October 30, 2008

Thursday Thirteen #20: Halloween


Thirteen Halloween Quotes

01. At first cock-crow the ghosts must go/Back to their quiet graves below. -Theodosia Garrison

02. Double, double toil and trouble; fire burn and cauldron bubble. -Shakespeare, "Macbeth"

03. One need not be a chamber to be haunted; One need not be a house; The brain has corridors surpassing Material place. - Emily Dickinson

04. There are three things I have learned never to discuss with people: religion, politics and the Great Pumpkin. -Linus Van Pelt in It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown

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

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

07. My candle was nearly burnt out, when, by the glimmer of the half-extinguished light, I saw the dull yellow eye of the creature open... -Mary Shelley, Frankenstein

08. 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

09. The devil's voice is sweet to hear. -Stephen King

10. Deep into the darkness peering, long I stood there, wondering, fearing, Doubting, dreaming dreams no mortal ever dared to dream before. -Edgar Allan Poe, The Raven

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

12. Where there is no imagination there is no horror. -Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

13. 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")

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  1. Spooky quotes! My kids can't wait till Friday...for the candy of course. LOL

  2. Thanks for including a POE quote! I love Poe. Happy Halloween.

  3. I love quotes, but this is the first time I've read Halloween quotes. Good choice for TT

  4. Great quotes. Where's my costume? I'm going out as an old senile man. Where's the damn McCain mask?

  5. Great quotes...love number 4 because I discuss all of them...lol.
    Happy TT and here's my link:

  6. Oh what great quotes. I like ten the best-"Deep into the darkness peering, long I stood there, wondering, fearing, Doubting, dreaming dreams no mortal ever dared to dream before." -Edgar Allan Poe, The Raven
    I wonder about those dreams no mortal ever dared to dream yet. Happy TT!

  7. For some reason #5 is the scariest.

  8. These are really good. They really got me in the mood for tomorrow. Happy TT!

  9. Shakespeare had quite a few spooky quotes, didn't he?

    I loved them!

  10. Tammy...send me all their chocolate :)

    Tamy...you are very welcome.

    Vicki...first time for everything! hehe

    Bud..that might not be a safe choice.


  11. Brenda...Happy TT to you also.

    Nicholas...it is eerie!



  12. and my personal favorite quote:



  13. You've been tagged with the Kreative Blogger Award!


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