Clive Barker was born in Liverpool, England, the son of Joan Rubie (née Revill), a painter and school welfare officer, and Leonard Barker, a personnel director for an industrial relations firm. Educated at Dovedale Primary School and Quarry Bank High School, he studied English and Philosophy at Liverpool University and his picture now hangs in the entrance hallway to the Philosophy Department.
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any fool can be happy. It takes a man with real heart to make beauty out of the stuff that makes us weep.
[Horror fiction] shows us that the control we believe we have is purely illusory, and that every moment we teeter on chaos and oblivion.
After a battle lasting many ages,
The Devil won,
And said to God
(who had been his Maker):
We are about to witness the unmaking of Creation
By my hand.
I would not wish you
to think me cruel,
So I beg you, take three things
From this world before I destroy it.
Three things, and then the rest will be
God thought for a little time.
And at last He said:
No, there is nothing.'
The Devil was surprised.
Not even you, Lord?' he said.
And God said:
No. Not even me.
You just have to trust your own madness.
What I tried to do is deliver movies that have worked for me more than once.
To you who have never died, may I say: Welcome to the world!
I have the normal complement of anxieties, neuroses, psychoses and whatever else - but I'm absolutely nothing special.
To be weird is... to be braved and to be strong and to be against the flow and that is wonderful condition.
I dreamed I spoke in another's language,
I dreamed I lived in another's skin,
I dreamed I was my own beloved,
I dreamed I was a tiger's kin.
I dreamed that Eden lived inside me,
And when I breathed a garden came,
I dreamed I knew all of Creation,
I dreamed I knew the Creator's name.
I dreamed--and this dream was the finest--
That all I dreamed was real and true,
And we would live in joy forever,
You in me, and me in you.
You can plan to be brave - it's even better if you just try to be brave.
My imagination is my polestar; I steer by that.
Gather experience... Look at what you should not look at. A feeling of anxiety is the sure and certain evidence that you should do this.
We always think we are right, and - search as I have - there is no evil under the sun that somebody somewhere won't argue is actually a good, no idiocy that hasn't got its perfectly serious defenders, and no tyrant, past or present - no matter how bloody - without some bunch of zealot schmucks to defend him or his reputation till the last breath in their bodies - or preferably somebody else's.
I'm a great dog fanatic. My own dog died a little while ago and I take it very personally when things die - it's a major offence.