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Halloween is an excellent opportunity to be horrifyingly inventive! Whether you’re assisting your children in writing a frightening narrative or seeking inspiration for scrapbooking Halloween memories, we’ve compiled a selection of awesome Halloween quotes for you to enjoy!

Amazing Halloween Quotes

“A candy a day keeps the monsters away.”

Unknown

“A person should always choose a costume which is in direct contrast to her own personality.”

Lucy Van Pelt

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

William Shakespeare

“Clothes make a statement. Costumes tell a story.”

Mason Cooley

“Don’t make me get my flying monkeys.”

Unknown

“Double, double toil and trouble; Fire burn and cauldron bubble.”

William Shakespeare

“During the day, I don’t believe in ghosts. At night, I’m a little more open-minded.”

Unknown

“Every day is Halloween, isn’t it? For some of us.”

Tim Burton

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

Mark Twain

“Ghosts and goblins come to play on October’s final day!”

Rusty Fischer

“Halloween is not only about putting on a costume, but it’s about finding the imagination and costume within ourselves.”

Elvis Duran

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

Nicholas Gordon

“Have you come to sing pumpkin carols?”

Linus

“Hope all the candies don’t go to WAIST.”

Unknown

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

Evan Peters

“If human beings had genuine courage, they’d wear their costumes every day of the year, not just on Halloween.”

Douglas Coupland

“If the broom fits, ride it!”

Unknown

“I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.” 

L. M. Montgomery

“It’s all just a bunch of hocus pocus!”

Max

“It’s Halloween; everyone’s entitled to one good scare.”

Brackett

“Just because I cannot see it, doesn’t mean I can’t believe it!”

Jack Skellington

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

Aggie Cromwell

“Nothing on earth is so beautiful as the final haul on Halloween night.”

Steve Almond

“On Halloween you get to become anything that you want to be.”

Ava Dellaria

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

Nick Gordon

“Reese’s in Peace.”

Unknown

“Say boo and scary on.”

Unknown

“Shadows of a thousand years rise again unseen. Voices whisper in the trees, ‘Tonight is Halloween!'”

Dexter Kozen

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

Rusty Fischer

“The farther we’ve gotten from the magic and mystery of our past, the more we’ve come to need Halloween.”

Paula Guran

“The only thing we have to fear is fear itself…and spiders.”

Unknown

Amazing Halloween Quotes

“The world turned upside down—in a good way—for one black velvet night.”

Karen Fortunati

“There are nights when the wolves are silent and only the moon howls.”

George Carlin

“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

“There is nothing that gives more assurance than a mask.”

Colette

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

Joseph Conrad

“This witch can be bribed with chocolate.”

Unknown

“‘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

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

Unknown

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

Humbert Wolfe

“Werewolves howl. Phantoms prowl. Halloween’s upon us now.” 

Richelle E. Goodrich

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

Unknown

“Where there is no imagination there is no horror.” 

Arthur Conan Doyle

“Witch parking only. All others will be Toad!”

Unknown

“‘Tis the night—the night of the graves delight and the warlocks are at their play; Ye think that without the wild winds shout, but no, it is they—it is they.” 

Arthur Cleveland Coxe

““Wench! Trollop! You bucktoothed, mop-riding firefly from hell!”

Billy Butcherson

“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 window, the latch rises. Ghosts were created when the first man woke in the night.”

J.M. Barrie

“A mask tells us more than a face.” 

Oscar Wilde

“A person should always choose a costume which is in direct contrast to her own personality.”

Lucy Van Pelt

“Am I walking toward something I should be running away from?” 

Shirley Jackson

“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

“Be afraid, be very afraid.” 

Ronnie

“Believe nothing you hear, and only one half that you see.” 

Edgar Allan Poe

“But from that moment on, Hermione Granger became their friend. Because there are somethings you can’t go through in life and become friends, and knocking out a twelve-foot mountain troll is one of them.”

J.K. Rowling

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

William Shakespeare

“Clothes make a statement. Costumes tell a story.” 

Mason Cooley

“Deep into the darkness peering, long I stood there, wondering, fearing/Doubting, dreaming dreams no mortal ever dared to dream before.” 

Edgar Allen Poe

“Did you know that at one time trick-or-treating was stopped? It’s true. During World War II children were not allowed to trick or treat because there was a sugar shortage.”

Linda Bozzo

“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?” 

Dracula

“Double, double toil and trouble; Fire burn, and cauldron bubble.” 

William Shakespeare

Amazing Halloween Quotes

“During the day, I don’t believe in ghosts. At night, I’m a little more open-minded.” 

Unknown

“Every day is Halloween, isn’t it? For some of us.”

Tim Burton

“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

“Fear,’ the doctor said, ‘is the relinquishment of logic, the willing relinquishing of reasonable patterns. We yield to it or we fight it, but we cannot meet it halfway.’” 

Shirley Jackson

“First of all, it was October, a rare month for boys. Not that all months aren’t rare. But one strange year, halloween came early….don’t you ditch me jim nightshade…don’t talk death. Someone might hear…”

Ray Bradbury

“For these beings, fall is ever the normal season, the only weather, there be no choice beyond. Where do they come from? The dust. Where do they go? The grave. Does blood stir their veins? No: the night wind. What ticks in their head? The worm. What speaks from their mouth? The toad. What sees from their eye? The snake. What hears with their ear? The abyss between the stars. They sift the human storm for souls, eat flesh of reason, fill tombs with sinners. They frenzy forth….Such are the autumn people.”

Ray Bradbury

“Goodbye cruel world.”

Winifred Sanderson

“Good-bye, Ichabod Crane. I curse the day you came to Sleepy Hollow.” 

Katrina Van Tassel

“Halloween is an opportunity to be really creative.”

Judy Gold

“Halloween is not only about putting on a costume, but it’s about finding the imagination and costume within ourselves.”

Elvis Duran

“Halloween shadows played upon the walls of the houses. In the sky the Halloween moon raced in and out of the clouds. 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

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

Nicholas Gordon

“Harvey wasn’t interested in the clothes, it was the masks that mesmerized him. They were like snowflakes: no two alike. Some were made of wood and of plastic; some of straw and cloth and papier-mâché. Some were as bright as parrots, others as pale as parchment. Some were so grotesque he was certain they’d been carved by crazy people; others so perfect they looked like the death masks of angels. There were masks of clowns and foxes, masks like skulls decorated with real teeth, and one with carved flames instead of hair.” 

Clive Barker

“Have you come to sing pumpkin carols?”

Linus

Amazing Halloween Quotes

“He had arranged the arms and legs in letters, and the letters spelled out a single small word: BOO. The three torsos were carefully arranged below the BOO in a quarter-circle, making a cute little Halloween smile. What a scamp.” 

Jeff Lindsay

“Hell is empty and all the devils are here.” 

William Shakespeare

“Henderson sighed. There was a time, he reflected, when the coming of this night meant something. A dark Europe, groaning in superstitious fear, dedicated this Eve to the grinning Unknown. A million doors had once been barred against the evil visitants, a million prayers mumbled, a million candles lit. There was something majestic about the idea, Henderson reflected.”

Robert Bloch

“Hill House, not sane, stood by itself against its hills, holding darkness within; it had stood so for eighty years and might stand for eighty more. Within, walls continued upright, bricks met neatly, floors were firm, and doors were sensibly shut; silence lay steadily against the wood and stone of Hill House, and whatever walked there, walked alone.” 

Shirley Jackson

“Hocus pocus. Time to focus.” 

Unknown

“I am all in a sea of wonders; I doubt; I fear; I think strange things, which I dare not confess to my own soul.” 

Bram Stoker

“I heard all things in the heaven and in the earth. I heard many things in hell.”

Edgar Allan Poe

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

Evan Peters

“I met this six-year-old child, with this blank, pale, emotionless face, and the blackest eyes… the devil’s eyes.”

John Carpenter

“I must go in. The fog is rising.” 

Emily Dickinson

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

Jay Hawkins

Amazing Halloween Quotes

“I should add, however, that, particularly on the occasion of Samhain, bonfires were lit with the express intention of scaring away the demonic forces of winter, and we know that, at Bealltainn in Scotland, offerings of baked custard were made within the last hundred and seventy years to the eponymous spirits of wild animals which were particularly prone to prey upon the flocks – the eagle, the crow, and the fox, among others. Indeed, at these seasons all supernatural beings were held in peculiar dread. It seems by no means improbable that these circumstances reveal conditions arising out of a later solar pagan worship in respect of which the cult of fairy was relatively greatly more ancient, and perhaps held to be somewhat inimical.”

Lewis Spence

“I squinted at the western sky behind Thaddeus, a blood-red smear melting into blackness. Twisting my neck, I glanced the opposite direction. My teeth clenched at a magnified, round moon nearly as scarlet as the portending sunset, its luminous face half masked by hazy cloud cover. Hatred, vengeance, anger……such emotions coursed through my veins in a poisonous concoction that muddied my mind, impelling me to grip my sword tighter and fight with every ounce of strength I possessed against those who threatened my family – my kind. Currently, Thaddeus was behaving as such a threat, using his powers of persuasion to condone human sacrifice for some outrageously perceived good. He wanted an offering for the monsters; a desperate, futile offering of human flesh that would in no way protect the other villagers from being mauled as he promised.”

Richelle E. Goodrich

“I think if human beings had genuine courage, they’d wear their costumes every day of the year, not just on Halloween. Wouldn’t life be more interesting that way? And now that I think about it, why the heck don’t they? 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

“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

“I would die for her. I would kill for her. Either way, what bliss.” 

Gomez

“I would like, if I may, to take you on a strange journey.”

The Criminologist

“I’ll stop wearing black when they make a darker color.” 

Wednesday Addams

“I’m a homicidal maniac. They look just like everyone else.”

Wednesday Addams

“I’m a witch every day. Not just for Halloween.” 

Unknown

“I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.” 

L.M. Montgomery

“I’m wicked through and through.” 

Elphaba

“I’ve seen enough horror movies to know that any weirdo wearing a mask is never friendly.” 

Elizabeth

“If human beings had genuine courage, they’d wear their costumes every day of the year, not just on Halloween.”

Douglas Copeland

“It is impossible to say how first the idea entered my brain; but once conceived, it haunted me day and night.” 

Edgar Allan Poe

“It isn’t always true that a critical end justifies desperate means.”

Richelle E. Goodrich

“It reeks of children!”

Mary Sanderson

“It’s a full moon tonight. That’s why all the weirdos are out.”

Dani

“It’s all just a bunch of hocus pocus.”

Max

“It’s Halloween; everyone’s entitled to one good scare.”

Brackett

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

Bram Stoker

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

Aggie Cromwell

“Maybe now you’ll never slime a guy with a positron collider, huh?” 

Dr. Peter Venkman

“Men say that in this midnight hour, the disembodied have power.” 

William Motherwell

“Most people live their lives laying prostrate before a false god, waiting for a cue to rise. There are no cues, only decisions. Shall I have dessert? Shall I have the best of the wine? Shall I love the person next to me? They can all be brought to your table. Rise, I say, rise and look within to the truth, to the light, and tell it your decision.”

Lawren Leo

“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

Amazing Halloween Quotes

“Never trust anything that can think for itself if you can’t see where it keeps its brain.”

J.K. Rowling

“No good deed will I do again.”

Elphaba

“No live organism can continue for long to exist sanely under conditions of absolute reality.” 

Shirley Jackson

“Not every witch lives in Salem.” 

Unknown

“Nothing on Earth so beautiful as the final haul on Halloween night.”

Steve Almond

“Now this is the point. You fancy me a mad. Madmen know nothing. But you should have seen me. You should have seen how wisely I proceeded…” 

Edgar Allan Poe

“October proved a riot a riot to the senses and climaxed those giddy last weeks before Halloween.”  

Keith Donohue

“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

“On Halloween you get to become anything that you want to be.” 

Ava Dellaria

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

Nicholas Gordon

“Please, please, help me grow to be like them, the ones’ll soon be here, who never grow old, can’t die, that’s what they say, can’t die, no matter what, or maybe they died a long time ago but Cecy calls, and Mother and Father call, and Grandmere who only whispers, and now they’re coming and I’m nothing, not like them who pass through walls and live in trees or live underneath until seventeen-year rains flood them up and out, and the ones who run in packs, let me be the one! If they live forever, why not me?”

Ray Bradbury

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

Rusty Fischer

“Shadows of a thousand years rise again unseen. Voices whisper in the trees, ‘Tonight is Halloween!’” 

Dexter Kozen

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

 Shannon A. Thompson

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

Rusty Fischer

“That’s the problem. He was dead to begin with.” 

Ichabod Crane

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

Unknown

“The farther we’ve gotten from the magic and mystery of our past, the more we’ve come to need Halloween.”

Paula Guran

“The moon has awoken with the sleep of the sun, the light has been broken; the spell has begun.” 

Midgard Morningstar

“The only thing we have to fear is fear itself… and spiders.”

Unknown

“The rain pattered dismally against the panes, and 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

“The world turned upside down—in a good way—for one black velvet night.”

Karen Fortunati

Amazing Halloween Quotes

“There are nights when the wolves are silent and only the moon howls.” 

George Carlin

“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

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

Unknown

“There is nothing that gives more assurance than a mask.” 

Collette

“There is something at work in my soul, which I do not understand.”

Mary Shelley

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

Joseph Conrad

“They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night.” 

Edgar Allan Poe

“Things are never quite as scary when you’ve got a best friend.” 

Bill Waterson

“This wallpaper and I are fighting a duel to the death. Either it goes or I do.” 

Oscar Wilde

“To live without you, only that would be torture.”

Gomez

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

Unknown

“Villainy wears many masks, none so dangerous as the mask of virtue.” 

Ichabod Crane

“We danced the Mamushka while Nero fiddled, we danced the Mamushka at Waterloo. We danced the Mamushka for Jack the Ripper, and now, Fester Addams, this Mamushka is for you.” 

Gomez

“We gladly feast on those who would subdue us.” 

The Addams Family

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

Humbert Wolfe

“Well, fancy! We desire children.”

Winifred Sanderson

“Werewolves howl. Phantoms prowl. Halloween’s upon us now.” 

Richelle E. Goodrich

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

 Unknown

“Where there is no imagination there is no horror.” 

Arthur Conan Doyle

“Witch and ghost make merry on this last of dear October days.” 

Unknown

“Witch parking. All others will be toad.” 

Unknown

“You must believe me, it was a horseman, a dead one! Headless!” 

Ichabod Crane

” I dropped the candies into the children’s bags, thinking: You small mortals don’t realize the power of your stories.” 

Karen Russell

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

Stephen King

“Person 1: “Stay back….I have a demon inside of me.”

Person 2: “Let me get closer…I have a hell inside me where your demons can live.”

John Hennessy

Amazing Halloween Quotes

Tom Skelton shivered. 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. 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

“First of all, it was October, a rare month for boys.”

Ray Bradbury

“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.

Double, double toil and trouble;

Fire burn, and caldron bubble.” 

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!”

Arthur Cleveland Coxe

“It took me a moment. I blinked, and suddenly it swam into focus and I had to frown very hard to keep myself from giggling out loud like the schoolgirl Deb had accused me of being.

Because he had arranged the arms and legs in letters, and the letters spelled out a single small word: BOO.

The three torsos were carefully arranged below the BOO in a quarter-circle, making a cute little Halloween smile.

What a scamp.”

Jeff Lindsay

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