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How about a journey from the haunting verses of yesteryear to the extraterrestrial aphorisms of today? Come ride at anchor with us here on the Resilience as we collect all sorts of scary Spook Quotes together.
Picture this: We’ll smash our clever noggins together, as we so eloquently put it in Scandiland, and create a carefully curated cornucopia of eerie exclamations and unsettling utterances. It will span time and space, from the relentless raven in Poe’s poetic masterpiece to the ancient draugr that haunt frozen fjords, all the way to modern-day alien invasions disrupting college campus Halloween parties.
Let’s look for anything from haunting haikus to bone-chilling dialogue – anything that raises the hackles and rattles the bones will be a good fit, I think. And let’s search high and wide – not just in books, but in films and other media too.
Do not go gentle into that good night but rage, rage against the dying of the light.
— Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night, Dylan Thomas
Deep into that darkness peering, long I stood there, wondering, fearing,
Doubting, dreaming dreams no mortal ever dared to dream before.
— The Raven, Edgar Allan Poe
In Folk Tales
Men saw that a great draugr had come into the churchyard, and people became very scared, because he wrought mischief at night, but in the daytime he lay down beneath a gravestone and hid himself.
— The Saga of the People of Eyri” (“Eyrbyggja Saga”), a 13th-century Icelandic saga
In Plays & Films
Double, double toil and trouble;
Fire burn and caldron bubble.
Fillet of a fenny snake,
In the caldron boil and bake;
Eye of newt and toe of frog,
Wool of bat and tongue of dog,
Adder’s fork and blind-worm’s sting,
Lizard’s leg and howlet’s wing,
For a charm of powerful trouble,
Like a hell-broth boil and bubble.
— Macbeth, William Shakespeare
In Modern Media
I see dead people.
— The Sixth Sense, M. Night Shyamalan