Haunted Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old haunted quotes, haunted sayings, and haunted proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


To be haunted by my heart is no threat.     

Nalini Singh

...the haunted always take refuge in stillness.     

Christina Dodd

You're always haunted by the idea you're wasting your life.     

Chuck Palahniuk

To be haunted is to glimpse a truth that might best be hidden.     

James Herbert

In the haunted house of life, art is the only stair that doesn't creak.     

Tom Robbins

If you commit a crime, you maybe have to be haunted.     

Judy Sheindlin

No one escapes being haunted by something that absolutely terrifies them to the core, but very few feel it's okay to admit what it is that haunts us.     

Nicholas Brendon

We are haunted houses of history. Nobody that we meet ever dies while we are alive.     

Stefan Molyneux

If the living are haunted by the dead, then the dead are haunted by their own mistakes.     

Chuck Palahniuk

To be haunted by past failures or satisfied with past successes is to arrest forward motion.     

Conrad Hilton

Haunted trees covered behind the curtains of their own leaves stare at the dark from the fringe of streets.     

Suman Pokhrel

We're all haunted in one way or another, are we not? If not by spirits, then by our own demons and regrets.     

Teresa Medeiros

We are haunted by an ideal life, and it is because we have within us the beginning and the possibility of it.     

Phillips Brooks

We are neurotically haunted today by the imminence, and by the ignominy, of failure. We know at how frightening a cost one succeeds: to fail is something too awful to think about.     

Louis Kronenberger

We are too much haunted by ourselves, projecting the central shadow of self on everything around us. And then comes the Gospel to rescue us from this selfishness. Redemption is this, to forget self in God.     

Frederick William Robertson

He is haunted by a demon, a demon against which he feels powerless, because in its first manifestation it has no face, no name, nothing; and the words, the poem he makes, are a kind of exorcism of this demon.     

T. S. Eliot

People haunted by the purposelessness of their lives try to find a new content not only by dedicating themselves to a holy cause but also by nursing a fanatical grievance. A mass movement offers them unlimited opportunities for both.     

Eric Hoffer

'Haunted by the past' is a commonplace phrase because it's a commonplace experience. Even if one is not, strictly speaking, 'haunted', the past is perpetually with one in the present, and the longer it grows and the further it recedes the stronger its presence seems to become.     

Philip Roth

She haunted him, as an ungenerous action haunts one.     

Jean Rhys

Houses are not haunted. We are haunted, and regardless of the architecture with which we surround ourselves, our ghosts stay with us until we ourselves are ghosts.     

Dean Koontz

Each man is haunted until his humanity awakens.     

William Blake

If nothing is the way it seems, then this life is just a haunted dream.     

Steve Winwood

You're so haunted by other people's futures that you forget, the only future you cannot see is your own.     

Minority Report (TV show)

Bad writers are nearly always haunted by the notion that Latin or Greek words are grander than Saxon ones.     

George Orwell

We aren't haunted by the dead, but by the impossible reach of history. By how unknowable these others are to us, how unfathomable we'd be to them.     

Rebecca Makkai

The mind is still haunted with its old unconscious ways; it broods on lost authorities; and the yearning, the deep and hollowing yearning for divine volition and service is with us still.     

Julian Jaynes