Clive Barker - Quotes

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Be regular and orderly in your life, that you may be violent and original in your work. ---->>>

Gather experience... Look at what you should not look at. A feeling of anxiety is the sure and certain evidence that you should do this. ---->>>

All I've ever wanted to do is darken the day and brighten the night. ---->>>

I don't feel there's any reason to apologise for having a wicked imagination. I think it's important as a maker of fantasy and of horror. ---->>>

I don't take accusations of selling out lightly. ---->>>

Nothing ever begins. There is no first moment; no single word or place from which this or any other story springs. ---->>>

It is great good health to believe, as the Hindus do, that there are 33 million gods and goddesses in the world. It is great good health to want to understand one's dreams. It is great good health to desire the ambiguous and paradoxical. ---->>>

I firmly believe that a story is only as good as the villain. ---->>>

Books should make somebody look at how they feel, be honest with themselves. ---->>>

My life is in the art that I make, and I'm very happy with it. ---->>>

For a writer, and particularly a writer of my genre, which is the fantastical, I think that it's to my advantage to feel remote from and disconnected from the world of deal making. ---->>>

One of the things I'm trying to do over and over again in my books is create new mythologies, create new ways to understand the complexity of the world. I think what mythology does is impress upon chaotic experience the patterns, hierarchies and shapes which allow us to interpret the chaos and make fresh sense of it. ---->>>

Some people think that horror films are some sort of second class filmmaking, and the only way to bypass that thinking is being proud of the fact that we do it. ---->>>

You can plan to be brave - it's even better if you just try to be brave. ---->>>

I have the normal complement of anxieties, neuroses, psychoses and whatever else - but I'm absolutely nothing special. ---->>>

I've got deeper journeys to take. Metaphysical journeys. Journeys to see Christ. Shaman journeys. It's what I've been elected by God to do. ---->>>

I remember when I watched 'Hellraiser' with my mother. She cried when she saw my name in the opening credits, and I had to tell her that that was the happiest she was going to be for the next two hours. ---->>>

I'm not the expert on the great gameplay. I come in for the character design, monsters, atmosphere. I'm not the technician. ---->>>

I don't like PG-13 horror movies. I think they're a contradiction in terms. ---->>>

My imagination is my polestar; I steer by that. ---->>>

I certainly knew from an early age... how to tell stories; how to create pictures in other people's heads. ---->>>

I'm a great dog fanatic. My own dog died a little while ago and I take it very personally when things die - it's a major offence. ---->>>

There's a lot of art and comics and movies being paid homage to by game designers. ---->>>

What I tried to do is deliver movies that have worked for me more than once. ---->>>

I love meeting people who've read my books. The prime reason to be on the planet is to make things I can show to other people: paintings, books, movies. ---->>>

Though I respect hugely the effort and the care and the beauty of games, I want to be working with people who want to create the 'War & Peace' of games, the 'Citizen Kane' of games, and not just be warming up George Romero. ---->>>

As for theatre, there's ups and downs to everything. Theatre is ephemeral. But that is part of its charm because you can always say the production was better than it was. ---->>>


Nationality: English
Born: 10-05, 1952
Occupation: Writer

Clive Barker (born 5 October 1952) is an English writer, film director, and visual artist best known for his ability to imagine that which ought not be. Barker came to prominence in the mid-1980s with a series of short stories, the Books of Blood, which established him as a leading horror writer. He has since written many novels and other works, and his fiction has been adapted into films, notably the Hellraiser and Candyman series. He was the Executive Producer of the film Gods and Monsters. Barker's paintings and illustrations have been featured in galleries in the United States as well as within his own books. He has created original characters and series for comic books, and some of his more popular horror stories have been adapted to comics. His archives have been a source of material for biographies and non-fiction books containing his personal essays, discussions of his fringe theatre work, interviews, and other content.(wikipedia)