65 Halloween Quotes That Capture the Haunted Holiday Spirit
These Halloween quotes will have you in the spooky spirit all season long
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Halloween quotes that are eerie, inspirational and everything in between
What is Halloween without laughter and all things spooky fun, like Halloween puns, Halloween riddles, kids Halloween movies and even the best Halloween movies? There’s nothing like indulging in the chills and thrills of the holiday. To get you even more into the spooky mindset, you’ll want to have these Halloween quotes in your back pocket. From a classic Hocus Pocus quote to reflective quotes about Halloween’s allure, they’re fit for just about every conversation starter, Instagram caption and, well … all things Halloween!
“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”
Test your Halloween knowledge by doing Halloween trivia. Do you have what it takes?
“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”
Costumes are essential for this spooky evening. Grab your Halloween costume and some candy to keep you going through these Halloween quotes.
“Whatever you do, don’t fall asleep.” —Nancy Thomas, “Nightmare on Elm Street”
Spooky quotes from scary movies are perfect to share around Halloween.
“On Halloween, witches come true; wild ghosts escape from dreams. Each monster dances in the park.” —Nicholas Gordon
We love an eerie Halloween inspirational quote! Don’t forget to gather up all the ghosts and monsters to play these fun Halloween party games.
“It’s as much to scare as to be scared.” —Vincent Price
If you’re in the mood for some good scares, figure out your friend’s biggest fear.
“I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.” —L.M. Montgomery
There are so many fall activities to do in October—just remember to reserve time for Halloween.
“Halloween is not only about putting on a costume, but it’s about finding the imagination and costume within ourselves.” —Elvis Duran
Stuck in a rut and can’t decide what to wear? Check out these punny Halloween costumes.
“It’s Halloween; everyone’s entitled to one good scare.” —Brackett, “Halloween”
With a good scare comes good laughs. These Halloween memes will have you laughing all night long.
“When the witches go riding, and black cats are seen, the moon laughs and whispers ’tis near Halloween.” —Unknown
Witches, beware: These witch movies will have you seeing double.
“I’ll stop wearing black when they make a darker color.” —Wednesday Addams, “The Addams Family”
Make sure you add The Addams Family to your Halloween family movie night!
“Where there is no imagination, there is no horror.” —Arthur Conan Doyle
This short Halloween quote definitely rings true—who doesn’t love a good scary story?
“Nothing on Earth so beautiful as the final haul on Halloween night.” —Steve Almond
Learn the origin stories of spooky creatures—you might even be a little spooked reading them.
“There is magic in the night when pumpkins glow by moonlight.” —Unknown
“Clothes make a statement. Costumes tell a story.” —Mason Cooley
Speaking of costumes—check out the best group Halloween costumes for 2022.
“The dead rise again, bats fly, terror strikes and screams echo, for tonight it’s Halloween.” —Unknown
Ever felt a slight tingle or chill on Halloween night? These ghost stories will certainly give you a fright.
“I love Halloween, and I love that feeling: the cold air, the spooky dangers lurking around the corner.” —Evan Peters
“Sticky fingers, tired feet; one last house, trick or treat!” —Rusty Fischer
“Have you come to sing pumpkin carols?” —Linus, “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown”
Linus and the rest of the Peanuts have gone to the pumpkin patch—have you?
“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
“Magic is really very simple, all you’ve got to do is want something and then let yourself have it.” —Aggie Cromwell, “Halloweentown”
“Just because I cannot see it, doesn’t mean I can’t believe it.” —Jack Skellington, “Nightmare Before Christmas”
Learn the backstory behind why we carve pumpkins and other jack-o’-lantern history.
“A mask tells us more than a face.” —Oscar Wilde, “Intentions”
“Double, double toil and trouble; Fire burn and caldron bubble.” —William Shakespeare
“The farther we’ve gotten from the magic and mystery of our past, the more we’ve come to need Halloween.” —Paula Guran
Enjoy some Halloween traditions like bobbing for apples on the spookiest night of the year.
“Everyone here knows that Halloween was invented by the candy companies. It’s a conspiracy.” —Max Dennison, “Hocus Pocus”
“There is something haunting in the light of the moon.” —Joseph Conrad
“Every day is Halloween, isn’t it? For some of us.” —Tim Burton
Find out why black, orange and purple have long been considered Halloween colors.
“We have had our summer evenings, now for October eves!” —Humbert Wolfe
“She used to tell me that a full moon was when mysterious things happen and wishes come true.” —Shannon A. Thompson
“Listen to them—the children of the night. What music they make!” —Bram Stoker
“Werewolves howl. Phantoms prowl. Halloween’s upon us now.” —Richelle E. Goodrich
“Trick or treat, bag of sweets, ghosts are walking down the street.” —Unknown
“I put a spell on you because you’re mine.” —Jay Hawkins
“This witch can be bribed with chocolate.” —Unknown
Funny Halloween quote are fun to share with loved ones—here are more funny quotes that will make you chuckle.
“During the day, I don’t believe in ghosts. At night, I’m a little more open-minded.” —Unknown
If you prefer to skip the reading, these scary podcasts will have you up at night.
“On Halloween, you get to become anything that you want to be.”—Ava Dellaira, “Love Letters to the Dead”
Talk about an uplifting quote for the holiday!
“We’re all mad here.” —Lewis Carroll, ”Alice in Wonderland”
A great quote from a great children’s book—especially for Halloween.
“Believe nothing you hear, and only one half that you see.” —Edgar Allen Poe
Take your pumpkins to a whole other level with these pumpkin carving stencils.
“Be afraid, be very afraid.” —Ronnie, “The Fly”
Looking for more thrills? Read these riveting horror books.
“Shadows of a thousand years rise again unseen, voices whisper in the trees, ‘Tonight is Halloween!'”—Dexter Kozen
“October was always the least dependable of months … full of ghosts and shadows.” —Joy Fielding
“Being normal is vastly overrated.” —Aggie Cromwell, “Halloweentown”
“Halloween wraps fear in innocence, as though it were a slightly sour sweet. Let terror, then, be turned into a treat …” —Nicholas Gordon
“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
“By the pricking of my thumbs, something wicked this way comes.” —William Shakespeare
“‘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 is they—it is they.” —Cleveland Coxe
“For a witch, you certainly don’t know much about how hauntings work.” —Collen Houck
“When black cats prowl and pumpkins gleam, may luck be yours on Halloween.” —Unknown
“The moon has awoken with the sleep of the sun, the light has been broken; the spell has begun.” —Midgard Morningstar
Here are some of the best Halloween books for kids.
“We make up horrors to help us cope with the real ones.” —Stephen King
Check out more profound—and terrifying—Stephen King quotes.
“Everyone is a moon and has a dark side, which he never shows to anybody.” —Mark Twain
“Shadows mutter, mist replies; darkness purrs as midnight sighs.” —Rusty Fischer
“If human beings had genuine courage, they’d wear their costumes every day of the year, not just on Halloween.” —Douglas Coupland
“Men say that in this midnight hour, the disembodied have power.” —William Motherwell
“The oldest and strongest emotion of mankind is fear, and the oldest and strongest kind of fear is fear of the unknown.” —H.P. Lovecraft
“There are three things I have learned never to discuss with people … religion, politics and the Great Pumpkin!” —Linus Van Pelt, “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown”
“Halloween is a celebration of the inversion of reality and a necessary Gothic hat-tip to the darker aspects of life, death and ourselves.” —Stewart Stafford
“I would rather sit on a pumpkin and have it all to myself, than be crowded on a velvet cushion.” —Henry David Thoreau
“I love the spirit of Halloween and the energy that comes with it.” —Katharine McPhee
“Halloween is the only time people can become what they want to be without getting fired.” —Sylvester Stallone
“Halloween is a day in which some people choose to wear a mask … while others finally feel safe to take theirs off.” —Steve Maraboli
“I saw thousands of pumpkins last night come floating in on the tide, bumping up against the rocks and rolling up on the beaches; it must be Halloween in the sea.” —Richard Brautigan
Written with contribution from Kelly Kuehn.