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Bewitching Halloween Quotes

Looking for a terror-ific collection of Halloween quotes?

Don’t be a scaredy-cat; sit down and peruse these gems. Our spooky Halloween quotes are a real treat – so to speak. Let’s give ’em pumpkin to talk about. So, park your broom, sit a spell, and have some fun.

It’s going to be a great Halloween — I can feel it in my bones.

Halloween Instagram Captions.

Best Quotations About Halloween

1.) It is as much fun to scare as to be scared.
Vincent Price

Spooky Halloween Quotes.

2.) When black cats prowl and pumpkins gleam, May luck be yours on Halloween.

Where black cats prowl.

3.) There is nothing that gives more assurance than a mask.

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Masks on Halloween.

4.) Ghosts, like ladies, never speak till spoke to.
Richard Harris Barham

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5.) Proof of our society’s decline is that Halloween has become a broad daylight event for many.
Robert Kirby

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6.) Vampires are a pain in the neck.

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7.) Halloween is just a bunch of hocus pocus.

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8.) Ghouls just wanna have fun.

See 57 Spooky Halloween Riddles.

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9.) If you can’t fly with the big girls, stay off the broom!

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10.) Yes, I can drive a stick.
The Witch

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11.) If you’ve got it, haunt it!

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12.) Keep calm and carry garlic.

Bewitching Halloween Quotes.

Funny Halloween Quotes

13.) I’ll bet living in a nudist colony takes all the fun out of Halloween.

14.) The older you get, the harder it is to find someone willing to share a horse costume with you.

15.) This Halloween, the most popular mask is the Arnold Schwarzenegger mask. And the best part? With a mouth full of candy, you will sound just like him.
Conan O’Brien

16.) Look, there’s no metaphysics on earth like chocolates.
Fernando Pessoa

17.) I see my face in the mirror and go, ‘I’m a Halloween costume? That’s what they think of me?
Drew Carey

18.) Halloween Introductions: The Ghostess with the Mostess, meet my Mummy.

19.) A grandmother pretends she doesn’t know who you are on Halloween.
Erma Bombeck

20.) You dress as a superhero, bang on your neighbor’s door, and they give you candy. I do that today, and my neighbor wants me arrested.
Jim Gaffigan

Check out our wickedly good Halloween jokes.

Pumpkin Day Jokes

21.) What did the skeletons say before eating?
Bone Appetite.

22.) What did the skeleton ask for at the bar?
A cold drink and a mop.

23.) Where does the vampire deposit his checks?
At the blood bank.

24.) Just say BOO and scary on.

25.) What did the Vampire say to the hostess?
You’re just my (blood) type.

Check out October 26 – National Pumpkin Day.

Halloween Puns

26.) Carving out some time for Halloween Fun!

27.) Let’s creep it real.

28.) Eat, drink, and be scary!

29.) Come as you aren’t.

30.) Halloween candy always goes to waist.

31.) Ghouls just wanna have fun!

32.) Bone-Appetit!

33.) If the broom fits, fly it.

34.) Oh, my gourdness!

35.) I’m a pain in the neck (Vampire).

36.) Our pumpkin is the pick of the patch.

37.) I’m here for the boos.

38.) Lift your spirits.

39.) Too cute to spook.

40.) Keep calm and carry a wand.

41.) That’s witchful thinking.

42.) Let’s get this party startled.

43.) If you’ve got it, haunt it!

44.) We’re dying to have fun.

45.) Shake your boo-ty.

46.) You’ve got me under your spell.

47.) The ghostess with the mostest.

48.) Have a spook-tacular Halloween!

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Famous Halloween Sayings

49.) If human beings had genuine courage, they’d wear their costumes every day of the year, not just on Halloween.
Douglas Coupland

50.) The moon has awoken with the sleep of the sun; the light has been broken; the spell has been broken.
Midgard Morningstar

51.) I do believe in spooks; I do, I do, I do.
The Lion in the Wizard of Oz

52.) Acting is like a Halloween mask that you put on.
River Phoenix

Challenge yourself with Trick-or-Treat Trivia.

53.) Everyone is a moon and has a dark side, which he never shows to anybody.
Mark Twain

54.) Biting is excellent. It’s like kissing – only there’s a winner.
Neil Gaiman

55.) I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.
L.M. Montgomery

56.) The farther we’ve gotten from the magic and mystery of our past, the more we’ve come to need Halloween.
Paula Guran

57.) From ghoulies and ghosties and long-legged beasties and things that go bump in the night, Good Lord, deliver us.
Scottish Proverb

58.) Who made the rule that everybody has to dress like sheep 364 days of the year? Think of all the people you’d meet if they were in costume every day. People would be so much easier to talk to – like talking to dogs.
Douglas Coupland

59.) There is magic in the night when pumpkins glow by moonlight.

60.) We make up horrors to help us cope with the real ones.
Stephen King

See our Collection of Halloween Toasts.

Classic Quotations for October 31

61.) Do you believe in destiny? That even the powers of time can be altered for a single purpose? That the luckiest man who walks on this earth is the one who finds… true love?

62.) Anyone could see that the wind was a special wind this night, and the darkness took on a special feel because it was All Hallows’ Eve.
Ray Bradbury

63.) Ghosts and goblins come to play on October’s final day.

64.) Some people are born for Halloween, and some are just counting the days until Christmas.
Stephen Graham Jones

65.) There is magic in the night when pumpkins glow by moonlight.
Rusty Fischer

66.) But I love Halloween, and I love that feeling: the cold air, the spooky dangers lurking around the corner.
Evan Peters

67.) And when you gaze long enough into the abyss, the abyss will gaze back into you.
Friedrich Nietzsche

68.) Halloween is not only about putting on a costume, but it’s about finding the imagination and costume within ourselves.
Elvis Duran

Notable Halloween Quotes

69.) Werewolves howl. Phantoms prowl. Halloween’s upon us now.
Richelle E. Goodrich

70.) I love Halloween, and I love that feeling: the cold air, the spooky dangers lurking around the corner.
Humbert Wolfe

71.) Villainy wears many masks, none so dangerous as the mask of virture.
Ichabod Crane, Sleepy Hollow

72.) Just because I cannot see it, doesn’t mean I can’t believe it!
The Nightmare Before Christmas

73.) Beware! As you trick or treat. These creatures will find you and make you smell their feet.
Casey Browning

74.) Sticky fingers, tired feet; one last house, trick or treat!

75.) I love Halloween, and I love that feeling: the cold air, the spooky dangers lurking around the corner.
Max, Hocus Pocus

76.) Oh how the candles will be lit and the wood of worm burn in a fiery dust. For on all Hallows’ Eve will the spirits come to play.
Solange Nicole

Spooky Words and Sayings

77.) This is my costume. I’m a homicidal maniac. They look just like everyone else.
Wednesday Addams, The Addams Family

78.) There are nights when the wolves are silent and only the moon howls.
George Carlin

79.) Hold on, man. We don’t go anywhere with ‘scary,’ ‘spooky,’ ‘haunted,’ or ‘forbidden’ in the title.

80.) I’ve seen enough horror movies to know that any weirdo wearing a mask is never friendly.
Elizabeth, Friday the 13th

81.) The world turned upside down — in a good way — for one black velvet night.
Ichabod Crane, Sleepy Hollow

82.) I’d dress up as Siri for Halloween if my life didn’t already entail being asked stupid questions all day.

83.) “I’m so happy that Halloween falls on a Wednesday this year!” said no teacher ever.

84.) Halloween was confusing. All my life, my parents said, ‘Never take candy from strangers.’ And then they dressed me up and said, ‘Go beg for it.’ I didn’t know what to do! I’d knock on people’s doors and go, ‘Trick or treat.’ ‘No thank you.’
Rita Rudner

85.) On Halloween, the parents sent their kids out looking like me.
Rodney Dangerfield

86.) It’s Halloween, and hopefully, you people that partied last night didn’t wake next to something scary.

87.) For a witch, you certainly don’t know much about how hauntings work.
Karen Fortunati

88.) Shadows of a thousands years rise again unseen, voices whisper in the trees, ‘Tonight is Halloween!’
Jack Skellington

Learn more about Happy Halloween – the history and traditions of this holiday.

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89.) Eat, drink, and be scary.

90.) Backward, turn backward,
Time, in your flight
make me a child again
just for tonight!
Elizabeth Akers Allen

91.) On Halloween, witches come true;
Wild ghosts escape from dreams.
Each monster dances in the park.
Nicholas Gordon

92.) You wouldn’t believe
On All Hallow Eve
What lots of fun we can make,
With apples to bob,
And nuts on the hob,
And a ring-and-thimble cake.
Carolyn Wells

93.) May Jack-o-lanterns burning bright of soft and golden hue pierce through the future’s veil and show what fate now holds for you.

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Of Ghosts and Goblins Sayings

94.) Eye of newt, and toe of frog, Wool of bat, and tongue of dog, Adder’s fork, and blind-worm’s sting, Lizard’s leg, and owlet’s wing, For a charm of powerful trouble, Like a hell-broth boil and bubble.
William Shakespeare, Macbeth

95.) All the ancient classic fairy tales have always been scary and dark.
Helena Bonham Carter

96.) One need not be a chamber to be haunted;
One need not be a house;
The brain has corridors surpassing
Material place.
Emily Dickinson

97.) Where there is no imagination, there is no horror.
Arthur Conan Doyle, Sr.

98.) There is nothing funny about Halloween. This sarcastic festival reflects, rather, an infernal demand for revenge by children on the adult world.
Jean Baudrillard

99.) Men say that in this midnight hour,
The disembodied have power
To wander as it liketh them,
By wizard oak and fairy stream.
William Motherwell

100.) Of calling shapes, and beck’ning shadows dire,
And airy tongues that syllable men’s names.
John Milton

101.) Auld Daddy Darkness creeps frae his hole,
Black as a blackamoor, blin’ as a mole.
James Ferguson

102.) They that are born on Halloween shall see more than other folks.

103.) By the pricking of my thumbs, something wicked this way comes.

Scary Words

104.) The boundaries which divide life from death are, at best, shadowy and vague. Who shall say where the one ends and where the other begins?
Edgar Allan Poe

105.) Those who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night.
Edgar Allan Poe – More quotes by Edgar Allan Poe

106.) Sometimes, the things you see in the shadows are more than just shadows.

107.) I would like, if I may, to take you on a strange journey.
The Criminologist, Rocky Horror Picture Show

108.) My candle was nearly burnt out when, by the glimmer of the half-extinguished light, I saw the dull yellow eye of the creature open.
Mary Shelley

109.) She used to tell me that a full moon was when mysterious things happen and wishes come true.
Arthur Conan Doyle

110.) ‘Tis the night – the night
Of the grave’s delight,
And the warlocks are at their play;
Ye think that without
The wild winds shout,
But no, it’s they – it is they.
Arthur Cleveland Coxe

111.) Never trust anything that can think for itself if you can’t see where it keeps its brain.
J.K. Rowling

112.) The universe is full of magical things patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper.
Ray Bradbury

113.) The dead rise again, bats fly, terror strikes and screams echo, for tonight it’s Halloween.

Sayings about Trick or Treat Day

114.) At first cock-crow, the ghosts must go. Back to their quiet graves below.
Theodosia Garrison

115.) Bring forth the raisins and the nuts – Tonight, All-Hallow’s Specter struts Along the moonlit way.
John Kendrick Bangs

116.) Pixie, kobold, elf, and sprite,
All are on their rounds tonight;
In the wan moon’s silver ray,
Thrives their helter-skelter play.
Joel Benton

117.) Carvin’ Out Some Good Times.

118.) Halloween wraps fear in innocence,
As though it were a slightly sour sweet.
Let terror, then, be turned into a treat.
Nicholas Gordon

Short Halloween Quotations for Instagram

Short Halloween quotes can be included in cards, posted on social media like Facebook and Instagram, or included in school lunches.

119.) Clothes make a statement. Costumes tell a story.
Mason Cooley

120.) There is a child in every one of us who is still a trick-or-treater looking for a brightly-lit front porch.
Robert Brault

121.) Jack-O-Lanterns: The Cutting Edge of Halloween chic.

122.) Come as you aren’t.
Unknown (invite to Halloween Party)

123.) Double, double toil and trouble; fire burn and cauldron bubble.
William Shakespeare

124.) Witch and ghost make merry on this last of dear October’s days.

125.) Tomb it may concern: Brace yourself for the ex-fear-ience.

126.) On Halloween, you get to become anything that you want to be.
Ava Dellaria

For Friends

Great Halloween quotes are meant to be shared with friends and family. Check these out!

127.) Fangs For The Memories And Nightmares.

128.) Halloween is huge in my house, and we really get into the spirits of things.
Dee Snider

129.) ‘Tis now the very witching time of night, When churchyards yawn and hell itself breathes out contagion to this world.
William Shakespeare

130.) When witches go riding,
and black cats are seen,
the moon laughs and whispers,
’tis near Halloween.

131.) I don’t know that there are real ghosts and goblins, but there are always more trick-or-treaters than neighborhood kids.
Robert Brault

132.) Nothing on Earth is so beautiful as the final haul on Halloween night.
Steve Almond

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Creepy October 31 Quotations

Some Halloween quotes make us laugh, and some Halloween quotes send a chill down our spine. These fall into the latter group.

133.) I heard one cry in the night, and I heard one laugh afterward. If I cannot forget that, I shall not be able to sleep again.
M.R. James

134.) A house is never still in darkness to those who listen intently; there is a whispering in distant chambers, an unearthly hand presses the snib of the windows, the latch rises. Ghosts were created when the first man awoke in the night.
J.M. Barrie

135.) Hark! Hark to the wind! ‘Tis the night, they say, When all souls come back from the far away – The dead, forgotten this many a day.
Virna Sheard

136.) A gypsy fire is on the hearth,
Sign of the carnival of mirth;
Through the dun fields and from the glade
Flash merry folk in masquerade,
For this is Halloween!

137.) There is something haunting in the light of the moon; it has all of the dispassionateness of a disembodied soul and something of its inconceivable mystery.
Joseph Conrad

138.) We have had our summer evenings, now for October eves!
Humbert Wolfe

139.) The witches fly, Across the sky, The owls go, ‘Who? Who? Who?’ The black cat’s yowl And green ghosts howl, ‘Scary Halloween to you’!
Nina Willis Walter

140.) On Halloween, the thing you must do is pretend that nothing can frighten you and if somethin’ scares you and you want to run just let on like it’s Halloween fun.

Spooky Love

141.) Just like a ghost, you’ve been a-hauntin’ my dreams,
So I’ll propose on Halloween.
Love is kinda crazy with a spooky little girl like you.
“Spooky” song

142.) Shadows of a thousand years rise again unseen, Voices whisper in the trees, ‘Tonight is Halloween!’
Dexter Kozen

143.) Hobgoblins know the proper way to dance: Arms akimbo, loopy legs askew, Leaping into the darkness with delight, Lusting for the ecstasy of fright, Open to the charm of horrors new.
Nicholas Gordon

144.) Nothing beats a haunted moonlit night on All Hallows Eve. And on this fatal night, at this witching time, the starless sky laments black and unmoving. The somber hues of an ominous, dark forest are suddenly illuminated under the emerging face of the full moon.
Kim Elizabeth

145.) ‘Stir the fire till it lowe How like a queen comes forth the lonely Moon
from the slow opening curtains of the clouds Walking in beauty to her midnight throne!
George Croly

146.) Those seemingly interminable dark walls between houses, long before street-lit safety became an issue, were more adrenalizing than the mountains of candy filling the sack. Sadly Halloween, with our good-natured attempts to protect the little ones from the increasingly dangerous traffic and increasingly sick adults, has become an utter bore.
Lauren Springer

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Cute Halloween Quotes For Kids

147.) The witch can be bribed with chocolate.

148.) Ghosts have real spirit.

149.) Witches got to stick together.

150.) Boos are just applause from ghosts.

151.) A bootiful night and a haunting we will go.
Andy Atticus

152.) You say witch-like it’s a bad thing.

153.) Zombies eat brains, so you’re safe.

154.) Listen to them—the children of the night. What music they make!
Bram Stoker

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155.) Happy as a witch in a broom factory.

156.) Fangs for the memories.

157.) Eat, drink, and be scary.

158.) Boo, y’all!

159.) You make me batty!

160.) I have lots of skeleton jokes — there just not very humerus.

161.) Bugs and Hisses.

162.) Some people have no guts.

163.) Witchful thinking.

164.) Thrills and Chills.

165.) Howl you doin’?

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Charlie Brown Halloween – Great Pumpkin Sayings

From “It’s the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown” – the source of some great Halloween sayings.

166.) Each year, the Great Pumpkin rises out of the pumpkin patch that he thinks is the most sincere. He’s gotta pick this one. He’s got to. I don’t see how a pumpkin patch can be more sincere than this one. You can look around, and there’s not a sign of hypocrisy. Nothing but sincerity as far as the eye can see.

167.) A person should always choose a costume that is in direct contrast to her own personality.
Lucy Van Pelt

168.) Have you come to sing pumpkin carols?

169.) Linus: You don’t believe the story of the Great Pumpkin? I thought little girls always believed everything that was told to them. I thought little girls were innocent and trusting.

Sally Brown: Welcome to the 20th century!

170.) There are three things that I’ve learned never discuss with people: religion, politics, and the Great Pumpkin.

171.) Lucy: I got five pieces of candy!
Pigpen: I got a chocolate bar!
Schroeder: I got a quarter!
Charlie Brown: I got a rock.

Linus’ Best Halloween Quotations

Linus has some of the best Halloween quotes. Perhaps it’s because he’s such a fan of the holiday.

172.) You must get discouraged because more people believe in Santa Claus than in you. Well, let’s face it; Santa Claus has had more publicity, but being number two, perhaps you try harder.
Linus – writing a letter to the Great Pumpkin.

173.) The Great Pumpkin rises from the pumpkin patch and gives toys to good little girls and boys.

173.) Dear Great Pumpkin. I’m looking forward to your arrival on Halloween night. I hope you will bring me lots of presents.
Linus – writing a letter to the Great Pumpkin

174.) Trick or treat! Money or eats!
Kids trick or treating.

175.) He’ll come here because I have the most sincere pumpkin patch, and he respects sincerity.

176.) Next year at this same time, I’ll find a pumpkin patch that is real sincere! And I’ll sit in that pumpkin patch until the Great Pumpkin appears! He’ll rise out of that pumpkin patch, and he’ll fly through the air with his bag of toys! The Great Pumpkin will appear! And I’ll be waiting for him! I’ll be there! I’ll be sitting there in that pumpkin patch! And I’ll see the Great Pumpkin!

Just wait and see, Charlie Brown! I’ll see that Great Pumpkin! I’ll SEE the Great Pumpkin! Just you wait, Charlie Brown! The Great Pumpkin will appear, and I’ll be waiting for him! I’ll be there! I’ll be sitting there in that pumpkin patch, and I’ll see the Great Pumpkin! Just wait and see!

Tip: Some of these Halloween Quotes that work great are party invites and photo captions.

Halloween Movie Quotes

177.) Every day is Halloween, isn’t it? For some of us.
Tim Burton

178.) Wait, Master, it might be dangerous – you go first!
Igor, Young Frankenstein

179.) I’ll stop wearing black when they make a darker color.
Wednesday Addams, The Addams Family TV Show

180.) It’s Halloween; everyone’s entitled to one good scare.
Sheriff Leigh Brackett, Halloween

181.) Being normal is vastly overrated.
Aggie Cromwell, Halloweentown

182.) My darling girl, when are you going to realize that being normal is not necessarily a virtue? It rather denotes a lack of courage.
Aunt Frances, Practical Magic

183.) Whatever you do, don’t fall asleep.
Nightmare on Elm Street (A friendly warning is appreciated in any Halloween quotes.)

184.) I’ve seen enough horror movies to know that any weirdo wearing a mask is never friendly.
Elizabeth, “Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives

185.) Villainy wears many masks, none so dangerous as the mask of virtue.
Ichabod Crane, Sleepy Hollow

186.) It’s a full moon tonight and all the weirdos are out.
Dani Dennison, Hocus Pocus

Mean Girls Quote

187.) In the real world, Halloween is when kids dress up in costumes and beg for candy. In Girl World, Halloween is the one day a year when a girl can dress up like a total slut, and no other girls can say anything else about it.
Cady Heron – Mean Girls movie

Where to Use These Halloween Sayings?

Well, there are many options as to how and when you can use this collection of quotes. Try them out for party invitations, email sign-offs the week of Halloween, letters, cards, and in conversation. You might also use them for signs for the company Halloween party or locker room signs on the big day. Also, consider party decorations, shirts, kids’ lunch boxes, and social media, e.g., Facebook and Instagram.

Think about using them with black or orange ink or markers to stay in the holiday spirit.

Halloween Party Name Ideas

188.) Party Like a Monster.

189.) The Ghoul Get-Together.

190.) The Bootiful Bash.

191.) The Mummy Mash.

192.) Zombie Apartylpse.

193.) The Broomstick Blast.

194.) Til Death Do Us Party.

195.) Eat, Drink, and Be Scary Party.

196.) The Bat Ball.

Spooky Names

197.) The Ghastly Ghoul Gala.

198.) The Witchin’ Hour.

199.) The Hobgoblin House Party.

200.) The Fantasy Soiree.

201.) The Pumpkin Affair.

202.) The RIP Reception.

203.) The Boo Binge.

204.) The Zombie Shindig.

205.) The Spooky Soiree.

206.) Hallowine Party Time.

207.) The Boo Bash.

Halloween Instagram Captions

208.) Creepin’ it real.

209.) Fangs for the memories.

210.) No tricks, just treats.

211.) I put a spell on you.

212.) Keep calm and scare on.

213.) Demons are a ghoul’s best friend.

214.) Can be bribed with candy.

215.) Ghouls just wanna have fun.

216.) Bad to the bone.

217.) I was bone for Halloween.

When is Halloween?

Halloween is always celebrated in the U.S. on October 31.

Other Names for Halloween

What is another name for Halloween? The holiday can also be called Hallows’ Eve, All Saint’s Eve, or All Hallows’ Eve.

Have a fang-tastic Halloween! I hope you enjoyed these fun Halloween quotes.

By Mike O’Halloran

Although some confuse his last name with Halloween, Mike assures us we shouldn’t be spooked and that there’s no relation.

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