A lot of scary profound words inside this batch of quotations. But then, considering what day it is two days from now, how apropos we end this month on such a high scary note! So have a great, safe Halloween!
Patrick The Poet
THIS WEEK’S BAR QUOTES – (from 10-31-08)
Rest not. Life is sweeping by; go and dare before you die. Something mighty and sublime, leave behind to conquer time.
–Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
If Thomas Jefferson thought taxation without representation was bad, he should see how it is with representation.
This is the fourth?
–Thomas Jefferson, (Last words spoken just before his death on July 4, 1826)
Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life’s coming attractions.
Any subject can be made interesting, and therefore, any subject can be made boring.
The golden moments in the stream of life rush past us and we see nothing but sand; the angels come to visit us, and we only know them when they’re gone.
I’ll bet living in a nudist colony takes all the fun out of Halloween…
From ghoulies and ghosties and long leggety beasties and things that go bump in the night, Good Lord, deliver us!
Eye of newt, and toe of frog, Wool of bat, and tongue
of dog, Adder’s fork, and blind-worm’s sting, Lizard’s
leg, and owlet’s wing, For a charm of powerful
trouble, Like a hell-broth boil and bubble.
–William Shakespeare, Witches in Macbeth
There is nothing funny about Halloween. This sarcastic festival reflects, rather, an infernal demand for revenge by children on the adult world.
The witches fly
Across the sky,
The owls go, “Who? Who? Who?
The black cats yowl
And green ghosts howl,
Scary Halloween to you!
–Nina Willis Walter
‘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
On Halloween, the parents send their kids out looking like me!