M. R. James Quotes (4 quotes)
“I heard one cry in the night, and I heard one laugh afterwards. If I cannot forget that, I shall not be able to sleep again.”
―M. R. James
Count Magnus, from Ghost Stories of an Antiquary (1904); The Collected Ghost Stories of M. R. James (London: Edward Arnold, 1947) p. 111.
“There was a man sitting or kneeling on Sampson's window-sill, and looking in, and I thought he was beckoning…He looked as if he was wet all over: and, he said, looking round and whispering as if he hardly liked to hear himself, I'm not at all sure that he was alive.”
―M. R. James
A School Story, from More Ghost Stories of an Antiquary (1911); The Collected Ghost Stories of M. R. James (London: Edward Arnold, 1947) p. 188.
“Ah, when to the heart of man
Was it ever less than a treason
To go with the drift of things,
To yield with a grace to reason,
And bow and accept the end
Of a love or a season?”
Reluctance, st. 4 (1913)
“Adversity has the effect of eliciting talents, which in prosperous circumstances would have lain dormant.”
In Latin: "Ingenium res adversa nudare solent, celare secunda"
“It is a thousand times better to have common sense without education than to have education without common sense.”
―Robert Green Ingersoll
The works of Robert G. Ingersoll (1978 edition), Library of Alexandria - ISBN: 9781465521330
“If you hate a person, you hate something in him that is part of yourself. What isn't part of ourselves doesn't disturb us.”
“We're born alone, we live alone, we die alone. Only through our love and friendship can we create the illusion for the moment that we're not alone.”
Someone to Love (film, 1987). The film was released after his death, and it was Orson's final film appearance.
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Picture Source: WikipediaM. R. James
Born: August 1, 1862
Bio: Montague Rhodes James OM, MA, who used the publication name M. R. James, was an English mediaeval scholar and provost of King's College, Cambridge, and of Eton College. He is best remembered for his ghost stories, which are regarded as among the best in the genre.