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  • 1.
    Two pale drops of fire. Guttering on the vast consuming darkness. My sister and myself. Shortly they will burn no more.
    Richard Matheson (b. 1926), U.S. screenwriter, and Roger Corman. Roderick Usher (Vincent Price), The House of Usher, staring at a candle as he discusses the madness in his family (1960).

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  • 2.
    Our blight must be removed from this Earth. What lies beyond is something else again.
    Richard Matheson (b. 1926), U.S. screenwriter, and Roger corman. Roderick Usher (Vincent Price), The House of Usher, explaining why he believes he and his sister must die but will not enter Heaven (1960).
  • 3.
    I felt puny and absurd, a ludicrous midget. Easy enough to talk of soul and spirit and essential worth, but not when you're three feet tall.
    Richard Matheson (b. 1926), and Jack Arnold. Robert Scott Carey (Grant Williams), The Incredible Shrinking Man, narrating his feelings as he leaves the house for the first time in weeks (1957).
  • 4.
    Is it not ironic, oh my husband? Your wife an adulteress. Your mother an adulteress. Your uncle an adulterer. Your friend an adulterer. Do you not find that amusing, dear Nicholas?
    Richard Matheson (b. 1926), U.S. screenwriter, and Roger Corman. Elizabeth Medina (Barbara Steele), The Pit and the Pendulum, after her husband learns she and her lover faked her death (1961).

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  • 5.
    Oh, Scott, for people like you and me the world can be a wonderful place. The sky's as blue as it is for the giants, the friends are as warm.
    Richard Matheson (b. 1926). Jack Arnold. Clarice Bruce (April Kent), The Incredible Shrinking Man, Clarice, a midget, is trying to reconcile Scott to his new height (1957).

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