Goth Quotes

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Magenta Periwinkle
“Could a scar be like the rings of a tree, reopened with each emotional season?”
Magenta Periwinkle, Cutting Class

“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

Stacey Kade
“Nice. I like a little desperation in
a guy. It builds character.”
Stacey Kade, Queen of the Dead

Magenta Periwinkle
“I had choosen the path of the black sheep rather than that of the unicorns and puppies.”
Magenta Periwinkle, Cutting Class

Meg Cabot
“Did you see him? I know the photo was grainy, but he looks like one of those death metal goth heads, or whatever they’re called. All dressed in black with long hair

I took umbrage at my mother describing my boyfriend this way. John was the Lord of the Underworld. How else was he supposed to dress?”
Meg Cabot, Underworld

Stacey Kade
“What happened to you?" she asked.
"Ben was feeling artistic. Wanted to rearrange my face.”
Stacey Kade, Body & Soul

“Emotions don’t interfere in my acting, nor in my life.”
Simona Panova, Nightmarish Sacrifice

Heather Brewer
“She raised a sharp eyebrow at him. "Vlad, no offense, but look at you. If you're not a vampire, you're clearly the most anemic goth I've ever seen."... "We believed you. Because that's what friends do."
pg267 October to Vlad”
Heather Brewer, Twelfth Grade Kills

“You kissed me once and now you feel as if you’ve got some special kind of licence to do it whenever you want?”
Simona Panova, Nightmarish Sacrifice

E.A. Bucchianeri
“If on thoughts of death we are fed,
Thus, a coffin, became my bed.”
E.A. Bucchianeri, Phantom Phantasia: Poetry for the Phantom of the Opera Phan

“Goth was sort of the melancholy cousin of punk that says: there's a lot of evil in this world, there's a lot of very mean spirited people and that makes me sad.”
Aurelio Voltaire Hernández

Stacey Kade
“At least I graduated," he muttered, stabbing the key in and unlocking the door.
I sucked in a breath. "I think dying was a little out of my control, thank you very much."
"If you say so". He shrugged, but I saw the corner of his mouth turn up into a faint smile.”
Stacey Kade

Nathan Squiers
“Brian came in heavy at that moment on his guitar, the rapid, high-pitched squeal ranging back and forth as his fingers flew along the frets. As the intro's tempo grew more rapid, Bekka heard Derek's subtle bass line as it worked its way in. After another few seconds Will came in, slow at first, but racing along to match the others' pace. When their combined efforts seemed unable to get any heavier, David jumped into the mix.

As the sound got nice and heavy, Bekka began to rock back-and-forth onstage. In front of her, hundreds of metal-lovers began to jump and gyrate to their music. She matched their movements for a moment, enjoying the connection that was being made, before stepping over to the keyboard that had been set up behind her. Sliding her microphone into an attached cradle, she assumed her position and got ready. Right on cue, all the others stopped playing, throwing the auditorium into an abrupt silence. Before the crowd could react, however, Bekka's fingers began to work the keys, issuing a rhythm that was much softer and slower than what had been built up. The audience's violent thrash-dance calmed at that moment and they began to sway in response.

Bekka smiled to herself.

This is what she lived for.”
Nathan Squiers, Death Metal

Stacey Kade
“I couldn't loose somebody else like that, without even the chance to say good-bye. Not again. Not her.”
Stacey Kade

Stacey Kade
“Do you have any idea who Erin was kissing?"
"Yeah, so we'll brush out teeth really, really thoroughly afterwards," I said, bumping her nose with mine gently. I wasn't going to let anyone spoil this moment.”
Stacey Kade

Ruadhán J. McElroy
“I never saw "being different" in and of itself as the point to "being Goth" -- dressing different from most others, maybe, but the point to me was to get together with people who liked the same music and clothes, or at least very similar music and clothes, and go to clubs, go to movies, go to coffee-houses and hold poetry readings and, in general, just have some good harmless fun. Did I look like a dork? Sure, but so did everybody else in the club. We weren't "being different", at least not all of us, we just were different and the point was to stop bitching about being different and just have fun.”
Ruadhán J. McElroy
tags: fun, goth, youth

“There's really nothing sadder than goth kids in a warm-weather climate.”
David Crabb, Bad Kid: A Memoir on Growing Up Goth & Gay in Texas
tags: goth, goths

“By understanding the value system the world preferred, remembering and feigning it, I was able to convince others that I was free of problems. I simply had to participate enthusiastically in the boring conversations my classmates were having.”
Otsuichi, Goth

“But when emotions get strong, humans have to do something. Some people encase their emotions by playing or exercising, whereas others calm their emotions by breaking things. People in the latter group could let their feelings out just by breaking furniture or the like. But Morino was unable to direct those feelings outward, so she'd directed them at herself.”
Otsuichi, Goth

Sara  Taylor
“I realized how much it must suck to be a parent. You devote everything to your kids, who just end up growing up and disliking you. I felt bad for them briefly, but at least they had each other. In that moment I decided I wouldn't have kids. I don't think I could handle the level of betrayal I'd feel once I realized they weren't interested in me anymore.”
Sara Taylor, Boring Girls

Shaun David Hutchinson
“Death is as normal and digestion. People move through life the way food moves through our bodies. Their natural usefulness is extracted along the way to help enrich the world, and when they have nothing left to give, they’re eliminated. Much like our bodies would clog up with excrement if we didn’t defecate, the world would do the same if we didn’t die.”
Shaun David Hutchinson, The Past and Other Things That Should Stay Buried

Leslye Walton
“If Goth ever becomes fashionable again, you'll be the first person I call.”
Leslye Walton, The Price Guide to the Occult

Jennifer L. Armentrout
“Do you think he looked for the house that was already decorated in black and white? I asked, wondering how we ended up with angel-palooza.

Probably. He needed a place as deep and dark as his troubled thoughts. Arum are goth like that.”
Jennifer L. Armentrout, The Brightest Night

Flannery O'Connor
“Lady," he said, and turned and gave her his full attention, "lemme tell you something. There's one of these doctors in Atlanta that's taken a knife and cut the human heart-the human heart," he repeated, leaning forward, "out of a man's chest and held it in his hand," and he held his hand out, palm up, as if it were slightly weighted with the human heart, "and studied it like it was a day-old chicken, and lady," he said, allowing a long significant pause in which his head slid forward and his clay-colored eyes brightened, "he don't know no more about it than you or me."

"That's right," the old woman said.”
Flannery O'Connor, A Good Man is Hard to Find and Other Stories
tags: goth

Molly Ringle
“I turned my bedroom into a bat-cave of band posters, dark curtains, and the occasional skull. I think by now my distraught parents were seeking advice from their pastor. Andy, meanwhile, calmly remarked, “I like how you’ve found a way to use Halloween decorations year-round.”
Molly Ringle, All the Better Part of Me

Alan Moore
“Or there’s Alex Crowley, tiresomely attempting to persuade his school-chums to refer to him as Shelley’s Alastor, like some self-conscious Goth from Nottingham called Dave insisting that his vampire name is Armand.”
Alan Moore, Ángeles fósiles

H.P. Lovecraft
“Las negras lápidas surgían de la nieve como las uñas destrozadas de un cadáver gigantesco.”
H. P. Lovecraft

Simi Sunny
“As I approached the one casket, I pulled out an empty bottle I grabbed earlier and held it with my one hand while summoning the spirit from one’s body. Not too long, I have gathered it and captured it in the bottle. And one by one, I did the same procedure for each of the souls that were present. Call me inhumane, but this is how I usually do in the morning—or the evening, but it depends on how busy I am—, and it’s not easy. But this is my job as the soul keeper.”
Simi Sunny, The Weight of Our Souls

Simi Sunny
“No one knew that the weighing of the heart remained alive, considering it was the belief in Ancient Egypt. Even though their faith diminished, it remains. Who knew my family had kept this part of the ritual alive when they first told me.”
Simi Sunny, The Weight of Our Souls

Edgar Allan Poe
“If you still think me mad, you will think so no longer when I describe the wise precautions I took for the concealment of the body.”
Edgar Allan Poe, The Tell-Tale Heart

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