Quotes About Gothic

Quotes tagged as "gothic" (showing 1-30 of 205)
Jess C. Scott
“I envy people that know love. That have someone who takes them as they are.”
Jess C. Scott, The Devilin Fey

Mary Shelley
“There is something at work in my soul, which I do not understand.”
Mary Shelley, Frankenstein

Bernie Mcgill
“Some ghosts are so quiet you would hardly know they were there.”
Bernie Mcgill, The Butterfly Cabinet

Jess C. Scott
“One hand was behind his back, and he held it out, presenting a bouquet of white and smoky purple lilies.

“They’re straight from the underworld, by the way. They are everlasting. They won’t die.”
Jess C. Scott, The Devilin Fey

Grant Morrison
“I run blindly through the madhouse ... And I cannot even pray ... For I have no God.”
Grant Morrison, Batman: Arkham Asylum - A Serious House on Serious Earth

Mervyn Peake
“This tower, patched unevenly with black ivy, arose like a mutilated finger from among the fists of knuckled masonry and pointed blasphemously at heaven. At night the owls made of it an echoing throat; by day it stood voiceless and cast its long shadow.”
Mervyn Peake, Titus Groan

Emily Brontë
“I have lost the faculty of enjoying their destruction, and I am too idle to destroy for nothing.”
Emily Brontë, Wuthering Heights

J. Sheridan Le Fanu
“But to die as lovers may - to die together, so that they may live together.”
J. Sheridan Le Fanu, Carmilla

“This is not written for the young or the light of heart, not for the tranquil species of men whose souls are content with the simple pleasures of family, church, or profession. Rather, I write to those beings like myself whose existence is compounded by a lurid intermingling of the dark and the
light; who can judge rationally and think with reason, yet who feel too keenly and churn with too great a passion; who have an incessant longing for happiness and yet are
shadowed by a deep and persistent melancholy—those who grasp gratification where they may, but find no lasting comfort for the soul.”
B.E. Scully

J. Sheridan Le Fanu
“She used to place her pretty arms about my neck, draw me to her, and laying her cheek to mine, murmur with her lips near my ear, “Dearest, your little heart is wounded; think me not cruel because I obey the irresistible law of my strength and weakness; if your dear heart is wounded, my wild heart bleeds with yours. In the rapture of my enormous humiliation I live in your warm life, and you shall die—die, sweetly die—into mine. I cannot help it; as I draw near to you, you, in your turn, will draw near to others, and learn the rapture of that cruelty, which yet is love; so, for a while, seek to know no more of me and mine, but trust me with all your loving spirit.”

And when she had spoken such a rhapsody, she would press me more closely in her trembling embrace, and her lips in soft kisses gently glow upon my cheek.

J. Sheridan Le Fanu

Jane Austen
“She mediated, by turns, on broken promises and broken arches, phaetons and false hangings, Tilneys and trap-doors.”
Jane Austen, Northanger Abbey

Barry Eysman
“It was so close to October that Halloween was knocking at his heart.”
Barry Eysman, Candles for November

Simona Panova
“Oh, he did look like a deity – the perfect balance of danger and charm, he was at the same time fascinating and inaccessible, distant because of his demonstrated flawlessness, and possessing such strength of character that he was dismaying and at the same time utterly attractive in an enticing and forbidden way.”
Simona Panova, Nightmarish Sacrifice

Susan Hill
“They told of dripping stone walls in uninhabited castles and of ivy-clad monastery ruins by moonlight, of locked inner rooms and secret dungeons, dank charnel houses and overgrown graveyards, of footsteps creaking upon staircases and fingers tapping at casements, of howlings and shriekings, groanings and scuttlings and the clanking of chains, of hooded monks and headless horseman, swirling mists and sudden winds, insubstantial specters and sheeted creatures, vampires and bloodhounds, bats and rats and spiders, of men found at dawn and women turned white-haired and raving lunatic, and of vanished corpses and curses upon heirs.”
Susan Hill

Novala Takemoto
“I have a, shall we say, morbid personality.”
Novala Takemoto, Missin' (Novel)

“The Only Way Out Is To DIE!!!!”
Bullet for My Valentine

Marcus Sedgwick
“If I were dead, I wouldn't be sad, and I wouldn't be glad, because I wouldn't be.”
Marcus Sedgwick

Arthur Conan Doyle
“There was something awesome in the thought of the solitary mortal standing by the open window and summoning in from the gloom outside the spirits of the nether world.”
Arthur Conan Doyle

Michael Cox
“After killing the red-haired man, I took myself off to Quinn’s for an oyster supper.”
Michael Cox, The Meaning of Night

“Our very existence refuses your laws and
your science, your religions and your
philosophies.”
B.E. Scully

Rae Hachton
“Ellie, would you frolic in the land of forever with me?”
Rae Hachton, Pretty In Black

Jaye Frances
“All cats are gray in the dark. And besides, her actions have less to do with her, and everything to do with you.”
Jaye Frances, The Kure

James  Pratt
“I have learned one lesson in all this and I will share it knowing it will do no one any good. The lesson is this: "There are none more complicit in one's undoing than one's own heart".”
James Pratt, The Woman in the Portrait

Rebekah Armusik
“I am not a fool. This is why Olga was so distraught - because I teetered the line, and most times my left foot was a paperweight clinging to hell.”
Rebekah Armusik, Mariposa

André Breton
“(speaking of Ann Radcliffe) A work of art worthy of the name is one which gives us back the freshness of the emotions of childhood.”
André Breton

Keith Kekic
“Walk with this tomorrow night. If nothing happens, then
don’t come back. Forget about us, this place, but if you feel the
Nightwalker in you awaken, then return to where you belong.
Return to me, and the streets will run red with blood.”
Keith Kekic, Chloe of the Night

Novala Takemoto
“How many people could embrace such disturbing imagery?”
Novala Takemoto, Missin' (Novel)
tags: gothic

Keith Kekic
“These streets belong to us because we decided not to punch the time clock. We decided to see what and f*ck is going on out here when all those other people are going to sleep. So we walk from dusk until dawn and we rule.”
Keith Kekic, Nightwalkers

Alan Ryan
“He had gone again and, emboldened by his first successful trip, had chosen a different sort of world to enter, that of THE MONK. He had studied the book with great care and finally selected a passage that was purely descriptive.

The result was the same. The instant he closed the top of the showcase, he was transported to the world described in the open pages. He found himself standing - and shivering - in a dank corridor that, he knew, was far underground. Feeble candlelight flickered in the distance, off to his left. Water dripped down the gleaming walls and startled rats scurried past his feet. The air was stale and unpleasant. Down the corridor to his left, he could hear singing but could not make out the words. Then suddenly, from his right, he heard a woman's high-pitched scream, its sound caroming off the wet, stone walls of the passageway. He jumped, his skin crawling at the back of his neck.

And found himself back in his warm and familiar room.

("I Shall Not Leave England Now")”
Alan Ryan, Shadows 7

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