Quote of the Week: Horror Writers

R.L. Stine

For the Halloween season I thought I’d share some quotes from horror writers:

“[Horror fiction] shows us that the control we believe we have is purely illusory, and that every moment we teeter on chaos and oblivion.”
—Clive Barker

“Read. Read. Read. Just don’t read one type of book. Read different books by various authors so that you develop different style.”
—R.L. Stine

“Alone. Yes, that’s the key word, the most awful word in the English tongue. Murder doesn’t hold a candle to it and hell is only a poor synonym.”
— Stephen King

“Horror was rooted in sympathy . . . in understanding what it would be like to suffer the worst. ”
— Joe Hill


One thought on “Quote of the Week: Horror Writers

  1. Insightful quotes, Ingrid. Thanks for taking the time to find them. I agree with Clive Barker’s. I want to add that horror comes from the imagination – what we believe might be there is often more scary than what actually is there.

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