Shirley Jackson Quotes

Shirley Jackson Quotes: It was a house without kindness, never meant to be lived in, not a fit place for people or for love or for hope. Exorcism cannot alter the countenance of a house ; Hill House would stay as it was until it was destroyed.
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Shirley Jackson Quote: It watches,
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Quotes about Shirley Jackson: Within, walls continued upright, bricks met neatly, floors were firm, and doors were sensibly shut; silence lay steadily against the wood and stone of Hill House, and whatever walked there, walked alone.
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Quote about Shirley Jackson: For plain and fancy worrying, give me a new mother every time.
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Shirley Jackson Sayings: I really think I shall commence chapter forty-four,
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Shirley Jackson Saying: There had not been this many words sounded in our house for a long time, and it was going to take a while to clean them out.
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Sayings about Shirley Jackson: We moved together very slowly toward the house, trying to understand its ugliness and ruin and shame.
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Saying about Shirley Jackson: Gossip says she hanged herself from the turret on the tower, but when you have a house like Hill House with a tower and a turret, gossip would hardly allow you to hang yourself anywhere else.
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Shirley Jackson Quotes: I was thinking, I could turn him into a fly and drop him into a spider's web and watch him tangled and helpless and struggling, shut into the body of a dying buzzing fly; I could wish him dead until he died.I could fasten him to a tree and keep him there until he grew into the trunk and bark grew over his mouth. if he was under the ground I could walk over him stamping my feet.
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Shirley Jackson Quote: I assume then, that you have no real faith in the fondness any of the rest of us may feel for you?''None,' said Mrs. Halloran.
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Quotes about Shirley Jackson: No live organism can continue for long to exist sanely under conditions of absolute reality; even larks and katydids are supposed, by some, to dream. Hill House, not sane, stood by itself against its hills, holding darkness within; it had stood so for eighty years and might stand for eighty more. Within, walls continued upright, bricks met neatly, floors were firm, and doors were sensibly shut; silence lay steadily against the wood and stone of Hill House, and whatever walked there, walked alone.
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Quote about Shirley Jackson: Hill House, she thought, You're as hard to get into as heaven.
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Shirley Jackson Sayings: I cannot find any patience for those people who believe that you start writing when you sit down at your desk and pick up your pen and finish writing when you put down your pen again; a writer is always writing, seeing everything through a thin mist of words, fitting swift little descriptions to everything he sees, always noticing. Just as I believe that a painter cannot sit down to his morning coffee without noticing what color it is, so a writer cannot see an odd little gesture without putting a verbal description to it, and ought never to let a moment go by undescribed.
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