quote by Charles Dickens

There is probably a smell of roasted chestnuts and other good comfortable things all the time, for we are telling Winter Stories - Ghost Stories, or more shame for us - round the Christmas fire; and we have never stirred, except to draw a little nearer to it.

— Charles Dickens

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Ghost stories quote There comes a point in your life when you need to stop reading other people's bo

There comes a point in your life when you need to stop reading other people's book and write your own.

So what Ghost Stories means to me is like you've got to open yourself up to love and if you really do, of course it will be painful at times, but it will be great at some point.

I loved ghost stories, creaky staircases, stormy nights.

If it guaranteed nightmares I read it by flashlight, after midnight.

Ghost stories quote You have the power to say - This is not how my story will end.

You have the power to say - This is not how my story will end.

But I think we are seeing a resurgence of the graphic ghost story like The Others, Devil's Backbone and The Sixth Sense. It is a return to more gothic atmospheric ghost storytelling.

I was horrified of the dark. I realized that the only way I could get over that fear was by scaring other people, so I became obsessed with ghost stories, drawing monsters, watching monster movies, sneaking into horror movies, and it's just been the love of my life forever.

The idea of Ghost Stories is how to turn something bad into something that gives you an uplift.

Ghost stories quote Behind every girl's favorite song there is an untold story.

Behind every girl's favorite song there is an untold story.

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Know what you're talking about.

I don't do camps. Camps are for kids. I don't sleep in tents or roast marshmallows. I certainly don't tell ghost stories or own a sleeping bag. But I do work hard every single day.

Ghost stories are always listened to and well received in private, but pitilessly disavowed in public. For my own part, ignorant as I am of the way in which the human spirit enters the world and the way in which he goes out of it, I dare not deny the truth of many such narratives.

Ghost stories quote Do not judge my story by the chapter you walked in on.

Do not judge my story by the chapter you walked in on.

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This story never really had a point. It’s just a lull - a skip in the record. We are addresses in ghost towns. We are old wishes that never came true. We are hand grenades (and every word you say pulls the pin). We are all gods, we are all monsters.

Science fiction is no more written for scientists than ghost stories are written for ghosts.

A ghost story of which the scene is laid in the twelfth or thirteenth century may succeed in being romantic or poetical: it will never put the reader into the position of saying to himself: "If I'm not careful, something of this kind may happen to me!

Ghost stories quote One bad chapter does not mean your story is over.

One bad chapter does not mean your story is over.

Behind the corpse in the reservoir, behind the ghost on the links, Behind the lady who dances and the man who madly drinks, Under the look of fatigue, the attack of migraine and the sigh There is always another story, there is more than meets the eye.

Ghost stories really scare me. I have such a big imagination that after I watch a horror movie like 'The Grudge', I look in the corners of my room for the next two days.

I think that the joke and the ghost story both have a similar set up in that you kind of set something up and pay it off with a laugh or a scare.

Ghost stories quote Travel and tell no one, live a true love story and tell no one, live happily and

Travel and tell no one, live a true love story and tell no one, live happily and tell no one, people ruin beautiful things.

I don't mind UFO's and ghost stories, it's just that I tend to give value to the storyteller rather than to the story itself.

I think I do believe in the afterlife;

I have heard stories from people who I can completely trust that have seen ghosts.

I enjoyed [Celebrity Ghost Stories]. I never thought in a million years that I would tell people that I saw a ghost. And I've seen a lot of ghosts.

Ghost stories quote You Can, end of story !

You Can, end of story !

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There are certain types of genres that are impossible in China.

Ghost stories, something too graphic, too violent, and of course if it's too political. Other than that, it will be fine.

Ghost stories ... tell us about things that lie hidden within all of us, and which lurk outside all around us.

As a child I loved ghost stories.

Ghost stories quote Your past is just a story, and once you realise this, It has not power over you.

Your past is just a story, and once you realise this, It has not power over you.

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we need ghost stories because we, in fact, are the ghosts.

Do not lose hope — what you seek will be found.

Trust ghosts. Trust those that you have helped to help you in their turn. Trust dreams. Trust your heart, and trust your story. (from 'Instructions')

The fundamental difference between the mystery story and the ghost story is the fact that a mystery demands a solution for its effectiveness; a ghost story is necessarily unsolvable; the reader must be willing to accept the fact that nothing is proved.

Ghost stories quote Until the lion learns to write, every story will glorify the hunter.

Until the lion learns to write, every story will glorify the hunter.

They call them the haunted shores, these stretches of Devonshire and Cornwall and Ireland which rear up against the westward ocean. Mists gather here, and sea fog, and eerie stories. That's not because there are more ghosts here than in other places, mind you. It's just that people who live hereabouts are strangely aware of them.

I do not believe in ghosts. I believe in ghost stories.

Every love story is a ghost story.

Ghost stories quote You know my name. Not my story.

You know my name. Not my story.

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Thus when I come to shape here at this table between my hands the story of my life and set it before you as a complete thing, I have to recall things gone far, gone deep, sunk into this life or that and become part of it; dreams, too, things surrounding me, and the inmates, those old half-articulate ghosts who keep up their hauntings by day and night... shadows of people one might have been; unborn selves.

I don't feel like writing any more ghost stories.

I was dreading all of the ghost stories of working on American television, not in the least, the length. In Britain, a series is six episodes of an hour drama, maybe sometimes eight, but never twenty-two, so I was petrified of that.

Ghost stories quote People do not buy goods and services. They buy relations, stories and magic.

People do not buy goods and services. They buy relations, stories and magic.

Behind every door in London there are stories, behind every one ghosts.

The greatest writers in the history of the written word have given them substance, given them life. And so we readers walk, and dream, and imagine, in the city where imagination found its great home.

Long story short, ghosts just coming out of the closet sucked at communication.

Probably as bad as a beginner ghost whisperer sucked at getting them to communicate.

Science fiction is no more written for scientists than ghost stories are written for ghosts.

If he is a ghost, then it's very disappointing for me, because he is banished in the story, and that could mean that he won't be coming back, and that would be terrible, wouldn't it?

I'm inspired as a writer by any place where I've lived for a significant amount of time that have memories, my past, and stories attached to them, and that's really New York and L.A. Any place where there's ghosts are inspiring.

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