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    I just kind of conjured them up out of my subconscious and put them in order of ascending peculiarity.
    — Edward Gorey
    Mr Earbrass stands on the terrace at twilight. It is bleak; it is cold; and the virtue has gone out of everything. Words drift through his mind: anguish turnips conjunctions illness defeat string parties no parties urns desuetude disaffection claws loss Trebizond napkins shame stones distance fever Antipodes mush glaciers incoherence labels miasma amputation tides deceit mourning elsewards.
    — Edward Gorey
    tags: loss  illness  virtue  shame  gone 
     
    I thought I'd be a librarian until I met some crazy ones.
    — Edward Gorey
    tags: thoughts  crazy 
     
    A small and sinister snow seems to be coming down relentlessly at present. The radio says it is eventually going to be sleet and rain, but I don't think so; I think it is just going to go on and on, coming down, until the whole world...etc. It has that look.
    — Edward Gorey
    tags: present  rain 
     
    My favorite journey is looking out the window.
    — Edward Gorey
    tags: journey 
     
    To take my work seriously would be the height of folly.
    — Edward Gorey
    tags: work 
     
    Explaining something makes it go away, so to speak; what's important is left after you have explained everything else.
    — Edward Gorey
    I tend to be rather inconsequential and trail off.
    — Edward Gorey
    God knows, there's enough to worry about without worrying about worrying about things.
    — Edward Gorey
    tags: worries  god 
     
    Such excess of passion is quite out of fashion
    — Edward Gorey
    tags: fashion  passion 
     
    The helpful thought for which you look Is written somewhere in a book.
    — Edward Gorey
    tags: thoughts  book 
     
    When people are finding meaning in things - beware.
    — Edward Gorey
    tags: people  meaning 
     
    Some tiny creature, mad with wrath, is coming nearer on the path.
    — Edward Gorey
    tags: path 
     
    My mission in life is to make everybody as uneasy as possible. I think we should all be as uneasy as possible, because that's what the world is like.
    — Edward Gorey
    tags: world 
     
    I don't think anything might have been. What is, is.
    — Edward Gorey
    I am a person before I am anything else. I never say I am a writer. I never say I am an artist...I am a person who does those things.
    — Edward Gorey
    tags: people 
     
    It's well we cannot hear the screams we make in other people's dreams.
    — Edward Gorey
    tags: dreams 
     
    I really think I write about everyday life. I don't think I'm quite as odd as others say I am. Life is intrinsically, well, boring and dangerous at the same time. At any given moment the floor may open up. Of course, it almost never does; that's what makes it so boring.
    — Edward Gorey
    tags: time  moment  write  dangerous 
     
    If something doesn't creep into a drawing that you're not prepared for, you might as well not have drawn it.
    — Edward Gorey
    There are so many things we've been brought up to believe that it takes you an awfully long time to realize that they aren't you.
    — Edward Gorey
    tags: time  believe 
     
    Books, Cats, Life is Good.
    — Edward Gorey
    tags: cat  book 
     
    If you're doing nonsense it has to be rather awful, because there'd be no point.
    — Edward Gorey
    There was a young lady named Mae Who smoked without stopping all day; As pack followed pack, Her lungs first turned black, And eventually rotted away.
    — Edward Gorey
    tags: young  black 
     
    Vice is nice, but a little virtue won't hurt you.
    — Edward Gorey
    tags: hurt  virtue 
     
    More is happening out there than we are aware of. It is possibly due to some unknown direful circumstance.
    — Edward Gorey
    Neither mine nor other people's prospects seem particularly pleasing just at the moment, and I have fantasies of going to Iceland, never to return. As it is, I tell myself not to remember the past, not to hope or fear for the future, and not to think in the present, a comprehensive program that will undoubtedly have very little success.
    — Edward Gorey
    What is, is, and what might have been could never have existed.
    — Edward Gorey
    The world may think it idiotic, Nor care at all we're symbiotic, But I will say at once and twice: I find it nice. I find it nice.
    — Edward Gorey
    tags: world  care 
     
    I feel that I am doing the minimum amount of damage to other possibilities that may take place in a reader's head.
    — Edward Gorey
    tags: possibility 
     
    Z is for Zillah who drank too much gin.
    — Edward Gorey
    I have given up considering happiness as relevant.
    — Edward Gorey
    tags: happiness 
     
    If I do not seem to be mentioning anything I've read lately, it is because I am in one of those periods of undifferentiated flux or something in which I am reading about fifty, at a minimum, books at once, so of course I seldom finish one. Eventually this phase will pass, and I'll discover I have about ten pages to go in all of them, and will sit down and systematically finish them, one after another.
    — Edward Gorey
    tags: reading  book  read 
     
    I don't know what it is I'm doing. But it's not that. Despite all evidence to the contrary.
    — Edward Gorey
    All the things you can talk about in anyone's work are the things that are least important.
    — Edward Gorey
    tags: work 
     
    Not everything in life can be interpreted metaphorically; that's because things fall out on the way.
    — Edward Gorey
    Only art means anything.
    — Edward Gorey
    I've never had any intentions about anything. That's why I am where I am today, which is neither here nor there, in a literal sense.
    — Edward Gorey
    I should like a parsley sandwich. To the best of my knowledge they are not in season.
    — Edward Gorey
    ...my least favorite actress of all time, Helena Bonham Carter. I find her lack of a neck very off-putting and especially her acting.
    — Edward Gorey
    tags: time 
     
    Having got into bed and turned out the light, I quietly burst into tears because I am not a good person. As they came and went for some minutes, I was concerned with the words following 'because' in the previous sentence, rewriting them over and over in my head until they seemed to be as close to the truth as it was possible for me to make them.
    — Edward Gorey
    tags: truth  people  tears 
     
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    edward gorey
    Birth    : February 22, 1925
    Death  : April 15, 2000
    Occupation  : Writer