44 Romantic Jack And Sally Quotes From 'The Nightmare Before Christmas'

Moumita Dutta
Dec 12, 2023 By Moumita Dutta
Originally Published on Feb 24, 2021
Edited by Luca Demetriou
A family sitting on a bench disguised as characters from the movie Nightmare Before Christmas

Jack and Sally are the two leading protagonists of the film.

'The Nightmare before Christmas' is a dark musical comedy film produced and conceived by Tim Burton. It was released in the year 1993 and also marks the directorial debut of Henry Selick.

'The Nightmare Before Christmas' is a movie about Jack who is the pumpkin king of Halloween town. He has a fascination towards Christmas after visiting Christmas town and desires to bring that festival to his town. This leads to a mess which becomes the main plot of the movie. Sally is Jack's love interest from Halloween town.

'The Nightmare Before Christmas' is the first film to receive a nomination at the academy awards for best visual effects. The idea for the movie originates from a poem written by Burton in the year 1982.

In the following article you will find Jack and Sally 'Nightmare Before Christmas' quotes. Relive your favorite moments of the movie with these quotes.

If you haven't watched the movie yet, these quotes will help you realize how quirky and unique the movie is. We hope these quotes will convince you to watch the movie soon!

If you like this article about Jack and Sally quotes, you may also want to check our other quotes articles on you and me quotes and Bambi quotes.

Best Jack and Sally Quotes

Followed by some really interesting and important quotes from various characters of the film, here are some famous Jack and Sally quotes. These are also some of the top 'Nightmare Before Christmas' quotes as well.

1. “I’m a master of fright, and a demon of light."

— Jack Skellington.

2. “I had the most terrible vision.”

— Sally.

3. “Oh... it's Jack... Look at him - he's so alive...So happy...He's so filled with confidence he could teach the wolves to howl!"

— Sally.

4. “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.

5. “There are few who'd deny, at what I do I am the best

For my talents are renowned far and wide..”

— Jack Skellington.

6. "What's this? What's this? There's color everywhere! What's this? There's white things in the air! What's this?"

— Jack Skellington.

7. “But I have to go out. Something's happening out there.”

— Sally.

8. "There’s not a reason I can find, I couldn’t have a Christmas time! I bet I could improve it too! And that’s exactly what I’ll do!”

— Jack Skellington.

9. “But it seems wrong to me. Very wrong.”

— Sally.

10. “There were objects so peculiar

They were not to be believed

All around things to tantalize my brain.”

— Jack Skellington.

11. "No, Zero. Down, boy...my, what a brilliant nose you have. The better to light my way!"

— Jack Skellington.

12. “He'll never notice me. Why would he? Why should he?”

— Sally.

13. “With the wave of my hand, and a well-placed moan,

I have swept the very bravest off their feet.”

— Jack Skellington.

14. "I am Jack the pumpkin king!"

— Jack Skellington.

15. “Dear Doctor... Please don't come

after me again. Please let me go

this time. I am all grown up and

need to find my own life now. I

hope you will understand, some day

at least.”

— Sally.

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

— Jack Skellington.

17. “This is Halloween, this is Halloween. Pumpkins scream in the dead of night.”

— Pumpkins.

18. "Now don't be modest. Who else is clever enough to make my sandy claws outfit?

— Jack Skellington.

19. “I'm grown up now. I have to leave some time.”

– Sally.

Funny And Poignant Jack and Sally Quotes

A young man having a good belly laugh

The movie is a dark comedy and hence has some really funny moments. The outright witty lines add to the flavorous humor. Here you will find some hilarious Jack Skellington and Sally quotes. These are some of the best 'Nightmare Before Christmas' quotes and among them, some funny and heart-wrenching Jack and Sally quotes from 'Nightmare Before Christmas'.

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

— Jack Skellington.

21. “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.

22. "And since I am dead, I can take off my head

To recite Shakespearian quotations...”

— Jack Skellington.

23. “I've read these Christmas books so many times

I know the stories and I know the rhymes

I know the Christmas carols all by heart...

My skull's so full, it's tearing me apart.

As often as I read them, something's wrong...

So hard to put my bony finger on...”

— Jack Skellington.

24. “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

25. “No animal nor man can scream like I can, with the fury of my recitations!”

— Jack Skellington.

26. “Christmas time is buzzing in my skull.”

— Jack Skellington.

27. "You know I think this Christmas thing --

It's not as tricky as it seems.

And why should they have all the fun?

It should belong to anyone...”  

— Jack Skellington.

28. “I'm restless. I can't help it.”

— Sally.

29. “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.

30. "Taking over Christmas is no way to fill the gaping hole you feel inside.”

— Sally.

31. “There are children throwing snowballs, instead of throwing heads, they’re busy building toys."

- Jack Skellington.

32. "Consider this a vacation, Sandy. A reward. It's your turn to take it easy."

— Jack Skellington.

Jack and Sally Love Quotes

Jack and Sally have important quotes in the film. Amidst all the madness going on, these Jack and Sally conversations will warm your heart and leave you longing for more. If you love Jack and Sally quotes, here you can also find some sad Jack and Sally quotes along with cute Jack and Sally quotes.

33. “I sense there’s something in the wind, that feels like tragedy is at hand. And though I’d like to stand by him, can’t shake this feeling that we have."

- Sally.

34. “For it is plain, as anyone can see. We’re simply meant to be.”

— Jack Skellington.

35. "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.

36. “If they only understood, he’d give it all up, if he only could.”

— Jack Skellington.

37. “My dearest friend, if you don’t mind, I’d like to join you by your side, where we can gaze into the stars and sit together now and forever.”

— Jack Skellington.

38. "Y-you don't have to say that. You don't need to pretend. Not with me."

— Sally.

39. "Oh Jack... Now what fever has engulfed you? Your poor sensitive mind..."

— Sally.

40. "There must be something... There must be something... There must be something I can do to stop him... I know! I'll make him some tea!"

— Sally.

41. I’ve got to help Jack!

— Sally.

42. "If only he would come back to his senses..."

— Sally.

43. "You just relax and enjoy yourself while you're here."

— Jack Skellington.

44. "He has found Sally."

— 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 Jack and Sally quotes then why not take a look at Disney love quotes, or [Disney princess quotes].


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Written by Moumita Dutta

Bachelor of Arts specializing in Journalism and Mass Communication, Postgraduate Diploma in Sports Management

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Moumita DuttaBachelor of Arts specializing in Journalism and Mass Communication, Postgraduate Diploma in Sports Management

A content writer and editor with a passion for sports, Moumita has honed her skills in producing compelling match reports and stories about sporting heroes. She holds a degree in Journalism and Mass Communication from the Indian Institute of Social Welfare and Business Management, Calcutta University, alongside a postgraduate diploma in Sports Management.

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