Phantom Quotes

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“None of us can choose where we shall love...”
Susan Kay, Phantom

Gaston Leroux
“They played at hearts as other children might play at ball; only, as it was really their two hearts that they flung to and fro, they had to be very, very handy to catch them, each time, without hurting them.”
Gaston Leroux, The Phantom of the Opera

Erik Pevernagie
“When the river of emotions bursts its banks and expectations go over the edges of reality, the brain creates hallucinations. Ringxiety-stricken people feel illusive vibrating alerts and hear phantom phone rings, since absence of ringing generates scaring emptiness and destroys their self-esteem. ("Kein Schwein ruft mich an" )”
Erik Pevernagie

“My mind has touched the farthest horizons of mortal imagination and reaches ever outward to embrace infinity. There is no knowledge beyond my comprehension, no art or skill upon this entire planet that lies beyond the mastery of my hand. And yet, like Faust, I look in vain, I learn in vain. . . . For as long as I live, no woman will ever look on me in love.”
Susan Kay, Phantom

L.J. Smith
“They weren’t a centuries old hunter and a seventeen year old girl, sitting here at the edge of the world. They were just two people, Bonnie and Damon.”
LJ Smith, Dark Reunion

“I had reached up and pulled the castle of dreams down around him.”
Susan Kay

“She wanted an Angel of Music . . . an angel who would make her believe in herself at last. I'd been the Angel of Doom for the khanum. There was no reason in the world why I could not be the Angel of Music for Christine. I couldn't hope to be a man to her, I couldn't ever be a real, breathing, living man waking at her side and reaching out for her . . . But I could be her angel' -Erik”
Susan Kay, Phantom

Gaston Leroux
“... My mother, daroga, my poor, unhappy mother would never... let me kiss her... She used to run away... and throw me my mask!... Nor any other woman... ever, ever!... Ah, you can understand, my happiness was so great, I cried. And fell at her feet, crying... and I kissed her feet... her little feet... crying. You're crying, too, daroga... and she cried also... the angel cried!...”
Gaston Leroux, The Phantom of the Opera

Thomas Hardy
“you dear, sweet, tantalizing phantom--hardly flesh at all; so that when I put my arms round you I almost expect them to pass through you as through air!”
Thomas Hardy, Jude the Obscure

Norton Juster
“You see," he continued, beginning to feel better, "once there was no time at all, and people found it very inconvenient. They never knew wether they were eating lunch or dinner, and they were always missing trains. So time was invented to help them keep track of the day and get to places where they should. When they began to count all the time that was available, what with 60 seconds in a minute and 60 minutes in an hour and 24 hours in a day and 365 days in a year, it seemed as if there was much more than could ever be used. 'If there's so much of it, it couldn't be very valuable,' was the general opinion, and it soon fell into dispute. People wasted it and even gave it away. Then we were giving the job of seeing that no one wasted time again," he said, sitting up proudly. "It's hard work but a noble calling. For you see"- and now he was standing on the seat, one foot on the windshield, shouting with his ams outstretched- "it is our most valuable possession, more precious than diamonds. It marches on, it and tide wait for no man, and-"
At that point in the speech the car hit a bump in the road and the watchdog collapsed in a heap on the front seat with his alarm ringing furiously.”
Norton Juster, The Phantom Tollbooth

Gaston Leroux
“No, of course not.... Why, you love him! Your fear, your terror, all of that is just love and love of the most exquisite kind, the kind which people do not admit even to themselves. The kind that gives you a thrill, when you think of it.... Picture it: a man who lives in a palace underground!" - Raoul”
Gaston Leroux, The Phantom of the Opera

Tahir Shah
“There comes a stage at which a man would rather die cleanly by a bullet than by the unknown terror of the phantom in the forest.”
Tahir Shah, House of the Tiger King: The Quest for a Lost City

“I want you to take off the mask, Erik, do you hear me? I want you to take it off right now.
Susan Kay

Gaston Leroux
“Then I made her understand that, where she was concerned, I was only a poor dog, ready to die for her. But that she could marry the young man she pleased because she had cried with me, and mingled her tears with mine. ~ Erik”
Gaston Leroux

“I am not forsaken! I'm no longer alone in the darkness! Before my eyes I see a thousand little devils lighting black candles along the path which leads toward the edge...the blindingly beautiful edge.”
Susan Kay, Phantom

A.P. Sweet
“runaway my phantom bride
and take your bouquet of poisonous flowers
float away specter
and take the rest of my desire”
A.P. Sweet, The Abattoir of Silence

Kaoru Kurimoto
“An oppressive odor of decay now mingled with the stench of mold and seemed to clutch at the very breath in their lungs.”
Kaoru Kurimoto, The Leopard Mask

“Ah, well...hell is full of burning boats, did you know that, Nadir? I daresay that's what makes it so bloody hot.”
Susan Kay, Phantom

Dawn Hammill
“I believe, my lady, that life is the phantom, and love still more fleeting and elusive - here one minute like a sweet scent you can't quite recognize and gone the next. Best enjoy both while you can.”
Dawn Hammill, Phantom of the Shroppie

Nithin Purple
“The day arrived,when myriad teary rivers flow and the muted wind faintly died in his tears—an altar for the beloved one's departure,for sister-hood is no more,for her to adore!while pangs the beating world in a lamenting voice;their remembering loss of the 'one' they embrace most and when the crepuscule came like a phantom,the mournful,gathered birds swiftly flew in gloom.”
Nithin Purple, Venus and Crepuscule: Beauty and Violence on Me Thrown

Lewis Carroll
“Long has paled that sunny sky:
Echoes fade and memories die:
Autumn frosts have slain July.

Still she haunts me, phantomwise,
Alice moving under skies
Never seen by waking eyes.”
Lewis Carroll

Friedrich Nietzsche
“Weariness, which seeketh to get to the ultimate with one leap, with a death-leap; a poor ignorant weariness, unwilling even to will any longer: that created all Gods and backworlds.”
Friedrich Nietzsche

“I'm not what you want
But I'm exactly what you need
Take a bite and feed
Your satisfaction guaranteed
I'm your sunshine, whoa
I'm gonna burn down your parade
I'm a shooting star
That wish you wished you never made”

Emily Brontë
“So, with a ready heart I swore
To seek their altar-stone no more;
And gave my spirit to adore
Thee, ever-present, phantom thing
My slave, my comrade, my king”
Emily Brontë, Selected Poems

“Choosing the wrong definitions of a dream, we follow a phantom goal on a false road that has no final destination.”
Marina Matiss

Trisha North

I know the phantom
That shies away from the sun
He's a quiet prayer
From the heartless
The mourners
The no ones”
Trisha North, Clown Town: And Other Spooky Poems

“Gaston Leroux claimed that Erik’s character was based on fact. In my novel, let your mind imagine that Catherine’s is too…if you dare!”
Samantha, Life After Phantom

Theodora Taylor
“Then he ended up starting the fight he was so obviously spoiling for when he pulled a girl that was sitting on another guy's lap into his and told her, "Guess what. You just got upgraded.”
Theodora Taylor, Victor: Her Ruthless Crush

Theodora Taylor
“His cousin slices Victor a dark look after that edict and tells Victor in Chinese Sign Language, "If this bitch kills us, my reincarnation is going to hunt your reincarnation down, just to say, I fucking told you so.
Theodora Taylor, Victor: Her Ruthless Husband: The VICTOR Trilogy Book 3

“Au revoir, mon ami.”
Susan Kay, Phantom

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