Horror Sayings and Quotes

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


There are horrors beyond life’s edge that we do not suspect, and once in a while man’s evil prying calls them just within our range.     

H.P. Lovecraft

There is no terror in the bang, only in the anticipation of it.     

Alfred Hitchcock

Words have no power to impress the mind without the exquisite horror of their reality.     

Edgar Allan Poe

The shortest horror story: The last man on Earth sat alone in a room. There was a knock on the door.     

Frederic Brown

Horror is the natural reaction to the last 5,000 years of history.     

Robert Anton Wilson

It is a mistake to fancy that horror is associated inextricably with darkness, silence, and solitude.     

H. P. Lovecraft

When you look fear in the face, you are able to say to yourself, 'I lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.'     

Eleanor Roosevelt

No new horror can be more terrible than the daily torture of the commonplace.     

H. P. Lovecraft

Life is absolutely horrific, leading up to absolute horror.     

Meg Rosoff

Death holds no horrors. It is simply the ultimate horror of life.     

Jean Giraudoux

There is a mystery about this which stimulates the imagination; where there is no imagination there is no horror.     

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

From even the greatest of horrors irony is seldom absent.     

H.P. Lovecraft

The greatest horrors of our world are committed by people who are totally sincere.     

John Mortimer

Horror was rooted in sympathy . . . in understanding what it would be like to suffer the worst.     

Joe Hill

Horror in your country is something you take a dose of to remind yourself that you are not suffering from it.     

Chris Cleave

The charm of horror only tempts the strong.     

Jean Lorrain

Horror is the removal of masks.     

Robert Bloch

Broad daylight does not encourage the apprehension of horror.     

Guy De Maupassant

The oldest and strongest emotion of mankind is fear, and the oldest and strongest kind of fear is fear of the unknown     

H.P Lovecraft

Horror is beyond the reach of psychology.     

Theodor Adorno

People want to be disturbed when they go see a horror movie.     

Eli Roth

Danger doesn’t lurk at every corner. It’s just hanging out, waiting for fear and horror to show up.     

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Horror movies don't exist unless you go and see them, and people always will.     

Joss Whedon

The basis of all true cosmic horror is violation of the order of nature, and the profoundest violations are always the least concrete and describable.     

H. P. Lovecraft