Collections of quotes have proved to be popular, so have read.cash contests. Right now there is a contest held by @Jdine, and the topic is horror. What suits better for the occasion then than some horror quotes?
Bram Stoker, 1847-1912, was an Irish author. He wrote the original novel "Dracula", the ancestor (in a literary sense) of all later vampires in books and on film. Even if vampire lore has evolved considerably since then, the whole genre owes a lot to "Dracula".
“Listen to them, the children of the night. What music they make!”
(Bram Stoker, “Dracula”)
Dante, 1265-1321, Italian poet, who is best known as the author of Divina Commedia; it is one of the most important classics in European literature, certainly the most important from the Middle Ages. Inferno, from which the quote is taken, is the first part of that work.
"Hope not ever to see Heaven. I have come to lead you to the other shore; into eternal darkness; into fire and into ice."
(Dante Alighieri - Inferno)
Rémy de Gourmont, 1858-1915, French writer and critic.
"Demons are like obedient dogs; they come when they are called."
(Rémy de Gourmont)
William Hughes Mearns, 1875-1965, American poet. Antigonish, whose initital lines are quoted here, is his best known work.
"Last night I saw upon the stair, a little man who wasn’t there. He wasn’t there again today. Oh, how I wish he’d go away…"
(William Hughes Mearns, "Antigonish")
Max Brooks, born 1972, actor and author, is the son of Mel Brooks and Anne Bancroft. World War Z (2006) is his best known literary work. A film based on the story was released in 2013.
“The monsters that rose from the dead, they are nothing compared to the ones we carry in our hearts.”
(Max Brooks, "World War Z")
C.K. Webb, born 1973, is a contemporary American author.
“Sometimes the things in our heads are far worse than anything they could put in books or on film.”
Emily Dickinson, 1830-1886, American poet.
"One need not be a chamber to be haunted. One need not be a house. The brain has corridors surpassing material place."
H.P. Lovecraft, 1890-1937, is one of the most influential horror authors ever. He is best known for his Cthulhu Mythos.
"There are horrors beyond life’s edge that we do not suspect, and once in a while man’s evil prying calls them just within our range."
"The oldest and strongest emotion of mankind is fear, and the oldest and strongest kind of fear is fear of the unknown."
Arthur Conan Doyle, 1859-1930, created Sherlock Holmes, but he also wrote some horror stories.
"Where there is no imagination there is no horror."
(Arthur Conan Doyle)
Clive Barker, born 1952, is one of the most interesting contemporary horror authors. He is inventive and has a vivid imagination. Barker is also a visual artist.
"Horror fiction shows us that the control we believe we have is purely illusory, and that every moment we teeter on chaos and oblivion."
"Everybody is a book of blood; wherever we’re opened, we’re red."
(Clive Barker, "Books of Blood")
The author Robert Bloch, 1917-1994, first belonged to the circle around H.P. Lovecraft, but he later found a slightly different style. He is best known for Psycho, of which Hitchcock would make a movie.
"Despite my ghoulish reputation, I really have the heart of a small boy. I keep it in a jar on my desk."
My previous collections of quotes: "Some Favourite Quotes" and "With a Touch of Humour - More Quotes"
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