If you were like me growing up, you read every book you could get your 10-year-old hands on. There are dozens of books that shaped the lives and humor of our generation, but perhaps none more so than A Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket, the pen name of author Daniel Handler. The dark but clever humor certainly left its impression on dozens of children and with a new Netflix series just released and summer just around the corner, there is no better time to jump back into this charming series. If you still aren’t convinced, here are several Snicket quotes that remain just as good in University as they were in Elementary School.
When you need some hope in a dark place:
“All cannot be lost when there is still so much being found.”
When you need to remember your place in the great big world:
“Just because you don’t understand something doesn’t mean it’s nonsense.”
When you run into problems that seem to have no resolution:
“When trouble strikes, head to the library. You will either be able to solve the problem, or simply have something to read as the world crashes down around you.”
When you need encouragement to take a risk:
“If we wait until we’re ready, we’ll be waiting for the rest of our lives.”
When you really need to go to sleep:
“It is one of life’s bitterest truths that bedtime so often arrives just when things are really getting interesting.”
When you are writing your summer reading list:
“It is most likely that I will die next to a pile of books I was meaning to read.”
So consider this your formal invitation to get out there, watch the Netflix show, reread A Series of Unfortunate Events, and explore all of those books that shaped who you are today!