Quotes from House of Dark Shadows

Robert Liparulo ·  295 pages

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“Bravery is not the absence of fear but the forging ahead despite being afraid”
― Robert Liparulo, quote from House of Dark Shadows


“Knowledge was like candy: you never turned it down, especially if you didn't have to work too hard to get it.”
― Robert Liparulo, quote from House of Dark Shadows


“Live to fight another day was an expression that did not take nto account the loved one who would die because you didn't continue fighting today.”
― Robert Liparulo, quote from House of Dark Shadows


“I don't know...just a feeling, like in..." Xander thought for a moment. "Star Wars. You know, when Han Solo says, 'I've got a bad feeling about this'?”
― Robert Liparulo, quote from House of Dark Shadows


“The road simply ended. No cul-de-sac. No sign like the ones they had seen before: "Private Property. No Trespassing." Or "No Motorized Vehicles Beyond This Point." Just road...then trees.”
― Robert Liparulo, quote from House of Dark Shadows



“If I guess your secret, will you tell me if I'm right?" His father laughed but didn't answer.”
― Robert Liparulo, quote from House of Dark Shadows


“Xander let the full extent of his misery show on his face for his mother. She gave his knee a shake, sharing his misery. She was good that way. "Give it some time," she whispered. "You'll make new friends and find new things to do. Wait and see.”
― Robert Liparulo, quote from House of Dark Shadows


“Oh, Ed!" Mom exclaimed. "It's a Victorian.”
― Robert Liparulo, quote from House of Dark Shadows


“David!" Xander yelled, because he had to yell something. His eyes snapped back to the figure in the upstairs doorway, but it was gone. "What do you want?" David asked.
"I...were you just upstairs?"
"I haven't looked up there yet."
"But I just saw you up there.”
― Robert Liparulo, quote from House of Dark Shadows


“Xander could sense more than David's smile. He wished he could be more like that, easygoing. But then, David hadn't seen what Xander had seen.”
― Robert Liparulo, quote from House of Dark Shadows



“He stepped fully into the house. The air inside was cool on his skin. He turned, expecting the front door to close on its own. But it stayed open, as it was supposed to. He shook his head, chiding himself for letting an old house spook him. He walked into the kitchen. Behind him, the front door slammed shut.”
― Robert Liparulo, quote from House of Dark Shadows


“Tendrils of mist slithered over the forest floor, around the base of trees. Xander noticed that some of it had climbed the porch pillars and drifted, almost invisibly, over the shingles of the porch roof. It reminded him of an old TV series Dean's dad had bought on DVD: Dark Shadows. It was about a creepy old house and a vampire who lived there. Barnabas, Xander remembered.”
― Robert Liparulo, quote from House of Dark Shadows


“Little boy and little girl.I don't know how old. Sweetest family in the world, of you listen to the old folks around here." Xander was stunned. "And nobody knows what happened to them?"
"Some say they high-tailed it to Europe." She raised her eyebrows at him. "Most believe he took them somewhere and killed them. Then took his own life."
Dad forced a smile. "Just old rumors," he said.”
― Robert Liparulo, quote from House of Dark Shadows


“He lowered his eyes to his dad's face. There was fear there. Fear. When your dad was frightened, there was something to be frightened about.”
― Robert Liparulo, quote from House of Dark Shadows


About the author

Robert Liparulo
Born place: West Point, NY, The United States
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