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Quotations for Halloween
I'll bet living in a nudist colony takes all the fun out of Halloween. ~Author Unknown
If a man harbors any sort of fear, it makes him landlord to a ghost. ~Lloyd Douglas
Men say, that in this midnight hour,
The disembodied have power
To wander as it liketh them,
By wizard oak and fairy stream,—
Through still and solemn places,
And by old walls and tombs, to dream,
With pale, cold, mournful faces....
~William Motherwell, "Midnight and Moonshine"
Charlie Brown is the one person I identify with. C.B. is such a loser. He wasn't even the star of his own Halloween special. ~Chris Rock
A gypsy fire is on the hearth,
Sign of the carnival of mirth;
Through the dun fields and from the glade
Flash merry folk in masquerade,
For this is Hallowe'en!
Once in a young lifetime one should be allowed to have as much sweetness as one can possibly want and hold. ~Judith Olney
Auld Daddy Darkness creeps frae his hole,
Black as a blackamoor, blin' as a mole....
"I'm so happy that Halloween falls on a Wednesday this year!" said no teacher ever. ~Author Unknown
Of calling shapes, and beck'ning shadows dire,
And airy tongues that syllable men's names.
Acting is like a Halloween mask that you put on. ~River Phoenix
Stir the fire till it lowe
How like a queen comes forth the lonely Moon
From the slow opening curtains of the clouds
Walking in beauty to her midnight throne!
True love is like ghosts, which everyone talks about but few have seen. ~Author Unknown
Backward, turn backward,
O Time, in your flight
make me a child again
just for to-night!
~Elizabeth Akers Allen
They that are born on Halloween shall see more than other folk. ~Saying of unknown origin
Being in a band you can wear whatever you want — it's like an excuse for Halloween everyday. ~Gwen Stefani
You wouldn't believe
On All Hallow Eve
What lots of fun we can make,
With apples to bob,
And nuts on the hob,
And a ring-and-thimble cake.
On Halloween, witches come true;
Wild ghosts escape from dreams.
Each monster dances in the park....
~Nicholas Gordon, poemsforfree.com
There is nothing funny about Halloween. This sarcastic festival reflects, rather, an infernal demand for revenge by children on the adult world.... There is nothing more unhealthy than this childish sorcery, behind all the dressing up and the presents... ~Jean Baudrillard (1929–2007), Amérique, 1986, translated by Chris Turner (America, 1988)
May Jack-o-lanterns burning bright
Of soft and golden hue
Pierce through the future’s veil and show
What fate now holds for you.
October, tuck tiny candy bars in my pockets and carve my smile into a thousand pumpkins.... Merry October! ~Rainbow Rowell, Attachments
On Hallowe'en the thing you must do
Is pretend that nothing can frighten you
And if somethin' scares you and you want to run
Just let on like it's Hallowe'en fun.
Clothes make a statement. Costumes tell a story. ~Mason Cooley
Proof of our society's decline is that Halloween has become a broad daylight event for many. ~Robert Kirby
Hark! Hark to the wind! 'Tis the night, they say,
When all souls come back from the far away-
The dead, forgotten this many a day!
When black cats prowl and pumpkins gleam,
May luck be yours on Halloween.
There is nothing that gives more assurance than a mask. ~Colette
Hobgoblins know the proper way to dance:
Arms akimbo, loopy legs askew,
Leaping into darkness with delight,
Lusting for the ecstasy of fright,
Open to the charm of horrors new....
~Nicholas Gordon, poemsforfree.com
Nothing beats a haunted moonlit night on All Hallows Eve.... And on this fatal night, at this witching time, the starless sky laments black and unmoving. The somber hues of an ominous, dark forest are suddenly illuminated under the emerging face of the full moon. ~Kim Elizabeth
Look, there's no metaphysics on earth like chocolates. ~Fernando Pessoa
Forget love — I'd rather fall in chocolate! ~Attributed to Sandra J. Dykes
After eating chocolate you feel godlike, as though you can conquer enemies, lead armies, entice lovers. ~Emily Luchetti