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Edward Gorey

In the kitchen of his home at
Yarmouth, Cape Cod, 1999
Born Edward St. John Gorey
(1925-02-22)February 22, 1925
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Died April 15, 2000(2000-04-15) (aged 75)
Cape Cod Hospital, Hyannis, Massachusetts, U.S.
Nationality American
Education Mainly self-taught; briefly: The School of The Art Institute of Chicago
Known for Writer, Illustrator, Poet
Notable work The Gashlycrumb Tinies, The Doubtful Guest, Animation introducing Mystery! on PBS
Movement Literary nonsense, Surrealism
Awards Tony Award (costume design); Deutscher Jugendliteraturpreis (writing)

Life is intrinsically, well, boring and dangerous at the same time. At any given moment the floor may open up. Of course, it almost never does; that's what makes it so boring.
Edward Gorey
To take my work seriously would be the height of folly.
I just kind of conjured them up out of my subconscious and put them in order of ascending peculiarity.
Edward Gorey
I realize that homosexuality is a serious problem for anyone who is – but then, of course, heterosexuality is a serious problem for anyone who is, too. And being a man is a serious problem and being a woman is, too. Lots of things are problems.
Edward Gorey