a series of unfortunate events

For the Love of Quotes: A Series of Unfortunate Events – Part 2

Hello, wooorld! I’m here again to share another set of quotes from Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events! This post features quotes from The Miserable Mill to The Vile Village! You can check out the previous set (The Bad Beginning to The Wide Windowhere.

With Snicket’s way of writing, this series is actually filled with memorable quotes and witty passages I had a hard time selecting just a few.

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– THE MISERABLE MILL –

The Miserable Mill

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“It is much, much worse to receive bad news through the written word than by somebody simply telling you, and I’m sure you understand why. When somebody simply tells you bad news, you hear it once, and that’s the end of it. But when bad news is written down, whether in a letter or a newspaper or on your arm in felt tip pen, each time you read it, you feel as if you are receiving the news again and again.”

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“Optimist” is a word which here refers to a person, such as Phil, who thinks hopeful and pleasant thoughts about nearly everything. For instance, 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 my left arm anymore, but at least nobody will ever ask me whether I am right-handed or left-handed,” but most of us would say something more along the lines of “Aaaaah! My arm! My arm!”

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“I’m sure you have heard it said that appearance does not matter so much, and that it is what’s on the inside that counts. This is, of course, utter nonsense, because if it were true then people who were good on the inside would never have to comb their hair or take a bath, and the whole world would smell even worse than it already does. Appearance matters a great deal, because you can often tell a lot about people by looking at how they present themselves.”

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Quote of the Week

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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.

– Lemony Snicket, A Series of Unfortunate Events 11: The Grim Grotto

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I picked this quote because it’s good to be reminded that not everything is only either 1s or 0s, black or white, good or bad. Our world is a world of gray areas, a spectrum of colors even, and we should really start looking at the world through that lens.

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May Wrap-Up + June TBR

Hello wooorld!! It’s already June, which means it’s time for another monthly wrap-up for the month of May!!

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For the Love of Quotes: A Series of Unfortunate Events – Part 1

Hello woooorld!! I’ve decided to share with you a collection of quotes that I liked from the books I’ve read. The first book/series is A Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket. But then I realized I can’t do all 13 books at once or else it would be a very loooong list, so I’m doing it by parts. This is the first, which includes quotes from the first 3 books. Enjoy! 🙂

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Review: The End by Lemony Snicket

“You can’t live far from the treachery of the world, because eventually the treachery will wash up on your shores.”

The End

Title: The End
Series: A Series of Unfortunate Events, Book 13
Author: Lemony Snicket
Genre: Fiction, Children’s, Fantasy
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 337
Read: May 2016
Rating:
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the book | the author | the series

Dear Reader,

You are presumably looking at the back of this book, or the end of THE END. The end of THE END is the best place to begin THE END, because if you read THE END from the beginning of the beginning of THE END to the end of the end of THE END, you will arrive at the end of the end of your rope.

This book is the last in A Series of Unfortunate Events, and even if you braved the previous twelve volumes, you probably can’t stand such unpleasantries as a fearsome storm, a suspicious beverage, a herd of wild sheep, an enormous bird cage, and a truly haunting secret about the Baudelaire parents.

It has been my solemn occupation to complete the history of the Baudelaire orphans, and at last I am finished. You likely have some other occupation, so if I were you I would drop this book at once, so THE END does not finish you.

With all due respect,
Lemony Snicket

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