30 'Twilight Zone' Quotes That Are Eerily Ominous

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These Twilight Zone Quotes Will Send a Chill Down Your Spine

Everybody loves The Twilight Zone. Some of us more than others, but it's still a favorite among many.

With Jordan Peele's reboot of the classic series gracing CBS once again, we figured now was as good a time as any to read through some of the most chilling quotes from the original 1950s series.

Keep scrolling for 30 Twilight Zone quotes that'll have you questioning everything.

Rod Serling Twilight Zone Quotes

  • "You unlock this door with the key of imagination. Beyond it is another dimension: a dimension of sound, a dimension of sight, a dimension of mind. You're moving into a land of both shadow and substance, of things and ideas. You've just crossed over into… the Twilight Zone."

  • "It may be said with a degree of assurance that not everything that meets the eye is as it appears."

  • "And what I further don't understand is how little you appreciate the nature of your departure. Think of all the poor souls who go in violent accidents. These are the nonprecognition victim. We are not permitted to forewarn them. You, Mr. Bookman, fall into the category of natural causes."

  • "A small footnote found in the court records of some parallel world. The name of Mitchell Chaplin, who served his sentence of invisibility and learned his lesson well. Too well. This time, however, he will wear his invisibility like a shield of glory. A shield forged in the very heart... of the Twilight Zone."

  • "Every man is put on earth condemned to die. Time and method of execution unknown."

  • "If in any quest for magic, in any search for sorcery, witchery, legerdemain, first check the human spirit."

  • "The tools of conquest do not necessarily come with bombs, and explosions, and fallout. There are weapons that are simply thoughts, attitudes, prejudices, to be found only in the minds of men. For the record, prejudices can kill and suspicion can destroy; and a thoughtless, frightened search for a scapegoat has a fallout all of its own for the children, and the children yet unborn. And the pity of it is, that these things cannot be confined to the Twilight Zone."

  • "It is said that science fiction and fantasy are two different things. Science fiction is the improbable made possible, and fantasy is the impossible made probable."

  • "There is an answer to the doctor's question. All the Dachaus must remain standing. The Dachaus, the Belsens, the Buchenwald, the Auschwitzes—all of them. They must remain standing because they are a monument to a moment in time when some men decided to turn the Earth into a graveyard. Into it they shoveled all of their reason, their logic, their knowledge, but worst of all, their conscience. And the moment we forget this, the moment we cease to be haunted by its remembrance, then we become the gravediggers. Something to dwell on and to remember, not only in the Twilight Zone but wherever men walk God's Earth."

  • "There is a fifth dimension beyond that which is known to man. It is a dimension as vast as space and as timeless as infinity. It is the middle ground between light and shadow, between science and superstition, and it lies between the pit of man's fears and the summit of his knowledge. This is the dimension of imagination. It is an area which we call the Twilight Zone."

Best Twilight Zone Quotes

  • "I was good. I was real good. I was so good that once a day, someone would ride into town to make me prove it. And every morning, I'd start my drinkin' a few minutes earlier. Until one morning, the guy that asked me to prove it turned out to be sixteen years old. I left him there on his face. Right there in front of the saloon. I left him there bleedin' to death with my bullet in him. I guess it'll start all over again now. Every fast and fancy man who owns a gun will come riding in down that street. Only this time it'll be me face down, bleeding to death. I think I'll go in now and get a shave. I wanna look proper on the day I die."

  • "I guess we all want that. Maybe when you go back, Martin, you'll find that there are merry-go-rounds and band concerts where you are. Maybe you haven't been looking in the right place. You've been looking behind you, Martin. Try looking ahead."

  • "And now, the final offer. My very best. What I now present has never been sold any where else in these entirety of the world. I offer... one servant, for all eternity. One man, to travel with you along the cosmos, to entice, to assist in whatever way I can. Because you see, my good sir... I offer you..."

  • "I only wanted to tell you that this is a wonderful time of life for you. Don't let any of it go by without enjoying it. There won't be any more merry-go-rounds, no more cotton candy, no more band concerts. I only wanted to tell you that this is a wonderful time for you. Now. Here. That's all, Martin. That's all I wanted to tell you. God help me. That's all I wanted to tell you."

  • "Well, at least I still have my books. And the best thing is, there's time now... all the time I need."

  • "Serenity, peace of mind, humor, the ability to laugh at one's self. Those are things you need the most, but it's beyond my power to give them to you."

  • " Look! Look, I swear it isn't me! I swear it isn't! But I know who it is! I know who the monster is! I know who it is that doesn't belong among us! I swear I know who it is!"

  • "Honest men make unconvincing liars!"

  • "I am a human being!"

  • "Normal? I don't know what normal is. I thought I did once; I don't anymore."

Quotes From The Twilight Zone

  • "Up there, up there in the vastness of space, in the void that is sky, up there is an enemy known as isolation."

  • "My name is Talky Tina and I'm going to kill you."

  • "Well, you see, Flora? As you get older, see how wise you get?"

  • "Being like everybody is the same as being nobody."

  • "They say a dream takes only a second or so, and yet in that second a man can live a lifetime."

  • "Last stop on a long journey, as yet another human being returns to the vast nothingness that is the beginning and into the dust that is always the end."

  • "Nothing's impossible. Some things are less likely than others, that's all."

  • "Mother, give me your hand. You see. No shock. No engulfment. No tearing asunder. What you feared would come like an explosion is like a whisper. What you thought was the end is the beginning."

  • "A sickness known as hate. Not a virus, not a microbe, not a germ. Highly contagious. Deadly in its effects. Don't look for it in the Twilight Zone. Look for it in the mirror. Look for it before the lights go out altogether."

  • "Of course, we all know dolls can't really talk, and they certainly can't commit murder. But to a child caught in the middle of turmoil and conflict, a doll can become many things: friend, defender, guardian. Especially a doll like Talky Tina who did talk and did commit murder, in the misty region of the Twilight Zone."

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