‘”Tis now the very witching time of night,
When churchyards yawn and hell itself breathes out
Contagion to this world.”
“Everything becomes magnified at night. Sounds travel in a different way, it’s dark, and everything seems far more spooky.”
“There is something haunting in the light of the moon; it has all the dispassionateness of a disembodied soul, and something of its inconceivable mystery. “
– Joseph Conrad.
“When there is no more room in Hell, the dead will walk the Earth!”
– George Romero.
“I heard one cry in the night, and I heard one laugh afterwards. If I cannot forget that, I shall not be able to sleep again.”
“There are nights when the wolves are silent and only the moon howls.”
“‘Tis the night — the night
Of the grave’s delight,
And the warlocks are at their play;
Ye think that without
The wild winds shout,
But no, it is they — it is they.”
-Arthur Cleveland Coxe.
“As spirits roam the neighborhoods at night,
Let loose upon the Earth till it be light…”
“Hark! Hark to the wind! ‘Tis the night, they say, When all souls come back from the far away- The dead, forgotten this many a day!”
– Virna Sheard.
“I’ve often felt that dreams are answers to questions we haven’t yet figured out how to ask.”
– Fox Mulder.
“There is nothing that gives more assurance than a mask.”
“It was a huge creature, luminous, ghastly, and spectral. I have cross-examined these men, one of them a hard-headed countryman, one a farrier, and one a moorland farmer, who all tell the same story of this dreadful apparition, exactly corresponding to the hell-hound of the legend. I assure you that there is a reign of terror in the district, and that it is a hardy man who will cross the moor at night.”
– Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.
“Stir the fire till it lowe
How like a queen comes forth the lonely Moon
From the slow opening curtains of the clouds
Walking in beauty to her midnight throne!”
– George Croly.
“Believe only half of what you see and nothing that you hear.”
– Edgar Allan Poe.
“I have seen the dark universe yawning
Where the black planets roll without aim,
Where they roll in their horror unheeded,
Without knowledge, or lustre, or name.”
– H.P. Lovecraft.
“We make up horrors to help us cope with the real ones.”
– Stephen King.
“People should either be caressed or crushed. If you do them minor damage they will get their revenge; but if you cripple them there is nothing they can do. If you need to injure someone, do it in such a way that you do not have to fear their vengeance.”
– Niccolò Machiavelli.
“Here is a list of terrible things,
The jaws of sharks, a vultures wings,
The rabid bite of the dogs of war,
The voice of one who went before,
But most of all the mirror’s gaze,
Which counts us out our numbered days.”
– Clive Barker.