Sinister Quotes

Quotes tagged as "sinister" (showing 1-30 of 39)
W.C. Fields
“I am free of all prejudice. I hate everyone equally. ”
W.C. Fields

Graham Greene
“You know what the fellow said – in Italy, for thirty years under the Borgias, they had warfare, terror, murder and bloodshed, but they produced Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci and the Renaissance. In Switzerland, they had brotherly love, they had five hundred years of democracy and peace – and what did that produce? The cuckoo clock.”
Graham Greene, The Third Man

Oscar Wilde
“Music makes one feel so romantic - at least it always gets on one's nerves - which is the same thing nowadays.”
Oscar Wilde

Rachel Carson
“It is a curious situation that the sea, from which life first arose should now be threatened by the activities of one form of that life. But the sea, though changed in a sinister way, will continue to exist; the threat is rather to life itself.”
Rachel Carson, The Sea Around Us

Friedrich Nietzsche
“Only sick music makes money today.”
Friedrich Nietzsche

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

Thomas Ligotti
“The sinister, the terrible never deceive: the state in which they leave us is always one of enlightenment. And only this condition of vicious insight allows us a full grasp of the world, all things considered, just as a frigid melancholy grants us full possession of ourselves. We may hide from horror only in the heart of horror. (“The Medusa”)”
Thomas Ligotti

Oscar Wilde
“To disagree with three-fourths of the British public is one of the first requisites of sanity.”
Oscar Wilde

William Shakespeare
“Where is Polonius?
In heaven. Send hither to see. If your messenger find him not there, seek him i' th' other place yourself. But if indeed you find him not within this month, you shall nose him as you go up the stairs into the lobby.”
William Shakespeare, Hamlet

Doug MacLeod
“Life would be a great deal easier if dead things had the decency to remain dead.”
Doug MacLeod

“If you have any doubts that we live in a society controlled by men, try reading down the index of contributors to a volume of quotations, looking for women's names.”
Elaine Gill

Toba Beta
“The God that we commonly know may be less sinister than the true God that we don't know for sure.”
Toba Beta, Master of Stupidity

“When she opened her eyes they were confronted by a musical box against the opposite wall - one of those early Bavarian toys where mechanical figures perform to the tune.

'How odd,' she thought. The little stage showed a group of fiddlers, two couples in costumes like those of the ball she had just quitted, and in a doorway at the side, a gypsy or beggar man.

Very faintly the distant waltz came to her ears, but no footsteps ringing in the abandoned halls.

With her hand pressed to her unsteady heart, acting under a sudden compulsion, she pushed down the lever. Delicate plucked music started up; the fiddlers sawed with their clumsy arms in time to an ethereal waltz. The couples moved jerkily out and each raised an arm to clasp its partner. To various clicks and rumbles from under the floor they began to revolve with each other and to orbit round the room. Their movements were sinister because of being both reluctant and predestined. Here they were and this is was what they must do. ("Many Coloured Glass")”
Lucy M. Boston, Ghost Stories

Milan Kundera
“What drove such people to their sinister occupations? Spite? Certainly, but also the desire for order. Because the desire for order tries to transform the human world into an inorganic reign in which everything goes well, everything functions as a subject of an impersonal will. The desire for order is at the same time a desire for death, because life is a perpetual violation of order. Or, inversely, the desire for order is a virtuous pretext by which man's hatred for man justifies its crimes.”
Milan Kundera, Farewell Waltz

Jennifer Reinfried
“This guy is a total fucking prick. I know I've said that before. Still. I would have taken great pleasure in strangling him in that moment, if that was something I was capable of. And I'm not even that violent.”
Jennifer Reinfried, Grim Inception

Rebecca McNutt
“Every day it’s something worse being predicted. Mearth says that sooner or later copyright on books will be all in the past because they’ll all be available electronically. She says that electric cars will replace gasoline-powered cars. She says that something called drones will be used to watch the entire country, she talks a lot about something called nanotechnology, and 3-dimensional printing and cellular phones being implanted into peoples’ minds and all available careers being replaced by robots and human cloning and overpopulation and film becoming obsolete, cellular phones making regular telephones obsolete and LED lighting replacing everything and eventually she says that the planet will collapse and become an apathetic wreck,” Alecto replied rapidly, his run-on sentence sounding sinister and dangerous. “Mearth says that eventually people will be able to see inside the minds of everyone.”
Rebecca McNutt, Super 8: The Sequel to Smog City

Noah Hawley
“True horror, you see, comes not from the savagery of the unexpected but from the corruption of everyday objects, spaces. To take a thing we see every day a thing we take for granted as normal, a child’s bedroom and transform it into something sinister untrustworthy is to undermine the very fabric of life.”
Noah Hawley, Before the Fall

“I will erase this world of yours with such magnificence of my presence that your vision will remain no more, your eyes fading to darkness and your soul barren before me, in my grasp that I shall corrupt to a slave of mine.”
Saim Cheeda

Deyth Banger
“AS for jerk-off... I just done it...... as for now it has happen something... Dexter will marry his sister... wtf... wtf... wtf

- Secrets
- Mysteries

- Nonsense.... looking there and there and there and soona and kiss comes,..... wtf it's really fucked up.... oh it was a dream.... god safe me from that sin.

- I am not a sinister!”
Deyth Banger

T.F. Hodge
“The seemingly most hateful, those on the front lines of despair, are mere instruments of sinister forces, which pull the manipulative strings of manufactured supremacy.”
T.F. Hodge, From Within I Rise: Spiritual Triumph Over Death and Conscious Encounters with "The Divine Presence"

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“Too often there is this sinister greed that pulls at my coattails, subtly whispering in the ear of my soul that it is within my rights to tuck away a few dark trinkets to toy with when the tedium of righteous living gets a bit boring. But God would suggest that I empty my pockets.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough, A View from the Front Porch: Encounters with Life and Jesus

Tatiana Vedenska
“Do I care about pleasure? Yes. But I don't believe in happiness.”
Tatiana Vedenska, Two Months and Three Days

Tatiana Vedenska
“What had she done? She had sold herself out. And just yesterday she thought so badly of Nellie. Who knew?”
Tatiana Vedenska, Two Months and Three Days

Tatiana Vedenska
“It's not too late to run, my dear Snow White. You're acting like I'm taking you to hell where the devil is going to burn you alive on a frying pan.”
Tatiana Vedenska, Two Months and Three Days

Tatiana Vedenska
“She literally freezes on the spot with shame and desire, letting go even further.”
Tatiana Vedenska, Two Months and Three Days

Tatiana Vedenska
“You ran away from me and I'm not used to people running away from me”
Tatiana Vedenska

Tatiana Vedenska
“It felt as if her own body betrayed her. Her body wanted this vicious and cynical man so badly that it was willing to respond to his every need.”
Tatiana Vedenska, Two Months and Three Days

Mladen Đorđević
“The Stormcrow City is just a big meat grinder; People get in on one end, and comes out on another. We're just turning the handle.”
Mladen Đorđević, Svetioničar - Pritajeno zlo

Iris Murdoch
“There are those who, even if valued, remain sinister witnesses from the past. James is for me such a witness. It is not even clear whether we like each other. If I were told today that James was dead my first emotion might be pleasurable; though how much does this prove?”
Iris Murdoch, The Sea, the Sea

Iris Murdoch
“. . . solitary sinister men with terrible secrets — of whom Clement now and forever after must be one.”
Iris Murdoch, The Green Knight

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