Shirley Jackson

A Quote by Shirley Jackson on organism, live, exist, reality, and absolute

No live organism can continue for long to exist under conditions of absolute reality.

Shirley Jackson

Source: The Haunting of Hill House (1959)

Contributed by: Kathryn

A Quote by Shirley Jackson on menace, supernatural, attacks, modern minds, abandoned, armor, superstition, substitute, and defense

The menace of the supernatural is that it attacks where modern minds are weakest, where we have abandoned our protective armor of superstition and have no substitute defense.

Shirley Jackson

Source: The Haunting of Hill House (1959)

Contributed by: Kathryn

A Quote by Shirley Jackson on clarity and dreams

It was one of those winter days that suddenly dream of spring, when the sky is blue and soft and clear, and the wind has dropped its voice and whispers instead of screaming, and the sun is out and the trees look surprised, and over everything there is the faintest, palest tint of green.

Shirley Jackson

Contributed by: Zaady

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