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“It is very unnerving to be proven wrong, particularly when you are really right and the person who is really wrong is the one who is proving you wrong and proving himself, wrongly, right.  Right?”

Author: Lemony Snicket, Source: HorseradishSaved by l1nds4y in lemonysnicket rightandwrong 1 year ago[save this] [permalink]

“The expression ‘following suit’ is a curious one, because it has nothing to do with walking behind a matching set of clothing.  If you follow suit, it means you do the same thing somebody else has just done.  If all of your friends decided to jump off a bridge into the icy waters of an ocean or river, for instance, and you jumped in right after them, you would be following suit.  You can see why following suit can be a dangerous thing to do, because you could end up drowning simply because somebody else thought of it first.”

Author: Lemony Snicket, Source: HorseradishSaved by l1nds4y in independence irony lemonysnicket 1 year ago[save this] [permalink]

“Just about everything in this world is easier said than done, with the exception of ‘systematically assisting Sisyphus’ stealthy, cyst-susceptible sister,’ which is easier done than said.”

Author: Lemony Snicket, Source: HorseradishSaved by l1nds4y in irony lemonysnicket 1 year ago[save this] [permalink]

“Waiting is one of life’s hardships.”

Author: Lemony Snicket, Source: HorseradishSaved by l1nds4y in waiting lemonysnicket 1 year ago[save this] [permalink]

“Many old folktales portray Death as a cloaked figure who knocks on the doors of the souls he has come to whisk away, but that is not always the way of the world.  Sometimes Death may approach the door very slowly and very loudly, so that by the time he knocks everyone in the neighborhood is aware of his approach, or he may prefer to pick the lock of the back door and sit up all night in your kitchen until you stroll downstairs in your bathrobe and learn that he has been waiting for you, sitting in your favorite chair and rearranging your silverware when he got bored.”

Author: Lemony Snicket, Source: HorseradishSaved by l1nds4y in death lemonysnicket 1 year ago[save this] [permalink]

“Everybody will die, of course, sooner or later…Everybody will die, but very few people want to be reminded of that fact.”

Author: Lemony Snicket, Source: HorseradishSaved by l1nds4y in loss death lemonysnicket 1 year ago[save this] [permalink]

“It is very difficult to make one’s way in this world without being wicked at one time or another, when the world’s way is so wicked to begin with.”

Author: Lemony Snicket, Source: HorseradishSaved by l1nds4y in lemonysnicket rightandwrong 1 year ago[save this] [permalink]

“Fate is like a strange, unpopular restaurant, filled with odd waiters who bring you things you never asked for and don’t always like.”

Author: Lemony Snicket, Source: HorseradishSaved by l1nds4y in fate lemonysnicket 1 year ago[save this] [permalink]

“Sometimes even in the most unfortunate of lives there will occur a moment or two of good fortune.”

Author: Lemony Snicket, Source: HorseradishSaved by l1nds4y in fortune lemonysnicket 1 year ago[save this] [permalink]

“It is difficult, when faced with a situation you cannot control, to admit that you can do nothing.”

Author: Lemony Snicket, Source: HorseradishSaved by l1nds4y in control helpless lemonysnicket 1 year ago[save this] [permalink]

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