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101. "He starts to hum, a haunting melody. No words ride the music, only the familiar notes of a forgotten song."
Author: A.G. Howard
102. "No place worth knowing yields itself at sight, and those the leastinviting on first view may leave the most haunting pictures upon thewalls of memory."
Author: Algernon Blackwood
103. "And I start to say, no.Start to ask him to please just take it off and put it away.Start to explain how it holds far too many memories for me.But then I remember what Damen said once about memories - that they're haunting things.And because I refuse to be haunted by mine - I just take a deep breath and smile when I say, "You know, I think it looks really good on you. You should defiantly keep it."
Author: Alyson Noel
104. "The haunting and haunted remnants of an abandoned world. And in Darius's arms each night, when reason returned and they lay together, drained and weary, Rhys decided there was something inescapably beautiful about the fact that they made these memories in ruined places."
Author: Amelia C. Gormley
105. "The most haunting thing was not that he didn't love her anymore. She could have accepted that eventually. The most haunting thing was that he did. He loved her from afar. He loved her in a way that was preserved in time, that couldn't be sullied. And she tended it in her careful, curatorial way."
Author: Ann Brashares
106. "The sum of his life was a unique melody, hauntingly beautiful and powerful."
Author: Ann Marston
107. "It is an adventure called Bertie's Botheration. A haunting, gothic tale of…" She stopped for the dowager was frantically gesturing to her heart and grinning."You have read it! It is my favourite book. Ah, I see you love it too. Yes... yes, I understand you could never tell anyone that it is your favourite. Not lofty enough. I keep a few acceptable names in my head every time someone asks me what my favourite book is, but one does not really confess what book they actually really like and have read over and over …"
Author: Anya Wylde
108. "The awful penalty of success is the haunting dread of subsequent failure."
Author: Arthur Christopher Benson
109. "This sick strange darkness comes creeping on so haunting everytimeAnd as I stared I counted the webs from all the spiderscatching things and eating their insidesLike indecision to call youAnd hear your voice of treasonWill you come home and stop this pain tonightstop this pain tonight"
Author: Blink 182
110. "When the subject is sacred, proud and clever men may come to think that the outsiders who don't know it are not merely inferior to them in skill but lower in God's eyes; as the priests said, 'All that rabble who are not experts in the Torah are accursed.' and as this pride increases, the 'subject' or study which confers such privilege will grow more and more complicated, the list of things forbidden will increase, till to get through a single day without supposed sin becomes like an elaborate step-dance, and this horrible network breeds self-righteousness in some and haunting anxiety in others."
Author: C.S. Lewis
111. "And if revelation, then it is most really and truly in Abraham that all people shall be blessed, for it was the Jews who fully and unambiguously identified the awful Presence haunting black mountain-tops and thunderclouds with ‘the righteous Lord' who ‘loveth righteousness'."
Author: C.S. Lewis
112. "Reunion with the mother is a siren call haunting our imagination. Once there was bliss, and now there is struggle. Dim memories of life before the traumatic separation of birth may be the source of Arcadian fantasies of a lost golden age."
Author: Camille Paglia
113. "Idea that the people who matter in our lives stay with us, haunting our most ordinary moments. They're with us in the grocery store, as we turn a corner, chat with a friend. They rise up through the pavement; we absorb them through our soles. Vivian has given"
Author: Christina Baker Kline
114. "She has never tried to find out what happened to her family — her mother or her relatives in Ireland. But over and over, Molly begins to understand as she listens to the tapes, Vivian has come back to the idea that the people who matter in our lives stay with us, haunting our most ordinary moments. They're with us in the grocery store, as we turn a corner, chat with a friend. They rise up through the pavement; we absorb them through our soles."
Author: Christina Baker Kline
115. "Do you believe in spirits? Or ghosts?...Yes, I do. I believe in ghosts....They're the ones who haunt us. The ones who have left us behind.""Vivian has come back to the idea that the people who matter in our lives stay with us, haunting our ordinary moments. They're with us in the grocery store, as we turn the corner, chat with a friend. They rise up through the pavement; we absorb them through our soles.""The things that matter stay with you, seep into your skin."
Author: Christina Baker Kline
116. "We're all of us haunted and haunting."
Author: Chuck Palahniuk
117. "When people go away they vanish, turn to nothing, stop being. They live only in memories, haunting the imagination."
Author: Dezso Kosztolányi
118. "That was the change in her from ten years ago; that, indeed, was her reward, this haunting, magical sadness which spoke straight to the heart and struck silence; it was the completion of her beauty."
Author: Evelyn Waugh
119. "I felt a haunting loneliness sometimes, and felt it in others--young clerks in the dusk, wasting the most poignant moments of night and life."
Author: F. Scott Fitzgerald
120. "He turned, and like a ghost vanishing through the air, he disappeared into Olivia's car. In that second, with her heart in her stomach, Emily was sure that this last vision of him would sear itself into her mind, haunting her forever.?"
Author: Gail McHugh
121. "I knew I wouldn't discover happiness in a faraway place or in unusual circumstances; it was right here, right now— as in the haunting play "The Blue Bird," where two children spend a year searching the world for the Blue Bird of Happiness, only to find it waiting for them when they finally return home."
Author: Gretchen Rubin
122. "Avoiding our pain is needlessly exhausting. Pain can not be killed. When we attempt to bury our pain, it rises up from the grave of our emotions, haunting us, until we acknowledge its presence. We can heal our pain when we allow it to move through us."
Author: Jaeda DeWalt
123. "All ghost stories come to this, she understood. All ghost stories end in one of two ways: You are dead or I am dead. If people only understood this, Portia thought, they would never be frightened, they would only need to ask themselves, Who among us has died?And then she occurred to her that she was the ghost in her story. She had spent years haunting her own life, without ever noticing."
Author: Jean Hanff Korelitz
124. "The popular notion that ghosts are likely to be seen in a graveyard is not borne out by psychical research... A haunting ghost usually haunts a place that a person lived in or frequented while alive... Only a gravedigger's ghost would be likely to haunt a graveyard."
Author: John H. Alexander
125. "And where are you now My trusted friend And I'm so sorry You are not hereI cannot think I cannot sleep I need somebody And always willThis strange sick darkness Comes creeping on Haunting, calling me Swiftly approachingSo come with me My trusted friend Lets refight the war In my dreams"
Author: José N. Harris
126. "I alone know of where my heart belongs a land not found on map or chart - it is a place of water and stone, of mist and metaphor, of shadows and music that wafts hauntingly across the wetlandsit is a place cast in deep tones of cloud, and granite, and ancient pottery shards the color of a storm-tossed sea"
Author: Kate Mullane Robertson
127. "Jordan has a strange, haunting beauty and a sense of timelessness. Dotted with the ruins of empires once great, it is the last resort of yesterday in the world of tomorrow. I love every inch of it."
Author: King Hussein I
128. "Bitterly I wondered if Hardy was going to overshadow every relationship for the rest of my life, haunting me like a ghost. I didn't know how to let him go. I'd never even had him."
Author: Lisa Kleypas
129. "Fro and to in my dreams to youTo the haunting tune of the harpFor the price I paid when you died that dayI paid that day with my heartFro and to in my dreams to youWith the breaking of my heartNe'er more again will I sing this songNe'er more will I hear the harp."
Author: Maggie Stiefvater
130. "Bad dreams are ghosts of our fears and worries, haunting us while we sleep. I doubt Valek is in trouble."
Author: Maria V. Snyder
131. "That odd capacity for destitution, as if by nature we ought to have so much more than nature gives us. As if we are shockingly unclothed when we lack the complacencies of ordinary life. In destitution, even of feeling or purpose, a human being is more hauntingly human and vulnerable to kindnesses because there is the sense that things should be otherwise, and then the thought of what is wanting and what alleviation would be, and how the soul could be put at ease, restored. At home. But the soul finds its own home if it ever has a home at all."
Author: Marilynne Robinson
132. "(And believe me, you don't want me to be unhappy. I may be looking into the haunting thing right now.)"
Author: Morgan Matson
133. "Lifting her head, she joined in as the others in the group began to howl in response to Brace's triumph. The sound was . . . It touched the soul, the music haunting, starkly pure and yet so very earthy."
Author: Nalini Singh
134. "We have to look at the figures of speech a writer uses, his images and symbols, to realize that underneath all the complexity of human life that uneasy stare at an alien nature is still haunting us, and the problem of surmounting it still with us. Above all, we have to look at the total design of a writer's work, the title he gives to it, and the his main theme, which means his point in writing it, to understand that literature is still doing the same job that mythology did earlier, but filling in its huge cloudy shapes with sharper lights and deeper shadows. [p.32]"
Author: Northrop Frye
135. "He shuddered because he was seized--suddenly and almost hauntingly--by the knowledge that love was magic, more wonderful than all that had gone before, deep, painful, and inescapable..."
Author: Paul Leppin
136. "Happy Hauntings; and, pleasant dreams!"
Author: Peter James
137. "There. You see? You're just figuring it out now, but I discovered a long time ago that the smarter you are, the more tempting it is to just let people imagine you. We move through each other's lives like ghosts, leaving behind haunting memories of people who never existed. The popular jock. The mysterious new girl. But we're the ones who choose, in the end, how people see us. And I'd rather be misremembered. Please, Ezra, misremember me."
Author: Robyn Schneider
138. "I am an empty mind with an empty body and with an empty soul. I am neither haunting for anything nor something."
Author: Santosh Kalwar
139. "When I encountered these haunting words from Franz Kafka, I realized exactly why this light sermon about the search for God had struck such a nerve: "Everyday life is the greatest detective story ever written. Every second, without noticing, we pass by thousands of corpses and crimes. That's the routine of our lives."
Author: Stephen Kendrick
140. "She had an emptiness in her eyes like a ghost tired of haunting."
Author: Stuart Jaffe
141. "This is my first . . . ah . . ." "Haunting?" he offered. I snorted. "Yes, this is my first haunting." "Then I'm flattered."
Author: Tara Hudson
142. "One day, I tell myself, the sting will subside and I'll be able to look at a fucking orange and not think of her.Or maybe it won't. Maybe life is about living with the hauntings."
Author: Tarryn Fisher
143. "What a haunting, inescapable riddle life was."
Author: Walter De La Mare
144. "Nothing I have witnessed, from lava to crustacean, assailed me liked the caked debris haunting that small plastic soap hammock in the smaller of the bathrooms. Nausea is not a sufficient word."
Author: Werner Herzog
145. "From the body of one guilty deed a thousand ghostly fears and haunting thoughts proceed."
Author: William Wordsworth

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