Hi, I'm Claire! I'm a history education major and in case you were wondering, my favorite historical person is Alexander Hamilton. Here, you'll find mainly history: lots of founding fathers and World War 1. I love Leverage, Horrible Histories, and Lemony Snicket. I'm also a VIP and a Blackjack, as well as a lover of all beautiful travel photos and quotes!
"Our ignorance of history makes us slander our own times." -Gustave Flaubert
This is such a hard day, as there are so many good quotes from the series. I bought Horseradish: Bitter Truths You Can’t Avoid, by Lemony Snicket, and it’s one of my all time favorites just because I love him and all his quotes. I have one quote that I am seriously considering getting a tattoo of: “The world is quiet here”.
That is the ultimate quote, but the one that I really, really love simply because it’s so true and heartbreaking:
“It is very difficult to make one’s way in the world without being wicked at one time or another, when the world’s way is so wicked to begin with.”
I love this quote so much. It’s so beautiful. It sounds weird, but I think about this a lot. It’s so true. The world is wicked. The world is very, very wicked, and it’s hard for many people to admit that. This isn’t a free pass to be as evil as you want, but it’s a statement saying that nice people cannot always make it without some sense of wickedness. The Baudelaires see it firsthand. They are not wicked people. They are children who live in a world where children are forced to grow up too fast, forced to do wicked things even if they themselves are not wicked people.
do you ever go into a book store and just find all of your favourite author’s books even though you already have them and you just hover in that general area for a while
my aesthetic is the kid on the playground who tells all the other kids that ring around the rosie is about the black plague