Lemony Snicket


  • #8
    Lemony Snicket
    “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.”
    Lemony Snicket, Horseradish


  • #9
    Lemony Snicket
    “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.”
    Lemony Snicket, Horseradish


  • #10
    Lemony Snicket
    “I suppose I'll have to add the force of gravity to my list of enemies.”
    Lemony Snicket, The Penultimate Peril


  • #11
    Lemony Snicket
    “If you are allergic to a thing, it is best not to put that thing in your mouth, particularly if the thing is cats.”
    Lemony Snicket, The Wide Window


  • #12
    Lemony Snicket
    “If writers wrote as carelessly as some people talk, then adhasdh asdglaseuyt[bn[ pasdlgkhasdfasdf.”
    Lemony Snicket, Horseradish


  • #13
    Lemony Snicket
    “It is one of life's bitterest truths that bedtime so often arrives just when things are really getting interesting.”
    Lemony Snicket, The Grim Grotto


  • #14
    Lemony Snicket
    “Taking one’s chances is like taking a bath, because sometimes you end up feeling comfortable and warm, and sometimes there is something terrible lurking around that you cannot see until it is too late and you can do nothing else but scream and cling to a plastic duck.”
    Lemony Snicket


  • #15
    Lemony Snicket
    “All the secrets of the world are contained in books. Read at your own risk.”
    Lemony Snicket


  • #16
    Lemony Snicket
    “Well-read people are less likely to be evil.”
    Lemony Snicket, The Slippery Slope


  • #17
    Lemony Snicket
    “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.”
    Lemony Snicket, Horseradish


  • #18
    Lemony Snicket
    “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.”
    Lemony Snicket, The Carnivorous Carnival


  • #19
    Lemony Snicket
    “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.”
    Lemony Snicket


  • #20
    Lemony Snicket
    “If an optimist had his left arm chewed off by an alligator, he might say in a pleasant and hopeful voice, "Well this isn't too bad, I don't have a left arm anymore but at least nobody will ever ask me if I'm left-handed or right-handed," but most of us would say something more along the lines of, "Aaaaaa! My arm! My arm!”
    Lemony Snicket, Horseradish


  • #21
    Lemony Snicket
    “...you know that a good, long session of weeping can often make you feel better, even if your circumstances have not changed one bit.”
    Lemony Snicket, The Bad Beginning


  • #22
    Lemony Snicket
    “I will love you as the iceberg loves the ship, and the passengers love the lifeboat and the lifeboat loves the teeth of the sperm whale, and the sperm whale loves the flavor of naval uniforms.”
    Lemony Snicket, The Beatrice Letters


  • #23
    Lemony Snicket
    “The key to good eavesdropping is not getting caught.”
    Lemony Snicket, The Blank Book


  • #24
    Lemony Snicket
    “There are two kinds of fears: rational and irrational- or in simpler terms, fears that make sense and fears that don't.”
    Lemony Snicket
    tags: fear


  • #25
    Albert Camus
    “Friendship is less simple. It is long and hard to obtain but when one has it there's no getting rid of it; one simply has to cope with it. Don't think for a minute that your friends will telephone you every evening, as they ought to, in order to find out if this doesn't happen to be the evening when you are deciding to commit suicide, or simply whether you don't need company, whether you are not in the mood to go out. No, don't worry, they'll ring up the evening you are not alone, when life is beautiful. As for suicide, they would be more likely to push you to it, by virtue of what you owe to yourself, according to them. May heaven protect us, cher Monsieur, from being set upon a pedestal by our friends!”
    Albert Camus, The Fall


  • #26
    Albert Camus
    “Life can be magnificent and overwhelming -- that is the whole tragedy. Without beauty, love, or danger it would almost be easy to live. ”
    Albert Camus


  • #27
    Albert Camus
    “Truly fertile Music, the only kind that will move us, that we shall truly appreciate, will be a Music conducive to Dream, which banishes all reason and analysis. One must not wish first to understand and then to feel. Art does not tolerate Reason.”
    Albert Camus


  • #28
    Albert Camus
    “Human relationships always help us to carry on because they always presuppose further developments, a future - and also because we live as if our only task was precisely to have relationships with other people.”
    Albert Camus


  • #29
    Albert Camus
    “Don't lies eventually lead to the truth? And don't all my stories, true or false, tend toward the same conclusion? Don't they all have the same meaning? So what does it matter whether they are true or false if, in both cases, they are significant of what I have been and what I am? Sometimes it is easier to see clearly into the liar than into the man who tells the truth. Truth, like light, blinds. Falsehood, on the contrary, is a beautiful twilight that enhances every object.”
    Albert Camus, The Fall


  • #30
    Albert Camus
    “At that time, I often thought that if I had had to live in the trunk of a dead tree, with nothing to do but look up at the sky flowing overhead, little by little I would have gotten used to it. I would have waited for the birds to fly by or the clouds to mingle, just as here I waited to see my lawyer's ties and just as, in another world, I used to wait patiently until Saturday to hold Marie's body in my arms. Now, as I think back on it, I wasn't in a hollow tree trunk. There were others worse off than me. Anyway, it was one of Maman's ideas and she often repeated it, that after awhile you could get used to anything.”
    Albert Camus




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