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    horror Quotes

    My actress friends would tell me their horror stories, or say they couldn't get work, and were deemed too old, even though they were established and talented and fit and gorgeous. It was frustrating for them and it was frustrating to hear. Maybe because I was the same age as them and it was already hard enough trying to cross over to the 40s without someone judging your every move.
    — Zoe Cassavetes
    tags: work  friends  horror  age  stories 
    War has crossed out the day and replaced it with horror, and now horrors are unfolding instead of days.
    — Zlata Filipovic
    tags: horror  war 
    My family was always very supportive. Whether you're an actor or not, everybody hears the horror stories of people going to L.A. and trying to be an actor, and their dreams are crushed, and they end up working for the IRS. So they were always protective to the point that they wanted me to have a backup plan, which is understandable, but there was always something inside of me that knew: backup plan, schmackup plan.
    — Zachary Levi
    tags: people  horror  stories  dreams 
    I love watching a good, freaky horror movie. I love it. It's one of my favorite things to do, to go and see at the cinema. Just to tune out and be freaked out.
    — Yvonne Strahovski
    tags: horror  movie 
    Dying away from home, away from the soil of your birth - and to do so unseen and unmourned - is a profound horror.
    — Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor
    tags: horror  dying  birth 
    Vietnam helped me to look at the horror and terror in the hearts of people and realize how we can't aim guns and set booby traps for people we have never spoken a word to. That kind of impersonal violence mystifies me.
    — Yusef Komunyakaa
    The horror of the Holocaust is not that it deviated from human norms; the horror is that it didn't. What happened may happen again, to others not necessarily Jews, perpetrated by others, not necessarily Germans. We are all possible victims, possible perpetrators, possible bystanders.
    — Yehuda Bauer
    tags: horror  human  victim 
    Well, yeah! Now they're considered golden oldies, which is awesome. I was watching Little Women recently, and I didn't want to get up for fear of missing something. And Heathers is like my own Rocky Horror Picture Show; I recite the lines when it's on. It may seem odd, but I think it's because they're really good movies.
    — Winona Ryder
    tags: fear  women  horror  movie  missing 
    The war now is away back in the past, and you can tell what books cannot. When you talk, you come down to the practical realities just as they happened. You all know this is not soldiering here. There is many a boy here today who looks on war as all glory, but, boys, it is all hell. You can bear this warning voice to generations yet to come. I look upon war with horror, but if it has to come, I am there.
    — William Tecumseh Sherman
    tags: reality  past  horror  hell  boys  war  book 
    The mornings themselves were becoming bad now as I wandered about lethargic, following my synthetic sleep, but afternoons were still the worst, beginning at about three o'clock, when I'd feel the horror, like some poisonous fog bank roll in upon my mind, forcing me into bed.
    — William Styron
    tags: horror  sleep  bad  mind 
    Mysteriously and in ways that are totally remote from natural experience, the gray drizzle of horror induced by depression takes on the quality of physical pain.
    — William Styron
    Horror does not interest me, and so I know little of its practicioners, old or current
    — William Peter Blatty
    tags: horror 
    I have never read horror, nor do I consider The Exorcist to be such, but rather as a suspenseful supernatural detective story, or paranormal police procedural.
    — William Peter Blatty
    No chemical compound in the atmosphere has a worse reputation than CO2, thanks to the single-minded demonization of this natural and essential atmospheric gas by advocates of government control and energy production. The incredible list of supposed horrors that increasing carbon dioxide will bring the world is pure belief disguised as science.
    — William Happer
    Stephen King writes a lot of things that are really charming and quirky, and that are more ironic than horror.
    — William H. Macy
    tags: horror  write 
    With The Exorcist we said what we wanted to say. Neither one of us view it as a horror film. We view it as a film about the mysteries of faith. It's easier for people to call it a horror film. Or a great horror film. Or the greatest horror film ever made. Whenever I see that, I feel a great distance from it.
    — William Friedkin
    tags: people  mystery  horror  film  faith 
    Edgar Allan Poe is considered the great writer of horror stories, perhaps the greatest - I will say the greatest
    — William Friedkin
    tags: horror  stories 
    The fiercest agonies have shortest reign; And after dreams of horror, comes again The welcome morning with its rays of peace.
    — William C. Bryant
    tags: peace  horror  dreams 
    Ours is no bloody battle With woe and horror fraught Our joust is of a gentler kind A measuring of Mind with Mind A tournament of thought
    — Willard Fiske
    tags: thoughts  horror  battle  mind 
    In fantasy, impossible things exist. In science fiction, impossible things exist and can be understood by humans. In supernatural horror, impossible things exist and cannot live in peace with humans.
    — Will Shetterly
    A win by an unsound combination, however showy, fills me with artistic horror
    — Wilhelm Steinitz
    tags: horror 
    I'm not so sure that horror should be dismissed as something less than literature.
    — Whitley Strieber
    tags: horror  literature 
    Poor decisions and bad luck are contingencies of most horror films.
    — Wesley Morris
    tags: horror  decision  luck  bad  poor  film 
    I came to terms with living mostly in a world of horror pictures or genre pictures.
    — Wes Craven
    tags: living  world  horror 
    [I was] feeling like I'd done something horrible, "I'm a despicable person and I'm perverse," and all these things, to a sense of the power and the necessity, in a sense, of horror films and dealing with dark material.
    — Wes Craven
    tags: people  power  horror  dark  film 
    All of us have our individual curses, something that we are uncomfortable with and something that we have to deal with, like me making horror films, perhaps.
    — Wes Craven
    tags: horror  film 
    Horror films don't create fear. They release it.
    — Wes Craven
    tags: fear  horror  film 
    I realized that I really, almost by accident, had fallen into a labyrinthine, very powerful paradigm for dealing with these things through genre films. And once I realized that and realized the power of it, and the fact that because horror films aren't, in general, studio products - studios back them sometimes, but they don't try to meddle too much, because they kind of don't want to sully their skirts - you have a lot of freedom.
    — Wes Craven
    There was a generation of kids who were just kind of emulating distant heroes and wearing peace symbols, and parents who were thinking of themselves as liberal and removed from barbarity, but it also was the era of Vietnam. I very much was influenced - and I think the whole country was kind of in a state of shock - for the first time seeing the horror and cruelty of war.
    — Wes Craven
    There's more emphasis on art and culture in Europe than there is in the United States and I think that a lot of American directors and writers are just trying to copy other American horror films, they don't pick up much in the way that European filmmakers do.
    — Wes Craven
    tags: horror  culture  film  american 
    "Jack Reacher" was easy because the function of the villain was just to spread fear and horror.
    — Werner Herzog
    tags: fear  horror 
    Two respondents described dreams which they had related to the procedure. Both described dreams of vomiting fetuses along with a sense of horror ... In general it appears that the more direct the physical and visual involvement the more stress experienced.
    — Warren Hern
    tags: horror  stress  dreams 
    We're in an emergency situation. The United States has become an absolutely terrifying country, and I would hope that I could participate in some way in stopping the horror and the brutality.
    — Wallace Shawn
    tags: horror  hope 
    At the most we gaze at it in wonder, a kind of wonder which in itself is a form of dawning horror, for somehow we know by instinct that outsize buildings cast the shadow of their own destruction before them, and are designed from the first with an eye to their later existence as ruins.
    — W. G. Sebald
    My camera, my intentions stopped no man from falling. Nor did they aid him after he had fallen. It could be said that photographs be damned for they bind no wounds. Yet, I reasoned, if my photographs could cause compassionate horror within the viewer, they might also prod the conscience of that viewer into taking action.
    — W. Eugene Smith
    tags: men  action  horror  conscience 
    Is a civilization naturally backward because it is different? Outside of cannibalism, which can be matched in this country, at least, by lynching, there is no vice and no degradation in native African customs which can begin to touch the horrors thrust upon them by white masters. Drunkenness, terrible diseases, immorality, all these things have been gifts of European civilization.
    — W. E. B. Du Bois
    I like owls. I admire their intransigent spirit. I have respected them deeply ever since I met a baby owl in a wood, when it fell over dead, apparently from sheer temper, because I dared to approach it. It defied me first, and then died. I have never forgotten the horror and shame I experienced when that soft fluffy thing (towards which I had nothing but the most humanitarian motives) fell dead from rage at my feet.
    — Vita Sackville-West
    tags: horror  shame  spirit 
    I was always an actress, even as a little kid, and fantasy, horror, sci-fi stories are really all about playing make believe. I just never grew out of that.
    — Virginia Madsen
    We exponents of horror do much better than those Method actors. We make the unbelievable believable. More often than not, they make the believable unbelievable.
    — Vincent Price
    tags: horror 
    Rude contact with facts chased my visions and dreams quickly away, and in their stead I beheld the horrors, the corruption, the evils and hypocrisy of society, and as I stood among them, a young wife, a great wail of agony went out from my soul.
    — Victoria Woodhull
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