Saturday, October 28, 2006

Quote of the Day, 10/28/06: Haunting

Sticking to the Halloweenish themes for the next few days. Today's quotes are about haunting.

Malcolm Muggeridge
It was a somber place, haunted by old jokes and lost laughter. Life, as I discovered, holds no more wretched occupation than trying to make the English laugh.

James Thurber
But those rare souls whose spirit gets magically into the hearts of men, leave behind them something more real and warmly personal than bodily presence, an ineffable and eternal thing. It is everlasting life touching us as something more than a vague, recondite concept. The sound of a great name dies like an echo; the splendor of fame fades into nothing; but the grace of a fine spirit pervades the places through which
it has passed, like the haunting loveliness of mignonette.

Steven Vincent Benet
Dreaming men are haunted men.

Logan Pearsall Smith
When people talk of Ghosts I don't mention the Apparition by which I am haunted, the Phantom that shadows me about the streets, the image or spectre, so familiar, so like myself, which lurks in the plate glass of shop-windows, or leaps out of mirrors.

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