Channel Your Inner Sanderson Sister with These 'Hocus Pocus' Quotes

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65 Hilarious 'Hocus Pocus' Movie QuotesDisney


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Almost 30 years ago, three wicked and quirky Sanderson "Sistaaahs" flew their way into our hearts. Over the years, they have inspired thousands of Halloween costume interpretations, Halloween decor, Starbucks drinks, even an Airbnb! And now with a sequel streaming on Disney+, how can we not feel re-energized to rediscover all of the wonderful things we loved about the original film.

To help you out, we've gathered our favorite quotes from the movie to inspire your inner witch. Find out if you are a Winnie, Mary, or Sarah as you lip sync the words to your favorite scenes during your Halloween movie night. Or use one to caption the perfect All Hallows Eve Instagram post. For more family-friendly Halloween flicks to keep the movie marathon going this holiday, check out the best Halloween Movies to Stream on Disney Plus 2022.

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  • “Sistahhhs!” - Winifred Sanderson

  • “Oh, looks, another glorious morning. It makes me sick!" - Winifred Sanderson

  • “Must have been an imp.” - Winifred Sanderson

  • “Dead man’s toe! Dead man’s toe and a dead man’s toe! Dead man’s toe! Dead man’s, dead dead dead dead.” - Sarah Sanderson

  • “I smell a child.” - Mary Sanderson

  • Winifred: "Take my hands and we will share her."
    Mary: "Oh Winnie, how generous of thee."

  • “I am beautiful! Boys will love me!” - Sarah Sanderson

  • Mary: "We’re young!"
    Winifred: "Oh, well…younger. BUT it’s a start!"

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  • Mary: “Winifred, thou are a sprig of a little girl.”
    Winifred: “Liar! But I shall be a sprig forever, once I suck the life out of all the children in Salem!”

  • “Let’s breeew another batch!” - Winifred Sanderson

  • “You hag! There are not enough children in the world to make thee young and beautiful.” - Thackery Binx

  • “Haaag! Sistahs, did you hear what he called you?" - Winifred Sanderson

  • “Book! Darling, come to mummy.” - Winifred Sanderson

  • “Let’s see, amnesia, bunions, chilblains, cholera. Tsk. Tsk. We can do better than that, I think.” - Winifred Sanderson

  • “Perfect! As usual.” - Winifred Sanderson

  • “Twist the bones and bend the back.
    Itch-it-a-cop-it-a,
    Mel-a-ka-mys-ti-ca.
    Trim him of his baby fat.
    Itch-it-a-cop-it-a,
    Mel-a-ka-mys-ti-ca.
    Give him fur black as black.
    Just…Like…This!" - Sanderson Sisters

  • Winifred: "Don’t get your knickers in a twist! We are just three kindly old spinster ladies."
    Mary: "Spending a quiet evening at home."
    Sarah: "Sucking the lives out of little children!"

  • “Cat’s got my tongue.” - Winifred Sanderson

  • “Fool’s! All of you! My ungodly book speaks to you. On All Hallows’ Eve when the moon is round, a virgin will summon us from under the ground. We shall be back! And the lives of all the children shall be mine!” - Winifred Sanderson

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  • “But everyone here knows that Halloween was invented by the candy companies. It’s a conspiracy.” - Max

  • “Hey, how many times I gotta tell you. My name ain’t Ernie no more, it’s Ice. Ice.” - Ernie “Ice”

  • “You got any cash? Hollywood!” - Jay

  • Ernie: "Gee. We don’t get any smokes from you, we don’t get any cash. What am I supposed to do with my afternoon?"
    Max: "Maybe you could learn to breathe through your nose."

  • “Whoa! Check out the new cross-trainers.” - Jay

  • “Boo! I scared you! I scared you! Ha-ha! Ha-ha! I’m Allison, Allison. Kiss me, I’m Allison.” - Dani

  • “For your information, he’s a Little Leaguer!” - Dani

  • “ Eh, rich people. They’ll probably make us drink cider, and bob for apples.” - Dani

  • “Ohhhhh Allison, huh?” - Dani

  • Allison: "By the way Dani, I love your costume."
    Dani: "Thank you. I really like yours, too. Of course, I couldn’t wear anything like that because I don’t have any…What do you call’em, Max? Yabos? Max likes your yabos. In fact, he loves ‘em.”

  • “Next year we go trick-or-treating as Wendy and Peter Pan. With tights, or it’s no deal.” - Dani

  • “‘Legend says that, on a full moon, it will raise the spirits of the dead when lit by a virgin on Halloween night.’...So let’s light the sucker and meet the old broads.” - Max

  • “Oh, come on. It’s just a bunch of hocus-pocus.” - Max

  • Max: "What happened?"
    Dani: "A VIRGIN lit the candle."

  • "My lucky rat tail! Just where I left it!" - Sarah Sanderson

  • "She’s so well-fed and plump. Shish-kebaby!” - Mary Sanderson

  • "Nice going, Max!" - Binx

  • Mary: "Tis a black river."
    Sarah: "Perhaps it is not too deep. (Screams!) Tis firm! Tis firm as stone."
    Winifred: "Why it’s a road!"

  • “What a pretty spider.” - Sarah Sanderson

  • “Come! We fly!” - Winifred Sanderson

  • Binx: “So for three centuries, I’ve guarded their house on All Hallows’ night, when I knew some airhead virgin might light the candle.”
    Dani: "Nice going, airhead!"

  • “Hahaha! It’s just a bunch of hocus-pocus!" - Winifred Sanderson

  • “Unfaithful lover,
    Long since dead.
    Deep asleep in thy wormy bed.
    Wiggle thy toes, Open thine eyes,
    Twist thy fingers towards the sky.
    Life is sweet, be not shy,
    On thy feed, so sayeth I!” - Winifred Sanderson

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  • Mary: "Sisters! I have any idea. Since this promises to be a most dire and stressful evening, I suggest we form a calming circle."
    Winifred: "I am calm!!"
    Mary: "Oh, sister, thou art not being honest with thyself. Are we? Huh?Come on. Come on. Think soothing thoughts. Rabid bats, black death. Mummy’s scorpion pie."
    All: "Mother!"

  • “Farewell, mortal busboy!” - Sarah Sanderson

  • Police Officer: "Come here. Are you a virgin?"
    Max: "Yeah."
    PO: "Really?"
    Max: "Look, I’ll get it tattooed on my forehead, okay?"

  • Devil: "I want you to meet the little woman."
    Winifred: "He has a “little woman”?"
    Mary: "Sounds tasty."

  • “Behold, a torture chamber!” - Winifred Sanderson

  • Master’s Wife: “Shove it, Satan!
    Sarah: "Oh, thou should not speak to Master in such a manner."

  • Devil: "They call me Master."
    Master’s Wife:“Wait until you hear what I’m gonna call you!”

  • “Sisters, look. Tis the chocolate covered finger of a man named Clark. Eh, ewww, it’s candy. Why would the Master give us candy?” - Mary Sanderson

  • Winifred: "Sisters! All Hallows’ Eve has become a night of frolic, where children wear costumes and run amok."
    Sarah: "Amok! Amok, amok, amok, amok, amok, amok!"

  • Dani: "This cat here, Binx. Right. He can talk. My brother’s a virgin. He lit the Black Flame Candle. The witches are back from the dead and they're after us. We need help.
    Mom: "How much candy have you had, honey?"
    Dani: "Mom, I haven’t OD’d. I haven’t even had a piece. They’re real witches. They can fly, and they’re gonna eat all the kids in Salem. They’re real!"

  • “I put a spell on you! And now your mine!” - Winifred Sanderson

  • Sarah: "What is this place?"
    Mary: "It reeks of children."
    Winifred: "It is a prison for children."

  • "(Howl) Welcome to High School Hell. I’m your host, Boris Karloff, Junior. Hahaha! It’s time to meet our three contestants, Sarah, Mary, and Winifred Sanderson. Read any good spell books lately?" - Max

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  • “Hag tracks! Get him.” - Winifred Sanderson

  • Winifred: “Why why why was I cursed with such idiot sisters!?”
    Sarah: "Just lucky, I guess."

  • “Good-bye. Good-by, cruel world. Good-by to life. Good bye, goodbye. Good-bye to all that.” - Winifred

  • “Come! We fly!” - Winifred Sanderson

  • “Boy down!” - Sarah Sanderson

  • “Come, little children,
    I’ll take thee away
    Into a land of enchantment.
    Come, little children,
    The times come to play
    Here in my garden of magic." - Sarah Sanderson

  • Winifred: She really hurt my feelings.
    Mary: "She’s just jealous."
    Winifred: "She don’t even know me. You know, I always wanted a child and now I think I’ll have one…on toast!”

  • “Pull over! Let me see your driver’s permit, hahah!” - Winifred Sanderson

  • “Wench! Trollop! You buck-toothed, mop-riding, firefly from hell! I’ve waited centuries to say that.” - Billy

  • “Billy! I killed you once. I shall kill you again, you maggoty malfeasance.” - Winifred Sanderson

  • Billy: "Go to hell!"
    Winifred: "Oh, I’ve been there, thank you. I found it quite lovely."

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