quote by Trenton Lee Stewart

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

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The only rule is that there are no rules.


Mysterious benedict society quote The further a society drifts from the truth, the more it will hate those that sp
The further a society drifts from the truth, the more it will hate those that speak it.

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.

Mysterious benedict society quote The ocean is everything I want to be. Beautiful, mysterious, wild and free.
The ocean is everything I want to be. Beautiful, mysterious, wild and free.
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The gym is always open, except when it's closed.

Is this what family is like: the feeling that everyone’s connected, that with one piece missing, the whole thing’s broken?

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.


Mysterious benedict society quote Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, but today is a gift. That's why we
Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, but today is a gift. That's why we call it present.
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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.

Reynie's fce fell. 'It's not funny, Kate.' For a moment - a fleeting moment - Kate looked desperately sad. 'Well, of course it's not funny, Reynie Muldoon. But what do you want me to do? Cry?

Was it worse for him, Reynie wondered, to have felt loved and then rejected? Or was it worse to have always felt alone?

Mysterious benedict society quote Dont look for society to give you permission to be yourself.
Dont look for society to give you permission to be yourself.

Remember, children. For every exit, there is also an entrance. ~ Milligan, The Mysterious Benedict Society

Daddy, will you take me to the mill, again?


Poor Kate,"said Constance,"she's lost her marbles.

Mysterious benedict society quote Yesterday is a history; Tomorrow a mystery; Today is a gift; That's why we call
Yesterday is a history; Tomorrow a mystery; Today is a gift; That's why we call it the present
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Every great thinker keeps a journal, you know.

Rules and school are tools for fools! I don't give two mules for rules.

She announced her age right away, for children consider their ages every bit as important as their names.

Mysterious benedict society quote Society is not only defined by what it creates, but by what it refuses to destro
Society is not only defined by what it creates, but by what it refuses to destroy.

Don't thank me,' Mr. Curtain called as the door slid closed. 'Impress me!


At this, Constance sat down on a rock and covered her face.

She seemed smaller than ever now - so small the harbor breeze might catch her up like a scrap of paper and carry her away, carry her into nowhere.

They stared out their window at night enough to know where the darkest shadows lay, and it was to the darkest shadows they kept.

Mysterious benedict society quote Money can't buy manners.
Money can't buy manners.

And please don't call me that." I didn't call you 'that', I called you George Washington.

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.

Grow the lawn and mow the lawn always keep the TV on, brush your teeth and kill the germs, poison apples, poison worms.


Mysterious benedict society quote The most violent element in society is ignorance.
The most violent element in society is ignorance.

The missing aren't missing, they're only departed, All minds keep all thoughts - so like gold - closely guarded.

Children are capable of such open rudeness.

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.

Mysterious benedict society quote Those who tell the stories rule society.
Those who tell the stories rule society.

You are the smartest children i know. You just don't beleive it.

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!


Milligan! Come and tell us why you're so dreadfully glum!" ~ Constance, The Mysterious Benedict Society

Mysterious benedict society quote The society does not define who you are, the future does.
The society does not define who you are, the future does.

'Is that really the best you can say? An average-looking boy? An awful lot of boys are average-looking, S.Q.!' And poor S.Q., he just kept arguing that 'this boy was especially average-looking.' " ~ Kate Wetherall, The Mysterious Benedict Society

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?

Something about this made Reynie uneasy.

Had he done so badly? Was this meant to test his courage? He did as he was told, closing his eyes and bracing himself as best he could. "Why are you flinching?" the pencil woman asked. "I don't know. I thought maybe you were going to slap me." "Don't be ridiculous. I could slap you perfectly well with your eyes open. I'm only going to blindfold you.

Mysterious benedict society quote The mystery of life is not a problem to be solved, but a reality to be experienc
The mystery of life is not a problem to be solved, but a reality to be experienced.
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So what's your team called?" asked Kate, twisting her legs into a pretzel-like configuration, "We're called the Winmates because we're inmates who win." Kate looked back and forth at Reynie and Constance, searching their expression for signs of delight. "You gave yourselves a name?" asked Constance. Now it was Kate's turn to be baffled. "You didn't? How can you have a team without a name?