The Nightmare Before Christmas

The Nightmare Before Christmas quotes

46 total quotes (ID: 421)

Dr. Finkelstein
Jack Skellington
Mayor
Oogie Boogie
Other
Sally
Santa


Jack: [singing] 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 and Sally: [singing in unison] And sit together / Now and forever. / For it is plain / As anyone can see / We're simply meant to be.


Narrator: Twas a long time ago, longer now than it seems, / In a place 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 begun.
Police Officer: Attacked by Christmas toys? That's strange, that's the second toy complaint we've had.

Jack: Forgive me, Mr. Claws. I'm afraid I've made a terrible mess of your holiday.
Santa: Bumpy sleigh ride, Jack?! The next time you get the urge to take over someone else's holiday, I'd listen to HER. [points to Sally] She's the only one who makes any SENSE around this insane asylum! [mutters to himself] Skeletons, boogie-men...
Jack: I hope there's still time.
Santa: To save Christmas? Of course there is! I'm Santa Claus!

Clown: I looked in every mausoleum.
Witches: We opened the sarcophagi!
Mr. Hyde: I tromped through the Pumpkin Patch.
Vampire: I peeked behind the Cyclops' Eye. I did, but he wasn't there!

[Singing] And since I am dead, I can take off my head, to recite Shakespearean quotations / No animal or man can SCREAM like I can, with the fury of my recitations!

Dr. Finkelstein: That's twice this month you've slipped deadly nightshade into my tea and run off.
Sally: [correcting] Three times.

[Singing] Just because I cannot see it doesn't mean I can't believe it!

Sally: I had the most terrible vision.
Jack: That's splendid!
Sally: No - it was about your Christmas. There was smoke, and fire...
Jack: That's not MY Christmas! MY Christmas is filled with laughter, and joy... and this: my Sandy Claws outfit. I want you to make it.
Sally: Jack, please listen to me. It's going to be a disaster!
Jack: How could it be? Just follow the pattern! This part's red, the trim is white...
Sally: It's a mistake, Jack!
Jack: Now, don't be modest. Who else is clever enough to make my Sandy Claws outfit?

Jack: [Singing] We take an oversized sock, and hang it like this on a wall.
Mr. Hyde: [eagerly] [Singing] Oh, yes! Does it still have a foot?
Smaller Mr. Hyde: [Singing] Let me see, let me look!
Smallest Mr. Hyde: [Singing] Is it rotted and covered with gook?!

Jack: How did you get down here, Sally?
Sally: Uh, well, I was trying to...well, I wanted to...
Jack: To help me?
Sally: I couldn't let you just...
Jack: Sally, I can't believe I never realized that you...
[he is interrupted by a spotlight suddenly shining on them, held by the Mayor]

Jack: And one more thing... leave that no-account Oogie Boogie out of this!
Barrel: Whatever you say, Jack.
Shock: Of course, Jack.
Lock: Wouldn't dream of it, Jack.
[They cross their fingers behind their backs.]

Lock, Shock, Barrel: [singing] Kidnap Mr. Sandy Claws! / Beat him with a stick! / Lock him up for ninety years! / See what makes him tick!

Santa: [singing] Release me now, or you must face the dire consequences! / The children are expecting me, so please come to your senses...
Oogie: [singing] You're jokin'! You're jokin'! I can't believe my ears! / Would someone shut this fella up?! I'm drownin' in my tears! / He's funny! I'm laughing! You really are too much! / And now, with your permission, I'm going to do my stuff.
Santa: [fearfully] What are you going to do?
Oogie: I'm gonna do the best I can!

Kid: Santa?
Jack: Merry Christmas! And what is your name?
Kid: I... um...
Jack: That's all right. I have a present for you anyway. There you go, sonny!
[Jack slips out up the chimney, cackling as he goes]
Mother: And what did Santa bring you, Honey?
[The kid shows his parents his present—a shrunken head.]
Mother, Father Aaaaaahhhhhh!

[Singing] What's this? / 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! / What's this?