65+ 'Hocus Pocus' Quotes To Make Your Nostalgia Run Amok, Amok, Amok

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“It’s all just a bunch of hocus pocus.” Of all the famous Hocus Pocus quotes, this may be the most memorable of all. Of course, hardcore Hocus Pocus fans know it was spoken by none other than Max Dennison, mere moments before he sealed his fate as the virgin who lit the Black Flame Candle. Well, as it turns out, he was right on the money (with a strong emphasis on money). The film worked its movie magic and grossed nearly 45 million dollars at the box office back in 1993. Though it was a ’90s hit, it’s still popular and finding new viewers every day. Thanks to Disney+ bringing it to their platform last year — and announcing a long-awaited, highly-anticipated sequel with the original starsHocus Pocus is available to a whole new generation of kids who have not yet discovered this spellbinding cinematic experience.

In preparation for upcoming spooky or nostalgic movie nights, we’ve put together a magical list of Hocus Pocus quotes just for you! OK, OK, fine; it’s for us, too. And if you’re as obsessed as we are with the witchy Sanderson sister trio, be sure to check out our Hocus Pocus gift roundup and free collection of witch coloring pages.

Now, ready to conjure some lines from what is inarguably one of the greatest movies of all time? Keep reading, witches.

Hocus Pocus Quotes That’ll Have You Running Amok

  1. “Poor Thackery Binx. Neither his father nor his mother nor the entire town ever knew what became of him those 300 years ago. And so, the Sanderson sisters were hanged by the Salem town folk. Now, there are those who say that on Halloween night, a black cat still guards the old Sanderson house, warding off any who might make the witches come back to life.” — Miss Olin
  2. “In case Jimi Hendrix shows up tonight, here’s my number.” — Max Dennison
  3. “Sisters, we’ve been gone 300 years.” — Winifred Sanderson
  4. “It’s all just a bunch of hocus pocus.” — Max
  5. “I had to wait 300 years for a virgin to light a candle.” — Thackery Binx
  6. “My lucky rat tail!” — Sarah Sanderson
  7. “It’s a full moon tonight. That’s why all the weirdos are out.” — Dani Dennison
  8. “Oh, look, another glorious morning. Makes me sick!” — Winifred
  9. “I put a spell on you, and now you’re mine.” — Winifred
  10. “Dead man’s toe! Dead man’s toe! Dead! Dead! Dead!” — Sarah
  11. “Oh, cheese and crust! He’s lost his head. Damn that Thackery Binx!” — Winifred
  12. “Farewell, mortal bus boy!” — Sarah
  13. “Well, I don’t know. Cat’s got my tongue.” — Winifred
  14. “Come, we fly!” — Winifred
  15. “Goodbye, cruel world!” — Winifred
  16. “You lit the Black Flame Candle!?” — Police Officer
  17. Winifred: “Why was I cursed with such idiot sisters?”

Sarah: “Just lucky, I guess!”

  1. “It doesn’t matter how young or old you are. You sold your soul! You’re the ugliest thing that ever lived, and you know it!” — Dani
  2. “You know, I’ve always wanted a child. Now I think I’ll have one… on toast.” — Winifred
  3. “Don’t get your knickers in a twist. We’re just three kindly old spinster ladies.” — Winifred
  4. “It stands to reason, does it not, sisters dear…that we must find the book, brew the potion, and suck the lives out of the children of Salem before sunrise. Otherwise, it’s curtains. We evaporate! We cease to exist! Dost thou comprehend!?” — Winifred
  5. “I love you, Jerkface.” — Dani
  6. “It reeks of children.” — Mary Sanderson
  7. “Bubble, bubble… I’m in trouble.” — Bus Driver
  8. “Wench! Trollop! You bucktoothed, mop-riding firefly from hell!” — Billy Butcherson
  9. “I am beautiful! Boys will love me!” — Sarah
  10. “I need one of those instant ice packs. You girls are giving me a fever!” — Bus Driver
  11. “It’s the chocolate-covered finger of a man named Clark!” — Mary
  12. “We’re young!” — Mary
  13. “I killed you once. I shall kill you again, you maggoty malfeasance! Hang onto your heads!” — Winifred
  14. “Say what you want. Just don’t breathe on me.” — Max
  15. “Sisters, Satan has married Medusa! See the snakes in her hair?” — Mary
  16. “I’ll always take care of you. And my children will take care of you too. And their children after that. And their children after that. Forever and ever.” — Dani
  17. “Welcome to High School Hell!” — Max
  18. “Damn, damn, damn! Double damn!” — Winifred
  19. “You hags! There are not enough children in the world to make thee young and beautiful!” — Thackery
  20. “Hang him on a hook and let me play with him.” — Sarah
  21. “They’re very health-conscious in Los Angeles.” — Ernie aka “Ice”
  22. “He’s a good zombie.” — Max
  23. “Couldn’t you forget about being a cool teenager just for one night?” — Dani
  24. “I am calm!” — Winifred
  25. “You wanna smash some pumpkins?” — Jay
  26. “Please don’t be sad for me.” — Thackery
  27. “I shall always be with you.” — Thackery
  28. “Maybe you could learn to breathe through your nose.” — Max
  29. “Well, it says to form a circle of salt to protect from zombies, witches, and old boyfriends.” — Allison
  30. “Fine, but everyone here knows that Halloween was invented by candy companies. It’s a conspiracy.” — Max
  31. “It is a prison for children.” — Winifred
  32. “Amok, amok, amok, amok, amok!” — Sarah
  33. “I suggest we form a calming circle.” — Mary
  34. Winifred: “Thackery Binx, thou mangy feline. Still alive?”

Thackery: “And waiting for you!” Winifred: “Oh, thou hast waited in vain. And thou will fail to save thy friends, just as thou failed to save thy sister!”

  1. “You’ve messed with the great and powerful Max! Now you must suffer the consequences. I’m going to summon the burning rain of death!” — Max
  2. Dani: “You’re my kitty now. You’ll have milk and tuna fish every day. And you’ll only hunt mice for fun.”

Thackery: “You’re going to turn me into one of those fat, useless, contended house cats.”

  1. “Well, it says to form a circle of salt to protect from zombies, witches, and old boyfriends.” — Allison
  2. Max: “What happened?”

Dani: “A virgin lit the candle.”

  1. Winifred: “Tell me, friend… what is this contraption?”

Bus Driver: “I call it a bus.” Winifred: “A bus. And its purpose?” Bus Driver: “To convey gorgeous creatures such as yourselves to your most forbidden desires.” Winifred: “Well, fancy! We desire children.” Bus Driver: “Hey, it may take me a couple of tries, but I don’t think there’s gonna be a problem.”

  1. “My ungodly book speaks to you. On All Hallow’s Eve, when the moon is round, a virgin will summon us from under the ground. Oh, we shall be back, and the lives of all the children of Salem will be mine!” — Winifred
  2. Allison: “I like your costume, Dani.”

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 them, Max? Yabbos? Max likes your yabbos. In fact, he loves them!”

  1. “Unfaithful lover long since dead, deep asleep in they wormy bed, wiggle thy toes, open thine eyes, twist thy fingers toward the sky. Life is sweet; be not shy. On thy feet. So sayeth I!” — Winifred
  2. Master’s Wife: “Aren’t you broads a little old to be trick-or-treating?”

Winifred: “We’ll be younger in the morning.” Master’s Wife: “Yeah, sure. Me too.”

  1. “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
  2. Winifred: “Twist the bones and bend the back.”

Sarah, Mary: “Itch-it-a-cop-it-a-mel-a-ka-mys-ti-ca.” Winifred: “Trim him of his baby fat.” Sarah, Mary: “Itch-it-a-cop-it-a-mel-a-ka-mys-ti-ca.” Winifred: “Give him fur black as black, just…” Mary: “Like…” Sarah: “This!”

  1. Billy: “Go to hell!”

Winifred: “Oh! I’ve been there; thank you. I found it quite lovely.”

  1. “Dance, dance… dance until you die!” — Winifred
  2. “Take good care of Dani, Max. You’ll never know how precious she is until you lose her.” — Max
  3. Master’s Wife: “OK, that’s it, party’s over! Get out of my house!”

Master: “Now, pudding face.” Master’s Wife: “Shove it, Satan!” Sarah: “Ooh. Thou mustn’t speak to Master in such a manner.” Master: “They call me Master.” Master’s Wife: “Wait ’til you see what I’m gonna call you. Now, tart-face, take your Clark bars and get out of my house!” Winifred: “Make us!” Master: “Honeybunch.” Master’s Wife: “Ralph, sic ’em!”

  1. “Well, um, well, you see, I just moved here. Well, you see? It’s like this: I, I um broke into the old Sanderson house, and I brought the witches back from the dead. See, I even have the book.” — Max
  2. “It just so happens that Halloween is based on the ancient feast called All Hallow’s Eve; it’s the one night a year where the spirits of the dead can return to Earth.” — Allison

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