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13 spine-tingling quotes from classic & modern horror authors

Words of eerie wisdom from Shirley Jackson, Stephen King, and more.

“By looking at the world through a supernatural prism I can step back from my own real-life fears of loss and death, and make them feel a little bit safer when I write stories with characters who are facing things that I’ll never have to face.” —Tananarive Due

 

“We make up horrors to help us cope with the real ones.” —Stephen King

 

“Horror fiction shows us that the control we believe we have is purely illusory, and that every moment we teeter on chaos and oblivion.” —Clive Barker

 

“The way that people feel changes everything. Feelings are forces. They cause us to time travel. And to leave ourselves, to leave our bodies. I would be that kind of psychologist who says, ‘You’re absolutely right – there are monsters under the bed.'” —Helen Oyeyemi

 

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