60 Nightmare Before Christmas Quotes to Inspire You

Want some quotes from the first animated film that is nominated for Best Visual Effects by the Academy Award?

Well, we’ve got a collection of quotes from Nightmare Before Christmas, a 1993 American stop-motion animated musical dark fantasy Halloween-Christmas film directed by Henry Selick and produced by Tim Burton.

A movie with a creepy ambiance coupled with amazing animation that you can watch on Halloween, Christmas, or any time of year.

Read the full collection below.

And also don’t forget to check out these A Christmas Story quotes and It’s a Wonderful Life quotes too.

Best Nightmare Before Christmas Quotes

Nightmare Before Christmas Quotes - There's only 365 days left until next Halloween!

1. “There’s only 365 days left until next Halloween!” – The Mayor

2. “Come with us, and you will see. This is our town of Halloween!” – Shadows

3. “Life’s no fun without a good scare.” – Child Trio

4. “My skull’s so full, it’s tearing me apart.” – Jack Skellington

5. “Did anyone think to dredge the lake?” – The Mayor

6. “Nice work, Bone Daddy!” – Saxophone Player

7. “That’s twice this month you’ve slipped deadly nightshade into my tea and runoff.” – Dr. Finkelstein

8. “Well, well, well. What have we here?”- Oogie Boogie

9. “No animal nor man can scream like I can, with the fury of my recitations!” – Jack Skellington

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Famous Nightmare Before Christmas Quotes

Nightmare Before Christmas Quotes - You can make other creations! I'm restless. I can't help it.

10. “You can make other creations! I’m restless. I can’t help it.” – Sally

11. “Just because I cannot see it, doesn’t mean I can’t believe it!” – Jack Skellington

12. “I might just spit a seam now if I don’t die laughing first!” – Oogie Boogie

13. “Why does nothing ever turn out like it should?” – Jack Skellington

14. “I am the shadow on the moon at night, filling your dreams to the brim with fright.” – Oogie Boogie

15. “I am the ‘who’ when you call, Who’s there?” – Ghoul

16. “My bugs! My bugs!” – Oogie Boogie

17. “Eureka! This year, Christmas will be ours!” – Jack Skellington

18. “That’s right. I am the Pumpkin King!” – Jack Skellington

19. “Nothing’s more suspicious than frog’s breath!” – Dr. Finkelstein

Inspirational Nightmare Before Christmas Quotes

Nightmare Before Christmas Quotes - Haven't you heard of peace on Earth and goodwill toward men?

20. “Haven’t you heard of peace on Earth and goodwill toward men?” – Santa Claus

21. “Jack, please, I’m only an elected official here. I can’t make decisions by myself!” – The Mayor

22. “Say it once, say it twice, take a chance and roll the dice. Ride with the moon in the dead of night.” – The Witches

23. “If they only understood, he’d give it all up, if he only could.” – Jack Skellington

24. “For it is plain, as anyone can see. We’re simply meant to be.” – Jack Skellington and Sally

25. “I’m gonna do the best I can!” – Oogie Boogie

26. “Naughty children never get any presents.” – Santa Claus

27. “This is Halloween, everybody makes a scene.” – Ghosts

28. “And I, Jack, the Pumpkin King, have grown so tired of the same old thing.” – Jack Skellington

29. “Twas a long time ago, longer now than it seems, in a place that perhaps you’ve seen in your dreams. For the story that you are about to be told took place in the holiday worlds of old. Now, you’ve probably wondered where holidays come from. If you haven’t, I’d say it’s time you began.” – Santa Claus

Funniest Nightmare Before Christmas Quotes

Nightmare Before Christmas Quotes -  I can't believe my ears! Would someone shut this fella up? I'm drownin' in my tears.”

30. “You’re jokin’, you’re jokin’! I can’t believe my ears! Would someone shut this fella up? I’m drownin’ in my tears.” – Oogie Boogie

31. “Kidnap the Sandy Claws, beat him with a stick. Lock him up for fifty years, see what makes him tick!” – Lock, Shock, and Barrel

32. “I tromped through the pumpkin patch.” – Mr. Hyde

33. “There are children throwing snowballs, instead of throwing heads, they’re busy building toys, and absolutely no one’s dead.” – Jack Skellington

34. “I really tasted something swell, that’s right. And, for a moment, why, I even touched the sky and at least I left some stories they can tell.” – Jack Skellington

35. “What’s this? There’s color everywhere! What’s this? There are white things in the air! What’s this? I can’t believe my eyes, I must be dreaming; wake up, Jack, this isn’t fair!” – Jack Skellington

36. “This is worse than I thought. Much worse. I know!” – Sally

37. “Oh, there’s an empty place in my bones, that calls out for something unknown.” – Jack Skellington

38. “I’m a master of fright and a demon of light, and I’ll scare you right out of your pants.” – Jack Skellington

39. “Jack! But they said you were dead. You must be double dead!” – Oogie Boogie

Creepy Nightmare Before Christmas Quotes

Nightmare Before Christmas Quotes - The monsters are all missing and the nightmares can't be found and in their place. There seems to be a good feeling all around.

40. “The monsters are all missing and the nightmares can’t be found and in their place. There seems to be a good feeling all around.” – Jack Skellington

41. “Won’t they be impressed? I am a genius! See how I transform this old rat into a most delightful hat.” – Demon

42. “Curiosity killed the cat, you know.” – Dr. Finklestein

43. “This is Halloween, this is Halloween! Pumpkins scream in the dead of night!” – Pumpkins

44. “Since I am dead, I can take off my head to recite Shakespearean quotations.” – Jack Skellington

45. “But it seems wrong to me. Very wrong.” – Sally

46. “And on a dark cold night, under full moonlight, he flies into the fog like a vulture in the sky!” – Jack Skellington

47. “I had the most terrible vision.” – Sally

48. “I sense there’s something in the wind That feels like tragedy’s at hand.” – Sally

49. “The sound of rolling dice to me is music in the air, ’cause I’m a gambling Boogie Man, although I don’t play fair!” – Oogie Boogie

Nightmare Before Christmas Quotes on Friendship

Nightmare Before Christmas Quotes - I'd like to join you by your side. Where we can gaze into the stars.

50. “My dearest friend, if you don’t mind. I’d like to join you by your side. Where we can gaze into the stars.” – Jack Skellington

51. “Jack said we should work together. Three of a kind. Birds of a feather. Now and forever!” – Lock, Shock, and Barrel

52. “What a joy to think of all we’ll have in common. We’ll have conversations worth having.” – Sally

53. “The worst is just around the bend, and does he notice my feelings for him? And will he see how much he means to me? I think it’s not to be.” – Sally

54. “Careful now, my precious jewel.” – Dr. Finkelstein

55. “What have I done? How could I be so blind? All is lost. Where was I? Spoiled all! Spoiled all! Everything’s gone all wrong.” – Jack Skellington

56. “Leave that no-account Oogie Boogie out of this!” – Jack Skellington

57. “And I just can’t wait until next Halloween, ‘cause I’ve got some new ideas that will really make them scream. And by God, I’m really gonna give it all my might!” – Jack Skellington

58. “You know, I think this Christmas thing is not as tricky as it seems! But why should they have all the fun? It should belong to anyone! Not anyone, in fact, but for me!” – Jack Skellington

59. “There are few who deny at what I do, I am the best. For my talents are renowned far and wide. When it comes to surprises in the moonlit night. I excel without ever even trying.”- Jack Skellington

60. “She’s the only one who makes any sense around this insane asylum.” – Santa Claus

What Line From Nightmare Before Christmas Is Your Favorite?

The Nightmare Before Christmas was originated in a poem written by Burton in 1982 and later on produced as a movie garnered critical and financial success, earning 91.5 million dollars since its initial release.

The movie perfectly describes the importance of love and friendship. We learn that no matter how rough the situation is, for as long as our family and friends are on our side, we can truly conquer our fears and doubts.

Which of these quotes from Nightmare Before Christmas did you find interesting? Let us know in the comment section below, what are your thoughts and opinions.


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