Haunting Quotes

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Marie Rutkoski
“Go away, little ghost. Go haunt someone else.”
Marie Rutkoski, The Winner's Kiss

Shannon L. Alder
“In the end, you will not see the physical beauty in others that caught your eye, but the fire that burned within them. This kind of beauty is the bonfire you had to attend.”
Shannon L. Alder

Anne Rice
“It was haunted; but real hauntings have nothing to do with ghosts finally; they have to do with the menace of memory.”
Anne Rice, The Queen of the Damned

S. Jae-Jones
Beware the goblin men and the wares they sell.
S. Jae-Jones, Wintersong

Laura Whitcomb
“It was all real and blazing with detail.
But I was shadow, light as mist, mute as the wallpaper.”
Laura Whitcomb, A Certain Slant of Light

Seré Prince Halverson
“During those times, only under piles of blankets did she feel substantial enough not to drift away; they kept her weighted down and a part of the world. But eventually her dog's persistence and her own strong will would win over, and she'd drag herself up from the thick bog and go back to her chores and her books, carving the missing days into the wall so they did not escape entirely.”
Seré Prince Halverson, All the Winters After

Peter Straub
“I'm being haunted," she blurted out.
"My dear," he cooed. "Turn yourself into a tourist attraction and charge admission.”
Peter Straub, Julia

Will Advise
“Quinns always come at half price, about half the time, and half-naked, even during the colder half of winter. A Quinn is like a queen, but draggier, and cheaper to buy and use for personal gain, unless you’re suspicious that you’re poor and illiterate like Jarod Kintz, in which case Quinns could be the spirits of your dead relatives, come to haunt you until you gather a massive fortune through selling books on the internet, to send some back in time through a portal you bought from the NSA, so they would have lived better lives without having to move a finger for their fortune. Oh, yah, and since they aren’t - they’re blue, like smurfs, yet they turn purple whenever tickled on the belly, which is something they seem to rather dislike, since they start biting and scratching when it happens, for no good reason, I might add.”
Will Advise, Nothing is here...

Alexei Maxim Russell
“Although terrifying, the evil ghost will probably pose no real danger to you or your family. On the other hand, if you have a demonic infestation, your entire household is in very real danger. A demonic entity will not usually confront you or induce you to flee the home. Because, unlike the evil ghost, the demon does not actually want you to leave. On the contrary, it wants you to stick around so it can destroy your life and sully your soul from the inside.”
Alexei Maxim Russell, The New Homeowner's Guide to House Spirits

Alexei Maxim Russell
“The one plus side to demonic infestation is that children cannot be harmed by a demon. The sanctified aura of a child somehow repels the demon and they can only oppress them if the parent makes a contract allowing them to do so. Because they can be very clever in tricking people into agreeing to additional contracts, it is important to never converse with a demon. Either call in a priest or move out as soon as possible.”
Alexei Maxim Russell, The New Homeowner's Guide to House Spirits

Alexei Maxim Russell
“If your spirit is persistently harmless or if it has shown itself to you, in a non-threatening way, then you most definitely have a ghost. The ghost can be frightening, by its very nature. But the ghost will never intentionally frighten you. They will be there for three reasons: 1. They used to live there and are attached to the location 2. They are trying to communicate something to the living or 3. They are protective of somebody who lives in the house and so they are “standing guard” so to speak, over the loved one.”
Alexei Maxim Russell, The New Homeowner's Guide to House Spirits

Melissa  Jennings
“I was haunting you, for so long, that I forgot that I became a ghost too.”
Melissa Jennings, Afterlife

Kayla Krantz
“It reminded him of the truth—who he really was, and the fact that no matter how far he ran, his past would be right there with him.”
Kayla Krantz, Survive at Midnight

Glenn Haybittle
“He knows if he kills this man he will see his face every night before he goes to sleep. That his face will become more vivid to him than his own face. If he kills the man he will be forced to wear this man’s face for the rest of his life.”
Glenn Haybittle, The Way Back to Florence

Anurag Shourie
“There is nothing more agonising than the memory of good times when you are going through a difficult period in life. Life moves in only one direction - forward, but the memoirs of years gone by keep on haunting one’s soul till the time one is alive. Nostalgia can be more painful than a surgeon’s knife.”
Anurag Shourie

Yiyun Li
“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

Eliza Granville
“Older, but no wiser. Alas, our dreams continue to haunt us.”
Eliza Granville, Gretel and the Dark

Donna Tartt
“Out on the lawn, Bunny had just knocked Henry's ball about seventy feet outside the court. There was a ragged burst of laughter; faint, but clear, it floated back across the evening air. That laughter haunts me still.”
Donna Tartt, The Secret History

Thomas Pynchon
“A screaming comes across the sky. It has happened before, but there is nothing to compare it to now.”
Thomas Pynchon, Gravity's Rainbow

“The main work of haunting is done by the living”
Judith Richardson, Possessions: The History and Uses of Haunting in the Hudson Valley

Philippa Gregory
“Dželat mi prilazi i kaže: "Spustite glavu na panj i raširite ruke kad budete spremni, gospo."
Poslušno spuštam ruke na panj i nespretno kleknem na travu. Osećam njen miris pod kolenima. Osećam bol u leđima i čujem krik galebova i nečiji plač. A onda odjednom, baš kad se spremim da spustim čelo na hrapavu površinu panja i raširim ruke da dam znak krvniku da može da udari, odjednom me preplavljuje talas radosti i žudnje za životom, i kažem: "Ne."
Prekasno je, dželat je već zamahnuo sekirom iznad glave, vež je spušta, ali ja kažem: "Ne" i ustajem, pridržavajući se za panj da se osovim na noge.
Osetim strahovit udarac na potiljku, ali gotovo nikakav bol. Silina udarca obara me na zemlju i ja ponavljam "Ne", i odjednom me obuzima buntovnički zanos. Ne pristajem na volju ludaka Henrija Tjudora, ne spuštam krotko glavu na panj i nikada to neću uraditi. Boriću se za svoj život i vičem "Ne!", pokušavajući da ustanem i "Ne", kad osetim novi udarac, "Ne" dok pužem po travi, a krv mi lipti iz rane na vratu i glavi i zaslepljuje me, ali ne guši moju radost u borbi za život iako mi on izmiče, i svedočenju, do poslednje g časa, o zlu koje Henri Tjudor nanosi meni i mojima. "Ne!", vičem. "Ne! Ne! Ne”
Philippa Gregory, The King's Curse

“You sit right next to me.
Still you don't seem close to me.”
Shillpi S Banerrji

Marybeth Niederkorn
“All in all, he thought it was a bad idea to get involved with the woman investigating his ex's possible suicide with intent to haunt.”
Marybeth Niederkorn, Small Town Tales: Volume 1

“wwsssswssssweteeheeeeessssssszzzzzzzzsssss everyone Lee wee eerily everyone what everyone eerily everyone everyone what what what everyone eerily we're lee eerily what what eerily everyone we're www everyone what eerily eerily everwhat - Somehow entered into my Kindle as I slept”
Keith Blodgett

“I Only Speak in Blood. . .”
Something in my Room One Night

“I hope when this is done I'll be able to get back into my happy gardening vibe that was so healthy for me. I want to go back to my routine and my morning ritual with the compost, but it will probably be that my life will split in two. New Leaf Gardening in Wood Green will be happening in parallel to a fantasy that runs along the bottom of that screen like a ticker. Alice will be fine. Rabbit will stay up tonight, and every night. Resending and resending, reopening the page to see if she has responded, if anyone has. The spinning wheel will make my eyes hurt and everything else will go dark.”
Olivia Sudjic, Sympathy

Thomm Quackenbush
“He wouldn’t be the one to prove to the world that there was an afterlife, but he hoped to be the one to prove it to himself, though he would have a few stern questions for a Creator who made people haunt libraries.”
Thomm Quackenbush, Flies to Wanton Boys

Anthony Horowitz
“Much later that night, I thought the door opened and a man came into the bedroom. He was leaning on a stick. He didn't say anything but he stood there, looking sadly at Andreas and me, and as a shaft of moonlight came slanting in through the window, I recognized Atticus Pünd. I was asleep, of course, and dreaming, but I remember wondering how he had managed to enter my world before the thought occurred to me that maybe it was I who had entered his.”
Anthony Horowitz, Magpie Murders

“Antigonish [I met a man who wasn’t there]

Yesterday, upon the stair,
I met a man who wasn’t there
He wasn’t there again today
I wish, I wish he’d go away...

When I came home last night at three
The man was waiting there for me
But when I looked around the hall
I couldn’t see him there at all!
Go away, go away, don’t you come back any more!
Go away, go away, and please don’t slam the door... (slam!)

Last night I saw upon the stair
A little man who wasn’t there
He wasn’t there again today
Oh, how I wish he’d go away...”
Hughes Mearns

Emily Brontë
“I’ll not lie there by myself: they may bury me twelve feet deep and throw the church down over me; but I won’t rest till you are with me… I never will!”
Emily Brontë