But the castle stayed roving about the hills, and it was learned that it did not belong to the Witch, but Wizard Howl. Wizard Howl was bad enough. Though he did not want to leave the hills, he was known to amuse himself by collecting young girls and sucking the souls from them. Or some people said he ate their hearts. He was an utterly cold-blooded and heartless wizard and no young girl was safe from him if he caught her on her own.
By 'Howl's Moving Castle' by Diana Wynne Jones (via oh-totoro)