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.
“'But I don't want to go among mad people,' said Alice. 'Oh, you can't help that,' said the cat. 'We're all mad here.'”
Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland (1865)
Hudibras, a poem, Volume 1, printed by W. Lewis for Thomas McLean, 1819, p. 366, Part II, Canto II
As quoted in: Newsday, 11 February 1988
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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.