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Halloween Sayings, Quotes, Messages and Wishes

Halloween sayings, quotes, and more for the spookiest of all days: October 31. Also known as All Hallows Eve, Halloween is a holiday with wide appeal.

From ancient times, folks believed that this was the night when haunted and spooky things happened with great frequency. The tradition lives on today.

For many kids, it’s the most popular holiday after the year after Christmas. Share in their excitement with some of the fun expressions below!

Spooky Halloween Expressions

1.) Best Witches!

2.) I’m a good witch most of the time.

3.) Park your brooms at the door and come sit for a spell.

4.) I love you just boo-cause.

Spooky Halloween Sayings.

5.) Chills and thrills.

6.) If the broom fits, ride it.

7.) Don’t be a scaredy-cat!

Happy Halloween!

Halloween Card Messages

8.) Scare up some fun this Halloween!

9.) Trick or Treat!

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

11.) Eat, drink, and be scary.

12.) I wish you the best Halloween sugar high.

13.) What do the ghost, Jack-o-lantern, witch, and bat all have in common? Wishing you a smile like a jack-o-lantern.

14.) Wishing you a night that is so fun it’s scary.

15.) Having fun on great pumpkin night is just a mandatory as dressing up.

16.) Get your candy on – and don’t forget the costume.

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17.) A happy Halloween wish just for grins!

18.) As the sky grows dark. The moon glows bright, and strange creatures and critters appear in the night as the goblins growl and the werewolves whine, hope that Halloween sends a chill up your spine!

19.) At this special time of year when jack-o’-lanterns glow, it gives a welcome chance to send a warm “Hello!” Happy night of nights.

20.) This is no Trick, just a Treat for a special someone like you. (One of those Halloween sayings that are sure to win over even the toughest of customers.)

Halloween Notes for Friends

21.) Time for shivers, scares, and thrills, for pumpkin grins in windowsills, for black cats in the full moon’s glow, and a happy Halloween hello!

22.) A Merry Halloween. Wishing you a night filled with good old-fashioned fun.

23.) I hope your night is so happy. It makes you glow from the inside out.

24.) Happy Howl-o-ween!

25.) I am dying to have a great Halloween with you. Let’s get some candy!

26.) The skeleton laughed at this message. It tickled his funny bone.

27.) The dentist knows that the scariest thing that can happen on Halloween night is eating all the candy without brushing your teeth.

28.) Gho-stylin’ this Halloween. Wear some spooky BOOts.

29.) Even those who are merely beautiful on the inside can be adored on Halloween.

30.) I am hoping you have a great Halloween. Stay safe.

31.) Halloween is a great time to dress up and have a little fun. Happy Halloween.

32.) We are wishing you a great fall season. Stay warm and cozy.

Messages For Cards

33.) Have a spooky time on Halloween. Don’t get too scared, though.

34.) Your dentist told me to tell you not to eat too much candy this Halloween.

35.) How does Frankenstein like his potatoes?

36.) Eat lots of candy this Halloween. Have a blast getting scared.

37.) Have fun dressing up, getting candy, and getting scared, and wishing you a fun Halloween.

38.) I hope your Halloween is fun and spooky. Eat, drink and be scary!

39.) Everybody is scared of something. I hope you find yours!

40.) I’m dying to have a great Halloween with you!

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Halloween Quotes

Some of these Halloween quotations come from notable books and horror movies.

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

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

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

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

45.) 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 peoples’ doors and go, “Trick or treat – No thank you.”
Rita Rudner

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

Spooky Sayings

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

48.) Dracula” Do you believe in destiny? That even the powers of time can be altered for a single purpose?
Bram Stoker, “Dracula”

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

50.) It’s all just a bunch of hocus pocus!
Max, Hocus Pocus

51.) There is something at work in my soul which I do not understand.
Mary Shelley, Frankenstein

52.) Always keep an eye on the witch.

53.) There is something haunting in the light of the moon.
Joseph Conrad

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

55.) It’s Halloween; everyone’s entitled to one good scare.

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Classic Halloween Quotations

56.) Tonight, The Great Pumpkin will rise out of the pumpkin patch.
He flies through the air and brings toys to all the children of the world.
Linus in “It’s The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown

57.) Double, double toil and trouble; Fire burn and cauldron bubble.
William Shakespeare, Macbeth

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

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

60.) From ghoulies and ghosties, and long-legged beasties And things that go bump in the night, Good Lord, deliver us!
Old Scottish saying

61.) There are three things I have learned never to discuss with people:
religion, politics, and the Great Pumpkin.
Linus from – It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown

62.) Unable are the loved to die, for love is immortal.
Emily Dickenson

63.) The blood is life.
Bram Stoker, Dracula

64.) There is something haunting in the light of the moon.
Nicholas Gordon On Halloween

65.) Where there is no imagination, there is no horror.
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

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Halloween Sayings, Quotes, Messages and Wishes.

Halloween Wishes For Family

66.) These family-friendly Halloween sayings are great for neighbors, relatives, and business colleagues.

67.) Are you ready for some pumpkin smashing?! Have lots of spooky fun!

68.) CAUTION: Monsters Crossing!

69.) Keep the lights on this night because you never know what may be lurking in the dark. Halloween greetings!

70.) I hope your Halloween doesn’t suck like a vampire. Stay safe!

71.) Happy Halloween to someone I trust not to leave me for dead during a zombie apocalypse.

72.) I’m watching you. Be sure you have a hauntingly great Halloween!

73.) May I borrow your face for a Halloween party? JK.

74.) A candy a day keeps the monsters away.

75.) I hope tonight, amongst the pumpkins; you have a smashing time!

76.) Mummy’s Lil Monster.

Funny Halloween Greetings

These Halloween sayings work spooktacularly well in October.

77.) Blood donors are needed. See the Count.

78.) Free Broom Rides!

79.) Broom Parking – 5 cents.

80.) Carve out some good times!

81.) I was hanging out with my ghoul friends.

82.) Remember the ghoul times!

83.) Time for a coffin break.

84.) It’s Hallo-scream!

85.) Have a spooktacular good time!

86.) May your Halloween be scarier than what goes on every night on the news.

87.) Come as you aren’t.

88.) Forget the ghosts – beware of me!

89.) Ghosts have real spirits.

90.) Remember the days Halloween meant running as fast as you could for more candy? That’s what it’s still like at our house.

91.) Ghostly Greetings

92.) Tonight is a real treat.

93.) I can’t stop falling in love with brew.

94.) Have a frightfully spooky Halloween.

95.) Have a bootiful Halloween.

96.) I boo believe in ghosts. I truly boo.

97.) You are bootiful.

98.) Have a fang-tastic night.

99.) Gone haunting. I will return at midnight.

100.) I witch you a Happy Halloween.

101.) Trick or Treat. Smell my feet. Give me something good to eat.

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Good Halloween Messages

Halloween Card Messages to put some fright in your night.

102.) Trick or Treat! Give me something good to eat – Give me candy. Give me a cake – Give me something sweet to take!

103.) Happy Haunting!

104.) Sit for a spell and have some brew.

105.) Practice safe hex.

106.) The Ghostess with the Mostess

107.) Come in for a spell.

108.) Come in for a bite.

109.) Mind your mummy.

110.) I want my mummy.

111.) That’s witchful thinking.

112.) Free broom with flying lessons.

113.) Fangs for the memories and nightmares!

114.) You strike me as one of those people that hand out fruit on Halloween.

115.) The cobwebs are now decorations – come to our festive party!

116.) Bugs & Hisses to you!

117.) I see scary people.

118.) When cats prowl and pumpkins gleam, may luck be yours on Halloween.

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Halloween Card Messages to put some fright in your night.

119.) My other car is a broom.

120.) Living in a nudist colony takes the fun out of Halloween.

121.) I only spook when spooken to.

122.) Boooo spooken here.

123.) If the broom fits, fly it.

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

125.) The graveyard shift is best. Make no bones about it!

126.) Happy trick-or-treating, whatever you are.

127.) Jack-o-lanterns are on the cutting edge.

128.) Boo to you from our crew.

129.) You’re too cute to scare.

130.) Hang around for a spell.

Halloween Sayings FAQs

Here are some Halloween frequently asked questions with answers.

Here are some clever Halloween sayings: “Disguise da limit,” “Bugs and Hisses to you,” “Halloween is a real treat,” “Get your candy on and don’t forget the costume,” and “Come as you aren’t.”

What are some famous Halloween quotes?

Shakespeare’s “Double, double toil and trouble; Fire burn and cauldron bubble,” along with Erma Bombeck’s, “A grandmother pretends she doesn’t know who you are on Halloween.”

What are some spooky Halloween greetings?

“Sit for a spell, and we’ll have a ghoul time,” “Happy Howl-oween,” “Scare up some fun this Halloween,” and “Eat, Drink, and Be Scary” are a few of our favorite scary Halloween wishes.

What are some clever Halloween sayings?

“Disguise da limit,” “Bugs and Hisses to you,” “Halloween is a real treat,” “Get your candy on and don’t forget the costume,” and “Come as you aren’t.

Bonus Quotes for Halloween

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

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

133.) 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

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

135.) Ghosts and goblins come to play on October’s final day!
Rusty Fischer

136.) By the pricking of my thumbs, something wicked this way comes.
William Shakespeare, Macbeth

Movie and TV Halloween Quotes

137.) Magic is really very simple; all you’ve got to do is want something and then let yourself have it.
Aggie Cromwell, Halloweentown

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

139.) A person should always choose a costume which is in direct contrast to her own personality.
Lucy Van Pelt, It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown

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

141.) Have you come to sing pumpkin carols? 
Linus, It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown

Scary Halloween Quotes

142.) 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

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

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

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

Short Halloween Quotes

146.) In masks and gowns, we haunt the street and knock on doors for trick or treat.
Jack Prelutsky

147.) Tis the night — the night of the grave’s delight. 
Arthur Cleveland Coxe

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

149.) Sticky fingers, tired feet; one last house, trick or treat!
Rusty Fischer

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

151.) You must believe me; it was a horseman, a dead one! Headless!
Ichabod Crane, Sleepy Hollow

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

By Mike O’Halloran

Mike is the founder and editor of Greeting Card Poet.


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