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There is nothing funny about Halloween. This sarcastic festival reflects, rather, an infernal demand for revenge by children on the adult world. Jean Baudrillard

I’ll bet living in a nudist colony takes all the fun out of Halloween. Charles S. Swartz

There are nights when the wolves are silent and only the moon howls. Brain Droppings

Look, there’s no metaphysics on earth like chocolates. Fernando Pessoa

After eating chocolate you feel godlike, as though you can conquer enemies, lead armies, entice lovers. Emily Luchetti

Funny faces, tall black hats,
Horns and ghosts and witches’ cats.
We have many good things to eat
With boys at the door saying, “Trick or treat!”
Julia Ann Andersen

Nothing on Earth so beautiful as the final haul on Halloween night. Steve Almond

Shadows of a thousand years rise again unseen, voices whisper in the trees, Tonight is Halloween! Dexter Kozen

I would rather sit on a pumpkin and have it all to myself than be crowded on a velvet cushion. Walden

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The oldest and strongest emotion of mankind is fear, and the oldest and strongest kind of fear is fear of the unknown. H. P. Lovecraft





From ghoulies and ghosties and long leggety beasties and things that go bump in the night, Good Lord, deliver us! : Scottish Saying. Anonymous

Ghosts, like ladies, never speak till spoken to. Richard Harris Barham

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

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

When black cats prowl and pumpkins gleam, may luck be yours on Halloween. Anonymous

Forget love — I’d rather fall in chocolate! Attributed to Sandra J. Dykes

Some people are born for Halloween, and some are just counting the days until Christmas. Stephen Graham Jones

Halloween is an opportunity to be really creative. Judy Gold

A grandmother pretends she doesn’t know who you are on Halloween. Erma Bombeck

It’s said that All Hallows’ Eve is one of the nights when the veil between the worlds is thin – and whether you believe in such things or not, those roaming spirits probably believe in you, or at least acknowledge your existence, considering that it used to be their own. Even the air feels different on Halloween, autumn-crisp and bright. Erin Morgenstern

If human beings had genuine courage, they’d wear their costumes every day of the year, not just on Halloween. Douglas Coupland

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A grandmother pretends she doesn’t know who you are on Halloween. Erma Bombeck

Halloween quotes is huge in my house and we really get into the “spirits” of things. Dee Snider

I heard one cry in the night, and I heard one laugh afterwards. If I cannot forget that, I shall not be able to sleep again.M. R. James

Halloween was confusing. All my life my parents said, “Never take candy from strangers.” And then they dressed me up and said, “Go beg for it.” I didn’t know what to do! I’d knock on people’s doors and go, “Trick or treat.” “No thank you.” Rita Rudner

I don’t know that there are real ghosts and goblins, but there are always more trick-or-treaters than neighborhood kids. Robert Brault

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It is the middle ground between light and shadow, between science and superstition, and it lies between the pit of man’s fears and the summit of his knowledge. This is the dimension of imagination. It is an area which we call the Twilight Zone. Anonymous

At first cock-crow the ghosts must go Back to their quiet graves below. Theodosia Garrison

You know, I’ve always wanted a child. And now I think I’ll have one… on toast! Anonymous

They that are born on Halloween shall see more than other folk. Anonymous

Hold on, man. We don’t go anywhere with “scary,” “spooky,” “haunted,” or “forbidden” in the title. Anonymous

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There is a child in every one of us who is still a trick-or-treater looking for a brightly-lit front porch. Robert Brault

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. Conan O’Brien

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‘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

Those seemingly interminable dark walks between houses, long before street-lit safety became an issue, were more adrenalizing than the mountains of candy filling the sack. Sadly Halloween, with our good-natured attempts to protect the little ones, from the increasingly dangerous traffic and increasingly sick adults, has become an utter bore. Lauren Springer

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Ghosts, like ladies, never speak till spoke to. Richard Harris Barham

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”

Probably the scariest thing about cemeteries is that music they play in your head when you drive by one. Demetri Martin

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October in my Valley is brilliant with color of the golden Aspen and dotted with specks of red…. the geese are winging their way south over the October mist. They know that the curtain has fallen on another summer. The children will be coming to many doors in funny little costumes demanding trick or treat. Why not use beef candy or cookies filled with mince? One might tell them that their treat is made of good Beef. This is a good age to make the little tykes acquainted with our products. I, too, would like to thank the many states and organizations that have sent in money for beef promotion… Lourinda Wines

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!
Virna Sheard

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When black cats prowl and pumpkins gleam,
May luck be yours on Halloween.
Author unknown

There is nothing that gives more assurance than a mask. Colette

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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!
Author unknown

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….
James Ferguson

“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.
John Milton

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Today, of course, our paranoia about child safety has reached this fabulous zenith whereby kids are only allowed to trick-or-treat accompanied by an adult…. But back in the blithe, porno-soaked, latch-key seventies, the idea of trick-or-treating with a parent in tow was unthinkable—like publicly disclosing a preference for Barry Manilow. And yes, we heard plenty of tales about creepy old men sinking razors into caramel apples. But this only added an allure of risk to the endeavor. Steve Almond

Where there is no imagination there is no horror. Arthur Conan Doyle

Just like a ghost, you’ve been a-hauntin’ my dreams,
So I’ll propose on Halloween.
Love is kinda crazy with a spooky little girl like you.
R. Hirsch, M. Shapiro, & H. Middlebrooks, Jr.

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Peter is such a candy freak. I knew he’d stay our all night if he could…. This was his biggest night of the year. Bigger than Christmas. When he got home, he’d turn the shopping bag over on his rug and dump out all the candy. Then he’d sort it for hours, making piles of one candy bar and then another. He’s so totally mental. Sometimes when he was smaller he’d actually roll on his back in his Halloween candy, like a dog. R.L. Stine

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Acting is like a Halloween mask that you put on. River Phoenix

Halloween starts earlier and earlier, just like Christmas. Robert Englund

I always loved Belle from ‘Beauty and the Beast’. I always thought I looked like her, so I dressed like her for every Halloween. Sofia Carson

I see my face in the mirror and go, ‘I’m a Halloween costume? That’s what they think of me?’ Drew Carey

I definitely do not like Halloween. I don’t like masks, creepy clowns, dark things, goblins or witches. They’re not just my thing. Tyler Perry

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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)

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.
By goblins of the cornfield stark
By witches dancing on the green
By pumpkins grinning in the dark
I wish you luck this Hallowe’en.
Postcard from the early 1900s

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October, tuck tiny candy bars in my pockets and carve my smile into a thousand pumpkins…. Merry October! Rainbow Rowell

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.
Author unknown

Clothes make a statement. Costumes tell a story. Mason Cooley

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But I love Halloween, and I love that feeling: the cold air, the spooky dangers lurking around the corner. Evan Peters

I had this grand idea that Elvira’s kind of the Santa Claus of Halloween – at the malls, you’d have an Elvira there. Girls would dress as Elvira just like guys dress as Santa Claus, and it’s not the real thing, but they’ll pose for pictures, sign autographs. Of course, I couldn’t go around to every mall, so we’d have to get more Elviras. Cassandra Peterson

On Halloween, don’t you know back when you were little, your mom tells you don’t eat any candy until she checks it? I used to be so tempted to eat my candy on the way to other people’s houses. That used to be such a tease. Derrick Rose

Halloween is fun, but it wasn’t always my favorite holiday. I think Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. Tobin Bell

I’ve never seen ‘Texas Chainsaw Massacre’, I’ve never seen ‘Halloween’, I’ve never seen any of the ‘Friday the 13ths.’ Lin Shaye

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There are nights when the wolves are silent and only the moon howls. George Carlin

Shadows of a thousand years rise again unseen,
Voices whisper in the trees, “Tonight is Halloween!”
Dexter Kozen

From ghoulies and ghosties
And long-leggedy beasties
And things that go bump in the night,
Good Lord, deliver us!
Scottish saying

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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. Joseph Conrad

Patience, good lady; wizards know their times:
Deep night, dark night, the silent of the night,
The time of night when Troy was set on fire;
The time when screech-owls cry and ban-dogs howl,
And spirits walk and ghosts break up their graves…
William Shakespeare

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I only eat candy on Halloween. No lie. Michael Trevino

Acting is like a Halloween mask that you put on. River Phoenix

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

There is nothing funny about Halloween. This sarcastic festival reflects, rather, an infernal demand for revenge by children on the adult world. Jean Baudrillard

In Halloween, I viewed the characters as simply normal teenagers. Laurie, Jamie Lee’s character, was shy and somewhat repressed. And Michael Myers, the killer, is definitely repressed. They have certain similarities. John Carpenter

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The rhythms of freak are ruled by the holiday calendar, and specifically by Halloween, which as we all know, can be traced back to All Hallows’ Eve, an ancient religious rite in which priests raced around the streets of Dublin throwing snack-size Snickers bars at impoverished children. Steve Almond

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.
Carolyn Wells

On Halloween, witches come true;
Wild ghosts escape from dreams.
Each monster dances in the park….
Nicholas Gordon

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We were a family that made our Halloween costumes quotes. Or, more accurately, my mother made them. She took no suggestions or advice. Halloween costumes were her territory. She was the brain behind my brother’s winning girl costume, stuffing her own bra with newspapers for him to wear under a cashmere sweater and smearing red lipstick on his lips. Ann Hood

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. Greg Cipes

I love the spirit of Halloween and the energy that comes with it. Katharine McPhee

Frights and chills
Spooky thrills
Candy and nuts
Seedy pumpkin guts
Tricking for treats
Treasure bag of sweets
A floating apparition
Imaginative night vision
Zombie, werewolf, vampire
Witches’ cauldrons lit afire
Creepy ghost and spectre
Hooded Reaper—soul collector
Terri Guillemets, “Halloween Night”

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

And graves have yawn’d, and yielded up their dead…
And ghosts did shriek and squeal about the streets.
William Shakespeare, Julius Caesar [II, 2, Calpurnia]

They that are born on Halloween shall see more than other folk. Saying of unknown origin

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

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. Cassandra Peterson