Foreshadowing Quotes

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William Shakespeare
“By the pricking of my thumbs,
Something wicked this way comes.”
William Shakespeare, Macbeth

Marilynne Robinson
“To crave and to have are as like as a thing and its shadow. For when does a berry break upon the tongue as sweetly as when one longs to taste it, and when is the taste refracted into so many hues and savors of ripeness and earth, and when do our senses know any thing so utterly as when we lack it? And here again is a foreshadowing -- the world will be made whole. For to wish for a hand on one's hair is all but to feel it. So whatever we may lose, very craving gives it back to us again.”
Marilynne Robinson, Housekeeping

Kurt Cobain
“If you die you’re completely happy and your soul somewhere lives on. I’m not afraid of dying. Total peace after death, becoming someone else is the best hope I’ve got.”
Kurt Cobain

William Shakespeare
“Beware the ides of March.”
William Shakespeare, Julius Caesar

Abraham Lincoln
“I do the very best I know how, the very best I can, and I mean to keep on doing so until the end.”
Abraham Lincoln

J.K. Rowling
“Whatever house I'm in, I hope she's not in it.”
J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

Andy Weir
“The worst moments in life are heralded by small observations.”
Andy Weir, The Martian

Erik Pevernagie
“When misfortune has thrown us a curveball, and the tentacles of desperation are freezing our mind, foreshadowing a hustle-bustle of confusion, we must inflame the power of our imagination. Let us take a walk on the path of groundbreaking change, take daring initiatives, and create a scheme of inventive intentions, gradually paving the way to a new setting, assessing each stage thoughtfully. ("Check and mate")”
Erik Pevernagie

Hanya Yanagihara
“My phone rang, and although it wasn't a sinister time of night, and although nothing had happened that I would later see as foreshadowing, I knew, I knew.”
Hanya Yanagihara, A Little Life

Andrew Hussie
“The streets are empty. Wind skims the voids keeping neighbors apart, as if grazing the hollow of a cut reed, or say, a plundered mailbox. A familiar note is produced. It's the one Desolation plays to keep its instrument in tune.”
Andrew Hussie, Homestuck Book One

Steve Rasnic Tem
“For most of my life I've been a listener. At least in the beginning, I think the reason I listened so intently was to have a chance of hearing the train before it ran over me.”
Steve Rasnic Tem

H.G. Wells
“A shell in the pit," said I, "if the worst comes to worst will kill them all."

The intense excitement of the events had no doubt left my perceptive powers in a state of erethism. I remember that dinner table with extraordinary vividness even now. My dear wife's sweet anxious face peering at me from under the pink lampshade, the white cloth with it silver and glass table furniture—for in those days even philosophical writers had luxuries—the crimson-purple wine in my glass, are photographically distinct. At the end of it I sat, tempering nuts with a cigarette, regretting Ogilvy's rashness, and denouncing the shortsighted timidity of the Martians.

So some respectable dodo in the Mauritius might have lorded it in his nest, and discussed the arrival of that shipful of pitiless sailors in want of animal food. "We will peck them to death tomorrow, my dear.”
H.G. Wells, The War of the Worlds

Vladimir Nabokov
“Queer, how I misinterpreted the designations of doom.”
Vladimir Nabokov, Lolita

“I run into trees all the time when I go sledding”
Geoffrey Rogers

Patricia Nell Warren
“How many more times would I have embraced him that night, how many more times would I have kissed him, if I had known the name of that stranger lover who was already in Montreal, who had already bought his stadium ticket from a scalper for the 5,000 tomorrow.
That implacable lover who was going to turn Billy's eyes away from me forever.”
Patricia Nell Warren, The Front Runner

Sarah Wendell
“Unintentional foreshadowing is unintentionally hilarious.”
Sarah Wendell

Elizabeth Boyle
“Mr. St. Maur will help me make a most excellent match. Perhaps you should retain him as well."
Minerva shook her head at the pair of them. "A man will have to fall out of the sky and into my bedroom before I marry him.”
Elizabeth Boyle, Mad about the Duke

“The man looked up at the dangling, buzzing lightbulb, then turned to his partner. " You know who invented those things right? Maybe we should call this one Thomas. " And then they left.”
James Dasher

Nicola Yoon
“I'm working on a poem about heartbreak that I've been working on forever (give or take). The problem is that I've never had my heart broken, so I'm having a hard time.”
Nicola Yoon, The Sun Is Also a Star

Madeline Miller
“Lady,” he said, “I am sorry to trouble you.”
“You have not been trouble yet,” I said.”
Madeline Miller, Circe

Kōtarō Isaka
“It's a line from one of the characters in the novel. It means that everyone dies, and they're alone when they do.'
Lemon sneers. 'I'm not gonna die.'
'You'll die, and you'll die alone.'
'Even if I do die, I'll come back.'
'Yeah, it's like you to be so stubborn. But I'm going to die someday. Alone.”
Kōtarō Isaka, Bullet Train

D.H. Lawrence
“I consider this is really the heart of England,’ said Clifford to Connie, as he sat there in the dim February sunshine.
‘Do you?’ she said, seating herself in her blue knitted dress, on a stump by the path.
‘I do! this is the old England, the heart of it; and I intend to keep it intact.’
‘Oh yes!’ said Connie. But, as she said it she heard the eleven-o’clock hooters at Stacks Gate colliery. Clifford was too used to the sound to notice.”
D.H. Lawrence, Lady Chatterley's Lover

Tom Perrotta
“If you really want to know," she said, "I wrote about Donald Trump."
Tim's immediate sense of relief only lasted a second or two.
"Donald Trump? Are you kidding me?"
"He's cool," she said.
"He's not cool, Abby. Trust me on this one."
"Yah-huh," she insisted. "He's totally cool on The Apprentice."
"I can't believe Donald Trump is your hero."
"I didn't say he was my hero. I just said I admire him."
"For what?"
"Come on, Dad. Everybody admires him. He's got a skyscraper, a private jet, and his own TV show. He can do whatever he wants.”
Tom Perrotta, The Abstinence Teacher

Nidhie Sharma
“Sometimes the universe gives signs, it foreshadows.
It warns. Sometimes coming events cast their shadows before.Momentously happy ones too. But sometimes those signs are just our hearts wanting something so desperately that we project them. All things said, this whole reading-the-signs business can be tricky as hell.”
Nidhie Sharma, INVICTUS

Farrah Rochon
“No wise sayings today?" Tiana asked. Ms. Rose loved sharing nuggets of wisdom she said were passed down from her mother.
The woman's brow lifted. "Actually, I do have one for you: Ti bwa ou pa wè, se li ki pete je ou. The twig you don't see is the one that puts out your eye."
Tiana peered at the flowers Ms. Rose had handed her. "Are there twigs in here?"
"Be cautious," the woman said. "It means to always be aware of your surroundings.”
Farrah Rochon, Almost There

“There was one my dad told me, setting down the book, since he knew the story by heart, about a fairy queen who lived in the center of the marsh. She was both beautiful and terrible, angry at times and kind at others, and rarely seen by mortals. Mostly she took the form of a great blue heron, surveying her kingdom and all the creatures in it. She disdained most humans, except those she helped make the passage into the next world. But if a living person had a sincere wish and she deemed it noble, she would rise up out of the swamp in her true form, with her Spanish-moss hair and her eyes like the sharpest sunbeams, and she would ask the human to perform a nearly impossible task. If they did, she would grant the wish.”
Virginia Hartman, The Marsh Queen

Anthon St. Maarten
“We do not only dream the future, but also create the future in our dreams. Dreamtime is when we set new intentions for future manifestation, as well as record in the universal field or akashic record the progress we have made thus far in fulfilling our destiny.”
Anthon St. Maarten, The Sensible Psychic: A Leading-Edge Guide To True Psychic Perception

Jennifer Saint
“She did not raise her eyes from the ground, she did not open her mouth to speak. She was no Medusa, wearing her agony in screaming serpents that uncoiled furiously from her head. Instead, she withdrew to an unreachable corner of her soul.”
Jennifer Saint, Ariadne

Jennifer Saint
“I would be Medusa, if it came to it, I resolved.”
Jennifer Saint, Ariadne

Jennifer Saint
“A divine vengeance on us all.”
Jennifer Saint, Ariadne

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