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13 spine-tingling quotes from classic & modern horror authors

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

I think that’s part of the horror writer’s job: to create unsettling juxtapositions. You find something that seems harmless and innocent, and pair it with aspects that are disturbing.” —Joe Hill

 

What terrified me will terrify others; and I need only describe the spectre which had haunted my midnight pillow.”—Mary Shelley

 

“The best monsters are our anxieties given form. They make sense on the level of a dream – or a nightmare.” —Victor LaValle

 

The way humor’s usually used in horror, it’s as a pressure-release valve; without it, the drama would escalate out of all control almost immediately. —Stephen Graham Jones

 

How blessed are some people, whose lives have no fears, no dreads; to whom sleep is a blessing that comes nightly, and brings nothing but sweet dreams.  —Bram Stoker

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