I hunted around and found thirteen (spooky number) beautifully romantic and spooky quotes from classic writings to put up on the blog--just in time for Halloween! Some are super romantic, some are creepy and some are just plain lovely. Enjoy and feel free to share them with friends.
"By the pricking of my thumbs, something wicked this way comes." - William Shakespeare, Macbeth
"Beware, for I am fearless, and therefore powerful." - Mary Shelley, Frankenstein
"There was a contagion in the very air that blew from that haunted region; it breathed forth an atmosphere of dreams and fancies infecting all the land." - Washington Irving, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow
"There are darknesses in life and their are lights,
And you are one of the lights, the light of all lights." - Bram Stoker, Dracula
"If I am the phantom, it is because man's hatred of me has made me so. If I am to be saved it is because your love redeems me." - Gaston Leroux, The Phantom of the Opera
"We loved with a love that was more than love." - Edgar Allen Poe, Annabel Lee
*Had to throw in some Poe :)
"The opera ghost really existed. He was not, as long believed, a creature of the imagination of the artists, the superstition of the managers, or the absurd impressionable brains of the young ladies of the ballet, their mothers, the box-keepers, the cloak-room attendants, or the concierge. No, he existed in flesh and blood, though he assumed all the outward characteristics of a real phantom, that is to say, a shade." - Gaston Leroux, The Phantom of the Opera
"I have love in me the likes of which you can scarcely imagine and rage the likes of which you would not believe. If I cannot satisfy the one, I will indulge the other." - Mary Shelley, Frankenstein
"In each of us, two natures are at war--the good and the evil." - Robert Louis Stevenson, The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr.Hyde
"For, what other dungeon is as dark as one's own heart! What jailor so inexorable as one's self!" - Nathaniel Hawthorne, House of Seven Gables
"If ever a look meant death--if looks could kill--we saw it in that moment." -Bram Stoker, Dracula
(*This is where the "if looks could kill" phrase comes from ;)
"These violent delights have violent ends
And in their triumph die, like
fire and powder
Which, as they kiss, consume." - William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet
"It was a day, as I have said, a fine autumnal day; the sky was clear and serene, and nature wore that rich and golden livery which we always associate with the idea of abundance. The forests had put on their sober brown and yellows, while some trees of the tenderer kind had been nipped by the frosts into brilliant dyes of orange, purple, and scarlet." - Washington Irving, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow
*Not a very spooky passage, but a beautiful description of an autumnal scene before things get creepy in this classic favorite.
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Amanda V Shane is an author of paranormal and fantasy romance and is currently working on her Tides of Atlantis series about the super hot lost kings of Atlantis as well as her Enchanted Lands Romances.