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The Haunting of Hill House

The Haunting of Hill House

by Shirley Jackson

The Haunting of Hill House Quotes

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The Home Quotes

No live organism can continue for love to exist sanely under conditions of absolute reality; even larks and katydids are supposed, by some, to dream. Hill House, not sane, stood by itself against i...

Family Quotes

Don't do it, Eleanor told the little girl; insist on your cup of stars; once [your family has] trapped you into being like everyone else you will never see your cup of stars again; don't do it […...

The Supernatural Quotes

She sat back against the car seat and closed her eyes. Hill House, [Eleanor] thought, you're as hard to get into as heaven. (1.111)

Sacrifice Quotes

This [hate] was owing largely to the eleven years she had spent caring for her invalid mother, which had left her with some proficiency as a nurse and an inability to face strong sunlight without...

Women and Femininity Quotes

I would never have suspected it of myself, [Eleanor] thought, laughing still; everything is different, I am a new person, very far from home. "In delay there lies no plenty; … present mirth hath...

Freedom and Confinement Quotes

The journey itself was her positive action, her destination vague, unimagined, perhaps nonexistent. (1.49)

Dissatisfaction Quotes

She had taken to wondering lately, during these swift-counted years, what had been done with all those wasted summer days; how could she have spent them so wantonly? I am foolish; I am grown up now...

Fear Quotes

No live organism can continue for long to exist sanely under conditions of absolute reality; even larks and katydids are supposed, by some, to dream. Hill House, not sane, stood by itself against i...
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