“There is no way of knowing for sure whether or not you can trust someone, for the simple reason that circumstances change all of the time.”  ― Lemony Snicket, The Vile Village

“If we wait until we’re ready, we’ll be waiting for the rest of our lives.”  ― Lemony Snicket, The Ersatz Elevator

“It looked exhausting and pointless, two things that should be avoided at all costs”  ― Lemony Snicket, The Austere Academy

“I’m sure you have heard it said that appearance does not matter so much, and that it is what’s on the inside that counts. This is, of course, utter nonsense, because if it were true then people who were good on this inside would never have to comb their hair or take a bath, and…

“It is very easy to say that the important thing is to try your best, but if you are in real trouble the most important thing is not trying your best, but getting to safety.”  ― Lemony Snicket, The Wide Window

“It is very unnerving to be proven wrong, particularly when you are really right and the person who is really wrong is proving you wrong and proving himself, wrongly, right.” ― Lemony Snicket, The Reptile Room

“There are many, many types of books in the world, which makes good sense, because there are many, many types of people, and everybody wants to read something different.”  ― Lemony Snicket, The Bad Beginning

Be that self which one truly is. Soren Kierkegaard

“Another thing is war. I am naturally warlike. Attacking is one of my instincts. Being able to be an enemy, being an enemy — these require a strong nature, perhaps; in any case every strong nature presupposes them.” Friedrich Nietzsche