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Edward Gorey

Datum narození: 22. únor 1925
Datum úmrtí: 15. duben 2000

Edward Gorey byl spisovatel, výtvarník, ilustrátor.


„Naozaj si myslím, že píšem o každodennom živote. Nemyslím, že som až tak zvláštny, ako o mne hovoria. Viete, život je nudný a zároveň nebezpečný. Hocikedy sa môže sa môže otvoriť podlaha, napríklad. Samozrejme, skoro nikdy sa to nestane; preto je to taká nuda.“

„Brať moju prácu vážne by bolo hlúpe.“


„Keď ľudia začnú hľadať zmysel vo veciach - majte sa na pozore!“

„Mojím najobľúbenejším dobrodružstvom je dívať sa z okna.“

„Uvedomujem si, že homosexualita je vážny problém pre kohokoľvek, kto je homosexuál. Samozrejme, aj heterosexualita je veľmi vážny problém pre toho, kto je heterosexuál. A byť mužom je vážny problém a byť ženou vlastne tiež. Život je plný problémov.“

„Books. Cats. Life is Good.“

„The helpful thought for which you look
Is written somewhere in a book.“

„I really think I write about everyday life. I don't think I'm quite as odd as others say I am. Life is intrinsically, well, boring and dangerous at the same time. At any given moment the floor may open up. Of course, it almost never does; that's what makes it so boring.“


„My mission in life is to make everybody as uneasy as possible. I think we should all be as uneasy as possible, because that's what the world is like.“ Ascending Peculiarity: Edward Gorey on Edward Gorey

„When people are finding meaning in things -- beware.“ Ascending Peculiarity: Edward Gorey on Edward Gorey

„I am a person before I am anything else. I never say I am a writer. I never say I am an artist... I am a person who does those things.“

„There are so many things we've been brought up to believe that it takes you an awfully long time to realize that they aren't you.“


„My favorite journey is looking out the window.“

„A is for Amy who fell down the stairs.
B is for Basil assaulted by bears.
C is for Clara who wasted away.
D is for Desmond thrown out of a sleigh.
E is for Ernest who choked on a peach.
F is for Fanny sucked dry by a leech.

G is for George smothered under a rug.
H is for Hector done in by a thug.
I is for Ida who drowned in a lake.
J is for James who took lye by mistake.
K is for Kate who was struck with an axe.
L is for Leo who choked on some tacks.

M is for Maud who was swept out to sea.
N is for Neville who died of ennui.
O is for Olive run through with an awl.
P is for Prue trampled flat in a brawl.
Q is for Quentin who sank on a mire.
R is for Rhoda consumed by a fire.

S is for Susan who perished of fits.
T is for Titus who flew into bits.
U is for Una who slipped down a drain.
V is for Victor squashed under a train.
W is for Winnie embedded in ice.
X is for Xerxes devoured by mice.

Y is for Yorick whose head was bashed in.
Z is for Zillah who drank too much gin.“

„What is, is, and what might have been could never have existed.“ Ascending Peculiarity: Edward Gorey on Edward Gorey

„Interviewer: What is your greatest regret?
Gorey: That I don't have one“
Ascending Peculiarity: Edward Gorey on Edward Gorey

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