Haunted Quotes

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Emily Dickinson
“Nature is a haunted house--but Art--is a house that tries to be haunted.”
Emily Dickinson, The Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson

Becca Fitzpatrick
“I missed you, Angel. Not one day went by that I didn't feel you missing from my life. You haunted me to the point that I began to believe Hank had gone back on his oath and killed you. I couldn't escape you and I didn't want to. You tortured me, but it was better than losing you.”
Becca Fitzpatrick, Silence

Chuck Palahniuk
“If we can forgive what has been done to us . . .

If we can forgive what we've done to others . . .

If we can leave all of our stories behind. Our being
villians or victims.

Only then can we maybe rescue the world.

But we still sit here, waiting to be saved. While we're
still victims, hoping to be discovered while we suffer.”
Chuck Palahniuk, Haunted

“So you're gone and i'm haunted
And i bet you are just fine
Did i make it that easy to walk
Right in and out of my life”
Fine Frenzy

Kendare Blake
“Over the course of my life I've been to lots of places. Shadowed places where things have gone wrong. Sinister places where things still are. I always hate the sunlit towns, full of newly built developments with double-car garages in shades of pale eggshell, surrounded by green lawns and dotted with laughing children. Those towns aren't any less haunted than the others. They're just better liars.”
Kendare Blake, Anna Dressed in Blood

Chuck Palahniuk
“We're all of us haunted and haunting.”
Chuck Palahniuk, Lullaby

Philip K. Dick
“To live is to be haunted.”
Philip K. Dick, Flow My Tears, the Policeman Said

Fleur Adcock
“There are worse things than having behaved foolishly in public.
There are worse things than these miniature betrayals,
committed or endured or suspected; there are worse things
than not being able to sleep for thinking about them.
It is 5 a.m. All the worse things come stalking in
and stand icily about the bed looking worse and worse and worse.”
Fleur Adcock

P.C. Cast
“Warrior, when you pledge yourself to the service of a High Priestess, the goal is not to frighten her to death but to protect your lady from death.”
P.C. Cast, Hunted

Emily Dickinson
“One need not be a chamber to be haunted,
One need not be a house;
The brain has corridors surpassing
Material place.

Far safer, of a midnight meeting
External ghost,
Than an interior confronting
That whiter host.

Far safer through an Abbey gallop,
The stones achase,
Than, moonless, one's own self encounter
In lonesome place.

Ourself, behind ourself concealed,
Should startle most;
Assassin, hid in our apartment,
Be horror's least.

The prudent carries a revolver,
He bolts the door,
O'erlooking a superior spectre
More near.”
Emily Dickinson, The Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson

Jack Kerouac
“A scene should be selected by the writer for haunted-ness-of-mind interest.
If you're not haunted by something, as by a dream, a vision, or a memory, which are involuntary, you're not interested or even involved.”
Jack Kerouac, Book of Sketches

Edgar Allan Poe
“There was much of the beautiful, much of the wanton, much of the bizarre, something of the terrible, and not a little of that which might have excited disgust.”
Edgar Allan Poe, The Masque of the Red Death

Angela Carter
“She herself is a haunted house. She does not possess herself; her ancestors sometimes come and peer out of the windows of her eyes and that is very frightening. She has the mysterious solitude of ambiguous states; she hovers in a no-man’s land between life and death, sleeping and waking.”
Angela Carter, The Lady of the House of Love

Meg Cabot
“Well, hi, CeeCee," I said. "Hi, Adam. Nice of you two to drop by. Ever heard of knocking?"
"Oh, please," CeeCee said. "Why? Because we might interrupt you and your precious Jesse?"
Jesse, upon hearing this, raised his eyebrows. Way up.”
Meg Cabot, Haunted

Chuck Palahniuk
“If the living are haunted by the dead, then the dead are haunted by their own mistakes.”
Chuck Palahniuk, Damned

Meg Cabot
“Jesse, this is Craig. Craig, Jesse. You two should get along. Jesse's dead,
Meg Cabot, Haunted

Meg Cabot
“Adam gave me a scandalized look. "Fraternizing with the enemy!" he cried. "For shame, wench!”
Meg Cabot, Haunted

James Herbert
“To be haunted is to glimpse a truth that might best be hidden.”
James Herbert, Haunted

Meg Cabot
“Are you a pirate?”
Meg Cabot, Haunted

James S.A. Corey
“I still feel haunted,' she said. 'I thought it would go away. I thought if I faced it, it would all go away.'

'It doesn't go away. Ever. But you get better at it.'

'At what?'

'At being haunted,' Avasarala said.”
James S.A. Corey, Caliban's War

Maggie Stiefvater
“Grace, who haunted my thoughts when I couldn’t dream”
Maggie Stiefvater, Linger

Jessica Verday
“Since you can't touch me, you made something that could, didn't you?" I said.
My world slowed and I closed my eyes. "I am going yo give you my heart noe," I whispered. "Please don't break it again.”
Jessica Verday, The Haunted

“That’s the last time I put you in charge of the tequila when we’re making margaritas”
JoAnne Kenrick, When A Mullo Loves A Woman

“Think what devils chase a man who cannot sleep in his own house.”
Warren Eyster, The Goblins of Eros

James Caskey
“Many people, after spending a long weekend being stealthily seduced by this grand dame of the South, mistakenly think that they have gotten to know her: they believe (in error) that after a long stroll amongst the rustling palmettoes and gas lamps, a couple of sumptuous meals, and a tour or two, that they have discovered everything there is to know about this seemingly genteel, elegant city. But like any great seductress, Charleston presents a careful veneer of half-truths and outright fabrications, and it lets you, the intended conquest, fill in many of the blanks. Seduction, after all, is not true love, nor is it a gentle act. She whispers stories spun from sugar about pirates and patriots and rebels, about plantations and traditions and manners and yes, even ghosts; but the entire time she is guarded about the real story. Few tourists ever hear the truth, because at the dark heart of Charleston is a winding tale of violence, tragedy and, most of all, sin.”
James Caskey, Charleston's Ghosts: Hauntings in the Holy City

“When we feel haunted, it is the pull of our own home we're experiencing, but a more upsetting possibility is that the past has become homeless, and we are offering it a place to inhabit in the present.”
Yiyun Li, Dear Friend, from My Life I Write to You in Your Life

Gabriela Mistral
“Because she—you hear her—she's calling,
and is always going to call, and it's better
both of us die by the dagger without anyone
seeing us, Orestes, and die a fit death.”
Gabriela Mistral, Madwomen: Poems of Gabriela Mistral

Wayne Gerard Trotman
“Artists are haunted souls.”
Wayne Gerard Trotman

“I dream the scent
of my mother's lipstick
has come back to haunt me—
like an oil pastel
my dreary, dramatic heart.”
Analicia Sotelo, Virgin

K. Weikel
“Insomnia haunted me like regret”
K. Weikel

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