• 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
  • 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 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

    Lemony Snicket
  • When someone is crying, of course, the noble thing to do is to comfort them. But if someone is trying to hide their tears, it may also be noble to pretend you do not notice them

    Lemony Snicket
  • Love can change a person the way a parent can change a baby- awkwardly, and often with a great deal of mess

    Lemony Snicket
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