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50 The Twilight Zone Quotes: Enter The Dimension Of Imagination

'The Twilight Zone' saying will remind you of life and stories.

In 1959, an anthology series aired on the CBS Network called 'The Twilight Zone'.

The show was created and narrated by Rod Serling. It told fantasy, science fiction, absurdism, dystopian fiction, suspense, horror, supernatural drama, black comedy, and psychological thriller stories.

At the beginning of the show, the narrator Rod Serling always end the introduction by saying "welcome to the twilight zone", "you are now entering the twilight zone", "next stop the twilight zone", or "enter the twilight zone" and would close the episode with "in The Twilight Zone" or something along the line of these.

So, if you are looking for quotes by Rod Serling, 'The Twilight Zone' opening lines, or 'The Twilight Zone' narration, then keep on reading. We have compiled a list of quotes by 'The Twilight Zone' narrator and some of the best 'The Twilight Zone' opening lines. So, what are you waiting for? Next stop, the Twilight Zone!

You can also check out Rod Serling Quotes and X-Files Quotes articles.

Intro Quotes

'The Twilight Zone' is the mental state between reality and fantasy. Rod Serling very beautifully explained the concept. According to him, "There is a fifth dimension beyond that which is known to man. It is a dimension as vast as space and timeless as infinity. It is the middle ground between light and shadow, between science and superstition, and it lies between the pit of man's fears and the summit of his knowledge." These lines are also the original Twilight Zone intro words said by Rod Serling and, along with 'The Twilight Zone' intro music, are iconic. If you are looking for Rod Serling Twilight Zone quotes, then keep on reading.

1. "You are about to enter another dimension, a dimension not only of sight and sound but of mind. A journey into a wondrous land of imagination. Next stop, the Twilight Zone!"

- Rod Serling, 'The Twilight Zone'.

2. "You unlock this door with the key of imagination. Beyond it is another dimension - a dimension of sound, a dimension of sight, a dimension of mind. You're moving into a land of both shadow and substance, of things and ideas. You've just crossed over into the Twilight Zone."

- Rod Serling, 'The Twilight Zone'.

3. “According to the Bible, God created the heavens and the Earth. It is man’s prerogative - and woman’s - to create their own particular and private hell.”

- Rod Serling, 'The Twilight Zone'.

4. "I happen to think that the singular evil of our time is prejudice. It is from this evil that all other evils grow and multiply. In almost everything I've written, there is a thread of this: a man's seemingly palpable need to dislike someone other than himself."

- Rod Serling, 'The Twilight Zone'.

5. "Witness a theoretical argument, Washington D.C., the present. Four intelligent men talking about an improbable thing like going back in time. A friendly debate revolving around a simple issue: could a human being change what has happened before?"

- Rod Serling, 'The Twilight Zone'.

6. "This is one of the out-of-the-way places. The unvisited places. Bleak, wasted, dying. This is a farmhouse. Handmade, crude, a house without electricity or gas. A house is untouched by progress. This is the woman who lives in the house."

- Rod Serling, 'The Twilight Zone'.

7. "Air Force. I'm Air Force. Air Force. I'm in the Air Force. I'm in the Air Force! Air Force! Hey, I'm in the Air Force! I'm in the Air Force! Hey, everybody, I'm in the Air Force! Air Force... Air Force, what does that mean?"

- Rod Serling, 'The Twilight Zone'.

8. "If in any quest for magic, in any search for sorcery, witchery, legerdemain, first check the human spirit.”

- Rod Serling, 'The Twilight Zone'.

9. "It is said that science fiction and fantasy are two different things. Science fiction is the improbable made possible, and fantasy is the impossible made probable."

- Rod Serling, 'The Twilight Zone'.

10. “Every man is put on earth condemned to die. Time and method of execution unknown.”

- Rod Serling, 'The Twilight Zone'.

11. "If survival calls for the bearing of arms, bear them you must. But the most important part of the challenge is for you to find another means that does not come with the killing of your fellow man."

- Rod Serling, 'The Twilight Zone'.

12. "One time in a million, a coin will land on its edge, but all it takes to knock it over is a vagrant breeze, a vibration, or a slight blow. Hector B. Poole, a human coin, on edge for a brief time in the Twilight Zone."

- Rod Serling, 'The Twilight Zone'.

13. "To the wishes that come true, to the strange, mystic strength of the human-animal, who can take a wishful dream and give it a dimension of its own. To Barbara Jean Trenton, movie queen of another era, who has changed the blank tomb of an empty projection screen into a private world."

- Rod Serling, 'The Twilight Zone'.

14. “It may be said with a degree of assurance that not everything that meets the eye is as it appears.”

- Rod Serling, 'The Twilight Zone'.

15. "Portrait of a man who thinks and thereby gets things done. Mr. Jimbo Cobb might be called a prime mover, a talent which has to be seen to be believed. In just a moment, he'll show his friends and you how he keeps both feet on the ground and his head in the Twilight Zone."

- Rod Serling, 'The Twilight Zone'.

Ending Quotes

'The Twilight Zone' script for the TV series is pretty iconic.

Just like 'The Twilight Zone' opening monologue, the narrator always closed the episode with strong statements. 'The Twilight Zone' ending monologue always gave a lesson to its viewers. So, if you are looking for the obsolete man quotes, or best Twilight Zone monologues, or the best 5th dimension quotes, then keep on reading.

16. "For the record, prejudices can kill, and suspicion can destroy, and a thoughtless frightened search for a scapegoat has a fallout all its own for the children, and the children yet unborn. And the pity of it is that these things cannot be confined to the Twilight Zone."

- Rod Serling, 'The Twilight Zone'.

17. "Every writer is a frustrated actor who recites his lines in the hidden auditorium of his skull.”

- Rod Serling, 'The Twilight Zone'.

18. "The most common ailment of all men, the strange and perverse disinclination to believe in a miracle."

- Rod Serling, 'The Twilight Zone'.

19. "No moral, no message, no prophetic tract, just a simple statement of fact: for civilization to survive, the human race has to remain civilized. Tonight's a very small exercise in logic from the Twilight Zone."

- Rod Serling, 'The Twilight Zone'.

20. "It isn't enough for a sole voice of reason to exist. In this time of uncertainty, we are so sure that villains lurk around every corner that we will create them ourselves if we can't find them — for while fear may keep us vigilant, it's also fear that tears us apart."

- Rod Serling, 'The Twilight Zone'.

21. "You unlock this door with the key of imagination. Beyond it is another dimension: a dimension of sound, a dimension of sight, a dimension of mind. You’re moving into a land of both shadow and substance, of things and ideas. You’ve just crossed over into… the Twilight Zone."

- Rod Serling, 'The Twilight Zone'.

22. "Any state, any entity, any ideology that fails to recognize the worth, the dignity, the rights of man, that state is obsolete.”

- Rod Serling, 'The Twilight Zone'.

23. "A scared, angry little man who never got a break. Now he has everything he's ever wanted – and he's going to have to live with it for eternity."

- Rod Serling, 'The Twilight Zone'.

24. "Very little comment here, save for this small aside: that the ties of the flesh are deep and strong; that the capacity to love is a vital, rich, and all-consuming function of the human-animal. And that you can find nobility and sacrifice and love wherever you may seek it out: down the block."

- Rod Serling, 'The Twilight Zone'.

25. "A sickness is known as hate. Not a virus, not a microbe, not a germ — but a sickness nonetheless, highly contagious, deadly in its effects. Don't look for it in the Twilight Zone — look for it in a mirror. Look for it before the light goes out altogether."

- Rod Serling, 'The Twilight Zone'.

26. "There is nothing in the dark that isn't there when the lights are on."

- Rod Serling, 'The Twilight Zone'.

27. "Who discovered something about life; that it can be rich and rewarding and full of beauty, just like the music he played, if a person would only pause to look and to listen. "

- Rod Serling, 'The Twilight Zone'.

28. "But it makes you wonder, doesn't it? Just how normal are we? Just who are the people we nod our hellos to as we pass on the street?"

- Rod Serling, 'The Twilight Zone'.

29. "The tools of conquest do not necessarily come with bombs and explosions and fallout. There are weapons that are simply thoughts, attitudes, prejudices to be found only in the minds of men.”

- Rod Serling, 'The Twilight Zone'.

30. "A word to the wise now to the garbage collectors of the world, to the curio seekers, to the antique buffs, to everyone who would try to coax out a miracle from unlikely places."

- Rod Serling, 'The Twilight Zone'.

Original Show Quotes

'Night Call', 'Mirror Image', 'The Shelter', 'Twenty-Two', 'To Serve Man', and 'Living Doll' are a few of the scariest 'The Twilight Zone' episodes. If you like you can watch a few episodes for free on YouTube and complete episodes on CBS All Access. Every season, 'The Twilight Zone' theme lyrics would change. Just like 'The Twilight Zone' prologue quotes and 'The Twilight Zone' ending quote, we have compiled a list of quotes from all the seasons of the TV series. So, check out some interesting and best 'Twilight Zone' quotes, 'The Twilight Zone' speech, Rod Serling intro, and 'The Twilight Zone' fifth dimension quotes.

31. "Up there, up there in the vastness of space, in the void that is the sky, up there is an enemy known as isolation."

- Rod Serling, 'The Twilight Zone'.

32. "Successful in most things but not in the one effort that all men try at some time in their lives – trying to go home again."

- Rod Serling, 'The Twilight Zone'.

33. “Go ahead, son. Why don’t you tell the major what you saw – the fiery meteor, the bug-eyed monsters, the death ray.”

- Sheriff.

34. "And now, the final offer. My very best. What I now present has never been sold anywhere else in the entirety of the world. I offer...one servant, for all eternity. One man, to travel with you along the cosmos, to entice, to assist in whatever way I can."

- Rod Serling, 'The Twilight Zone'.

35. "When you're at the top of your game like Marvin Gardens, the only thing left to conquer is fear, fear that your success won't last, that maybe, just maybe, you might fall back into a life you once escaped."

- Rod Serling, 'The Twilight Zone'.

36. "To live life fully, one should hear the melody the world makes. Pity those who stumble through their years without ever hearing the song. The greatest gift we can bestow on those we love is to help them hear it. One life ends, another begins.”

- Rod Serling, 'The Twilight Zone'.

37. "They say a dream takes only a second or so, and yet in that second a man can live a lifetime."

- Rod Serling, 'The Twilight Zone'.

38. "And fate, a laughing fate, a practical jokester with a smile that stretched across the stars, saw to it that they got their wish."

- Rod Serling, 'The Twilight Zone'.

39. "Mr. Henry Fate, a dealer in utensils and pots and pans, liniments and potions. A fanciful little man in a black frock coat who can help a man climbing out of a pit - or another man from falling into one. Because you see, fate can work that way in the Twilight Zone."

- Rod Serling, 'The Twilight Zone'.

40. “Midnight. Not twelve on the clock, but mid-night. When twilight and dawn are evenly balanced, one no stronger than the other. Each pulling against the other in the opposite direction, so that the very fabric of the night is torn apart. Midnight … when the monsters come out.”

- Bendictson.

41. “We know that a dream can be real, but what if reality is only a dream? We exist, of course, but how? In what way? As we believe, as flesh and blood human beings, or are we simply playing parts in someone else’s feverish, complicated nightmare?”

- Rod Serling, 'The Twilight Zone'.

42. "The magic of a child's smile, the magic of liking and being liked, the strange and wondrous mysticism that is the simple act of living."

- Rod Serling, 'The Twilight Zone'.

43. “Toby, there are things in the night worse than me. Things so terrible that I’ve spent a hundred and forty seven years running from them. Things that wait and hide, and if one of my kind stays too long in a place, they come out. Real monsters, Toby. Real beasts.”

- Bendictson.

44. "And if there's any moral to it at all, let's say that in any quest for magic, in any search for sorcery, witchery, legerdemain, first check the human heart."

- Rod Serling, 'The Twilight Zone'.

45. "There's a saying, 'Every man is put on Earth condemned to die, time and method of execution unknown.' Perhaps this is as it should be. Case in point: Walter Bedeker, lately deceased, a little man with such a yen to live."

- Rod Serling, 'The Twilight Zone'.

46. "You see, we can feed the stomach with concentrates. We can supply microfilm for reading, recreation, even movies of a sort. We can pump oxygen in and waste material out. But there's one thing we can't simulate that's a very basic need."

- Rod Serling, 'The Twilight Zone'.

47. "'Collected Works of Dickens!' 'Collected Works of George Bernard Shaw!' 'Poems by Browning, Shelley, Keats!' 'Greatest Authors of the World!' Books! Books! All the books I need! All the books-all the books I'll ever WANT! Shelley, Shakespeare, Shaw, all the books I want!"

- Henry Bemis.

48. "The place is here, the time is now, and the journey into the shadows that we're about to watch could be our journey."

- Rod Serling, 'The Twilight Zone'.

49. "It’s a world much like our own, yet much unlike it. A twisted mirror of reality, in which a man can find himself cast out, made invisible by public acclamation, belonging no longer to society, but only to the gray reaches…of the Twilight Zone.”

- Rod Serling, 'The Twilight Zone'.

50. “Time, a handy fiction to explain why everything doesn’t happen all at once. Or maybe we’re the fiction, moving minute by minute…through the Twilight Zone.”

- Rod Serling, 'The Twilight Zone'.

Here at Kidadl, we have carefully created lots of interesting family-friendly quotes for everyone to enjoy! If you liked our suggestions for 'The Twilight Zone' Quotes then why not take a look at Twin Peaks quotes, or [Supernatural quotes].

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