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Famous Quotes By Andrew Pyper

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Horror, for me, is not defined by the thing that provokes one's fear, but the human being who has contact with it. — Andrew Pyper

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But they are only the faces of the dead. Coming into detail as we hurtle toward them. They see us, too. Fingers scratching at the ice's rough underside, desperate to be the first to pull us down. — Andrew Pyper

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I am well and truly messed up. — Andrew Pyper

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The dead boy floats by. — Andrew Pyper

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Monsters just outside our peripheral vision are scarier to contemplate than monsters miles away or in someplace only a fool would set foot in. — Andrew Pyper

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It's Parkinson's. And if you talk about it again the way you just did, I'll be the one to take some of your teeth out the hard way. Understand? — Andrew Pyper

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Though it's with you at every moment, it's always something of a surprise to discover that you can be at once alive and alone. — Andrew Pyper

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I've seen the photos," he said.
"Photos are never the same as the real thing," I said. — Andrew Pyper

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Darkness isn't the matter from which the Antichrist was formed, but intelligence. Foreknowledge. — Andrew Pyper

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There are things in this world most of us never see," I find myself saying. "We've trained ourselves not to see them, or try to pretend we didn't if we do. But there's a reason why, no matter how sophisticated or primitive, every religion has demons. — Andrew Pyper

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Some call it prayer. And as with all prayers, it comes down to either asking someone else to fight for you, or asking yourself to fight. — Andrew Pyper

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Cancer is a kind of possession, too. And like a demon, before it claims you, it nibbles away at who you are, erases the face you have always presented to the world to show the unwanted thing inside. — Andrew Pyper

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What I see as the particularly exciting prospect for writing horror fiction as we go forward is setting stories in more internal landscapes than external ones, mapping out the mind as the home for scary things instead of the house at the end of the lane or lakeside campground or abandoned amusement park. — Andrew Pyper

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I've never been able to figure out what you're so scared of, but there's something in you that's got you backed into a corner so tight your eyes are closed against it," she says. "You don't have to tell me what it is. I bet you don't even know yourself. But here's the thing: I probably won't be around for you when you face it down. I wish I could be, but I won't. You're going to need someone. You won't make it if you're alone. I don't know of anyone who could. — Andrew Pyper

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To make the reader afraid, I had to be afraid. — Andrew Pyper

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How do I shoot?" "Your finger through there. Feel that? But you only pull if you're sure that everything's right." "Why?" "Because you can't take it back." She — Andrew Pyper

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I'd read 'Paradise Lost' as an undergrad at university but remembered little about it. No, not true: I remembered few details, but carried with me with the persuasive arguments and pitiable dilemma of its arguable protagonist, Satan. — Andrew Pyper

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We need to talk." she says.
"The four most dreaded words in the history of marriage. — Andrew Pyper

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Every poet - every storyteller - requires motivation. — Andrew Pyper

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They're coming! All of us waiting for the little green men to probe us or decimate us or turn us into shrubbery. — Andrew Pyper

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And this is the only really startling thing about the evil of the world: not that so much of it exists, but that nobody ever really expects it. — Andrew Pyper

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about to knock again when the inside door is pulled open to reveal a sinewy woman dressed in what appears to be layers of old sweaters and an ankle-length denim skirt. Her long hair held back in an elastic that leaves the ends bunched and brittle as the head of a broom. Brown eyes wide and alive, — Andrew Pyper

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Psychological horror is more interesting to me than the explicitly physical. — Andrew Pyper

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I enjoy a special collegiality among other writers in the thriller community. They call me 'Canada's scariest writer,' and I love that. — Andrew Pyper

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Fuck you. You think this is a scene in some indie drama you take my wife to in the Village, some pack of lies the guy at the Times said was so naturalistically performed. But in real life? We're bad actors. We're slobs who actually hurt. You don't feel it, you couldn't, but the pain you're causing us - causing my family - it's destroying our lives, what we have together. What we had. — Andrew Pyper

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Things that go bump in the brain. — Andrew Pyper

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If the hairs on my neck stand up while I'm writing, I figure the reader will get the same kind of shock. — Andrew Pyper

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Sometimes people close a door because they're trying to figure out a way to get you to knock. — Andrew Pyper

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And what do we have? A profound if sexless intimacy of a kind I've never known with either man or woman since childhood, and perhaps not even then. — Andrew Pyper

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Missing someone feels like hunger. An insatiable emptiness right at the core of yourself. — Andrew Pyper

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We need to kind of refresh our fear in order to refresh our understanding of how a safe place works. — Andrew Pyper

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It's strange. Hearing you say my name."
"I can say it again if you'd like."
"No, I'll remember just fine. — Andrew Pyper

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Don't be crude, Professor. Profanity is one contest you will not win with me. — Andrew Pyper

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I just hated the law. I wasn't cut out for it. I couldn't imagine spending my life doing that, so I quit before I began. — Andrew Pyper

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There's something in human nature that says we need to have at least one symbolic place where chaos and dark desires can live. — Andrew Pyper

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Tell me this. What is it with men and feeling like they have to act like self-destructive superheroes whenever trouble shows up?"
"It's the only way we know how to love. — Andrew Pyper

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On the sidewalks everyone holding either a giant coffee or a cell phone, as though a law had been declared against public displays of empty-handedness. — Andrew Pyper

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Sometimes, monsters are real," Tess said, rolling over, leaving me alone with the ladybug staring up at me. "Even if they don't look like monsters. — Andrew Pyper

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Don't stop to understand. You may never understand. Just keep going. — Andrew Pyper

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Perhaps because my town was so naturally gothic in its architecture and relative isolation - the roads often closed in winter - my stories tended toward the ghostly and the creepily suspenseful right from the get-go. — Andrew Pyper

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All my life I have been pursued by the black dogs of unaccountable gloom — Andrew Pyper

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What's the problem? In a nutshell?"

"I'm a medical specialist. We don't really do nutshells[.] — Andrew Pyper

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If it ain't broke, don't let some stupid fucker fuck it up sort of thing. — Andrew Pyper

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Your melancholy. Or depression. Along with nine-tenths of the afflictions I've studied, diagnosed, attempted to treat. Call them whatever you like, but they're just different names for loneliness. That's what lets the darkness in. That's what you have to fight. — Andrew Pyper

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Grief has a colour. It has other characteristics, I know now, collectively forming a personality of sorts. An antagonizing figure that arrives in your life and refuses to leave or sit anywhere but next to you or stop whispering the name of the departed in your ear. — Andrew Pyper