Thursday, October 31, 2013

Thoughts for Thursday: Halloween

Happy Halloween Everyone! I know not everyone will see this due to today being the holiday, but how could I pass up the chance for some great Halloween quotes, especially since it fell on the actual day? So, here goes:

Thoughts for Thursday is a new feature hosted by Musings on Fantasia and LKHill.  In this meme, we share thoughts or quotes that we know or have recently come across. Each week there is a specific subject or theme. These can be quotes from books, quotes by famous people, (quotes by YOU, perhaps ;D). Anything from anywhere is game, though we do ask that you keep your quote to a few sentences at most. Don't quote, for example, entire passages of a book or essay. These can be funny quips, cool sayings, hair-raising antidotes, movie lines, any kind of quote you can think of!

Just have fun, collect awesome sayings by awesome people, and try to be inspired!

In honor of the coming holiday, this week's theme is Halloween(For more quotes, check out my other blog.)

'Tis the night - the night Of the grave's delight,
And the warlocks are at their play;
Ye think that without The wild winds shout,
But no, it is they - it is they.~Arthur Cleveland Coxe
One need not be a chamber to be haunted;
One need not be a house;
The brain has corridors surpassing Material place.~Emily Dickinson
The boundaries which divide Life from Death are at best shadowy and vague. Who shall say where one ends and where the other begins?--Edgar Allan Poe

It's said that All Hallows' Eve is one of the nights when the veil between the worlds is thin - and whether you believe in such things or not, those roaming spirits probably believe in you, or at least acknowledge your existence, considering that it used to be their own. Even the air feels different on Halloween, autumn-crisp and bright.~Erin Morgenstern
“Will we ever stop being afraid of nights and death?
When you reach the stars, boy, yes, and live there forever, all the fears will go, and Death himself will die.”~Ray Bradbury
The cool thing about Halloween is that it's a uniquely American holiday. I mean, despite its obvious origins in the Celtic festival of Samhain and the Christian All Saints' Day, it really is a melting pot of various immigrants' traditions and beliefs. It became a little more commercialized in the 1950s with trick-or-treat, and today it rivals only Christmas in terms of popularity. ~Dr. Spencer Reid, Criminal Minds
'Tis now the very witching time of night,
When churchyards yawn and hell itself breathes out
Contagion to this world.~William Shakespeare
Which is your favorite quote about Halloween? Do you have one to add?


  1. No fears when we reach the stars - that one has an even deeper meaning to me.

  2. Cool quotes :) I don't have any to add, but I enjoyed the ones you chose :)

  3. Loved the Emily Dickinson quote. And the Ray Bradbury one, but I would quote the whole of The Halloween Tree if I had to!

  4. Great quotes! Hope you have a fabulous Halloween!