Howl Quotes

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Diana Wynne Jones
“I'm going up to my room now, where I may die.”
Diana Wynne Jones, Howl’s Moving Castle

Diana Wynne Jones
“Go to bed, you fool," Calcifer said sleepily. "You're drunk."
"Who, me?" said Howl. "I assure you, my friends, I am cone sold stober." He got up and stalked upstairs, feeling for the wall as if he thought it might escape him unless he kept in touch with it. His bedroom door did escape him.”
Diana Wynne Jones, Howl’s Moving Castle

Diana Wynne Jones
“Typical! I break my neck trying to get here, and I find you peacefully tidying up!”
Diana Wynne Jones, Howl’s Moving Castle
tags: howl

Diana Wynne Jones
“I've got a hangover."
"No, you hit your head on the floor."
"I can't stay. I've got to rescue that fool Sophie.”
Diana Wynne Jones, Howl’s Moving Castle

Diana Wynne Jones
“More about Howl? Sophie thought desperately. I have to blacken his name! Her mind was such a blank that for a second it actually seemed to her that Howl had no faults at all. How stupid! 'Well, he's fickle, careless, selfish, and hysterical,' she said. 'Half the time I think he doesn't care what happens to anyone as long as he's alright--but then I find out how awfully kind he's been to someone. Then I think he's kind just when it suits him--only then I find out he undercharges poor people. I don't know, Your Majesty. He's a mess.”
Diana Wynne Jones, Howl’s Moving Castle

Diana Wynne Jones
“By now it was clear that Howl was in a mood to produce green slime any second. Sophie hurriedly put her sewing away. "I'll make some hot buttered toast," she said. "Is that all you can do in the face of tragedy??" Howl asked. "Make toast!”
Diana Wynne Jones, Howl’s Moving Castle

Mervyn Peake
“And now, my poor old woman, why are you crying so bitterly? It is autumn. The leaves are falling from the trees like burning tears- the wind howls. Why must you mimic them?”
Mervyn Peake, Titus Groan

Diana Wynne Jones
“Tell me about this Wizard Howl of yours."
"He's the best wizard in Ingary or anywhere else. If he'd only had time, he would have defeated that djinn. And he's sly and selfish and vain as a peacock and cowardly, and you can't pin him down to anything."
"Indeed? Strange that you should speak so proudly such a list of vices, most loving of ladies."
"What do you mean, vices? I was just describing Howl. He comes from another world entirely, you know, called Wales, and I refuse to believe he's dead!”
Diana Wynne Jones, Castle in the Air

Diana Wynne Jones
“You are a terror, aren't you? Leave this yard alone. I know just where everything is in it, and I won't be able to find the things I need for my transport spells if you tidy them up.'
So there was probably a bundle of souls or a box of chewed hearts somewhere out here, Sophie thought. She felt really thwarted. ‘Tidying up is what I’m here for!’ she shouted at Howl.
‘Then you must think of a new meaning for your life,’ Howl said.”
Diana Wynne Jones, Howl’s Moving Castle

William Carlos Williams
“Hold back the edges of your gown, Ladies, we are going through hell.”
William Carlos Williams

Allen Ginsberg
“Follow your inner moonlight, don’t hide the madness.”
Allen Ginsberg, Howl and Other Poems

Allen Ginsberg
“with dreams, with drugs, with waking nightmares, alcohol and cock and endless balls”
Allen Ginsberg
tags: howl

Diana Wynne Jones
“Howl backed into the door to shut it and leaned there in a tragic attitude. "Look at you all!" he said. "Ruin stares me in the face. I slave all day for you. And not one of you, even Calcifer, can spare time to say hello!"
Calcifer said, "I never do say hello."
"Is something wrong?" asked Sophie.
"That's better," Howl said. "Some of you are pretending to notice me at last. Yes, something is wrong.”
Diana Wynne Jones, Howl’s Moving Castle

Allen Ginsberg
“I'm with you in Rockland
in my dreams you walk dripping from a sea-journey on the highway across America in tears to the door of my cottage in the Western night.”
Allen Ginsberg, Howl and Other Poems

Allen Ginsberg
“Who dreamt
and made incarnate gaps in Time & Space
through images juxtaposed,
and trapped the archangel of the soul between 2 visual images
and joined the elemental verbs and set the noun
and dash of consciousness together
jumping with sensation of Pater Omnipotens Aeterna Deus
to recreate the syntax and measure of poor human
prose and stand before you speechless and intelligent and shaking with shame”
Allen Ginsberg, Howl and Other Poems

Allen Ginsberg
“Holy the supernatural extra brilliant intelligent kindness of the soul!”
Allen Ginsberg, Howl and Other Poems

Allen Ginsberg
“You know me now. I’m only good at beginnings.”
Allen Ginsberg

“Nothing is ever as simple as it seems. At the edge of perception, weird things dance and howl.”
M.H. Boroson, The Girl with Ghost Eyes

Markus Zusak
“You ever hear a dog cry, Steve? You know, howling so loud it's almost unbearable?' He nodded. 'I reckon they howl like that because they're so hungry it hurts, and that's what I feel in me every day of my life. I'm so hungry to be somethin' - to be somebody. You hear me?' He did. 'I'm not lyin' down ever. Not for you. Not for anyone.' I ended it. 'I'm hungry, Steve.'
Sometimes I think they're the best words I've ever said.
'I'm hungry.”
Markus Zusak, Getting the Girl

Rachel Caine
“Claire elbowed him. "You must be feeling better."

"Seems like it, doesn't it?"

That, she thought with a sudden rush of disquiet, was not an answer. It was an evasion. "Are you feeling better?"

"If by better you mean much more aware than I ought to be of the fact that there are freaking vampires all over the place, then yes, much better. But I'm dealing with it."

"If you can't, will you let me know?"

"Sure thing. I'll let out a howl."

"Not funny."

"Well, in my defense, it wasn't really meant to be. I mean, I might literally howl.”
Rachel Caine, Daylighters

Akemi Dawn Bowman
“When you live with wolves, you learn to howl,' he says . . . 'the wolf is dangerous, and the howl is a kind of pain. If you spend too much time around people whose souls are hurting, eventually your soul starts to cry out too.”
Akemi Dawn Bowman, Harley in the Sky

Diana Wynne Jones
“I was born to strange sights. Things invisible to see . . . I know where all past years are, and who cleft the Devil's foot.”
Diana Wynne Jones, Howl’s Moving Castle
tags: howl

Suman Pokhrel
“Playing ball of wind
reaching the other end of The Road Not Taken
may I call in Robert Frost by holding hands
and request Ginsberg to recite Howl
facing the world.”
Suman Pokhrel

Danika Stone
“The first hint of danger was a howl so distant, it was more a feeling than a sound.”
Danika Stone, The Dark Divide

“Ah, Carl, while you are not safe I am not safe, and now you're really in the total animal soup of time”
Alan Ginsburg

Diana Wynne Jones
“Dans le pays d’Ingary, où des choses étonnantes comme les bottes de sept lieues et les capes d’invisibilité existent bel et bien, c’est une véritable calamité que d’être
l’aîné de trois enfants ; chacun sait que vous serez le premier à échouer, si d’aventure vous décidiez d’aller chercher fortune.”
Diana Wynne Jones

Allen Ginsberg
“who cut their wrists three times successively unsuccessfully, gave up and were forced to open antique stores where they thought they were growing old and cried.”
Allen Ginsberg, Howl
tags: howl

Allen Ginsberg
“who jumped off the Brooklyn Bridge this actually happened and walked away unknown and forgotten into the ghostly daze of Chinatown soup alleyways & firetrucks, not even one free beer”
Allen Ginsberg, Howl
tags: howl

Diana Wynne Jones
“Look at it! It's ginger! I shall have to hide until it's grown out! Despair! Anguish! Horror!”
Diana Wynne Jones, Howl’s Moving Castle

Diana Wynne Jones
“I shall die and then you'll all be sorry.”
Diana Wynne Jones, Howl's Moving Castle
tags: howl

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