I’ve been able to expand my collection of ghost and paranormal quotes by spending hundreds of hours browsing old gems from centuries past on Google Books — what a fantastic resource! So please enjoy the quotations, but don’t get too scared… or as they say, Mwahahahhaah! ☠ —tεᖇᖇ¡·g, January 2013
The stars was shining, and the leaves rustled in the woods ever so mournful; and I heard an owl, away off, who-whooing about somebody that was dead, and a whippowill and a dog crying about somebody that was going to die; and the wind was trying to whisper something to me and I couldn’t make out what it was, and so it made the cold shivers run over me. Then away out in the woods I heard that kind of a sound that a ghost makes when it wants to tell about something that’s on its mind and can’t make itself understood, and so can’t rest easy in its grave and has to go about that way every night grieving. ~Mark Twain, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
Surely the supreme problem for science to solve if she can, is whether life, as we know it, can exist without protoplasm, or whether we are but the creatures of an idle day; whether the present life is the entrance to an infinite and unseen world beyond, or “the Universe but a soulless interaction of atoms, and life a paltry misery closed in the grave.” ~William F. Barrett, On the Threshold of the Unseen, 1918
All a skeptic is is someone who hasn’t had an experience yet. ~Jason Hawes
Because, as we are told—a sad old joke, too—
Ghosts, like the ladies, never speak till spoke to.
~Thomas Ingoldsby, “The Ghost,” 1837
A person terrified with the imagination of spectres, is more reasonable than one who thinks the appearance of spirits fabulous and groundless. ~Joseph Addison
Like walking ghosts, they always haunt the spot
Of their misdeeds.
~George H. Boker, Francesca da Rimini
An idea, like a ghost (according to the common notion of ghosts), must be spoken to a little before it will explain itself. ~Attributed to Dickens in Many Thoughts of Many Minds by Henry Southgate, 1862
Nature is a Haunted House – but Art – a House that tries to be haunted. ~Emily Dickinson, 1876
There is something ghostly in all great art. ~Lafcadio Hearn (1850–1904) [a.k.a. Koizumi Yakumo —tεᖇᖇ¡·g]