Creepy Quotes

Sometimes we feel a peculiar need to be scared. Sometimes we want to know want others find scary or disturbing. This collection of creepy quotes from authors, poets and others may send you to a frightening place in your mind. Prepare to be creeped out.

"I cannot think of the deep sea without shuddering at the nameless things that may at this very moment be crawling and floundering on its slimy bed, worshipping their ancient stone idols and carving their own detestable likenesses on submarine obelisks of water-soaked granite." - Great Tales of Terror - H.P. Lovecraft


"The world had teeth and it could bite you with them anytime it wanted." - The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon. - Stephen King


"Full fathom five thy father lies; Of his bones are coral made; Those are pearls that were his eyes:" - The Tempest - William Shakespeare


"The terror, which would not end for another twenty-eight years - if it ever did end - began, so far as I know or can tell, with a boat made from a sheet of newspaper floating down a gutter swollen with rain." - It - Stephen King


"From time to time, I do consider that I might be mad. Like any self-respecting lunatic, however, I am always quick to dismiss any doubts about my sanity." - Odd Thomas - Dean Koontz


"The oldest and strongest emotion of mankind is fear, and the oldest and strongest kind of fear is fear of the unknown." - Supernatural Horror in Literature - H.P. Lovecraft


"Trolls simply detest the sight of dwarves (uncooked)." - The Hobbit - J.R.R. Tolkien


"I am an unfortunate and deserted creature, I look around and I have no relation or friend upon earth. These amiable people to whom I go have never seen me and know little of me. I am full of fears, for if I fail there, I am an outcast in the world forever." - Frankenstein - Mary Shelley


"I cannot make you understand. I cannot make anyone understand what is happening inside me. I cannot even explain it to myself." - The Metamorphosis - Franz Kafka


"What should I do and where should I go? A thief has taken hold of my flesh!" - Epic of Gilgamesh - Unknown


"No one ever really gets used to nightmares." - House of Leaves - Mark Z. Danielewski


"Maybe there is a beast... maybe it's only us." - Lord of the Flies - William Golding


"If an injury has to be done to a man it should be so severe that his vengeance need not be feared." - The Prince - Niccolo Machiavelli


"Everywhere we went, dead Confederate sailors stared at us, their ghostly bearded faces shimmering over their skulls." - The Sea of Monsters - Rick Riordan


"Together, they would watch everything that was so carefully planned collapse, and they would smile at the beauty of destruction." - The Book Thief - Markus Zusak


"The last I saw of Count Dracula was his kissing his hand to me, with a red light of triumph in his eyes, and with a smile that Judas in hell might be proud of" - Dracula - Bram Stoker


"Fear comes with imagination, it’s a penalty, it’s the price of imagination." - Red Dragon - Thomas Harris


"My pain is constant and sharp and I do not hope for a better world for anyone, in fact I want my pain to be inflicted on others." - American Psycho - Bret Easton Ellis


"Hell is empty is empty. All the devils are here." - The Tempest - William Shakespeare


"Normal is an illusion. What is normal for the spider is chaos for the fly." - Charles Addams


"Despite my ghoulish reputation, I really have the heart of a small boy. I keep it in a jar on my desk." - source - Robert Bloch


"There are horrors beyond life's edge that we do not suspect, and once in a while man's evil prying calls them just within our range." - The Thing on the Doorstep - H.P. Lovecraft


"Sometimes there is no darker place than our own thoughts; the moonless midnight of the mind." - Fear Nothing - Dean Koontz


"I'm going to put death in all their food and watch them die." - The Haunting of Hill House - Shirley Jackson


"A hound it was, an enormous coal-black hound, but not such a hound as mortal eyes have ever seen. Fire burst from its open mouth, its eyes glowed with a smouldering glare, its muzzle and hackles and dewlap were outlined in flickering flame." - The Hound of the Baskervilles - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle


"And something born of the snowy desolation, born of the midnight and the silent grandeur, born of the great listening hollows of the night, something that lay 'twixt terror and wonder, dropped from the vast wintry spaces down into his heart—and called him." - The Glamour of the Snow - Algernon Blackwood


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