I’ll bet living in a nudist colony takes all the fun out of Halloween. ~Author unknown
A grandmother pretends she doesn’t know who you are on Halloween. ~Erma Bombeck
Eat, drink and be scary. ~Author unknown
Pixie, kobold, elf, and sprite,
All are on their rounds tonight;
In the wan moon’s silver ray,
Thrives their helter-skelter play.
Witch and ghost make merry on this last of dear October’s days. ~Author unknown
Halloween is huge in my house and we really get into the “spirits” of things. ~Dee Snider
At first cock-crow the ghosts must go
Back to their quiet graves below.
Never let your kids buy an off-the-shelf Halloween costume. Forbid it, no matter how close you may be to the witching hour. Instead, help them make their own. Encourage them to use their imaginations and their ingenuity. Show them that what can be created is often better than what can be bought. And besides, don’t the darkest, most frightening things live inside us anyway? ~Joe Kita, “What I Know” (The Best Halloween Costume), Wisdom of Our Fathers, 1999
‘Tis now the very witching time of night,
When churchyards yawn and hell itself breathes out
Contagion to this world.
~William Shakespeare, Hamlet [III, 2, Hamlet]
Where there is no imagination there is no horror. ~Arthur Conan Doyle, A Study in Scarlet, 1887
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., “Spooky,” 1968
There are nights when the wolves are silent and only the moon howls. ~George Carlin
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