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Best Clive Barker Quotes 2021

Clive Barker is a very popular writer and director from England.

Most of his work is in the horror fiction genre. Clive Barker is best known for writing the ‘Books of Blood’ which is a collection of short horror stories.

Famous Clive Barker Quotes

Clive Barker is a very creative fiction writer.

Here are some famous quotes from the famous horror fiction writer Clive Barker.

1. “We are the star and the darkness it pierces.”

– Clive Barker.

2. “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.”

– Clive Barker.

3. “To dream in isolation can be properly splendid to be sure; but to dream in company seems to me infinitely preferable.”

– Clive Barker.

4. “She wanted nothing that he could offer her, except perhaps his absence.”

– Clive Barker.

5. “I don’t like PG-13 horror movies. I think they’re a contradiction in terms.”

– Clive Barker.

6. “A soul of water a soul of stone. A soul by name a soul unknown. The hours unmake our flesh our bone. The Soul is all and all alone!”

– Clive Barker.

7. “Walk with care in dark places, and do not put your faith in anyone who promises you the forgiveness of the Lord or a certain place in Paradise.”

– Clive Barker.

8. “Wherever I go, I will speak of you with love.”

– Clive Barker.

9. “There’s nothing in the world more fun than doing something you’re good at.”

– Clive Barker.

10. “She had opened a door… and now she was walking with demons. And at the end of her travels, she would have her revenge… Pain had made a sadist of her.”

– Clive Barker.

11. “I think that God that we have created and allowed to shape our culture through, essentially Christian theology is a pretty villainous creature.”

– Clive Barker.

12. “My life is in the art that I make, and I’m very happy with it.”

– Clive Barker.

13. “So intent was Frank upon solving the puzzle of Lemarchand’s box that he didn’t hear the great bell ring.”

– Clive Barker.

14. “I have the normal complement of anxieties, neuroses, psychoses and whatever else – but I’m absolutely nothing special.”

– Clive Barker.

15. “My imagination is my polestar; I steer by that.”

– Clive Barker.

16. “Movies are much more fascist than books. They tell you what to feel, when to feel it.”

– Clive Barker.

17. “I’ve held a brain in my hands, which is an extraordinary experience.”

– Clive Barker.

18. “Angels have very nasty tempers. Especially when they’re feeling righteous.”

– Clive Barker.

19. “I felt my imagination bubbling inside my head without having any way to express itself.”

– Clive Barker.

20. “There is no such thing as originality. It has all been said before, suffered before.”

– Clive Barker.

21. “Three is the number of those who do holy work.”

– Clive Barker.

22. “Did I say that she was beautiful? I was wrong. Beauty is too tame a notion.”

– Clive Barker.

23. “A lovely eloquence, a calming symmetry; none of that describes this woman’s face.”

– Clive Barker.

24. “I haven’t even had a life I could call my own, and you’re ready to slot me into the grand design. Well, I don’t think I want to go.”

– Clive Barker.

25. “Say a prayer for God’s good grace And sleep with lore upon your face.”

– Clive Barker.

26. “God knows what I did think was excessive at the time, but I didn’t think they were.”

– Clive Barker.

27. “Journey to the end of day, Come the fire-fly, Come the moon; Say a prayer for God’s good grace And sleep with lore upon your face.”

– Clive Barker.

28. “There was supposedly no point showing ‘Nightbreed’ to critics because the people who see these movies don’t read reviews, in brackets, even if they can read at all!”

– Clive Barker.

29. “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.”

– Clive Barker.

30. “Nothing ever begins. There is no first moment; no single word or place from which this or any other story springs.”

– Clive Barker.

Interesting Clive Barker Quotes

Here are some thought-provoking Clive Barker Quotes.

31. “Let the mad find wisdom in their madness for the sane, and let the sane be grateful.”

– Clive Barker.

32. “Funny that. We live in islands of Hours and we never seem to have time enough for anything.”

– Clive Barker.

33. “Of course it’s the apparently tranquil periods that deceive us.”

– Clive Barker.

34. “Evil, however powerful it seemed, could be undone by its own appetite.”

– Clive Barker.

35. “Memory, prophecy, and fantasy— The past, the future, and The dreaming moment between— Are all in one country, Living one immortal day. To know that is Wisdom. To use it is the Art.”

– Clive Barker.

36. “All I ever wanted to do is darken the day and brighten the night.”

– Clive Barker.

37. “Keep it simple. Trust your imagination. Discover what is unique about your imagination. Don’t simply read a story and copy it.”

– Clive Barker.

38. “I want to be remembered as an imaginer, someone who used his imagination as a way to journey beyond the limits of self.”

– Clive Barker.

39. “All things are true. God’s an Astronaut. Oz is Over the Rainbow, and Midian is where the monsters live.”

– Clive Barker.

40. “Often people who are wonderful with animals aren’t always terribly good with human beings.”

– Clive Barker.

41. “Writing about the unholy is one way of writing about what is sacred.”

– Clive Barker.

42. “Any fool can be happy. It takes a man with real heart to make beauty out of the stuff that makes us weep.”

– Clive Barker.

43. “Those old hypocrites. They talk about killing witches but the Good Book’s full of magic. Turning the Nile to blood and parting the Red Sea. What’s that if it’s not good old-fashioned magic?”

– Clive Barker.

44. “Fear is a place where you just tell the truth.”

– Clive Barker.

45. “You must be careful with kindness. It’s usually mistaken for weakness by stupid people.”

– Clive Barker.

46. “We are pressured from every side – by peers, by church, by state – to accept the consensual definition of taboo.”

– Clive Barker.

47. “Flesh is our indisputable commonality. Whatever our race, our religion, our politics we are faced every morning with the fact of our bodies.”

– Clive Barker.

48. “Non-fiction contains facts, fiction contains truth.”

– Clive Barker.

49. “Darkness always had its part to play. Without it, how would we know when we walked in the light?”

– Clive Barker.

50. “Magic is the first and last religion of the world. It has the power to make us whole, to open our eyes to the Dominions and return us to ourselves.”

– Clive Barker.

51. “I am a man, and men are animals who tell stories. This is a gift from God.”

– Clive Barker.

52. “Superman is, after all, an alien life form. He is simply the acceptable face of invading realities.”

– Clive Barker.

53. “That which is imagined can never be lost.”

– Clive Barker.

54. “We make stories of our own, in fevered and envious imitation of our Maker, hoping that we’ll tell, by chance, what God left untold.”

– Clive Barker.

55. “There’s a lot of places where the image of a cube as a thing of power is pertinent. I don’t know why that is. I don’t have any mythic explanation for it, but it seems to work for people.”

– Clive Barker.

56. “Be regular and orderly in your life, that you may be violent and original in your work.”

– Clive Barker.

57. “It is great good health to believe, as the Hindus do, that there are 33 million gods and goddesses in the world. It is great good health to want to understand one’s dreams. It is great good health to desire the ambiguous and paradoxical.”

– Clive Barker.

Clive Barker Dark Quotes

Here are some dark quotes from Clive Barker.

58. “We each die countless little deaths on our way to the last. We die out of shame as humiliation. We perish from despair. And, of course, we die for love.”

– Clive Barker.

59. “Nothing happens carelessly. We’re not brought into the world without reason, even though we may never understand the reason.”

– Clive Barker.

60. “It’s only when you’ve lost someone that you realize the nonsense of that phrase ‘It’s a small world’. It isn’t. It’s a vast, devouring world, especially if you’re alone.”

– Clive Barker.

61. “A man kills the thing he loves, and he must die a little himself.”

– Clive Barker.

62. “Welcome to the worst nightmare of all, reality!”

– Clive Barker.

63. “Flesh could not keep its glamour, nor eyes their sheen. They would go to nothing soon. But monsters are forever.”

– Clive Barker.

64. “We’re too much ourselves. Afraid of letting go of what we are, in case we are nothing, and holding on so tight, we lose everything else.”

– Clive Barker.

65. “To you who have never died, may I say: Welcome to the world!”

– Clive Barker.

66. “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.”

– Clive Barker.

67. “We are all our own graveyards I believe; we squat amongst the tombs of the people we were.”

– Clive Barker.

68. “The monsters act out our rage. They act on their worst impulses, which is appealing to a certain part of us.”

– Clive Barker.

69. “Every body is a book of blood;

Wherever we’re opened, we’re red.”

– Clive Barker.

70. “You cut up a thing that’s alive and beautiful to find out how it’s alive and why it’s beautiful, and before you know it, it’s neither of those things.”

– Clive Barker.

71. “A monster lies in wait in me, a stew of wounds and misery. But fiercer still in life and limb, the me that lies in wait in him.”

– Clive Barker.

72. “There’s no conscious thing on the face of the world that doesn’t know dread more intimately than its own heartbeat.”

– Clive Barker.

73. “True joy is a profound remembering; and true grief the same.”

– Clive Barker.

74. “And there’s nothing left in my pocket to charm you. So from now on it’s going to have to be tears or nothing I’m afraid.”

– Clive Barker.

75. “No tears, please. It’s a waste of good suffering.”

– Clive Barker.

76. “Finishing our tale, come to understand why we were born.”

– Clive Barker.

77. “We burn so hard, but we shed so little light; it makes us crazy and sad.”

– Clive Barker.

78. “Nothing else wounds so deeply and irreparably. Nothing else robs us of hope so much as being unloved by one we love.”

– Clive Barker.

79. “I firmly believe that a story is only as good as the villain.”

– Clive Barker.

80. “Horror fiction shows us that the control we believe we have is purely illusory, and that every moment we teeter on chaos and oblivion.”

– Clive Barker.

81. “I have a vision of the world as being a lot darker, perhaps, than I did when I was 31 and wrote the ‘Books of Blood’.”

– Clive Barker.

Clive Barker ‘Cabal’ Quotes

Here are the best Clive Barker quotes from his book ‘Cabal’.

82. “There was a body in the fire, hacked limb from limb, human enough that she recognized it as flesh, but no more than that.”

– Clive Barker.

83. “Born from different parents, they were siblings in death, destroyed by the same hand.”

– Clive Barker.

84. “You want my advice! Kiss the Devil, eat the worm.”

– Clive Barker.

85. “Hard laws to live by, but not as hard as the consequences of breaking them.”

– Clive Barker.

86. “They would refrain from infecting others, so as no to advertise their presence.”

– Clive Barker.

87. “Her gaze went with her, into a room with walls of frozen earth, and a floor the same, the latter split from corner to corner, and a fissure opened in it from which a flame column rose four or five times the size of a man.”

– Clive Barker.

88. “No story or movie screen, no desolation, no bliss, had prepared her for the maker of Midian.”

– Clive Barker.

89. “Putting down the devil was the Lord’s own sport.”

– Clive Barker.

90. “The sun rose like a stripper, keeping its glory well covered by cloud till it seemed there’d be no show at all.”

– Clive Barker.

91. “There was bitter cold off it rather than heat, and no reassuring flicker in its heart.”

– Clive Barker.

92. “For now, they had simpler concerns. Keeping the children from the roofs at night, the bereaved from crying out too loud, the young in summer from falling in love with the human.”

– Clive Barker.

93. “The un-people, the anti-tribe, humanity’s sack unpicked and sewn together again with the moon inside.”

– Clive Barker.

94. “I was born alive. Isn’t that punishment enough?”

– Clive Barker.

95. “Of all the rash and midnight promises made in the name of love, none, Boone now knew, was more certain to be broken than ‘I’ll never leave you.'”

– Clive Barker.

96. “From inside the flame, as the creature there–not dead, but alive, not Midian’s subject, but its creator–rolled its head over in the turmoil of flame and looked her way.”

– Clive Barker.

Clive Barker ‘Dread’ Quotes

‘Dread’ is a story featuring in the ‘Book of Blood’ book series by Clive Barker. Here are the best quotes from ‘Dread’.

97. “There was life that refused to end, long after the mind had begged the body to cease. And worst, there were dreams come true.”

– Clive Barker.

98. “There was pain without hope of healing.”

– Clive Barker.

99. “There was worse in the world than dread. Worse than death itself.”

– Clive Barker.

100. “And Quaid knew, meeting the clown’s vacant stare through an air turned bloody.”

– Clive Barker.

101. “There’s no delight the equal of dread. As long as it’s someone else’s.”

– Clive Barker.

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