Halloween Quotes are on the menu for October. Enjoy your spooky weeks!
I’ll stop wearing black when they make a darker color.
I became insane, with long intervals of horrible sanity.
Edgar Allan Poe
I think if human beings had genuine courage, they’d wear their costumes every day of the year, not just on Halloween. Wouldn’t life be more interesting that way? And now that I think about it, why the heck don’t they? Who made the rule that everybody has to dress like sheep 364 days of the year? Think of all the people you’d meet if they were in costume every day. People would be so much easier to talk to – like talking to dogs.
Douglas Copeland: The Gum Thief
There is a mystery about this which stimulates the imagination; where there is no imagination, there is no horror.
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle: A Study in Scarlet
Do you believe in destiny?
That even the powers of time can be altered for a single purpose?
That the luckiest man who walks on this earth is the one who finds …
Dracula (Bram Stoker)
Not all kitsch is sweet.
We stopped looking for monsters under our bed when we realized that they were inside us.
If you can’t get rid of the skeleton in your closet, you’d best take it out and teach it to dance.
George Bernard Shaw
Evil has only the power that we give it.
Ray Bradbury: Something Wicked this Way Comes
There is no exquisite beauty… without some strangeness in the proportion.
Edgar Allan Poe
The maker of kitsch does not create inferior art, he is not an incompetent or a bungler, he cannot be evaluated by aesthetic standards; rather, he is ethically depraved, a criminal willing radical evil. And since it is radical evil that is manifest here, evil per se, forming the absolute negative pole of every value-system, kitsch will always be evil, not just kitsch in art, but kitsch in every value-system that is not an imitation system.