Clive Barker Quotes

  • I'm feeling much better than I have been for many years. You know, I... there have been a couple of days when I thought maybe I wasn't going to make it to the evening. I don't feel that anymore.
  • Nobody cares for the product I, and a host of other horror directors, make.
  • Horror fiction shows us that the control we believe we have is purely illusory, and that every moment we teeter on chaos and oblivion.
  • There's a lot of places where the image of a cube as a thing of power is pertinent. I don't know why that is. I don't have any mythic explanation for it, but it seems to work for people.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Hell is reimagined by every generation. We have to reinvent the worst so that we can reinvent the best.
  • I have the normal complement of anxieties, neuroses, psychoses and whatever else - but I'm absolutely nothing special.
  • My imagination is my polestar; I steer by that.
  • I firmly believe that a story is only as good as the villain.
  • It is the creature that stands at the center of horror movies, not those who have made it their business to bring the beast down. We're all the same.
  • Nothing ever begins. There is no first moment; no single word or place from which this or any other story springs.
  • 'The Scarlet Gospels' does, by general consensus, seem to mark a new high - or low, depending on your point of view - in its excessiveness, in its extremities.
  • 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.
  • What I tried to do is deliver movies that have worked for me more than once.
  • I don't take accusations of selling out lightly.
  • My life is in the art that I make, and I'm very happy with it.
  • I love the idea of stories being about great beginnings and terrible endings.
  • Pinhead needed to say goodbye. He had a farewell speech to make. It was truly as simple as that.
  • Be regular and orderly in your life, that you may be violent and original in your work.
  • 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.
  • All I've ever wanted to do is darken the day and brighten the night.
  • You can plan to be brave - it's even better if you just try to be brave.