1. 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.
-- William Shakespeare
2. ’Tis now the very witching time of night,
When churchyards yawn and hell itself breathes out
Contagion to this world.
— William Shakespeare
3. Where there is no imagination there is no horror.
— Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
4. They that are born on Halloween shall see more than other folk.
5. 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
6. If a man harbors any sort of fear, it makes him landlord to a ghost.
— Lloyd Douglas
7. There are nights when the wolves are silent and only the moon howls.
— George Carlin
8. For me, writing something in the spirit of Halloween is like Mother Teresa writing on charity and sacrifice. It’s just second nature to me.
— Danny Elfman
9. There is nothing funny about Halloween. This sarcastic festival reflects, rather, an infernal demand for revenge by children on the adult world.
— Jean Baudrillard
10. Fear has many eyes and can see things underground.
— Miguel de Cervantes