Edward Gorey was a well-known English illustrator, writer, and poet. His most appreciated works were his cartoons, prose and literary nonsense in his poetry. He attended a number of local grade schools and was a part of the US army for a couple of years. He then joined the Harvard University to pursue graduation. Although he started drawing since the age of 18 months but his professional career as an illustrator started at Doubleday Anchor. Some of his most remarkable illustrations were for the covers of the book ‘Dracula’ by Bram Stoker and ‘The War of the Worlds’ by H.G. Wells. Gorey was passionate to get into writing and published his first independent work, ‘The Unstrung Harp’ which helped him gain local popularity. This encouraged him to write other books which added to his popularity and made him famous internationally. Here is a collection of thoughts and quotations which have been scanned from the vast sea of his work. Go through these inspiring quotes from the life and work of Edward Gorey which will help you look at life from a different perspective.
A lady both callous and brash
Met a man with a vast black moustache;
She cried, 'Shave it, O do!
And I'll put it with glue
On my hat as a sort of panache.
Mr Earbrass escaped from Messrs Scuffle and Dustcough, who were most anxious to go into all the ramifications of a scheme for having his novels translated into Urdu, and went to call on a distant cousin.
I thought it was going to be different;
It turned out to be(,) just the same.