Gothic Quotes

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

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

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

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

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

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

“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.

Sheridan Le Fanu

Nathan Reese Maher
“All is as if the world did cease to exist. The city's monuments go unseen, its past unheard, and its culture slowly fading in the dismal sea.”
Nathan Reese Maher

Simona Panova
“Everybody is equally weak on the inside, just that some present their ruins as new castles and become kings –”
Simona Panova, Nightmarish Sacrifice

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

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

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

J. Sheridan Le Fanu
“Girls are caterpillars while they live in the world, to be finally butterflies when the summer comes; but in the meantime there are grubs and larvae, don't you see - each with their peculiar propensities, necessities and structure.”
Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu, Carmilla

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

J. Sheridan Le Fanu
“If your dear heart is wounded, my wild heart bleeds with yours.”
Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu, Carmilla

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

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

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

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

Rebecca McNutt
“Hello, my name is Holly Eryngo Nemov. My last name is pronounced like ‘Nemo’, and if you spell ‘Nemo’ backwards, it becomes ‘omen’. ‘Nemov’ is also an anagram for ‘venom’. It also means ‘nobody’. My family thought it was a good last name for me. I am fifteen years old – I’ll be sixteen after October the 31st – and I’m a necromancer’s apprentice. Necromancy, from the Greek words ‘nekros’ and ‘manteia’, means ‘divination from the dead’. My family prayed to a demon prince a long time ago, to bring me back from that realm of the world, so I used to believe that they wanted me, but they didn’t. I like reading, I like practicing magic, I like catching rattlesnakes and I like quiet, isolated places. I don’t like dogs, riverbanks, big cities or survival. My family is dead, and I’m supposed to have joined the thing that killed them.”
Rebecca McNutt, Necromancy Cottage, or, The Black Art of Gnawing On Bones

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

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

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

Matthew Gregory Lewis
“Open your eyes, Ambrosio, and be prudent. Hell is your lot; You are doomed to eternal perdition; Nought lies beyond your grave but a gulph of devouring flames.”
Matthew Gregory Lewis, The Monk

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

Shirley Jackson
“It isn't fair, it isn't right," Mrs. Hutchinson screamed, and then they were upon her.”
Shirley Jackson, The Lottery

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