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Welcome to the Web's first page of quotes for Halloween! Back when I was a kid here in the desert it used to be chilly on Halloween night, but nowadays they all wear summer-style costumes. I usually go as a ghost writer. Ha, I jest. What I actually do is take the opportunity to eat far too much candy. Each year I'm waiting to see an Edgar Allan Poe, Hester Prynne, or a bookworm going down the street but no such luck yet. Well anyway, please enjoy the quotes!
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!
"I'm so happy that Halloween falls on a Wednesday this year!" said no teacher ever. ~Author unknown
Backward, turn backward,
O Time, in your flight
make me a child again
just for to-night!
~Elizabeth Akers Allen
They that are born on Halloween shall see more than other folk. ~Saying of unknown origin
The rhythms of freak are ruled by the holiday calendar, and specifically by Halloween, which as we all know, can be traced back to All Hallows' Eve, an ancient religious rite in which priests raced around the streets of Dublin throwing snack-size Snickers bars at impoverished children. ~Steve Almond, Candyfreak, 2004
You wouldn't believe
On All Hallow Eve
What lots of fun we can make,
With apples to bob,
And nuts on the hob,
And a ring-and-thimble cake.
October, tuck tiny candy bars in my pockets and carve my smile into a thousand pumpkins.... Merry October! ~Rainbow Rowell, Attachments
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.
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!
When black cats prowl and pumpkins gleam,
May luck be yours on Halloween.
Funny faces, tall black hats,
Horns and ghosts and witches' cats.
We have many good things to eat
With boys at the door saying, "Trick or treat!"
~Julia Ann Andersen, c.1946