daniel handler Quotes

I write longhand on legal pads, about half at home and half in cafes. I drink a lot of water and eat a lot of raw carrots.

- Daniel Handler

I didn't like books where people played on a sports team and won a bunch of games, or went to summer camp and had a wonderful time. I really liked a book where a witch might cut a child's head off or a pack of angry dogs might burst through a door and terrorize a family.

- Daniel Handler

A library is like an island in the middle of a vast sea of ignorance, particularly if the library is very tall and the surrounding area has been flooded.

- Daniel Handler

And then like a song we'd forgotten was even on the mix, you stepped into the house and my whole life.

- Daniel Handler, Why We Broke Up

I write every day weekdays for about 5 hours, mostly longhand on legal pads. It has gotten neither harder nor easier, sadly or happily.

- Daniel Handler

You know I want to be a directos, but you could never truly see the movies in my head and that, Ed, is why we broke up.

- Daniel Handler

The movie was kickass, which was appropriate, because tonight it was called Kickass: The Movie.

- Daniel Handler, Adverbs

I like to give people novels I think they would like, on no particular occasion - just when we're in a bookstore together. I like to receive reference books on my birthday.

- Daniel Handler

I'm not a believer in predetermined fates, being rewarded for one's efforts. I'm not a believer in karma. The reason why I try to be a good person is because I think it's the right thing to do. If I commit fewer bad acts there will be fewer bad acts, maybe other people will join in committing fewer bad acts, and in time there will be fewer and fewer of them.

- Daniel Handler

I know you can't see it, not you, Ed, but maybe if I tell you the whole plot you'll understand it this once, because even now I want you to see it. I don't love you anymore, of course I don't, but there's still something I can show you. You know I want to be a director, but you never truly see the movies in my head and that, Ed, is why we broke up.

- Daniel Handler, Why We Broke Up

You focus on telling stories,
we do everything else.