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100 Best Quotes From ‘The Haunting of Hill House’

The Haunting of Hill House is a retelling of the original novel written by Shirley Jackson, which delves into a sinister haunted house from the family’s point of view.

This Netflix horror series will scare you in just the right ways to have you hiding under your blankets but still peeking out in anticipation of what’s to happen next.

Here’s the scoop on The Haunting of Hill House quotes!

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The Haunting of Hill House- Netflix

1. ”It was a house without kindness, never meant to be lived in, not a fit place for people or for love or for hope. Exorcism cannot alter the countenance of a house; Hill House would stay as it was until it was destroyed.”- Shirley

Olivia in the haunting of hill house
The Haunting of Hill House-Netflix

2. ”Welp be sure to let your imagination get the best of you. That’s the first step. Imagine the worst thing possible. Assume it’s true. Then go from there.”- Theo

3. “Hill House would hardly allow you to hang yourself anywhere else.”- Shirley

4. “When we die, we turn into stories; and every time someone tells one of those stories, it’s like we’re still here for them.”- Olivia

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5. “There’s natural phenomena that we understand and there’s natural phenomena that we don’t.”- Steven

6. ”Primitive humans used to die of fright during an eclipse. They had no idea what it was. The eye of an angry god. An evil spirit. Nothing supernatural about it, though. Once we understood what it was, well, it was just natural.”- Steven

7. “No live organism can continue to exist sanely under conditions of absolute reality.”- Steven

8. “I don’t feel anything.”- Theodora

9. “Just because someone is a good person. Just because you care about them doesn’t mean they won’t burn you.”- Steven

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10. “Now you stand there and you talk about ghosts and spirits. And you sell tickets for the privilege. And yet you don’t believe in any of it.”- Nell

11. “Do you want to go there?”- Olivia

12. “Most times, a ghost is a wish.”- Steven

13. “Some things can’t be told. You live them or you don’t. But they can’t be told. I’m sorry.”- Hugh

14 .“All I could think of when I got a look at the place from the outside was what fun it would be to stand out there and watch it burn down.”- Shirley

15. “Fear is the relinquishment of logic, the willing relinquishing of reasonable patterns. We yield to it or we fight it, but we cannot meet it halfway.”- Shirley

16. “I’ve seen a lot of ghosts. Just not the way you think.”- Steven

17. “To learn what we fear is to learn who we are. Horror defies our boundaries and illuminates our souls.”- Shirley

18. “No, dear. Use your cup of stars. Insist on your cup of stars. Once they’ve strapped you into being like everyone else, you’ll never see your cup of stars again.”- Mrs. Dudley

19. “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.”- Shirley

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20. “It watches, the house. It watches every move you make.”- Nell

21. ”Imagine the worst thing possible, assume it’s true, and go from there.”- Theodora

22. “It’s okay to just sit. Just be with him. You don’t have to talk.”- Olivia

23. ”A ghost can be a lot of things. A memory, a daydream, a secret. Grief, anger, guilt. But, in my experience, most times they’re just what we want to see.”- Steven

24. ”People fuck up. I guess you don’t get that, you really don’t get it until you fuck up. Really fuck up.”- Theo

25. ”A house is like a person’s body. The walls are like bones, the pipes are veins, it needs to breathe, it needs light and flow, and it all works together to keep us safe and healthy inside.”- Olivia

Olivia in the haunting of hill house
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26. ”Ghosts are guilt, ghosts are secrets, ghosts are regrets and failings. But most times, most times a ghost is a wish.”- Steven

27. ”Some things you can’t be told. You love them or you don’t.”- Hugh

28. ”I was born 90 seconds before Nell, but she was always my big sister.”- Luke

29. ”I was right here. I didn’t go anywhere.”- Nell

30. ”None of you could see me. Nobody could see me.”- Nell

31. ”Our moments fall around us like rain.”- Nell

32. ”There’s no without. I am not gone.”- Nell

luke in the haunting of hill house
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33. ”I’m scattered into so many pieces, sprinkled on your life like new snow.”- Nell

34. ”All this time we tried to get into this room, now we can’t get the fuck out!”- Theo

35. ”I’m drawing boundaries, which is something you should look into.”- Theo

36. ”Do you remember the bent-neck lady?”- Hugh

37. ”Yes I do understand what you’re saying.”- Steven

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38. ”She’s back.”- Hugh

39. ”Welp be sure to let your imagination get the best of you. That’s the first step. Imagine the worst thing possible. Assume it’s true. Then go from there.”- Theo

40. ”I told you. I told you she was in trouble. I told you to find her. I told you!”- Shirley

41. ”Just because someone is a good person. Just because you care about them doesn’t mean they won’t burn you.”- Steven

42. ”It’s kids like us who’ve been through more than other kids. We’re tougher than other kids. We’re really good builders. We make ourselves really safe. And no one ever gets in.”- Theo

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43. ”It’s not as bad as it is in your head. But she doesn’t look like she’s sleeping. So forget that.”- Theo

44. ”Most of what people say at a funeral is a wish. They’re at peace. They’re in a better place. They’re smiling down on us. People just wishing out loud.”- Shirley

45. ”No, dear. Use your cup of stars. Insist on your cup of stars. Once they’ve strapped you into being like everyone else, you’ll never see your cup of stars again.”- Mrs. Dudley

46. “Maybe it will go on down the other side of the hall.”- Theodora

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46. ”He loves it.”- Nelly

47. ”How do you know that?”- Theo

48. ”It’s a twin thing.”- Nelly

49. ”These will help with the cold. And the other thing.”- Olivia

50. ”You’re scared. I can tell.”- Nelly

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51. ”You like to fix things. You’re good at fixing things. I keep hearing this about you, is that right?-“ Beckley

52. ”I’m not so sure anymore.”- Theo

53. “You’re frightened.”- Theo

54. ”This house is bad, Dad. It’s bad.”- Luke

55. ”These will help with the cold. And the other thing.”- Olivia

56. ”She fucking knew better. And she did it anyway.”- Theo

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57. ”Tell them what? She killed herself? Aunty Nelly killed herself?”- Shirley

58. ”It’s all about how we feel when we’re young. Doesn’t ever really change.” — Olivia

59. ”I want to wake up. So badly. Why can’t I wake up?” — Olivia

60. ”Journeys don’t end. Not if you love someone. They don’t end at all.” — Olivia

61. ”But all those colors, they’re all gone now, Hugh. And there’s only one left. I’m scared. That’s all I am. There’s nothing else. I’m only scared.” — Olivia

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62. ”Fear and guilt are sisters.” — Shirley

63. ”To learn what we fear is to learn who we are. Horror defies our boundaries and illuminates our souls.” — Eleanor

64. ”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.” — Shirley

65. “I am learning the pathways of the heart.”- Eleanor

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66. ”I told you. I told you she was in trouble. I told you to find her. I told you!” — Shirley

67. ”Forgiveness is warm. Like a tear on a cheek.” — Nell

68. ”He was dead. He was dead, and she was back.” — Nell

69. ”Don’t worry, Dr. Montague. I don’t expect you to believe me.” — Nell

70. ”Yeah. Yeah! You kiss my husband, that’s what you get. You get punched in the fucking boob. And you get evicted from my fucking house.”- Shirley

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71. ”Nelly’s dead.”- Steven

72. ”I was all the things, all the familiar things. I was stressed and excited and content and motivated and concerned and exhausted and annoyed. And grounded and nervous and creative and proud and all of the things.” — Olivia

73. “I can’t leave.”- Eleanor

74. “Am I walking toward something I should be running away from?”- Shirley

75. “I am like a small creature swallowed by a whole monster, and the monster feels my tiny movements inside.”- Shirley

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76. “It doesn’t care that they’re innocent. You listen to your gut. Hold the door. Even if it makes them hate you.” -Clara

77. “I loved you completely.” -Nell

78. “The great art of life is sensation, to feel that we exist even in pain.”- Shirley

79. “You never know what you are going to want until you see it clearly.”- Shirley

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80. “God! Who’s hand was I holding?”- Olivia

81. “Time is beginning this morning in June, she assured herself.”- Eleanor

82. “Hill house has a reputation for insistent hospitality.”- Dr. Montague

83. “We’re all in it together, you know.”- Theodora

84. “Because I’m scared.”- Nell

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85. “This is Kevin’s coping mechanism. He turns into a waiter.”- Theo

86. “I’m a dream and so are you and so are we.”- Poppy

87. “How could we?”- Olivia

88. “Those who walked here, walked together.”- Jackson

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89. “You are the last person who should ever step foot in that house because of what you wrote and how you wrote it.”- Luke

90. “Nobody sees me.”- Nell

91. “The rest is confetti.”- Luke

92. “Nell didn’t kill herself, the house did.”- Hugh

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93. “All those colors. They’re all gone now, Hugh.”- Olivia

94. “Pandas don’t eat macaroni.”- Shirley

95. ”It watches. The house. It watches every move you make.”- Shirley

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96. ”I don’t stay after I set out dinner.”- Mrs. Dudley

97. “Do you always go where you are not wanted?”- Theodora

98. ”Welp be sure to let your imagination get the best of you.”- Theo

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99. “We’re all stories in the end.”- Olivia

100. “Exorcism cannot alter the countenance of a house.”- Shirley

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Did you know that the exterior of the house is that of an actual house located in Georgia? Hope you loved these chilling quotes from The Haunting of Hill House!

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