Daniel Handler a.k.a Lemony Snicket

I just feel like writing. Dunno why, but may the force make us live long and prosper *then killed by nerds for mixing 2 sentences*

I like Daniel Handler, he wrote Series of Unfortunate Events with pen name Lemony Snicket. One thing I like from him because he knows how to play with words. In Indonesia, he could be similar to Aan Mansyur.

“The end of THE END is the best place to begin THE END, because if you read THE END from the beginning of the beginning of THE END to the end of the end of THE END, you will arrive at THE END.”

Lemony Snicket-The End

Other reasons, because he’s so bittersweet when he writes about love. As Lemony Snicket, He love Beatrice, deceased woman whom he always remember in every occasions and writings. Let me take some quotes from his 13 volume books.

To Beatrice –

darling, dearest, dead.


For Beatrice –

When we were together I felt breathless.

Now you are.

then he also write a book specially for Beatrice, titled Beatrice Letters. Here are some quotes:

Everything. A letter may be coded, and a word may be coded. A theatrical performance may be coded, and a sonnet may be coded, and there are times when it seems the entire world is in code. Some believe that the world can be decoded by performing research in a library. Others believe that the world can be decoded by reading a newspaper. In my case, the only thing that made sense of the world was you, and without you the world will seem as garbled and tragic as a malfunctioning typewrit9.


“I never want to be away from you again, except at work, in the restroom or when one of us is at a movie the other does not want to see.”

Then as Daniel Handler

“I have a dream of what would have happened if what happened instead hadn’t.”

Make you think twice doesn’t he? Isn’t he brilliant!!?

At times, when I need escape route, I look for his quotes and sometimes, Neil Gaiman’s. They’re bold, witty, forward, but then again, they’re true. Other times, I’d prefer Arab Poets, Dee, or Goenawan Mohamad.

Anyone who is interested in him could look him up at Goodreads or better, read his books!


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