No, the menace of the supernatural is that it attacks where modern minds are weakest, where we have abandoned our protective armor of superstition and have no substitute defense.
("The Haunting of Hill House")
More Quotes from Shirley Jackson:My dear, how can I make you perceive that there is no danger where there is nothing but love and understanding?
I remember that I stood on the library steps holding my books and looking for a minute at the soft hinted green in the branches against the sky and wishing, as I always did, that I could walk home across the sky instead of through the village.
Gossip says she hanged herself from the turret on the tower, but when you have a house like Hill House with a tower and a turret, gossip would hardly allow you to hang yourself anywhere else.
Wear your boots if you wander today
I delight in what I fear.
Am I walking toward something I should be running away from?
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