Best Quotes by Mervyn Peake (Top 10)

  1. And now, my poor old woman, why are you crying so bitterly? It is autumn. The leaves are falling from the trees like burning tears- the wind howls. Why must you mimic them?
  2. Lingering is so very lonely when one lingers all alone.
  3. This tower, patched unevenly with black ivy, arose like a mutilated finger from among the fists of knuckled masonry and pointed blasphemously at heaven. At night the owls made of it an echoing throat; by day it stood voiceless and cast its long shadow.
  4. We are all imprisoned by the dictionary. We choose out of that vast, paper-walled prison our convicts, the little black printed words, when in truth we need fresh sounds to utter, new enfranchised noises which would produce a new effect.
  5. To live at all is miracle enough.
  6. Each day I live in a glass room unless I break it with the thrusting of my senses and pass through the splintered walls to the great landscape.
  7. Oh how I hate people!
  8. I am the wilderness lost in man.
  9. Life is too fleet for onomatopoeia.
  10. For death is life. It is only living that is lifeless.

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