Edward Gorey Quotes

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Edward Gorey Quotes

Ideally, if anything [was] any good, it would be indescribable.
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Books. Cats. Life is Good.

— Edward Gorey

When people are finding meaning in things
beware.

— Edward Gorey

My favorite journey is looking out the window.

— Edward Gorey

Interviewer: What is your greatest regret?
Gorey: That I don't have one

— Edward Gorey

It's well we cannot hear the screams we make in other people's dreams.

— Edward Gorey

There was a young lady named Mae
Who smoked without stopping all day;
As pack followed pack,
Her lungs first turned black,
And eventually rotted away.

— Edward Gorey

I tend to be rather inconsequential and trail off.

— Edward Gorey

I have given up considering happiness as relevant.

— Edward Gorey

He presented it with a length of string
and passed on to the statue of Corrupted Endeavor
to await the arrival of Autumn.

— Edward Gorey

There was a young woman named Fleager
Who was terribly, terribly eager
To be all the rage
On the tragedy stage,
Though her talents were pitifully meagre.

— Edward Gorey

Mr Earbrass escaped from Messrs Scuffle and Dustcough, who were most anxious to go into all the ramifications of a scheme for having his novels translated into Urdu, and went to call on a distant cousin.

— Edward Gorey

We did I think talk about your feeling of it's fun to be square, and while I'll go along with the Borges-like ramifications, I don't think I was the one who thought it up. In the past my justification for my self-conscious oddness of appearance (by now I figure this is the way I look, and it would not only be more self-conscious but also uncomfortable to change) was that people would think their impression of oddity came simply from the way I looked, and eventually become (hopefully) pleasantly surprised that I was not nearly as much of a nut as I looked, and was really quite ordinary, which is also true I think. It seemed preferable to people thinking 'Well, he looked perfectly ordinary and then it became apparent there was something wrong with his head ... ' Of course now practically everybody to my middle aged way of thinking looks too peculiar for words, and only very infrequently attractive at the same time.

— Edward Gorey

When they answered the bell on that wild winter night. There was no one expected - and no one in sight.

— Edward Gorey

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