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10 Lemony Snicket Quotes About Reading That Are Wickedly Accurate

Author Lemony Snicket is widely known for his iconic series A Series of Unfortunate Events, a series which has taught readers perseverance, the incredible bonds between siblings, and to keep an eye out for devious caretakers who may or may not adorn different disguises to trick you.


Above all, perhaps, through his insightful advice on and off paper, Snicket has offered readers one particularly important lesson: the value of books. Here are ten  Lemony Snicket quotes about reading that are wickedly accurate:




“Well-read people are less likely to be evil.” 


“Never trust anyone who has not brought a book with them.”



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



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


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



“Wicked people never have time for reading. It’s one of the reasons for their wickedness.”



“A library is like an island in the middle of a vast sea of ignorance, particularly if the library is very tall and the surrounding area has been flooded.” 


“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.”


“No matter who you are, no matter where you live, and no matter how many people are chasing you, what you don’t read is often as important as what you do read.” 



“The burning of a book is a sad, sad sight…When someone is burning a book, they are showing utter contempt for all of the thinking that produced its ideas, all of the labor that went into its words and sentences, and all of the trouble that befell the author.”



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