Tuesday, October 30, 2012

73 Funny Halloween Quotes and Famous Poems







From Denny:  Everyone have a fun Halloween night!  Attended our local symphony this week (awesome performance of complex Russian music) and didn't you know there was a middle-aged woman with the fun Halloween spirit.  (The kids in attendance sure enjoyed it.) She did her makeup like a zombie and quickly woke up the old guys snoring in the back row.  There is nothing more enjoyable than the unexpected just when you thought something would be oh, too predictable. :)


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Quotes


I'll bet living in a nudist colony takes all the fun out of Halloween. - Anonymous


Eat, drink and be scary. - Anonymous


A grandmother pretends she doesn't know who you are on Halloween. - comic Erma Bombeck



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



Witch and ghost make merry on this last of dear October’s days. - Anonymous






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

Halloween is huge in my house and we really get into the "spirits" of things. - Dee Snider


Hold on, man.  We don't go anywhere with "scary," "spooky," "haunted," or "forbidden" in the title. - From Scooby-Doo, cartoon dog



I don't know that there are real ghosts and goblins, but there are always more trick-or-treaters than neighborhood kids. - 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. - comic Conan O'Brien



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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


True love is like ghosts, which everyone talks about but few have seen. - Anonymous


As everyone celebrates Halloween, I wonder if it’s much fun for the ghosts to see fake ghosts all around. - Tewin Sham


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. - singer Gwen Stefani



Proof of our society’s decline is that Halloween has become a broad daylight event for many. - Robert Kirby













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

There is a sacred HORROR about everything grand. It is easy to admire mediocrity and hills;

but whatever is too lofty, a genius as well as a mountain, an assembly as well as a

masterpiece, seen too near, is appalling. - Victor Hugo


Where there is no imagination there is no horror. - Arthur Conan Doyle, Sr

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




If a man harbors any sort of fear, it makes him landlord to a ghost. -  Lloyd Douglas



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



A house is never still in darkness to those who listen intently. There is a whispering in distant chambers, an unearthly hand presses the snib of the window, the latch rises. Ghosts were created when the first man awoke in the night. - J.M. Barrie





I would rather sit on a pumpkin and have it all to myself than be crowded on a velvet cushion. - Henry David Thoreau

On Halloween, witches come true, wild ghosts escape from dreams and each monster dances in the park - Nicholas Gordon



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Tonight is the last night of October when witches, vampires and ghosts shall make merry - Kurt Avish


Halloween wraps fear in innocence, as though it were a slightly sour sweet. Let terror, then, be turned into a treat. - Nicholas Gordon


There is something haunting in the light of the moon; it has all the dis-passionateness of a disembodied soul, and something of its inconceivable mystery. - Joseph Conrad





What fearful shapes and shadows beset his path, amidst the dim and ghastly glare of a snowy

night! With what wistful look did he eye every trembling ray of light streaming across the

waste fields from some distant window! How often was he appalled by some shrub covered with

snow, which, like a sheeted specter, beset his very path! How often did he shrink with

curdling awe at the sound of his own steps on the frosty crust beneath his feet; and dread

to look over his shoulder, lest he should behold some uncouth being tramping close behind
him! and how often was he thrown into complete dismay by some rushing blast, howling among
the trees, in the idea that it was the Galloping Hessian on one of his nightly scouring!

- - - Washington Irving (a quote from "The Legend of Sleep Hollow")







Poems


Halloween wraps fear in innocence,
As though it were a slightly sour sweet.
Let terror, then, be turned into a treat...

- Nicholas Gordon, poemsforfree.com



As spirits roam the neighborhoods at night,

Let loose upon the Earth till it be light...

- Nicholas Gordon



At first cock-crow the ghosts must go

Back to their quiet graves below.

- Theodosia Garrison



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.

- Classics IV, music group



Shadows of a thousand years rise again unseen,

Voices whisper in the trees, "Tonight is Halloween!"


-  Dexter Kozen







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









One need not be a chamber to be haunted;

One need not be a house;

The brain has corridors surpassing

Material place.


-  Emily Dickinson






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Pixie, kobold, elf, and sprite,
All are on their rounds tonight;
In the wan moon's silver ray,
Thrives their helter-skelter play.

- Joel Benton


Halloween wraps fear in innocence,

As though it were a slightly sour sweet.

Let terror, then, be turned into a treat...


- Nicholas Gordon



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




'Tis now the very witching time of night,
When churchyards yawn and hell itself breathes out
Contagion to this world.

- William Shakespeare




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

- Scottish Saying


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.


- Anonymous




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! - Anonymous





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On Hallowe'en the thing

you must do

Is pretend that nothing

can frighten you

An' if somethin' scares you

and you want to run

Jus' let on like
it's Hallowe'en fun.

-  from an Early Nineteenth Century Halloween Postcard


Men say that in this midnight hour,

The disembodièd have power

To wander as it liketh them,

By wizard oak and fairy stream.


-  William Motherwell





For as children tremble and fear everything in the blind darkness, so we in the light

sometimes fear what is no more to be feared than the things children in the dark hold in

terror and imagine will come true.


 - Titus Lucretius Carus [99-55 B.C.], De Rerum Natura, bk. III, l. 87






Quotes


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

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

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. - comic Chris Rock

Once in a young lifetime one should be allowed to have as much sweetness as one can possibly want and hold. - Judith Olney

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

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



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

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


Fear is nature's warning signal to get busy.

-  Henry C. Link







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



To suffering there is a limit; to fearing, none.


-  Sir Francis Bacon



Men fear death as children fear to go in the dark; and as that natural fear in children is


increased with tales, so is the other.

- Sir Francis Bacon



Proof of our society's decline is that Halloween has become a broad daylight event for many.


-  Robert Kirby





The dream reveals the reality which conception lags behind. That is the horror of life—the

terror of art. - Franz Kafka




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Poems





When witches go riding,

and black cats are seen,

the moon laughs and whispers,

‘tis near Halloween.

- Anonymous


Bring forth the raisins and the nuts 
Tonight All-Hallows' Specter struts 
Along the moonlitway. 

- John Kendrick Bangs





'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




Backward, turn backward,

O Time, in your flight

make me a child again

just for to-night!


- Elizabeth Akers Allen





Auld Daddy Darkness creeps frae his hole,
Black as a blackamoor, blin' as a mole...

- James Ferguson



Of calling shapes, and beck'ning shadows dire,
And airy tongues that syllable men's names.

- John Milton



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!

- George Croly


On Halloween, witches come true;

Wild ghosts escape from dreams.

Each monster dances in the park....


- Nicholas Gordon







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.


- Anonymous



The witches fly

Across the sky,
The owls go, "Who? Who? Who?"
The black cats yowl
And green ghosts howl,
"Scary Halloween to you!"

- Nina Willis Walter



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Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807–1882).  Complete Poetical Works.  1893.
Birds of Passage
Flight the First.
Haunted Houses
ALL houses wherein men have lived and died
  Are haunted houses. Through the open doors
The harmless phantoms on their errands glide,
  With feet that make no sound upon the floors.

We meet them at the doorway, on the stair,        
  Along the passages they come and go,
Impalpable impressions on the air,
  A sense of something moving to and fro.

There are more guests at table than the hosts
  Invited; the illuminated hall        
Is thronged with quiet, inoffensive ghosts,
  As silent as the pictures on the wall.

The stranger at my fireside cannot see
  The forms I see, nor hear the sounds I hear;
He but perceives what is; while unto me        
  All that has been is visible and clear.

We have no title-deeds to house or lands;
  Owners and occupants of earlier dates
From graves forgotten stretch their dusty hands,
  And hold in mortmain still their old estates.

        
The spirit-world around this world of sense
  Floats like an atmosphere, and everywhere
Wafts through these earthly mists and vapors dense
  A vital breath of more ethereal air.

Our little lives are kept in equipoise        
  By opposite attractions and desires;
The struggle of the instinct that enjoys,
  And the more noble instinct that aspires.

These perturbations, this perpetual jar
  Of earthly wants and aspirations high,        
Come from the influence of an unseen star,
  An undiscovered planet in our sky.

And as the moon from some dark gate of cloud
  Throws o’er the sea a floating bridge of light,
Across whose trembling planks our fancies crowd        
  Into the realm of mystery and night,

So from the world of spirits there descends
  A bridge of light, connecting it with this,
O’er whose unsteady floor, that sways and bends,
  Wander our thoughts above the dark abyss.



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