Tis the night—the night Of the grave’s delight, And the warlocks are at their play; Ye think that without, The wild winds shout, But no, it is they—it is they!
Arthur Cleveland Coxe
I think if human beings had genuine courage, they’d wear their costumes every day of the year, not just on Halloween.
Eye of newt, and toe of frog, Wool of bat, and tongue of dog, Adder’s fork, and blind-worm’s sting, Lizard’s leg, and owlet’s wing, For a charm of powerful trouble, Like a hell-broth boil and bubble.
Double, double toil and trouble; Fire burn, and caldron bubble.
Nothing on Earth so beautiful as the final haul on Halloween night.
Nudist Colony Halloween parties are especially scary. They give the word “moon” a new cruel meaning.
On Hallows Eve, eat, drink, be scary, take a bit of drugs and have some sex to forget about our scary life.
There is nothing funny about Halloween. This sarcastic festival reflects, rather, an infernal demand for revenge by children on the adult world.
On Hallows Eve, we witches meet to broil and bubble tasty treats like goblin thumbs with venom dip, crisp bat wings, and fried fingertips.
Richelle E. Goodrich
Witch and ghost make merry on this last of dear October’s days.
A grandmother pretends she doesn’t know who you are on Halloween.
The coldest day in fall is at the Hallows Evening ball where ghoulish fun avoids the sun as monsters mingle wall to wall.
Richelle E. Goodrich, Slaying Dragons
Halloween is one of my favorite holidays. Christmas and the others can end up making you sad, because you know you should be happy. But on Halloween you get to become anything that you want to be.
Halloween is fun, but it wasn’t always my favorite holiday. I think Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday.
My children are vampires. I don’t mean that they are going to dress as vampires for Halloween. I mean that, like vampires, they cannot be captured on film.
I actually have a stash of wigs for Halloween. But only for that. Not to play dress-up.
Tis now the very witching time of night, When churchyards yawn and hell itself breathes out Contagion to this world.
When witches go riding, and black cats are seen, the moon laughs and whispers, ‘tis near Halloween.
We are born from the star dust, and there we have to come back, under some nice carpets, to enjoy some cheerful Halloween parties!
Carl William Brown
On ol’ Halloween Night These monsters join the living If they had it their way They’d stay until Thanksgiving.
Halloween wraps fear in innocence, As though it were a slightly sour sweet. Let terror, then, be turned into a treat…
A costume party… great… a chance for the bimbos to whore themselves out with no penalty of conscience. I found myself excruciatingly curious as to what she was going as, a sailor? No. A pilot. That would be something
I only eat candy on Halloween. No lie.
Will we ever stop being afraid of nights and death? When you reach the stars, boy, yes, and live there forever, all the fears will go, and Death himself will die.
At first cock-crow the ghosts must go back to their quiet graves below.
Halloween is an opportunity to be really creative.
The idea of dying and coming back is what makes the Halloween films work.
Backward, turn backward, O Time, in your flight make me a child again just for to-night!
Elizabeth Akers Allen
Acting is like a Halloween mask that you put on.
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.
If human beings had genuine courage, they’d wear their costumes every day of the year, not just on Halloween.
Halloween isn’t the only time for ghosts and ghost stories. In Victorian Britain, spooky winter’s tales were part of the Christmas season, often told after dinner, over port or coffee.
My house is basically like Halloween, 365 days a year, with my son.
Every Halloween for six years, I was a Ninja Turtle, and Mikey was my favorite. The turtles really made me who I am today. They got me into martial arts, meditation, surfing, skateboarding; big time influence on who I am today.
Halloween is bigger than Christmas in America. I’ve experienced it in New York, Los Angeles and Washington D.C., and if you’re in the right neighbourhood, every house is decorated with spooky ghosts, spider webs, and jack-o-lanterns.
Halloween is one of my favorite days of the year. I have a strict rule: I don’t work on Halloween and I won’t travel on Halloween. Not for any reason.
I am unusually Halloween-attentive, because, as it happens, I was born on Halloween, so for me it has always been an occasion of great moment.
South Africa is the only place in the Southern hemisphere where Halloween is really catching on. They have a lot of sporting events that have made it more popular there. They have motocross and rave celebrations, and they’re embracing it as a youth culture thing.
I start lighting pine-scented candles the day after Halloween.
Mary Page Keller
Yes, obviously, I would love to play a vampire! I mean, I went to Hot Topic and got the fake vampire teeth for Halloween in middle school. Obviously, I want fangs sometime!
All my life, I have been a celebrant of Halloween. For me, it is the most important day of the year, the turning point in the old pagan calendar.
Some people are born for Halloween, and some are just counting the days until Christmas.
Stephen Graham Jones
Where there is no imagination there is no horror.
Arthur Conan Doyle
If ever there was a holiday that deserves to be commercialized, it’s Halloween. We haven’t taken it away from kids. We’ve just expanded it so that the kid in adults can enjoy it, too.
I love the spirit of Halloween and the energy that comes with it.
I don’t know that there are real ghosts and goblins, but there are always more trick-or-treaters than neighborhood kids.
Shadows of a thousand years rise again unseen, Voices whisper in the trees, “Tonight is Halloween!”
People value Halloween, like Valentine’s Day, because they can tell themselves that it’s not merely secularized but actually secular, which is to say, not Christian, Jewish, Hindu or Muslim.
I was kind of a dark kid. I loved Halloween, and I loved vampires and the black and white old monster movies.
Seems like Americans just want it to be Halloween all year. The holiday just keeps getting more popular.
This Halloween the most popular mask is the Arnold Schwarzenegger mask. And the best part? With a mouth full of candy you will sound just like him.
On Halloween, kids get to assume, for one night the outward forms of their innermost dread, and they’re also allowed to take candy from strangers – the scariest thing of all.
I’m cool with people dressing up as Eleven for Halloween. I definitely want to open my door and give them candy.
Millie Bobby Brown
There are nights when the wolves are silent and only the moon howls.
I grew up in a suburb of Columbus, Ohio, in the early ’90s, and hospitals and doctor’s offices offered to x-ray candy. I was 7 or 8. The day after Halloween, my brother and I were sorting all of our candy, and my mom asked if she could have a piece of my gum. She put the gum in her mouth, bit down, and there was a shard of metal in it!
Cory Michael Smith
There is a child in every one of us who is still a trick-or-treater looking for a brightly-lit front porch.
The first Halloween was very well made. The second one was also well made, though I didn’t like it as well as the first one. The third one had nothing to do with the series at all and perhaps shouldn’t have been made at all.
There is something haunting in the light of the moon; it has all the dispassionateness of a disembodied soul, and something of its inconceivable mystery.