Quips & Quotes: Reading With Lemony Snicket

Mysterious, gloomy, funny… I have always liked Lemony Snicket. He makes me laugh even when talking about the most unfortunate of things. Here some of my favorite quotes from him involving reading.

“A good library will never be too neat, or too dusty, because somebody will always be in it, taking books off the shelves and staying up late reading them.”

“There are those who say that sitting at home reading is the equivalent of travel, because the experiences described in the book are more or less the same as the experiences one might have on voyages, and there are those who say that there is no substitute for venturing out into the world. My own opinion is that it is best to travel extensively but to read the entire time, hardly glancing up to look out of the window of the airplane, train, or hired camel.”

“There are those who say that life is like a book, with chapters for each event in your life and a limited number of pages on which you can spend your time. But I prefer to think that a book is like a life, particularly a good one, which is well to worth staying up all night to finish.”

“Reading is one form of escape. Running for your life is another.”

“All the secrets of the world are contained in books. Read at your own risk.”

“It is likely I will die next to a pile of things I was meaning to read.”

Trust me, there are a lot more I didn’t have room to cram in here. What is your favorite Lemony Snicket quote?


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