Posted by: Jodi | October 31, 2010

Quickly Quotable #31 – Halloween Sampler

A grandmother pretends she doesn’t know who you are on Halloween. ~Erma Bombeck

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

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

Where there is no imagination there is no horror.  ~Arthur Conan Doyle, Sr.

There is something haunting in the light of the moon; it has all the dispassionateness of a disembodied soul, and something of its inconceivable mystery.  ~Joseph Conrad

Of calling shapes, and beck’ning shadows dire,
And airy tongues that syllable men’s names.
~John Milton

A house is never still in darkness to those who listen intently; there is a whispering in distant chambers, an unearthly hand presses the snib of the window, the latch rises.  Ghosts were created when the first man awoke in the night.  ~J.M. Barrie

I would rather sit on a pumpkin and have it all to myself than be crowded on a velvet cushion.  ~Henry David Thoreau

Nothing beats a haunted moonlit night on All Hallows Eve…. And on this fatal night, at this witching time, the starless sky laments black and unmoving.  The somber hues of an ominous, dark forest are suddenly illuminated under the emerging face of the full moon.  ~Kim Elizabeth

The Queen of Hearts wishes you all a Happy Halloween!



  1. Happy Halloween! Yay! It’s my fave day in the year 🙂

  2. I’m with Thoreau. (^_^)

  3. BTW: Love the Queen of Hearts!!!

  4. Great quotes. Thanks. 🙂

  5. OOOH!- You conclude with a self-portrait I assume! 😀

    Happy Halloween, and I include with this greeting my Facebook post for today – for all of you not on it:


    • That’s a great comic – I shared it with my family, they loved it. Yes, that’s my lovely costume. Hope your Halloween was fantastic!

  6. loved the pix. you are truly a queen!

  7. Dickinson and Thoreau for me. Loved these quotes and the Queen of Hearts!

  8. Great quotes, epic halloween costume.

  9. Thank you to you all for coming by – I had a great time as the Queen of Hearts. Perhaps the costume was too good, I found it made some people uncomfortable. My kids loved it and called me Queen all night (they insisted me calling them their character names as well!)


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