Top 10 Tuesday

T10T: Favorite Horror Book Quotes

September 29, 2020
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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly blog meme hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl.

This week’s theme is favorite book quotes, but I’ve done lists like that a few times (you can click here for a post of quotes I made in Canva that I’m still pretty proud of!), so I decided to put a twist on the theme in honor of October starting this week:
my favorite horror book quotes!

I made the quote images in Canva with images from Unsplash. Feel free to borrow if you like any of them!

1. the haunting of hill house — shirley jackson

"Silence lay steadily against the wood and stone of Hill House, and whatever walked there, walked alone."

2. dead of winter — kealan patrick burke

"Winter came, as harsh as grief. The earth grew icy teeth; the ground froze. And snow fell away endlessly, whispering rapturously of autumn's death."

3. the devil and the deep — ellen datlow

"The sea coughed us up, but some day it’s going to reclaim us, and there’s precious little that we can do about it."

4. choking back the devil — donna lynch

"Demons come in many forms / Some with teeth and some with horns / But none so vicious as the hordes / That came to be when you were born."

5. the sorrows — jonathan janz

"Even now I wish to live, to experience any emotion, even sorrow. Dear God. I hear something in the hallway."

6. to be devoured — sara tantlinger

"What saccharine horror waits, harbored in the darkness of the woods where the vultures circle?"

7. a head full of ghosts — paul tremblay

“Are you good at keeping secrets, Merry?” “More often than not, they keep me.”

8. in the shadow of spindrift house — mira grant

"It is a graveyard for the small and a playground for the vast, as all graveyards must be, for tragedy is so often a matter of perspective."

What’s your favorite spooky quote?


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  • Reply Anne Bennett September 29, 2020 at 12:32 am

    “Dear God. I hear something in the hallway.” How creepy is that? Eek! My TTT quotes

  • Reply thecritiquesofafangirl September 29, 2020 at 1:25 am

    I haven’t read the book but I love The Haunting of Hill House TV show!

  • Reply evelynreads1 September 29, 2020 at 1:51 am

    Great list!


  • Reply Jess @ Jessticulates September 29, 2020 at 3:38 am

    Love your twist on this week’s topic! That quote from The Sorrows makes me want to read it immediately, and I love The Haunting of Hill House.

  • Reply Bec @ bec&books September 29, 2020 at 4:22 am

    Love this post! Like almost every other commenter, The Sorrows quote has me hooked! I love that Mira Grant quote too though.

  • Reply lydiaschoch September 29, 2020 at 8:25 am

    Ooh, horror quotes! Great picks.

    My post .

  • Reply Tammy September 29, 2020 at 9:40 am

    These are awesome, Destiny! And I’m headed over to Canva today to check it out!!

  • Reply eLPy September 29, 2020 at 11:04 am

    Not familiar with these books but you’ve picked some excellent creepy quotes! I especially like 1, 2, 7, & 8. Thanks for sharing. 😀

  • Reply Astilbe September 29, 2020 at 12:56 pm

    It sounds like I should read Dead of Winter!

    Here is our Top Ten Tuesday.

  • Reply Brooke Lorren September 30, 2020 at 1:05 am

    I love how you present these quotes. I don’t have a favorite spooky quote, but some of yours today are very descriptive!

  • Reply Christopher | Plucked from the Stacks September 30, 2020 at 12:04 pm

    I love that The Haunting of Hill House. I could read Shirley Jackson’s work again and again and never get tired of it.

  • Reply Laurie | Bark September 30, 2020 at 5:41 pm

    “No tears. They’re a waste of good suffering.” Clive Barker

    I LOVE this post so much ♥

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