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From Jack To Sally – 70+ Lovely Nightmare Before Christmas Quotes

The Nightmare Before Christmas is a popular animated film released by Touchstone Pictures in 1993. In the movie, Jack Skellington, the king of Halloween Town, tries to bring Christmas home to his friends. His love interest is Sally, a rag doll.

Jack Skellington decides he needs to kidnap Santa Claus to bring Christmas to Halloween Town. When Jack kidnaps Santa, he is held by the villain Oogie Boogie, who plans to kill him. Sally and Jack save Santa and Christmas.

The film has inspired many great tattoos among its fans. Enjoy these lovely quotes and remember how much you loved the film.

There’s children throwing snowballs instead of throwing heads.They’re busy building toys, and absolutely no one’s dead!
Jack Skellington
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What have I done? 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. What have I done? What have I done? Find a deep cave to hide in. In a million years, they’ll find me. Only dust, and a plaque that reads: ‘Here Lies Poor Old Jack’.
Jack Skellington


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

You can make other creations! I’m restless. I can’t help it.
Sally

Since I am dead I can take off my head to recite Shakespearean quotations.
Jack Skellington
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Merry Christmas! And what is your name?
Jack Skellington

Absolutely no one is to know about it, not a soul!
Jack Skellington

I believe it was our most horrible yet! Thank you everyone.
Jack Skellington

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

Why does nothing ever turn out like it should?
Jack Skellington
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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

EUREKA! This year, Christmas will be OURS!
Jack Skellington

I don’t believe what’s happening to meMy hopes, my dreams, my fantasiesHee, hee, hee, hee
Jack Skellington

I hope there’s still time.
Jack Skellington

Oh, somewhere deep inside of these bones. an emptiness began to grow.
Jack Skellington
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You’ve poisoned me for the last time, you wretched girl!
Dr. Finklestein

My skull’s so full, it’s tearing me apart
Jack Skellington

But I don’t want to be patient!
Sally

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

What’s this? What’s this? There’s powder everywhere! What’s this? What’s this? There’s 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!! What’s this?
Jack Skellington

That’s right. I AM THE PUMPKIN KING!
Jack Skellington

There’s frost on every windowOh, I can’t believe my eyesAnd in my bones I feel the warmthThat’s coming from inside
Jack Skellington

Now, don’t be modest. Who else is clever enough to make my Sandy Claws outfit?
Jack Skellington

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

Well, at least they’re excited, but they don’t understandthat special kind of feeling in Christmas Land. Oh, well.
Jack Skellington

Yeah, I guess so. Just like last year. And the year before that. And the year before that…
Jack Skellington

For it is plain as anyone can see, we’re simply meant to be.
Jack and Sally

Give all of us gathered here tonight the strength to remember that life is so very fragile.

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 me! Why, I could make a Christmas tree! And there’s not a reason I can find, I couldn’t have a Christmastime! I bet I could improve it, too! And that’s exactly what I’ll do!
Jack Skellington


Where are we? It’s someplace new.
Jack Skellington

Jack, but they said you were dead. You must be double dead.
Oogie Boogie

The first prize goes to the vampires for most blood drained in a single evening.
Mayor

Forgive me, Mr. Claus. I’m afraid I’ve made a terrible mess of your holiday.
Jack Skellington

MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL AND TO ALL A GOOD NIGHT!!!!!
Jack Skellington

The job I have for you is top secret, it requires craft, cunning, mischief.
Jack Skellington

And will we everEnd up together?No I think notIt’s never to becomeFor I am not the one
Sally

I’m conducting a series of experiments.
Jack Skellington

Which door? There’s more than one. Sandy Claws is behind the door shaped like this.
Jack Skellington

No animal or man can SCREAM like I can, with the fury of my recitations!
Jack Skellington

The monsters are all missingAnd the nightmares can’t be foundAnd in their place there seems to beGood feeling all around
Jack Skellington

How dare you treat my friend so shamefully!
Jack Skellington

I sense there’s something in the wind / That feels like tragedy’s at hand / And though I’d like to stand by him / Can’t shake this feeling that I have / The worst is just around the bend
Sally

Won’t they be impressed? I am a genius! See how I transform this old rat into a most delightful hat!

I’m the master of fright, and a demon of light
Jack Skellington

There’s got to be a logical way to explain this christmas thing.
Jack Skellington

No, Zero. Down, boy… My, what a brilliant nose you have. The better to light my way! You’re the head of the team, Zero!
Jack Skellington

If i were to listen to someone in this insane asylum i’d listen to her she’s the only one who makes sense around here
Santa

Jack, please! i’m only an elected official here, i can’t make decisions by myself!
Mayor

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

Well, what the heck, I really did my best/And by God 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, I did/And for the first time since I don’t remember when/I felt like my old bony self again/And I, Jack, the Pumpkin King…
Jack Skellington

I excel without ever even tryingWith the slightest little effort of my ghostlike charms
Jack Skellington

That’s twice this month you’ve slipped Deadly Nightshade into my tea and run off.
Dr. Finklestein

Of course, I’ve been too close to see! The answer’s right in front of me!
Jack Skellington

I’m the master of fright and the deeeeemon of light, and I’ll scare you right out of your pants!
Jack Skellington

This is worse than I thought. Much worse. I know!
Sally

Although I’d like to join the crowd in their enthusiastic cloud, try as I may, it doesn’t last.
Sally

Something *is* missing. But what? I’ve got the beard… the coat… the boots… the belt…
Jack Skellington

I’ve had the most horrible vision.That’s splendid!
Sally and Jack

Just because I cannot see it, doesn’t mean I can’t believe it!
Jack Skellington

Or perhaps it’s really not as deepAs I’ve been led to think
Jack Skellington

Isn’t that wonderful? It couldn’t be more wonderful!
Jack Skellington

Yet year after year, it’s the same routineAnd I grow so weary of the sound of screams
Jack Skellington

Mmmmm… an interesting reaction! But what does it mean?
Jack Skellington


They’re celebrating! They’re thanking us for doing such a good job.
Jack Skellington

This device is called… a nutcracker.
Jack Skellington

Haven’t you heard of peace on earth and good will toward men?
Santa

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