Top 9 Algernon Blackwood Quotes of 2020

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“It is the little things that pierce and burn and prick for years to come.”

― Algernon Blackwood

“It is, alas, chiefly the evil emotions that are able to leave their photographs on surrounding scenes and objects and whoever heard of a place haunted by a noble deed, or of beautiful and lovely ghosts revisiting the glimpses of the moon?”

― Algernon Blackwood

“His imagination conceived and bore – worlds; but nothing in these worlds became alive until he discovered its true and living name. The name was the breath of life; and, sooner or later, he invariably found it.”

― Algernon Blackwood

“But the wicked passions of men’s hearts alone seem strong enough to leave pictures that persist; the good are ever too luke-warm.”

― Algernon Blackwood

“And if thought and emotion can persist in this way so long after the brain that sent them forth has crumpled into dust, how vitally important it must be to control their very birth in the heart, and guard them with the keenest possible restraint.”

― Algernon Blackwood

“And so with all things: names were vital and important.”

― Algernon Blackwood

“A strong emotion, especially if experienced for the first time, leaves a vivid memory of the scene where it occurred.”

― Algernon Blackwood

“My unworldliness, even at 21, was abnormal. Not only had I never smoked tobacco nor touched alcohol of any description, but I had never yet set foot inside a theatre, or gone to a race course I had never seen, nor held a billiard cue, nor touched a card.”

― Algernon Blackwood

“I used to tell strange, wild, improbable tales akin to ghost stories, and discovered a taste for spinning yarns.”

― Algernon Blackwood
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