55+ 'The Nightmare Before Christmas' Quotes From Tim Burton

'The Nightmare Before Christmas' quotes make for a perfect Halloween treat too.

'The Nightmare Before Christmas' is a 1993 movie directed by Tim Burton from Walt Disney Pictures.

A lot of us grew up watching Tim Burton movies and this one is a firm favorite. It's a movie that you can watch at Halloween, Christmas, or any other time of the year!

Tin Burton movies are a hit amongst horror movie fans, especially at Halloween. The creepy ambiance coupled with amazing animation really make them enjoyable. 'The Nightmare Before Christmas' is a special favorite amongst Tim Burton fans as it couples the holiday spirit perfectly with the creepy vibe. The protagonist, Jack Skellington, is also a fan-favorite character. The movie perfectly combines the magic of Disney and Burton.

Here are some 'The Nightmare Before Christmas' movie quotes, including 'The Nightmare Before Christmas' Jack quotes, and 'The Nightmare Before Christmas' love quotes just for you.

You can also take a look at these Tim Burton quotes and 'Beetlejuice' quotes for more creepy quotes that will make you scream!

The Best 'Nightmare Before Christmas' Quotes

These 'The Nightmare Before Christmas' quotes will take you on a nostalgia trip.

If you love Tim Burton movies, you must be a fan of 'The Nightmare Before Christmas'. This film captures the true essence of Tim Burton. Here are the most popular 'The Nightmare Before Christmas' quotes that will touch your heart. Look out for the famous line that Oogie Boogies says when he dies: "My bugs, my bugs, my bugs, bye bye bye".

1. "Come with us and you will see

This, our town of Halloween."

- Shadows.

2. "Kidnap the Sandy Claws, beat him with a stick. Lock him up for fifty years, see what makes him tick!"

- Lock, Shock, and Barrel.

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

- Sally.

4. "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.

5. "Life’s no fun without a good scare."

- Child Trio.

6. "My skull’s so full, it’s tearing me apart."

- Jack Skellington.

7. "Jack Skellington: Doctor! I need to borrow some equipment.

Dr. Finkelstein: Is that so? Whatever for?

Jack Skellington: I'm conducting a series of experiments.

Dr. Finkelstein: How perfectly marvelous! Curiosity killed the cat, you know."

- 'The Nightmare Before Christmas'.

8. "Did anyone think to dredge the lake?"

- The Mayor.

9. "Nice work, Bone Daddy!"

- Saxophone Player.

10. "Mayor: We've got to find Jack! There's only 365 days left 'til next Halloween!

Wolfman: 364!"

- 'The Nightmare Before Christmas'.

11. "That’s twice this month you’ve slipped deadly nightshade into my tea and run off."

- Dr. Finkelstein.

12. "Well, well, well. What have we here?"

- Oogie Boogie.

13. "No animal nor man can scream like I can, with the fury of my recitations!"

- Jack Skellington.

14. "I might just spit a seam now if I don’t die laughing first!"

- Oogie Boogie.

15. "Since I am dead I can take off my head to recite Shakespearean quotations."

- Jack Skellington.

16. "I am the shadow on the moon at night, filling your dreams to the brim with fright."

- Oogie Boogie.

17. "I am the 'who' when you call, 'Who's there?'"

- Ghoul.

18. "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.

19. "My bugs! My bugs!"

- Oogie Boogie.

20. "That’s right. I am the Pumpkin King!"

- Jack Skellington.

'The Nightmare Before Christmas' Inspirational Quotes

'The Nightmare Before Christmas' is a movie about the Pumpkin King Jack Skellington trying to make Christmas his own holiday. Children and adults alike adore it. Here are a few amazing 'The Nightmare Before Christmas' quotes that you can recite to remember the film!

21. "She’s the only one who makes any sense around this insane asylum."

- Santa Claus.

22. "Jack Skellington: I hope there's still time!

Santa Claus: To fix Christmas? Of course, there is! I'm Santa Claus!"

- 'The Nightmare Before Christmas'.

23. "I'm a master of fright, and a demon of light, and I'll scare you right out of your pants."

- Jack Skellington.

24. "Jack, please, I’m only an elected official here. I can’t make decisions by myself!"

- The Mayor.

25. "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.

26. "If they only understood, he’d give it all up, if he only could."

- Jack Skellington.

27. "Well, what the heck! I went and did my best!

And, by God, I really tasted something swell!

And for a moment, why, I even touched the sky!

And at least I left some stories they can tell, I did!"

- Jack Skellington.

28. "There's children throwing snowballs, instead of throwing heads, they’re busy building toys, and absolutely no one’s dead."

- Jack Skellington.

29. "Just because I cannot see it, doesn’t mean I can’t believe it!"

- Jack Skellington.

30. "Naughty children never get any presents."

- Santa Claus.

31. "This is Halloween, everybody make a scene."

- Ghosts.

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

- Jack Skellington.

33. "Eureka! This year, Christmas will be ours!"

- Jack Skellington.

34. "Haven't you heard of peace on Earth and goodwill toward men?"

- Santa Claus.

35. "No animal or man can scream like I can."

- Jack Skellington.

36. "I’m gonna do the best I can!"

- Oogie Boogie.

37. "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!"

- Jack Skellington.

38. "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.

39. "Say it once, say it twice, take a chance and roll the dice. Ride with the moon in the dead of night."

- The Witches.

40. "Careful now, my precious jewel."

- Dr. Finkelstein.

Jack and Sally 'Nightmare Before Christmas' Quotes

'The Nightmare Before Christmas' quotes are a treat for both children and adults.

Sally and Jack are both from Halloweentown. Sally loves Jack, but doesn't tell him until the end of the movie, which ends with them in each other's embrace. Their love truly warms our hearts. Here are a few Jack and Sally quotes from 'The Nightmare Before Christmas' that will make you believe in love this Christmas or Halloween.

41. "For it is plain, as anyone can see. We’re simply meant to be."

- Jack and Sally.

42. "Jack Skellington: Sally, I need your help more than anyone's.

Sally: You certainly do, Jack. I had the most terrible vision.

Jack Skellington: That's splendid!

Sally: No, it was about your Christmas, there was smoke and  fire!"

- 'The Nightmare Before Christmas'.

43. "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.

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

- Jack Skellington.

45. "Sally: You don't look like yourself, Jack. Not at all.

Jack Skellington: Isn't that wonderful? It couldn't be more wonderful!"

- 'The Nightmare Before Christmas'.

46. "Sally: Jack, please listen to me, it's going to be a disaster!

Jack Skellington: How could it be? Just follow the pattern. This part's red, the trim is white.

Sally: It's a mistake, Jack.

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

- 'The Nightmare Before Christmas'.

47.  "What's this? There's color everywhere! 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!"

- Jack Skellington.

48. "Sally: But you're the Pumpkin King!

Jack Skellington: Not anymore."

- 'The Nightmare Before Christmas'.

49. "This is worse than I thought. Much worse. I know!"

- Sally.

50. "I sense there's something in the wind

That feels like tragedy's at hand."

- Sally.

51. "Oh, there's an empty place in my bones, that calls out for something unknown."

- Jack Skellington.

52. "Why does nothing ever turn out like it should?"

- Jack Skellington.

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. "What a joy to think of all we’ll have in common. We’ll have conversations worth having."

- Sally.

55. "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.

Here at Kidadl, we have carefully created lots of interesting family-friendly quotes for everyone to enjoy! If you liked our suggestions for 'The Nightmare Before Christmas' quotes, then why not take a look at these 'Corpse Bride' quotes or 'Planet Of The Apes' quotes for more quotes that will make heads turn?


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