Halloween, also known as All Hallows' Eve and Witches Night, is almost here and people across the globe gear to celebrate the festival on 31 October. The spooky festival is dedicated to remember the dead. Every year, the day is celebrated with much fervor with people attending Halloween costume parties, carving and decorating pumpkins into jack-o'-lanterns, lighting bonfires, playing pranks, visiting haunted places and watching horror movies.
The holiday was inspired by the Irish Celtic festival Samhain, which celebrates the end of the harvest season. As Halloween has become extremely popular all over the world, IBTimes Singapore has hand-picked top quotes for Halloween 2017.
- 'Tis now the very witching time of night,
When churchyards yawn and hell itself breathes out
Contagion to this world. - William Shakespeare
- There is a sacred horror about everything grand. It is easy to admire mediocrity and hills; but whatever is too lofty, a genius as well as a mountain, an assembly as well as a masterpiece, seen too near, is appalling. - Victor Hugo
- The oldest and strongest emotion of mankind is fear, and the oldest and strongest kind of fear is fear of the unknown. - HP Lovecraft
- Men fear death as children fear to go in the dark; and as that natural fear in children is increased with tales, so is the other. - Sir Francis Bacon
- Proof of our society's decline is that Halloween has become a broad daylight event for many. - Robert Kirby
- Clothes make a statement. Costumes tell a story. - Mason Cooley
- Shadows of a thousand years rise again unseen, Voices whisper in the trees, "Tonight is Halloween!" - Dexter Kozen
- A grandmother pretends she doesn't know who you are on Halloween. - Erma Bombeck
- Acting is like a Halloween mask that you put on. - River Phoenix
- Witch and ghost make merry on this last of dear October's days. - Anonymous