• “I envy people that know love. That have someone who takes them as they are.”― Jess C Scott, The Devilin Fey

    “This tower, patched unevenly with black ivy, arose like a mutilated finger from among the fists of knuckled masonry and pointed blasphemously at heaven. At night the owls made of it an echoing throat; by day it stood voiceless and cast its long shadow.”
    ― Mervyn Peake, Titus Groan

    “This is not written for the young or the light of heart, not for the tranquil species of men whose souls are content with the simple pleasures of family, church, or profession. Rather, I write to those beings like myself whose existence is compounded by a lurid intermingling of the dark and the
    light; who can judge rationally and think with reason, yet who feel too keenly and churn with too great a passion; who have an incessant longing for happiness and yet are
    shadowed by a deep and persistent melancholy—those who grasp gratification where they may, but find no lasting comfort for the soul.”
    ― B.E. Scully

    “It was so close to October that Halloween was knocking at his heart.”
    ― Barry Eysman, Candles for November