edward gorey Quotes

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.
tags: loss illness virtue shame gone
— Edward Gorey
I thought I'd be a librarian until I met some crazy ones.
tags: thoughts crazy
— Edward Gorey
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.
tags: present rain
— Edward Gorey
My favorite journey is looking out the window.
tags: journey
— Edward Gorey
To take my work seriously would be the height of folly.
tags: work
— Edward Gorey
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.
tags: worries god
— Edward Gorey
Such excess of passion is quite out of fashion
tags: fashion passion
— Edward Gorey
The helpful thought for which you look Is written somewhere in a book.
tags: thoughts book
— Edward Gorey
When people are finding meaning in things - beware.
tags: people meaning
— Edward Gorey
Some tiny creature, mad with wrath, is coming nearer on the path.
tags: path
— Edward Gorey
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.
tags: world
— Edward Gorey
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.
tags: people
— Edward Gorey
It's well we cannot hear the screams we make in other people's dreams.
tags: dreams
— Edward Gorey
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.
tags: time moment write dangerous
— Edward Gorey
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.
tags: time believe
— Edward Gorey
Books, Cats, Life is Good.
tags: cat book
— Edward Gorey
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.
tags: young black
— Edward Gorey
Vice is nice, but a little virtue won't hurt you.
tags: hurt virtue
— Edward Gorey
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.
tags: fantasy fear future past present moment hope 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.
tags: world care
— Edward Gorey
I feel that I am doing the minimum amount of damage to other possibilities that may take place in a reader's head.
tags: possibility
— Edward Gorey
Z is for Zillah who drank too much gin.
— Edward Gorey
I have given up considering happiness as relevant.
tags: happiness
— Edward Gorey
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.
tags: reading book read
— Edward Gorey
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.
tags: work
— Edward Gorey
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.
tags: time
— Edward Gorey
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.
tags: truth people tears
— Edward Gorey
edward gorey
Birth    : February 22, 1925
Death  : April 15, 2000
Occupation  : Writer