Want to spook yourself out even more than usual this Oct. 31? Then take a nice, long read through these creepy Halloween quotes. If you didn't know that there were more ways to give yourself the goosebumps besides having a Halloween horror film marathon before the big day of costumes and pumpkin carving, now you do. Or you will, soon enough.
Some of these authors know how to get really spooky, really quickly. William Shakespeare is one of them, as is Joseph Conrad. There are even a few "anonymous" quotes rounded up below that do a decent job at making me not want to leave my house on Oct. 31 (only kidding... kind of). Not to mention, isn't it kind of spooky in and of itself that a quote doesn't have an author? I'm just saying...
Anyway, enough chit-chat. I'll let the quotes speak for themselves. Read one, read two, or read them all (if you dare!) — just be sure you're not about to turn off all the lights and go to bed after you do it, or you might not get any sleep at all. Happy Halloween, everyone! Glad I could be of service in the creepy department, or at the very least, that the authors of these quotes could be!
1. "At first cock-crow the ghosts must go back to their quiet graves below." — Theodosia Garrison
2. "'Tis now the very witching time of night, when churchyards yawn and hell itself breathes out contagion to this world." —William Shakespeare
3. "When witches go riding, and black cats are seen, the moon laughs and whispers, ‘tis near Halloween." — Anonymous
4. "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
5. "There are nights when the wolves are silent and only the moon howls." — George Carlin
6. "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
7. "On Halloween, witches come true; wild ghosts escape from dreams. Each monster dances in the park...." — Nicholas Gordon
8. "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
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