Voices Quotes

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Emilie Autumn
“Perfume was first created to mask the stench of foul and offensive odors...
Spices and bold flavorings were created to mask the taste of putrid and rotting meat...
What then was music created for?
Was it to drown out the voices of others, or the voices within ourselves?
I think I know.”
Emilie Autumn, The Asylum for Wayward Victorian Girls

Margaret Atwood
“I lie on the floor, washed by nothing and hanging on. I cry at night. I am afraid of hearing voices, or a voice. I have come to the edge, of the land. I could get pushed over.”
Margaret Atwood, Cat's Eye

Vera Nazarian
“A choir is made up of many voices, including yours and mine. If one by one all go silent then all that will be left are the soloists.

Don’t let a loud few determine the nature of the sound. It makes for poor harmony and diminishes the song.”
Vera Nazarian, The Perpetual Calendar of Inspiration

“The return of the voices would end in a migraine that made my whole body throb. I could do nothing except lie in a blacked-out room waiting for the voices to get infected by the pains in my head and clear off.

Knowing I was different with my OCD, anorexia and the voices that no one else seemed to hear made me feel isolated, disconnected. I took everything too seriously. I analysed things to death. I turned every word, and the intonation of every word over in my mind trying to decide exactly what it meant, whether there was a subtext or an implied criticism. I tried to recall the expressions on people’s faces, how those expressions changed, what they meant, whether what they said and the look on their faces matched and were therefore genuine or whether it was a sham, the kind word touched by irony or sarcasm, the smile that means pity.
When people looked at me closely could they see the little girl in my head, being abused in those pornographic clips projected behind my eyes?
That is what I would often be thinking and such thoughts ate away at the façade of self-confidence I was constantly raising and repairing.

(describing dissociative identity disorder/mpd symptoms)”
Alice Jamieson, Today I'm Alice: Nine Personalities, One Tortured Mind

Sarah Waters
“Why do gentlemen's voices carry so clearly, when women's are so easily stifled?”
Sarah Waters, Affinity

“The magic of the present moment that is warily stored in the granary of our memory may pop up at any time and usher us along the winding paths of our life, and light up the dead points in the dim curves of our journey.
("Voices of the sea") –”
Erik Pevernagie

Dejan Stojanovic
“We hear only our own voices, still echoes returning to our emptiness.”
Dejan Stojanovic, The Sun Watches the Sun

Arnaldur Indriðason
“The other option you have is to come to terms with this fucking life, as you call it, and put up with the suffering it involves. Put up with the suffering we all have to endure, always, to get through that and find and enjoy the happiness and joy that it brings us as well, in spite of our being alive.”
Arnaldur Indriðason

Jennifer Salaiz
“Writers are nothing more than borderline schizophrenics who are able to control the voices.”
Jennifer Salaiz

Murasaki Shikibu
“Ceaseless as the interminable voices of the bell-cricket, all night till dawn my tears flow.”
Murasaki Shikibu, The Tale of Genji

Christi Phillips
“Although she was a logical, practical person, she believed that in books there existed a kind of magic. Between the aging covers on these shelves, contained in tiny, abstract black marks on sheets of paper, were voices from the past. Voices that reached into the future, into Claire's own heart and mind, to tell her what they knew, what they'd learned, what they'd seen, what they'd felt. Wasn't that magic?”
Christi Phillips, The Devlin Diary

Robert Jackson Bennett
“The older you get, the more voices you get in the back of your head.”
Robert Jackson Bennett, American Elsewhere

Markus Zusak
“My mouth opened.
It happened.
Yes, with my head thrown into the sky, I started howling.
Arms stretched out next to me, I howled, and everything came out of me. Visions pored up my throat and past voices surrounded me. The sky listened. The city didn't. I didn't care. All I cared about was that I was howling so that I could hear my voice and so I would remember that the boy had intensity and something to offer. I howled, oh, so loud and desperate, telling a world that I was here and I wouldn't lie down.”
Markus Zusak, Underdog

Jonathan Goldstein
“Certain voices hold this odd pull on our heartstrings. They are like sad oboes or something, something that makes you want to throw all your money at the radio while yelling, "I love you." I don't know what it is.”
Jonathan Goldstein

J.H. Glaze
“Writing is not about the voices in your head, but the voices that make the great leap to the page.”
J.H. Glaze

Ricardo Piglia
“A body is a body, but only voices are capable of love”
Ricardo Piglia, The Absent City

Shannon L. Alder
“Often the inspiration to write music comes from the voices in your head. You’re not crazy. Just be thankful they are not making you rescue people in 20-degree weather at 2:30 in the morning in the forest.”
Shannon Alder

Toba Beta
“Near below peak of mount Merbabu in Java,
there is a forest known as the devil market.
I had been there once. And when you are there,
you will sense the crowd, voices of nothingness.
Your mind will say it is just accustics effect of the nature,
but your heart will tell you something totally different.”
Toba Beta, My Ancestor Was an Ancient Astronaut

Stephen King
“Oigo voces en mi cabeza, y si no recuerdo mal, lo he hecho siempre.”
Stephen King

Sijdah Hussain
“Just open your mouth and let the lightning come out. Burn the victim card down to the ground - for you are so much more than that!
You’re a witch. You’re a wizard.
Open your mouth and let the spiders out! Unleash your mind; for sometimes it’s so much better than b e i n g quiet.”
Sijdah Hussain, Red Sugar, No More

Margaret McMullan
“Perry was leaning into my mother as he listened to what she said. They talked so close. He only leaned closer, his hands on the table, his leg touching hers.
"It's so risky," my mother said. "Why are you doing this?"
"Because I'm human being. Because we're all human beings."
My mother closed her eyes and winced. Maybe her hearing aid was ringing and bothering her, but as I watched her turn down the volume, I wanted to tell her right then that she couldn't quiet all those outside voices forever.”
Margaret McMullan, Sources of Light

Rebecca Solnit
“If libraries hold all the stories that have been told, there are ghost libraries of all the stories that have not. The ghosts outnumber the books by some unimaginably vast sum. Even those who have been audible have often earned the privlage through strategic silences or the inability to hear certain voices, including their own.”
Rebecca Solnit , The Mother of All Questions

Suzy  Davies, (Author of The Girl in The Red Cape)
“A good book is a subtle whisperer.”
Suzy Davies

Erich Maria Remarque
“Ich bin nicht mehr ein zitterndes Stück Dasein allein im Dunkel - ich gehöre zu ihnen und sie zu mir, wir haben alle die gleiche Angst und das gleiche Leben, wir sind verbunden auf eine einfache und schwere Art. Ich möchte mein Gesicht in sie hineindrücken, in die Stimmen, diese paar Worte, die mich gerettet haben und die mir beistehen werden.”
Erich Maria Remarque, Im Westen nichts Neues

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“It is my prayer that we would stop for a moment, turn off the voices that clamor for our allegiance, put aside the incessant rant of political agendas, and sit with ourselves for just a moment. And in the quiet of that moment, listen to your heart. For what you will hear is not all that far removed from the people that the ‘voices’ and ‘agendas’ claim to be your enemies.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

John Green
“The important thing is not whatever nonsense the voices are saying but what the voices are feeling.”
John Green, The Fault in Our Stars
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Craig D. Lounsbrough
“The world is relentlessly inundated with a deafening barrage of screaming voices that incessantly clamor for superiority over all of the other voices. However, God’s voice is not clamoring for anything. Rather, it’s simply waiting until you realize that there’s no substance to be discovered in the noise, because truth can only be found in His words.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

Cynthia Voigt
“How can something get you thinking the wrong way, if you know how to think the right way?' Sammy asked.”
Cynthia Voigt, Homecoming

Laurence Overmire
“All of us need to make our voices heard on behalf of reason, knowledge, sanity and wisdom.”
Laurence Overmire, The One Idea That Saves The World: A Message of Hope in a Time of Crisis

“Most of us will find love; we shall also encounter opponents, rivals, and outright enemies, an evil nemesis worthy of unqualified hatred. Occasionally we act as the antagonist on our own casting card. Our own internal voice(s) can torture us with feelings of insanity. For example, before filling her overcoat pockets with stones and drowning herself in a river, English writer Virginia Woolf (1882–1941) left a final note to her husband disclosing, ‘I feel certain that I am going mad again.’ Her last note also stated that she feared that she would not recover from her illness, she could not endure another depressive episode, and she was hearing voices.”
Kilroy J. Oldster, Dead Toad Scrolls

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