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.
“A doctor can bury his mistakes but an architect can only advise his clients to plant vines.”
―Frank Lloyd Wright
New York Times Magazine, October 1953
“In the End, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.”
―Martin Luther King, Jr.
Variant: "We will have to repent in this generation not merely for the hateful words and actions of the bad people but for the appalling silence of the good people". Letter from a Birmingham Jail (1963)
“Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children's children what it was once like in the United States where men were free.”
Address to the annual meeting of the Phoenix Chamber of Commerce, (30 March 1961)
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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.
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