Mysterious Benedict Society Quotes by Trenton Lee Stewart, Del Close and many others.
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.
Grow the lawn and mow the lawn always keep the TV on, brush your teeth and kill the germs, poison apples, poison worms.
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?
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.
Is this what family is like: the feeling that everyoneвЂ™s connected, that with one piece missing, the whole thingвЂ™s broken?
Remember, children. For every exit, there is also an entrance. ~ Milligan, The Mysterious Benedict Society
Daddy, will you take me to the mill, again?
The only rule is that there are no rules.
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.
Children are capable of such open rudeness.
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.
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.
The gym is always open, except when it’s closed.
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.
And please don’t call me that.” I didn’t call you ‘that’, I called you George Washington.
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!
Rules and school are tools for fools! I don’t give two mules for rules.