Thursday, July 16, 2009

Quotes from Lemony Snicket's "Series of Unfortunate Events"

Sanctuary... is a word which here means a small, safe place in a troubling world. Like an oasis in a vast desert or an island in a stormy sea. (found @ 2:11 on the video below)


[first lines]
Lemony Snicket: [the Littlest Elf has just come to an abrupt halt] I'm sorry to say that this is not the movie you will be watching. The movie you are about to see is extremely unpleasant. If you wish to see a film about a happy little elf, I'm sure there is still plenty of seating in theatre number two. However, if you like stories about clever and reasonably attractive orphans, suspicious fires, carnivorous leeches, Italian food and secret organizations, then stay, as I retrace each and every one of the Baudelaire children's woeful steps. My name is Lemony Snicket, and it is my sad duty to document this tale.

[last lines]
Lemony Snicket: Dear reader, there are people in the world who know no misery and woe. And they take comfort in cheerful films about twittering birds and giggling elves. There are people who know that there's always a mystery to be solved. And they take comfort in researching and writing down any important evidence. But this story is not about such people. This story is about the Baudelaires. And they are the sort of people who know that there's always something. Something to invent, something to read, something to bite, and something to do, to make a sanctuary, no matter how small. And for this reason, I am happy to say, the Baudelaires were very fortunate indeed.

Source: Internet Movie Data Base


Herbs D. said...

i've actually read boook 1-9 palang. i love his style. hopefully, matatapos ko na rin basahin ang the end. :D

palma tayona said...

nice to have met you at Manila Art a few days ago. E was write about what he wrote about you, that you are a happy and hopeful person. i could see that through the small chitchat at your gallery's booth even if i was a wee-bit tipsy from drinking several glasses of wine on a yet-empty stomach that night. hehehe...

keb said...

I really love that film. I enjoyed the scene, where they created a sanctuary. Nice post!

The Green Man said...

@ palma tayona: It was nice meeting you too.

I have to be honest that I was surprised and thought of beg defensive when you ask if I am the green man. Nobody came up to me and ask me about my blog. You're the first.

But no worries, it's a pleasure meeting you.

Keep in touch :-D