ideas and inspirations

prompts as lemony snicket quotes
  • “Those unable to catalog the past are doomed to repeat it.”
  • “It is difficult, when faced with a situation you cannot control, to admit you can do nothing.”
  • “Never trust anyone who has not brought a book with them.”
  • “Fate is like a strange, unpopular restaurant filled with odd little waiters who bring you things you never asked for and don’t always like.” 
  • “Reading is one form of escape. Running for your life is another.”
  • “People aren’t either wicked or noble. They’re like chef’s salads, with good things and bad things chopped and mixed together in a vinaigrette of confusion and conflict.” 
  • “Everyone should be able to do one card trick, tell two jokes, and recite three poems, in case they are ever trapped in an elevator.” 
  • “I suppose I’ll have to add the force of gravity to my list of enemies.”
  • “If writers wrote as carelessly as some people talk, then adhasdh asdglaseuyt[bn[ pasdlgkhasdfasdf.” 
  • “All the secrets of the world are contained in books. Read at your own risk.”
  • “Love can change a person the way a parent can change a baby- awkwardly, and often with a great deal of mess.”
  • “A good library will never be too neat, or too dusty, because somebody will always be in it, taking books off the shelves and staying up late reading them.”
  • “…you know that a good, long session of weeping can often make you feel better, even if your circumstances have not changed one bit.” 
  • “The sad truth is the truth is sad.”
  • “It is always sad when someone leaves home, unless they are simply going around the corner and will return in a few minutes with ice-cream sandwiches.” 
  • “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.” 
  • “I don’t know if you’ve ever noticed this, but first impressions are often entirely wrong.” 
  • “It is likely I will die next to a pile of things I was meaning to read.”
  • “It is always cruel to laugh at people, of course, although sometimes if they are wearing an ugly hat it is hard to control yourself.” 
  • “This is my knife. It is very sharp and very eager to hurt you.” 
  • “The key to good eavesdropping is not getting caught.” 
  • “Oftentimes. when people are miserable, they will want to make other people miserable, too. But it never helps.” 
  • “There is no worse sound in the world than someone who cannot play the violin but insists on doing so anyway.” 
  • “One of the remarkable things about love is that, despite very irritating people writing poems and songs about how pleasant it is, it really is quite pleasant.” 
  • “Even though there are no ways of knowing for sure, there are ways of knowing for pretty sure.”
  • “Normally it is not polite to go into somebody’s room without knocking, but you can make an exception if the person is dead, or pretending to be dead.” 
even more random series of prompts
  • “Or, you know, you can not be boring and help me.“ 
  • "HAH, you’re as alone as I am!" 
  • "911? Yes, I’d like to report a loser." 
  • "See you in prison, pal!" 
  • "Thank god, I thought you were serious for a second there." 
  • "That got a lot more complicated than it needed to be." 
  • "Do I look like a cat to you?!" 
  • "Know this; I have all the baggage." 
  • "Time to ruin everything." 
  • "Did you know you have enough bones in your body to make a skeleton?” (B: “…Please stop talking.”) 
  • “Well this is a predicament." 
  • "I built this town with my bare hands." 
  • "Are you labeling me? And not in the metaphorical fashion, you are literally putting a label on me." 
  • "Is this what it’s like being average?" 
  • "That sigh was a lot louder than I intended it to be." 
  • "Hold me." 
  • "Hasta la vista, jackass." 
  • "This can’t be real." 
  • "I’m a romantic, I know ALL the pick-up-lines. Every single one." 
  • "Well isn’t this tubular?!" 
  • "They deny it, but they have no idea what they’re doing." 
  • "Quick, hide me!”