Quotable Quotes

“A lot of vivid sensations crowded themselves upon my mind and I could trace them to no causes.”

—   Algernon Blackwood, Ancient Sorceries

“Truly, life is wasted on the living.”

“Fear is contagious. You can catch it. Sometimes all it takes is for someone to say that they’re scared for the fear to become real.”

“Things bloosom in their time. They bud and bloom, blossom and fade. Everything in its time.”

“You are obvious, boy. You are difficult to miss. If you came to me in company with a purple lion, a green elephant, and a scarlet unicorn astride which was the King of England in his Royal Robes, I do believe that it is you and you alone that people would stare at, dismissing the others as minor irrelevancies.”

“I want to see life. I want to hold it in my hands. I want to leave a footprint on the sand of a desert island. I want to play football with people. I want,’ he said, and then he paused and he thought. ‘I want everything.”

“You’re brave. You are the bravest person I know, and you are my friend. I don’t care if you are imaginary.”

“We who make stories know that we tell lies for a living. But they are good lies that say true things, and we owe it to our readers to build them as best we can. Because somewhere out there is someone who needs that story. Someone who will grow up with a different landscape, who without that story will be a different person. And who with that story may have hope, or wisdom, or kindness, or comfort. And that is why we write.”

“You can’t trust other people. If it’s important, you have to do it yourself”

“People want to forget the impossible. It makes their world safer.”