Abraham “Bram” Stoker was born on November 8th, 1847, and published his world-renowned vampire novel,
Dracula, at the age of fifty in 1897. As today is the anniversary of this prolific author’s birth, we are celebrating with a list of the thirteen best quotes from his most famous gothic novel. Below we have compiled our favorite 10 quotes from Dracula, by Bram Stoker:
1. “I am all in a sea of wonders. I doubt; I fear; I think
strange things, which I dare not confess to my own soul.”
2. “There are darknesses in life and there are lights, and you are one of the lights, the light of all lights.”
3. “We learn from failure, not from
4. “Listen to them, the children of the night. What music they make!”
5. “I sometimes think that we must all be mad and that we shall wake to sanity in strait-waistcoats.”
6. “I want you
to believe… to believe in things that you cannot.”
7. “Do you believe in destiny? That even the powers of time can be altered for a single purpose? That the luckiest man who walks on this earth is the one who finds… true love?” – Bram Stoker, Dracula
8. “No man knows till he experiences it, what it is like to feel his own
life-blood drawn away into the woman he loves.”
9. “Loneliness will sit over our roofs with brooding wings.”
10. “Do you not think that there are things which you cannot understand, and yet which are; that some people see things that others cannot?”
If you enjoyed these quotes from Dracula, written by Bram
Stoker, you would probably enjoy our other literary content at The Ritual.
Phantom World A.R. Braun
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Phantom World is a Hard Core Haunt collection that explores the bitter feelings of isolation, loss, and denounces religion from various personalities. Here we will be introduced to poltergeists, newly born ghost-entities along with their familiars learning about the afterlife, and spirits that are stuck in the netherworld. While some of these ectoplasmic beings may come across as innocent at times, their stories unfold in a manner to inform the reader as to why they were not allowed into the heaven or allowed to have a “peaceful” afterlife.
Written by A.R. Braun
Release Date: September 22nd, The First Day of Fall
Phantom World will be Available on Amazon, Barnes and Noble,
, Kobo and here.
About the Author
Once completing the Bram Stoker Award Boot Camp,
A. R. Braun
writes the following novels:
Dogman of Illinois, Heaven’s Witches, Autonomy,
Only Women in Hell.
As well as publishing the short-story collections:
Insanity, Horror Book, Grimoire,
and the novella,
He became interested in horror when he read “The Telltale Heart,” as an assignment in high school. By the time he was eighteen, he owns the whole Stephen King collection and begins writing short stories for friends and family.
A. R. holds numerous publication credits, including “NREM Sleep” in the
anthology; “Freaks” in
“The Unwanted Visitors” in the
anthology; “Coven” in the
Heavy Metal Horror
anthology; “Remember Me?” in
magazine; and “Shades of Gray (the Symbiosis of Light and Dark)” in
“The Interloper” wins story of the month in 2009’s
June Full Moon in Bloom
SNM Horror Magazine,
and the piece was included in the
Bonded by Blood 2: a Romance in Red
A.R. Braun is a featured writer in our fiction anthology, “
” – a collection of three disturbing tales exploring what lies within man. Available now at
Barnes and Noble
Demosthenes, the Great Greek Orator
Mad Men Mad Men
Mad Men is a collection of three disturbing horror shorts from authors living in the Midwest. The themes explored in this collection range from man versus self, man versus man, and man versus creature.
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Mad Men begins with Matt’s tale, a thought-provoking thriller that causes the reader to question his reality and what he fears within himself. The second tale explores the grotesque juxtaposed with beautiful nature, where the ending unfolds into a horrific dream, waking in even more terrible pain. The third tale is by seasoned horror writer, A.R. Braun – and his diabolical creatures never disappoint! A.R. Braun’s goal is to be on the banned book list; we think this tale may just be evil enough to be considered. A must-read before it does get banned!
Mainstream Horror Shorts don’t always satisfy us in the way they should. They don’t open conversations about what it is that we fear or why we fear such things, they focus mainly on pop culture and gore. The writers in the Mad Men anthology understand the need for literate horror, opening discussions of man’s psyche. When these writers set out to tell a story, they are less interested in conveying fear and more interested in wonder, the sublime, and the infinite strangeness that drives all men and women. Highly recommended for tweens, teens, and adults.
The Mad Men anthology was published by Mind on Fire Books. Written by Willy Martinez, A.R. Braun, and Matt Lavitt. No part of this book shall be copied without permission from the publisher.