These spooky Halloween quotes will send shivers down your spine and get you in the holiday mood when it’s time for putting on your Halloween costume! Happy Halloween!
Spooky Halloween Quotes
I love Halloween, and I love that feeling: the cold air, the spooky dangers lurking around the corner.
Hell is empty and all the devils are here.
William Shakespeare, The Tempest
Shadows mutter, mist replies; darkness purrs as midnight sighs.
We make up horrors to help us cope with the real ones.
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, Halloween: A Romaunt
By the pricking of my thumbs, something wicked this way comes.
William Shakespeare, Macbeth
There is something haunting in the light of the moon.
Where there is no imagination, there is no horror.
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, A Study in Scarlet
On Halloween, witches come true; wild ghosts escape from dreams. Each monster dances in the park.
Double, double toil and trouble; Fire burn and cauldron bubble.
William Shakespeare, Macbeth
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.
There are nights when the wolves are silent and only the moon howls.
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
Dark, dark! The horror of darkness, like a shroud, wraps me and bears me on through mist and cloud.
It’s said that All Hallows’ Eve is one of the nights when the veil between the worlds is thin – and whether you believe in such things or not, those roaming spirits probably believe in you, or at least acknowledge your existence, considering that it used to be their own. Even the air feels different on Halloween, autumn-crisp and bright.
Nothing beats a haunted moonlit night on All Hallows’ Eve…. And on this fatal night, at this witching time, the starless sky laments black and unmoving. The sombre hues of an ominous, dark forest are suddenly illuminated under the emerging face of the full moon.
The werewolf is neither man nor wolf, but a satanic creature with the worst qualities of both.
Fun Halloween Quotes
On Halloween you get to become anything that you want to be.
Halloween is not only about putting on a costume, but it’s about finding the imagination and costume within ourselves.
I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.
On Halloween, the parents sent their kids out looking like me.
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, The Gum Thief
A grandmother pretends she doesn’t know who you are on Halloween.
For some of us, Halloween is everyday.
Shadows of a thousand years rise again unseen,
Voices whisper in the trees, Tonight is Halloween!
Some people are born for Halloween, and some are just counting the days until Christmas.
Stephen Graham Jones
Clothes make a statement. Costumes tell a story.
But I can think of nothing on earth so beautiful as the final haul on Halloween night.
The farther we’ve gotten from the magic and mystery of our past, the more we’ve come to need Halloween.
I like Halloween. It gives you a chance to dress up like something you’re not, you know? Like when the Miami Dolphins put on football uniforms.
It’s as much fun to scare as to be scared.
Remember when we used to worry about some weirdo having a razor blade inside an apple on Halloween? Not anymore. Like a kid today would eat an apple.
I’ll bet living in a nudist colony takes all the fun out of Halloween.
Charles S. Swartz
When I was a kid my family was really poor and I remember one Halloween I wanted to dress up really scary and my parents came home with a duck costume. I wore that costume for years! I hated it.
R. L. Stine
Trick Or Treat Quotes
There is a child in every one of us who is still a trick-or-treater looking for a brightly-lit front porch.
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 people’s doors and go, “Trick or treat.”
Calvin: Trick or Treat!
Adult: Where’s your costume? What are you supposed to be?
Calvin: I’m yet another resource-consuming kid in an overpopulated planet, raised to an alarming extent by Madison Avenue and Hollywood, poised with my cynical and alienated peers to take over the world when you’re old and weak! Boy, am I scary or what?
Bill Watterson, It’s a Magical World
Halloween wraps fear in innocence, as though it were a lightly sour sweet. Let terror, then, be turned into a treat.
I don’t know that there are real ghosts and goblins, But there are always more trick-or-treaters than neighborhood kids.
Asking for candy on Halloween was called trick-or-treating, but asking for candy on November first was called begging, and it made people uncomfortable.
David Sedaris, Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim
They banged doors, they shouted Trick or Treat and their brown paper bags began to fill with incredible sweets. They galloped with their teeth glued shut with pink gum. They ran with red wax lips bedazzling their faces. But all the people who met them at doors looked like candy factory duplicates of their own mothers and fathers. It was like never leaving home. Too much kindness flashed from every window and every portal. What they wanted was to hear dragons belch in basements and banged castle doors.
Ray Bradbury, The Halloween Tree
In masks and gown we haunt the street
And knock on doors for trick or treat.
Tonight we are the king and queen,
For oh tonight it’s Halloween!
So when I open the door on Halloween, I am confronted by three or four imaginary heroes, such as G.I. Joe, Conan the Barbarian and Oliver North, who would look very terrifying except that they are three feet tall and facing in random directions. They stand there silently for several seconds before an adult voice hisses from the darkness behind them: “Say ‘Trick or treat!'”
Halloween Movie Quotes
It’s all just a bunch of hocus pocus!
Max, Hocus Pocus
Sisters, All Hallow’s Eve has become a night of frolic, where children wear costumes and run amok!
Winifred Sanderson, Hocus Pocus
Everyone here knows that Halloween was invented by the candy companies. It’s a conspiracy.
Max, Hocus Pocus
It’s Halloween; everyone’s entitled to one good scare.
Sheriff Leigh Brackett, Halloween
It’s the boogeyman! The boogeyman’s outside!
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
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, It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown
Magic is really very simple, all you’ve got to do is want something and then let yourself have it.
Aggie Cromwell, Halloweentown
Samhain, also known as All Hallows’ Eve, also known as Halloween. Pre-dating Christianity, the Celtic holiday was celebrated on the one night between autumn and winter when the barrier between the living and the dead was thinnest and often involved rituals that included human sacrifice.
Rhonda, Trick ‘R Treat
Ah. Smashing jack-o’-lanterns? Stealing candy? It’s okay. Believe it or not, I was just like you when I was a kid. Till my dad set me straight, that is. See, my dad taught me tonight is about respecting the dead because this is the one night that the dead and all sorts of other things roam free – and pay us a visit. Sorry. All these traditions, jack-o’-lanterns, putting on costumes, handing out treats, they were started to protect us, but nowadays… No one really cares.
Steven, Trick ‘R Treat
Let’s turn on the juice and see what shakes loose.
What’s the good of being a ghost if you can’t frighten people away?
But back to business: eggs, shaving cream, toilet paper. Without candy, I’m afraid your house is a bulls-eye with shingles.
Jenny, Monster House
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
I’ll stop wearing black when they make a darker color.
Wednesday Addams, The Addams Family
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