"If you treat an individual as he is, he will remain how he is. But if you treat him as if he were what he ought to be and could be, he will become what he ought to be and could be."
"I was within and without, simultaneously enchanted and repelled by the inexhaustible variety of life."
"To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all."
"The 3 types of terror: The Gross-out: the sight of a severed head tumbling down a flight of stairs, and when the lights go out and something green and slimy splatters against your arm. The Horror: the unnatural, spiders the size of bears, the dead waking up and walking around, when the lights go out and something with claws grabs you by the arm. And the last and worse one: Terror, when you come home and notice everything you own had been taken away and replaced by an exact substitute. It’s when the lights go out and you feel something behind you, you hear it, you feel its breath against your ear, but when you turn around, there’s nothing there…"