25 Jack Skellington Quotes From The Nightmare Before Christmas

Fans of The Nightmare Before Christmas will love these Jack Skellington quotes!

Jack Skellington is a fictional character created by Tim Burton for the movie The Nightmare Before Christmas.

He has also appeared in numerous video games.

Actor Chris Sarandon voices Jack, but Danny Elfman provides Jack’s singing voice.

Jack is the main protagonist of The Nightmare Before Christmas and appears as a living skeleton.

He lives in a fantasy world called Halloween Town and is the Pumpkin King of Halloween Town.

As the Pumpkin King, Jack is the representative of his holiday, like Santa Claus and the Easter Bunny are for Christmas and Easter, respectively.

Although Jack initially messes up Halloween Town and Christmas by trying to take over Christmas, his heart is good, and he does his best to restore them both to normal.

Take a look at these Jack Skellington quotes to learn more about the character.

You will also enjoy our article on Jack and Sally quotes.

Best Jack Skellington Quotes

Here are some of the classic quotes fans of the character love.

1. “What’s this? There’s white things in the air!” — Jack Skellington

2. “This year, Christmas will be ours.” — Jack Skellington

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

4. “I’m a master of fright and a demon of light, and I’ll scare you right out of your pants.” — Jack Skellington

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

6. “There’s got to be a logical way to explain this Christmas thing.” — Jack Skellington

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7. “Consider this a vacation, Santy, a reward. It’s your turn to take it easy.” — Jack Skellington

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

9. “And there’s not a reason I can find I couldn’t have a Christmastime! I bet I could improve it, too.” — Jack Skellington

10. “Merry Christmas to all and to all a good night!” — Jack Skellington

Jack Skellington Quotes for Halloween

These quotes are great for Halloween fans and those who love Jack Skellington.

11. “My skull’s so full it’s tearing me apart.” — Jack Skellington

12. “Since I am dead, I can take off my head to recite Shakespearean quotations.” — Jack Skellington

13. “The monsters are all missing, and the nightmares can’t be found in their place. There seems to be a good feeling all around.” — Jack Skellington

14. “There’s children throwing snowballs instead of throwing heads. They’re busy building toys, and absolutely no one’s dead.” — Jack Skellington

15. “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

Favorite Jack Skellington Quotes on Christmas and Life

These quotes help tell the journey that Jack goes on throughout the film.

16. “Just because I cannot see it doesn’t mean I can’t believe it.” — Jack Skellington

17. “That’s not my Christmas! My Christmas is filled with laughter and joy.” — Jack Skellington

18. “I excel without ever even trying! With the slightest little effort of my ghostlike charms.” — Jack Skellington

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

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

21. “I could conquer the world with one hand, as long as you’re holding the other.” — Jack Skellington

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

23. “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

24. “Oh, I can’t believe my eyes! And in my bones, I feel the warmth that’s coming from the inside!” — Jack Skellington

25. “And sit together, now and forever. For it is plain, as anyone can see, we’re simply meant to be.” — Jack Skellington

What Does Jack Skellington Look Like?

Jack is a live skeleton that is very tall and thin, and he has a cross-stitched mouth that stretches across his skull.

He wears a black and white pinstripe tuxedo with a bat-inspired bowtie.

Please share these Jack Skellington quotes with your friends that love Tim Burton and post any comments about the character in the comment section below.

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