Sinister Quotes

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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?
HAMLET
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

Michael Bassey Johnson
“Nice words and nice appearance doesn't conclude that someone is nice, i believe that the nicer you look, the more deceptive you appear.”
Michael Bassey Johnson

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

Lali A. Love
“She had seen this monster too many times before; however, there was something especially sinister lurking behind the coldness of his exterior. Dragan had lost all his humanity as he allowed the evil running through his bloodline to reveal its putrid face, spewing hatred at his own flesh and blood.”
Lali A. Love, Heart of a Warrior Angel

Iris Murdoch
“All dreams are sinister.”
Iris Murdoch, The Message to the Planet

Lali A. Love
“This was the reason for the spiritual attacks Lilac had experienced throughout her life, and she instinctually knew she would continue to be a target for the sinister energy forces that had yet to fulfill their destructive mission.”
Lali A. Love, Heart of a Warrior Angel

Lucy M. Boston
“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

Sandra Newman
“For Ben, this all had a sinister feeling, the feeling of a darker time about to begin.”
Sandra Newman, The Heavens

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

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

Victoria Holt
“Do you know, when I stepped through that gate I felt as though I had walked into a new world...something quite different from anything I had known before. I felt that something tremendously dramatic was happening and because it was all so quiet and in a way ordinary that made it rather sinister.”
Victoria Holt, The Shadow of the Lynx

Edgar Allan Poe
“A cadaverousness of complexion; an eye large, liquid and very luminous...finely molded chin, speaking, in its want of prominence, of a want of moral energy.”
Edgar Allan Poe, The Fall of the House of Usher

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

“my mother-in-law: duplicitous,
ever-present in the dark.”
Analicia Sotelo, Virgin

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

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
“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

Krystalle Bianca
“I’ve never had a violent bone in my body. Devious, sure. But sinister, never. I’ve always been the calm one; the rational one.”
Krystalle Bianca, Perfectly Fractured (The Imperfect, #1).

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