Graveyards Quotes

Quotes tagged as "graveyards" (showing 1-15 of 15)
Tim Burton
“Most people say about graveyards: "Oh, it's just a bunch of dead people. It's creepy." But for me, there's an energy to it that it not creepy, or dark. It has a positive sense to it.”
Tim Burton

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

Amanda Stevens
“Rosehill was shady and beautiful, the most serene place I could imagine. It had been closed to the public for years, and sometimes as I wandered alone - and often lonely - through the lush fern beds and long curtains of silvery moss, I pretended the crumbling angels were wood nymphs and fairies and I their ruler, queen of my own graveyard kingdom.”
Amanda Stevens

Christopher Hitchens
“It is exactly the fear of revenge that motivates the deepest crimes, from the killing of the enemy's children lest they grow up to play their own part, to the erasure of the enemy's graveyards and holy places so that his hated name can be forgotten.”
Christopher Hitchens, Hitch 22: A Memoir

Helen Stringer
“Graveyards were the one place Belladonna never saw ghosts.”
Helen Stringer, Spellbinder

Lailah Gifty Akita
“The dead only knows their world.”
Lailah Gifty Akita, Think Great: Be Great!

Cecilia Llompart
“There are bones
waiting for names in the graveyards.

Even the sun above us is dying, one
landed repetition of light at a time.”
Cecilia Llompart, The Wingless

Mehmet Murat ildan
“Visit the graveyards sometimes and read the headstone epitaphs! There is much to learn from the dark face of the life!”
Mehmet Murat ildan

Lailah Gifty Akita
“The greatest loss is the lost of life.”
Lailah Gifty Akita, Think Great: Be Great!

Mehmet Murat ildan
“A country which prefers guns to flowers will live the beauty of the flowers only in its graveyards!”
Mehmet Murat ildan

Molly Caldwell Crosby
“In the middle of the cemetery is a grassy plane, strangely vacant. There are no granite tombs or crumbling concrete, just a sun-washed treeless patch of green known as "No Man's Land." Here 1,500 unidentified bodies are buried. At one time, their skin burned with yellow fever; now they lie in a cool, dark place where long ago their arms and legs, hands and feet, were intertwined for eternity.”
Molly Caldwell Crosby, The American Plague: The Untold Story of Yellow Fever, the Epidemic That Shaped Our History

Ted Chiang
“The hush of the night sky is the silence of a graveyard.”
Ted Chiang, The Great Silence

Nicky Peacock
“Every hundred years or so a new Grim Anoukie is made; the Parish Priest at the time picks a victim, usually someone who has pissed off the church or simply wouldn’t be missed. He then buries them alive in the Virgin Grave; the rest is... history.”

Nicky Peacock
“The Virgin Grave”
Nicky Peacock, Enter At Your Own Risk: Old Masters, New Voices

Samuel Beckett
“Personally I have no bone to pick with graveyards, I take the air there willingly, perhaps more willingly than elsewhere, when take the air I must.”
Samuel Beckett, First Love and Other Novellas

Bangambiki Habyarimana
“Prepare for a radio, for nothing is silent like the grave”
Bangambiki Habyarimana, The Great Pearl of Wisdom