Mysterious Benedict Society Quotes

Mysterious Benedict Society Quotes by Trenton Lee Stewart, Del Close and many others.

I think when I started to write The Mysterious Benedict

I think when I started to write The Mysterious Benedict Society that I had that kind of thing in mind – the notion of having to be able to solve puzzles and riddles because enormous stakes rode upon your ability to do that.
Trenton Lee Stewart
Grow the lawn and mow the lawn always keep the TV on, brush your teeth and kill the germs, poison apples, poison worms.
Trenton Lee Stewart
Oh, here’s a clever one. Do you remember this question from the first test?It reads, ‘What wrong with this statement?’ And do you know what Constance wrote in reply? She wrote, ‘What’s wrong with you?
Trenton Lee Stewart
No one seems to realize how much we are driven by FEAR, the essential component of human personality. Everything else – from ambition to love to despair – derives in some way from this single powerful emotion.
Trenton Lee Stewart
Is this what family is like: the feeling that everyone’s connected, that with one piece missing, the whole thing’s broken?
Trenton Lee Stewart
Remember, children. For every exit, there is also an entrance. ~ Milligan, The Mysterious Benedict Society
Trenton Lee Stewart
Daddy, will you take me to the mill, again?
Trenton Lee Stewart
The only rule is that there are no rules.
Del Close
You must remember, family is often born of blood, but it doesn’t depend on blood. Nor is it exclusive of friendship. Family members can be your best friends, you know. And best friends, whether or not they are related to you, can be your family.
Trenton Lee Stewart
Children are capable of such open rudeness.
Trenton Lee Stewart
Why, then, do you think the white player might have done it?” Reynie considered. He imagined himself moving out his knight only to bring it right back to where it started. Why would he ever do such a thing? At last he said,”Perhaps because he doubted himself.
Trenton Lee Stewart
One problem with being a leader, is that even among your friends you are alone, for it is you — and you alone — to whom the others look for final guidance.
Trenton Lee Stewart
The gym is always open, except when it’s closed.
Trenton Lee Stewart
If we’re just trying to be accurate, then how about ‘The Doomed to Fail Bunch’?” said Constance. “Honestly! We can’t even name ourselves.
Trenton Lee Stewart
And please don’t call me that.” I didn’t call you ‘that’, I called you George Washington.
Trenton Lee Stewart
Good grief! They’re going to call us inside soon, and Sticky hasn’t even met Madge yet!” “Who’s Madge?” Sticky asked. “Her Majesty the Queen!
Trenton Lee Stewart
Rules and school are tools for fools! I don’t give two mules for rules.
Trenton Lee Stewart