It is not merely enough to love literature if one wishes to spend one’s life as a writer. It is a dangerous undertaking on the most primitive level. For, it seems to me, the act of writing with serious intent involves enormous personal risk. It entails the ongoing courage for self-discovery. It means one will… Continue reading Harlan Ellison
You can make it all go away. Put your head back. Close your eyes. Wade into the quiet of the stream. — Mads Mikkelsen [Hannibal Lecter] Hannibal (2014) Season 2 Episode 26 “Mizumono” Written by Bryan Fuller & Steve Lightfoot. Directed by John Dahl. Based on the novels written by Thomas Harris.
We both know the unreality of taking a life, of people who died, we had no chance, we know, in those moments, they’re not flesh. Light, and air, and color. — Mads Mikkelsen [Hannibal Lecter] Hannibal (2013) Season 1 Episode 10 “Buffet Froid.” Written by Andy Black, Chris Brancato & Bryan Fuller. Directed by John… Continue reading Mads Mikkelsen
I am all in a sea of wonders. I doubt; I fear; I think strange things which I dare not confess to my own soul. — Bram Stoker, Dracula. (W. W. Norton & Company; 1st edition, December 17, 1996) Originally published May 26th 1897.
I want you to believe…to believe in things that you cannot. ― Bram Stoker, Dracula. (W. W. Norton & Company; 1st edition, December 17, 1996) Originally published May 26th 1897.
Take me away from all this death. — Winona Ryder [Mina Harker] Bram Stoker’s Dracula (1992) Directed by Francis Ford Coppola. Based on the novel Dracula written by Bram Stoker (W. W. Norton & Company; 1st edition, December 17, 1996) Originally published May 26th 1897.
Old age arrives like the first days of fall. One afternoon you look up, or smell something in the air, and know instinctively things have changed. I suppose the same thing is true about our own death. Suddenly it’s near enough that we can smell it. — Jonathan Carroll, The Marriage of Sticks. (Tor Books;… Continue reading Jonathan Carroll