Quotation Explorer - 'Ghosts'

Is the ash in trees, babies, flowers, and visions of Godbetter than the visions themselves? Then you think,none of this is tangible or concrete. So you have another cigaretteand think about the (not one) but many ghosts you keep tucked away,under sheets, under beds, in notes, within other ghosts. - Derek Keck
I'd say we're all just ghosts on a wire seeking the prick of an electric thought. - Robert Fanney
The past is a ghost that haunts us. Ghosts must banished. Lingering on the past is weakness, Lord Vader. - Paul S Kemp
Memories are reality's ghosts - B.J. Neblett
Whose are all these ghosts? she said, smiling at a flustered-looking Geraldine. Oh, said Geraldine, I think they might be mine...? - Diane Hall
The ghosts that exert the most power in people’s lives-at least, the people I know–tend to be of their own making, and consist of equal parts regret and old fears and just plain missing somebody. - Glen Hirshberg
There are ghosts of yourself scattered everywhere,Whispers of a moment suspended in time,Where every life that you've brushed up againstNow lives with a piece of you trapped in their mind. - Erin Hanson
But I've grown thoughtful now. And you have lost Your early-morning freshness of surprise At being so utterly mine: you've learned to fear The gloomy, stricken places in my soul, And the occasional ghosts that haunt my gaze. - Siegfried Sassoon
It is with true love as with ghosts. Every one talks of it but few have seen it. - François de La Rochefoucauld
Sure, we thought the acresThat we tilled were sacred,But how could we have knownThat wheat can haunt like ghosts - Sherman Alexie
My utterance is mighty, I am more powerful than the ghosts; may they have no power over me.
All night I dreamt of bonfires and burn piles and ghosts of men, and spirits behind those birds of flame. I cannot tell anymore when a door opens or closes, I can only hear the frame saying, Walk through. - Ada Limon
Life writes the poetry, but it will always call for witnesses and scribes alike to tattoo its echoes upon the ghosts of trees. - Ged Thompson ~Poet
Am I afraid of ghosts? My life experience has taught me to be much more afraid of what a human is capable of in broad daylight than what a ghost is capable of at night. - Steve Maraboli
Ghosts of women are the worst. Years go by and they don't leave you be - Katherine Boo
Try listening to yourself sometime, alone in a transient room in a strange town. The worst is when you draw a blank, and the ash-blonde ghosts of the past carry on long twittering long-distance calls with your inner ear, and there's no way to hang up. - Ross Macdonald
I don't believe in ghosts but they blindly believe in me - Amit Abraham
I am less interested in ghosts than in people who see ghosts. - Graham Joyce
Only times and places, only names and ghosts. - Aldous Huxley
I wouldn't describe myself as lacking in confidence, but I would just say that - the ghosts you chase you never catch. - John Malkovich
Every day thousands of people bury good ideas because they are afraid to act on them.And afterwards, the ghosts of these ideas come back to haunt them. - David J. Schwartz
When you begin a new story, your job is to envision, to try to glimpse stuff that doesn't as yet exist. That's what writing is, going out to meet the ghosts of the future. Not out of the past, not the ones that are dead and buried. Ghosts of the future, those who don't exist yet. - Cédric Klapisch (screenplay writer); spoken by Xavier Rousseau in Casse-tête Chinois (Chinese Puzzle
One of the symptoms of having a broken-heart is the fact that even ghosts will give up on the hope of scaring you as you have already lived through your worst fear. - Faraaz Kazi
At first cock-crow the ghosts must go Back to their quiet graves below. - Theodosia Garrison
My job takes up many daylight hours, it wakes me in the still of night and fills my head with ghosts and monsters but I love it, telling stories is what I was born to do. - Ken Scott
Ghosts are just our minds telling us that subconsciously we feel guilty about something we should have done, would have done, but never took the time! - Nell Rose
Science fiction is no more written for scientists than ghost stories are written for ghosts. - Brian W. Aldiss
Monsters are real, and ghosts are real too. They live inside us, and sometimes, they win. - Stephen King
Being booed off stage is just an applause from ghosts! - Sharon Needles
This city belongs to ghosts, to murderers, to sleepwalkers. Where are you, in what bed, in what dream? - Marguerite Yourcenar
When your past tries to haunt you tell it you don’t believe in ghosts. - Matshona Dhliwayo
Monsters are real and ghosts are real too they live inside us and sometimes they win. - Stephen King
Soon or late, every dog's master's memory becomes a graveyard; peopled by wistful little furry ghosts that creep back unbidden, at times, to a semblance of their olden lives. - Albert Payson Terhune
True love is like ghosts which many believe in, but few have seen. - François de La Rochefoucauld
You are not a ghost.' I was sure of that. Wherever the dreams came from, they were not really her.'Of course I am.' Amy shook her head. 'That is all memories are. Ghosts and demons kicking around upstairs. - Kathleen Peacock
Thoughts are ghosts of emotions. - Raheel Farooq
I was well aware of her ghosts. I'd met them, once or twice, during her darkness nights. "I knew you were my one when you wouldn't run," she said. How could I? Of course I stayed, when her ghosts scared my own away. What others were too afraid to see, meant everything to me. - J. Raymond
She walked with darkness dripping off her shoulders, I've seen ghosts brighter than her soul. - VaZaki Nada
It's the problem in seeing too much of the world. In loving too much of it. You can only live in one place at a time. And eventually, you pick your spot, and the memories of all the others just become ghosts. - Daniel Abraham
I didn't sleep well last night because one of my ghosts came back, haunting with his presence, and when I woke up, the others weren't here, haunting with their memory. - Donna Lynn Hope
I could wade into this river, let my sins drown to the bottom, let the waters carry me someplace far. Someplace with no ghosts, no memories, and no sins. - Khaled Hosseini
Within and within. Dreaming. How we gentle our losses into paler ghosts. - Peter Heller
The flame of the inn is dim tonight,Too many vacant chairs.The sun has lost too much of its light,Too many songs have taken flight,Too many ghosts on the stairs.Charon, here's to you as man against man,I wish I could pick 'em the way you can! - Grantland Rice
Some ghosts or felt presences may simply be the essence of another living person projected outward while sleeping. - Doug Dillon
True love is like ghosts, which everybody talks about and few have seen. - François de La Rochefoucauld
The people you love become ghosts inside of you, and like this you keep them alive. - Rob Montgomery
Grandmother's knee is a wonderful place to learn about the Bible, ghosts, and even Santa Claus, but a mighty poor place to learn about history. - L.B. Taylor Jr.
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