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Lemony Snicket

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The world is quiet here.
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Never trust anyone who has not brought a book with them.
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Today was a very cold and bitter day, as cold and bitter as a cup of hot chocolate, if the cup of ho...
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With a library it is easier to hope for serendipity than to look for a precise answer.
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The key to good eavesdropping is not getting caught.
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You don't spend your life hanging around books without learning a thing or two.
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All the secrets of the world are contained in books. Read at your own risk.
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I suppose I'll have to add the force of gravity to my list of enemies.
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Reader: Dear Mr. Snicket, What is the best way to keep a secret? Lemony Snicket : Tell it to everyon...
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Like a church bell, a coffin, and a vat of melted chocolate, a supply closet is rarely a comfortable...
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A new experience can be extremely pleasurable, or extremely irritating, or somewhere in between, and...
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Morning is an important time of day, because how you spend your morning can often tell you what kind...
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It is a curious thing, but as one travels the world getting older and older, it appears that happine...
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You may want to keep a commonplace book which is a notebook where you can copy parts of books you th...
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The hallway was lined with numbered doors, odd numbers on one side and even numbers on the other, an...
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There are few sights sadder than a ruined book.
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Sometimes, even in the most unfortunate of lives, there will occur a moment or two of good fortune.
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Anyone who thinks the pen is mightier than the sword has not been stabbed with both.
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What do your parents know, about surviving?
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There is a kind of crying I hope you have not experienced, and it is not just crying about something...
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Being noble enough is all we can ask for in this world.
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As I am sure you know, when people say 'It's my pleasure,' they usually mean something along the lin...
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I'm not a stranger," I said, and pointed to his book. "I'm someone who reads the same authors you do...
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It felt like the wrong thing to do, standing at the wrong door in the wrong place. We did it anyway....
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I do what I do," I said, "in order to do something else.
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There was something I was always very good at, however, and that was teaching myself not to be frigh...
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There are people in the world who care about automobiles, and there are people who couldn't care les...
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I thought the war was a simple matter, with one side good and the other evil. But the more I read, t...
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Nobody wants to hear that you will try your best. It is the wrong thing to say. It is like saying 'I...
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It is a miracle if you can find true friends, and it is a miracle if you have enough food to eat, an...
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Every new promise was like something heavy I had to carry, with no place to put anything down.
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...in life it is often the tiny details that end up being the most important.
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But I must admit I miss you terribly. The world is too quiet without you nearby.
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All these things are miracles. It is a miracle if you can find true friends, and it is a miracle if ...
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Deciding on a safe answer to a question is like deciding on a safe ingredient in a sandwich, because...
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Off with you" is a phrase used by people who lack the curtesy to say something more polite, such as,...
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The burning of a book is a sad, sad sight, for even though a book is nothing but ink and paper, it f...
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If you are trying to fool a farsighted or dimwitted person, a veiled facial disguise might be enough...
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Sunny held Kit, and Violet held Klaus, and for a minute the four castaways did nothing but weep, let...
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I have a long list of things I’d rather not do.
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The sad truth is the truth is sad.
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I will love you as a thief loves a gallery and as a crow loves a murder, as a cloud loves bats and a...
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It is unwise to make something permanent when the whole world is shifting.
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It is good to see people happy with one another. It is a glimpse of a world in which everyone is tha...
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If you're not scared, she told me, it's not bravery.
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Hungry licked her spoon and then pointed it at me. 'Aren't you forgetting the dishes?' she asked. LEMONY SNICKET The world is swirling with so many mysteries and secrets that nobody will ever track down all of the...
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if you don't choose the wicked thing what in the world will you do?
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It was confusing pretending to be completely different people, particularly because it had been so l...
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Behind these two booths was an enormous roller coaster, a phrase which here mean 'a series of small ...
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And sometimes we discuss frightening and troublesome animals that might be nearby, and this topic al...
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