Compatible Quotes: Halloween

‘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


There are three things I have learned never to discuss with people: religion, politics and the Great Pumpkin. Linus Van Pelt

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  1. says

    That was the traditional rule on board ship in the Royal Navy.I don’t remember the Great Pumpkin though, and have no recollection of Hallowe’en being mentioned or ‘celebrated’ aboard. Contagion from the breath of Hell was not something the Admiral of the Fleet would have tolerated amongst the tight-knit crews, though not averse to delivering with guns and rockets a dose of Contagion to the enemy….
    (The Great Pumpkin may not be well known in the British Isles. It, or he, is a figment of the imagination of Linus, a central character in Charles Schultz’s comic strip “Peanuts.” — DR)

  2. says

    Of course! I haven’t seen “Peanuts” for years – only when living abroad and taking ‘foreign’ newspapers…But “Peanuts” is in fact well known in UK.