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55 Halloween Quotes to Get You in the Spooky Spirit

These Halloween quotes will have you in the spooky spirit all season long.

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Halloween quotes to get you in the spooky spirit

What is Halloween without laughter and all things spooky fun, like Halloween puns and Halloween riddles? To get you even more into a spooky mindset, you’ll want to have these Halloween quotes in your back pocket, too. These quotes are versatile and are fitting for just about every conversation starter, Instagram caption, and well…all things Halloween!

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Friday the 13th

“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?

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It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown"

“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.

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Nicholas Gordon, Getty Images

“On Halloween, witches come true; wild ghosts escape from dreams. Each monster dances in the park.”—Nicholas Gordon

Gather up all the ghosts and monsters for some Halloween party games.

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"Nightmare on Elm Street"

“Whatever you do, don’t fall asleep.”—Nancy Thomas, “Nightmare on Elm Street”

The best Halloween movies will keep you up at night. No need to fear falling asleep now!

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Vincent Price

“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.

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L. M. Montgomery, Getty Images

“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 free time for Halloween.

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Elvis Duran

“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.

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“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.

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Anonymous, Getty Images

“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.

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Wednesday Addams

“I’ll stop wearing black when they make a darker color.”—Wednesday Addams, “The Addams Family”

Add “The Addams Family” to your next family movie night and when you’re done, watch more of the best Halloween movies for kids. These films are classics and perfect for the scary mood.

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Arthur Conan Doyle

“Where there is no imagination, there is no horror.”—Arthur Conan Doyle

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"Hocus Pocus", Getty Images

“It’s all just a bunch of hocus pocus!”—Max Dennison, “Hocus Pocus”. Read more Hocus Pocus quotes that will put a spell on you.

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Steve Almond quote

“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.

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“There is magic in the night when pumpkins glow by moonlight.”—Unknown

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Mason Cooley, Getty Images

“Clothes make a statement. Costumes tell a story.”—Mason Cooley

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“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 true Halloween stories will certainly give you a fright.

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Rusty Fischer

“Sticky fingers, tired feet; one last house, trick or treat!”—Rusty Fischer

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Evan Peters, Getty Images

“I love Halloween, and I love that feeling: the cold air, the spooky dangers lurking around the corner.”—Evan Peters

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“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?

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Robert Brault

“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

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Aggie Cromwell, "Halloweentown", Getty Images

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

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Jack Skellington, "Nightmare Before Christmas"

“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.

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Oscar Wilde

“A mask tells us more than a face.”—Oscar Wilde, “Intentions”

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Shakespeare, Getty Images

“Double, double toil and trouble; Fire burn and caldron bubble.”—William Shakespeare

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Paula Guran

“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.

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Max Dennison

“Everyone here knows that Halloween was invented by the candy companies. It’s a conspiracy.”—Max Dennison

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Joseph Conrad, Getty Images

“There is something haunting in the light of the moon.”—Joseph Conrad

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Tim Burton

“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.

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Rodney Lynn Temperton
“Darkness falls across the land, The Midnight Hour is close at hand.”—Rodney Lynn Temperton
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Humbert Wolfe, Getty Images

“We have had our summer evenings, now for October eves!”—Humbert Wolfe

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Shannon A. Thompson

“She used to tell me that a full moon was when mysterious things happen and wishes come true.”—Shannon A. Thompson

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Bram Stoker

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

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“Trick or treat, bag of sweets, ghosts are walking down the street.”—Unknown

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Richelle E. Goodrich

“Werewolves howl. Phantoms prowl. Halloween’s upon us now.”—Richelle E. Goodrich

You’ll want to have the best Halloween movies for kids on deck for your October movie nights.

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Jay Hawkins

“I put a spell on you because you’re mine.”—Jay Hawkins

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Unknown, Getty Images

“This witch can be bribed with chocolate.”—Unknown

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“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.

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Ava Dellaira, "Love Letters to the Dead"

“On Halloween, you get to become anything that you want to be.”—Ava Dellaira, “Love Letters to the Dead”

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Lewis Carroll, ''Alice in Wonderland'', Getty Images

“We’re all mad here.”—Lewis Carroll, ”Alice in Wonderland”

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Edgar Allen Poe

“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.

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George Carlin
“There are nights when the wolves are silent and only the moon howls.” —George Carlin
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Ronnie, "The Fly", Getty Images

“Be afraid, be very afraid.”—Ronnie, “The Fly”

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Dexter Kozen

“Shadows of a thousand years rise again unseen, voices whisper in the trees, ‘Tonight is Halloween!'”—Dexter Kozen

Once you’re done reading these Halloween quotes, crack open some of the scariest books of all time.

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Joy Fielding

“October was always the least dependable of months … full of ghosts and shadows.”—Joy Fielding

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Aggie Cromwell, "Halloweentown", Getty Images

“Being normal is vastly overrated.”—Aggie Cromwell, “Halloweentown”

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Nicholas Gordon

“Halloween wraps fear in innocence, as though it were a slightly sour sweet. Let terror, then, be turned into a treat…”— Nicholas Gordon

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Ray Bradbury

“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

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Shakespeare, Getty Images

“By the pricking of my thumbs, something wicked this way comes.”—William Shakespeare

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Cleveland Coxe

“‘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

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Collen Houck

“For a witch, you certainly don’t know much about how hauntings work.”—Collen Houck

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Unknown, Getty Images

“When black cats prowl and pumpkins gleam, may luck be yours on Halloween.”—Unknown

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Midgard Morningstar

“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.

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Stephen King

“We make up horrors to help us cope with the real ones.”—Stephen King

Find even more profound—and terrifying—Stephen King quotes.

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Mark Twain, Getty Images

“Everyone is a moon and has a dark side, which he never shows to anybody.”—Mark Twain

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Mark Twain

“Shadows mutter, mist replies; darkness purrs as midnight sighs.”—Rusty Fischer

After getting through these spooky Halloween quotes, you’ll need to laugh at these corny Halloween jokes.