Quotes of the Day for 31 October 2002 – Halloween
It's Halloween, All Hallow's Eve, the old Celtic New Year, said to be a day for human sacrifice among the Druids, the holiday that paid for your dentist's BMW. Are today's quotes a trick or a treat? (Hollow, mocking laugh, fading into the gloom.)
Most lives are spent putting on and taking off masks.
- Gore Vidal
They still believe in God, the family, angels, witches, goblins, logic, clarity, punctuation, and other obsolete stuff.
- Isaac Singer, on why he began writing for children
The artist alone sees spirits. But after he has told of their appearing to him, everybody sees them.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, 1749 - 1832
Some say no evil thing that walks by night,
In fog or fire, by lake or moorish fen,
Blue meagre hag, or stubborn unlaid ghost
That breaks his magic chains at curfew time,
No goblin, or swart fairy of the mine,
Hath hurtful power o'er true virginity.
- John Milton (1608-1674), Comus
I bet living in a nudist colony takes all the fun out of Halloween.
- Unnamed 13-year-old
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