Abraham Stoker born on November 8, 1847 in Clontarf, Co. Dublin was an Irish author, best known today for his 1897 Gothic horror novel Dracula.
Stoker studied mathematics at Dublin’s Trinity College when he started his longtime role as actor Sir Henry Irving’s assistant. He also began a career in writing and in 1875 published his first novel, The Primrose Path.
In 1897, Stoker published his most famous work, Dracula, though he passed away before the fictional vampire gained international popularity through film and literature.
Bram Stoker sadly passed away on 20 April, 1912 after suffering a number of strokes. He was cremated, and his ashes were placed in a display urn at Golden Green Crematorium in North London.
We remember and celebrate Bram Stoker with some of his most famous quotes –
“No man knows till he has suffered from the night how sweet and dear to his heart and eye the morning can be.”
“There are darknesses in life and there are lights, and you are one of the lights, the light of all lights.”
“I want you to believe…to believe in things that you cannot.”
“Do you believe in destiny? That even the powers of time can be altered for a single purpose? That the luckiest man who walks on this earth is the one who finds… true love?”
“Remember my friend, that knowledge is stronger than memory, and we should not trust the weaker.”
“I am longing to be with you, and by the sea, where we can talk together freely and build our castles in the air.”
“Though sympathy alone can’t alter facts, it can help to make them more bearable.”
“We are able to learn from a failure, but perhaps not much from a success.”
“For life be, after all, only a waitin’ for somethin’ else than what we’re doin’; and death be all that we can rightly depend on.”
“As yet we know nothing of what goes to create or evoke the active spark of life.”
“Let me tell you, my friend, that there are things done today in electrical science which would have been deemed unholy by the very man who discovered electricity, who would themselves not so long before been burned as wizards.”