63 Halloween Quotes That’ll Get You In The Spirit Of Things

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There are costumes to finish, pumpkins to carve, and scary movies to watch. These Halloween quotes will you get in the spooky spirit.

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There are tons of great creepy and even funny Halloween sayings from horror films, books, poems, and just fans of the beloved holiday.

Whether you need some sayings to set the mood at your Halloween party or a fun Instagram caption for your Halloween photos, these quotes about Halloween will do the trick – or treat.

Halloween Quotes

  • “Every day is Halloween, isn’t it? For some of us.” – Tim Burton
  • “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.” – Rita Rudner
  • “The world turned upside down—in a good way—for one black velvet night.” – Karen Fortunati
  • “Halloween is the only time people can become what they want to be without getting fired.” – Sylvester Stallone
  • “Halloween was the best holiday, in my opinion, because it was all about friends, monsters, and candy, rather than family and responsibility.” – Margee Kerr
  • “Some people are born for Halloween, and some are just counting the days until Christmas.” – Stephen Graham Jones
  • “If human beings had genuine courage, they’d wear their costumes every day of the year, not just on Halloween.” – Douglas Coupland, The Gum Thief
  • “Everything seemed cut from soft black velvet or gold or orange velvet. Smoke panted up out of a thousand chimneys like the plumes of funeral parades. From kitchen windows drifted two pumpkin smells: gourds being cut, pies being baked.” – Ray Bradbury
  • “She’d always loved Halloween. A magic night. A night when anything could happen. Monsters could be real. Magic could whisper in the air.” – Cynthia Eden
  • “I was born on the night of Samhain, when the barrier between the worlds is whisper-thin and when magic, old magic, sings its heady and sweet song to anyone who cares to hear it.” Carolyn MacCullough, Once a Witch
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  • “I’m a witch every day. Not just for Halloween.” – Unknown
  • “Halloween is not only about putting on a costume, but it’s about finding the imagination and costume within ourselves.” – Elvis Duran
  • “Halloween is huge in my house and we really get into the ‘spirits’ of things.” – Dee Snider
  • “Halloween is an ancient druidic holiday, one the Celtic peoples have celebrated for millennia. It is the crack between the last golden rays of summer and the dark of winter; the delicately balanced tweak of the year before it is given over entirely to the dark; a time for the souls of the departed to squint, to peek and perhaps to travel through the gap.” – Jenny Colgan, Welcome To Rosie Hopkins’ Sweetshop Of Dreams
  • “On Halloween, witches come true; wild ghosts escape from dreams. Each monster dances in the park.” – Nick Gordon
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  • “‘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
  • “I love Halloween, and I love that feeling: the cold air, the spooky dangers lurking around the corner.” – Evan Peters
  • “Halloween wraps fear in innocence, as though it were a slightly sour sweet. Let terror, then, be turned into a treat…” – Nicholas Gordon
  • “Every Halloween, I bring a spare costume, in case I strike out with the hottest girl at the party. That way, I have a second chance to make a first impression.” – Barney Stinson, How I Met Your Mother
  • “Sisters, All Hallows’ Eve has become a night of frolic, where children wear costumes and run amok!” — Winifred Sanderson, Hocus Pocus
  • “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
  • “Halloween shadows played upon the walls of the houses. In the sky, the Halloween moon raced in and out of the clouds… It was a lovely and exciting night, exactly the kind of night Halloween should be.” – Eleanor Estes
  • “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
  • “It’s Halloween, everyone’s entitled to one good scare.” – Sheriff Leigh Brackett, Halloween
  • “The dead rise again, bats fly, terror strikes and screams echo, for tonight it’s Halloween.” – Unknown
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  • “Halloween is a day in which some people choose to Wear a mask, while others finally feel safe to take theirs off.” ― Steve Maraboli
  • “Halloween is an opportunity to be really creative.” – Judy Gold
  • “Nothing on earth is so beautiful as the final haul on Halloween night.” – Steve Almond
  • “The Halloween wind was blowing, not a blasting of wind but a right-sized swelling, falling, and gushing of wind. It was a lovely and exciting night, exactly the kind of night Halloween should be.” — Eleanor Estes, The Witch Family
  • “Halloween should be a day in which we honor monsters and not be mad at each other.” – Michael Scott, The Office
  • “Shadows of a thousands years rise again unseen, voices whisper in the trees, Tonight is Halloween!‘” – Dexter Kozen
  • “The farther we’ve gotten from the magic and mystery of our past, the more we’ve come to need Halloween.” – Paula Guran, October Dreams: A celebration of Halloween
  • “When black cats prowl and pumpkins gleam, may luck be yours on Halloween.” – Unknown
  • “On Halloween you get to become anything that you want to be.” – Ava Dellaira, Love Letters to the Dead
  • “Ghosts and goblins come to play on October’s final day!” – Rusty Fischer
  • “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
  • “When witches go riding, and black cats are seen, the moon laughs and whispers, ’tis near Halloween.” – Unknown
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  • “Werewolves howl. Phantoms prowl. Halloween’s upon us now.” – Richelle E. Goodrich
  • “Nobody goes trick-or-treating anymore. The monsters have gotten too real.” ― E.K. Barnes, When the Divine Are Dead
  • “Oh how the candles will be lit and the wood of worm burn in a fiery dust. For on all Hallow’s Eve will the spirits come to play, and only the fruit of thy womb will satisfy their endless roaming.” ― Solange Nicole
  • “Most people will tell you growing up means you stop believing in Halloween things – I’m telling you the reverse. You start to grow up when you understand that the stuff that scares you is part of the air you breathe.” ― Peter Straub, Magic Terror: 7 Tales
  • “On Hallowe’en they all jump off the roof and fly!” — Ice Cream Boy, Practical Magic
  • “As a kid, she’d always loved Halloween. A magic night. A night when anything could happen. Monsters could be real. Magic could whisper in the air.” ― Cynthia Eden, A Bit of Bite
  • “Where there is no imagination, there is no horror.” – Arthur Conan Doyle
  • “There is something haunting in the light of the moon.” — Joseph Conrad
  • “If I cannot inspire love, I will cause fear!” — Mary Shelley, Frankenstein
  • “It’s all just a bunch of hocus pocus!” — Max, Hocus Pocus
  • “It’s as much fun to scare as to be scared.” — Vincent Prince
  •  “By the pricking of my thumbs, Something wicked this way comes.” — William Shakespeare, Macbeth
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Quotes About October

  • “I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.” – L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables
  • “We have had our summer evenings, now for October eves!” – Humbert Wolfe
  • “October was always the least dependable of months … full of ghosts and shadows.” – Joy Fielding
  • “October proved a riot a riot to the senses and climaxed those giddy last weeks before Halloween.” ― Keith Donohue
  • “Have you come to sing pumpkin carols?” – Linus, It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown
  • “It’s that special time of year where we voluntarily imbibe pumpkin-spiced lattes: the coffee that tastes like a candle.” — John Oliver
  • “Such are the autumn people. Beware of them.” — Ray Bradbury, Something Wicked This Way Comes
  • “I wish that every day was Saturday and every month was October.” – Charmaine J. Forde
  • “In the entire circle of the year there are no days so delightful as those of a fine October.” – Alexander Smith
  • “October is the opal month of the year. It is the month of glory, of ripeness. It is the picture-month.” – Henry Ward Beecher
  • “Life starts all over again when it gets crisp in the fall.” – F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby
  • “The thing with October is, I think, it somehow gets in your very blood. Unapologetically. Almost ruthlessly.” ― Anne Sexton
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Ashley Hubbard is a writer, photographer, and blogger based in Nashville, Tennessee. When she's not searching out the strange and unusual things in life, she's searching out vegan food and is passionate about sustainability, animal rights, and social justice.

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