Bring forth the raisins and the nuts-
Tonight All-Hallows' Spectre struts
Along the moonlit way.
- John Kendrick Bangs
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.
- Henry David Thoreau
Fear is nature's warning signal to get busy.
- Henry C. Link
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.
- Dennis Yost and the Classics IV
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
O horror! Horror! Horror! Tongue nor heart Cannot conceive nor name thee!
From ghoulies and ghosties and long leggety beasties and things that go bump in the night, Good Lord, deliver us!
- Scottish Saying
Nothing on Earth so beautiful as the final haul on Halloween night.
- Steve Almond
At first cock-crow the ghosts must go
Back to their quiet graves below.
- Theodosia Garrison
'Tis now the very witching time of night, When churchyards yawn and hell itself breathes out, Contagion to this world.
- William Shakespeare
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