"If ever a look meant death - if ever looks could kill - we saw it at that moment."
- Dracula, Chapter XVI
"Many cultures believe that on a certain day - Halloween, the Irish Samhain Eve, Mexico's 'Dia de los Muertos' - the veil between this world and the next is especially thin."
- Michael Dirda
"I'm a master of fright, and a demon of light, and I'll scare you right out of your pants...And since I am dead, I can take off my head to recite Shakespearean quotations. No animal or man can SCREAM like I can, with the fury of my recitations."
- Pumpkin King, The Nightmare Before Christmas
"When there's no more room in Hell, the dead will walk the Earth."
"If ever there was a holiday that deserves to be commercialized, it's Halloween. We haven't taken it away from kids. We've just expanded it so that the kid in adults can enjoy it, too."
- Cassandra Peterson
"There is nothing funny about Halloween. This sarcastic festival reflects, rather, an infernal demand for revenge by children on the adult world."
- Jean Baudrillard
"I love the spirit of Halloween and the energy that comes with it."
- Katharine McPhee
"I have never seen a greater monster or miracle in the world than myself."
- Michel de Montaigne
"I see my face in the mirror and go, 'I'm a Halloween costume? That's what they think of me?!'"
- Drew Carey
"No man knows till he has suffered from the night how sweet and dear to his heart and eye the morning can be."
- Bram Stoker, Dracula
"We fear death so profoundly, not because it means the end of our body, but because it means the end of our consciousness - better to be a spirit in Heaven than a zombie on Earth."
- Alison Gopnik
"Deep into that darkness peering, long I stood there, wondering, fearing, doubting, dreaming dreams no mortal ever dared to dream before."
- Edgar Allan Poe, The Raven
"It has nothing to do with Satan, Mama. It's me. Me. If I concentrate hard enough, I can move things."
- Carrie (1976)
"I think there are ghosts. I haven't seen or heard anything. I've definitely felt something, but it's not scary."
- Robbie Williams
"Werewolves were far more terrifying than vampires. It is probably the idea of seeing the human within the beast and knowing you can't reach it!"
- Glen Duncan
"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."
- Erin Morgensten
"No man knows till he experiences it, what it is like to feel his own life-blood drawn away into the woman he loves."
- Bram Stoker, Dracula
"I think I do believe in the afterlife; I have heard stories from people who I can completely trust that have seen ghosts."
- Saoirse Ronan
"We are fashioned creatures, but half made up."
"They say that shadows of deceased ghosts do haunt the houses and the graves about, of such whose life's lamp went untimely out, delighting still in their forsaken hosts."
- Joshua Sylvester
"You want what everyone wants. You want a love that consumes you. You want passion, and adventure, and maybe even a little danger."
- L.J. Smith, Vampire Diaries
"Halloween is an opportunity to be really creative."
- Judy Gold
Edward Kinsella III
"But I love Halloween, and I love that feeling: the cold air, the spooky dangers lurking around the corner."
- Evan Peters
Maria Corte Maidagan
"I love horror...I love being scared; there's something that's awesome about your heart rate going up like that."
- Ricky Schroder
"My name's Elvira but you can call me 'tonight'"
"In our town, Halloween was terrifying and thrilling, and there was a whiff of homicide. We'd travel by foot in the dark for miles, collecting candy, watching out for adults who seemed too eager to give us treats."
- Rosecrans Baldwin
"A house is never still in darkness to those who listen intently there is a whispering in distant chambers...ghosts were created when the first man awoke in the night."
"If human beings had genuine courage, they'd wear their costumes every day of the year, not just on Halloween. "
- Douglas Coupland
Mark T. Smith
"After all, to the well-organized mind, death is but the next great adventure."
- J.K. Rowling
"Whoever fights monsters should see to it that in the process he does not become a monster. And if you gaze long enough into an abyss, the abyss will gaze back into you."
- Friedrich Nietzsche
"The idea of dying and coming back is what makes the Halloween films work."
- Rudy Gutierrez
"Monsters are real, and ghosts are real too. They live inside us, and sometimes, they win."