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

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

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

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

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

Jeff Mach
“Stories. They only belong to the people if the people demand to speak.”
Jeff Mach, There and NEVER, EVER BACK AGAIN: A Dark Lord's Diary:

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

Pat Barker
“Sometimes at night I lie awake and quarrel with the voices in my head.”
Pat Barker, The Silence of the Girls

Laura   Gentile
“Estefania tried to deracinate the hostile voices that pottered around her mind, yet she felt threatened and paranoid, lamenting the state she had put herself in.”
Laura Gentile, Within Paravent Walls

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

“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

Ron Baratono
“When we keep private matters to our self, then we never have to worry about unwanted voices discussing these matters when we’re not listening.”
Ron Baratono

Hanna Abi Akl
“I could hear the echo of chants bursting through the apartment walls depicting the loser that had come to be and reside within them.”
Hanna Abi Akl, It's a Big Big World

“The sweet sleep ended abruptly. Someone pried the door open, throwing light and voices carelessly, urgently, voices that alarmed me, voices that mark the line dividing my life in two, before and now.”
-Milan Sime Martinic, Ironway: Watching Over Benjamin Hill -

“Allow your soul to guide you, and hear the voice of your conscience. Once you can listen to voices coming from within, you are actually getting closer to find your passion.”
Dr Prem Jagyasi

Ellery A. Kane
“One of my schizophrenic patients had told me heavy metal drowns the voices best.”
Ellery A. Kane, Shadows Among Us

Katherine McIntyre
“She’d always been trash at summoning words to communicate what she felt, but they’d never needed words to speak. Their bodies spoke the truths their voices never could.”
Katherine McIntyre, Forged Redemption

Thomas Lloyd Qualls
“The moon speaks in slivers and halves.”
Thomas Lloyd Qualls, Painted Oxen

“I never talk to myself. I talk to the voices in my head, the characters in my stories and, of course, the other-dimensional beings who sometimes swing by on their way to another reality.”
Alex G Zarate

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