October 2017: Hill House

How about some horror quotes for October?

“No live organism can continue for long to exist sanely under conditions of absolute reality; even larks and katydids are supposed, by some, to dream. Hill House, not sane,stood by itself against the hills, holding darkness within; it had stood so for eighty years and might stand for eighty more. Within, walls continued upright, bricks met neatly, floors were firm, and doors were sensibly shut; silence lay steadily against the wood and stone of Hill House, and whatever walked there, walked alone.”

Shirley Jackson, “The Haunting of Hill House” - 1959

Among horror fiction, I believe the opening of Shirley Jackson's The Haunting of Hill House to be the most chilling I've read. In a single paragraph, I'm sold.