Welcome to a bumper roundup of Halloween quotes and Halloween sayings.
There are 100 brilliant Halloween phrases here to help you celebrate all things creepy. Whether you’re looking for funny halloween quotes, spooky quotes, cute Halloween sayings, scary Halloween quotes, Halloween love quotes, or short Halloween quotes, you’ll find the perfect words here.
There are also sections on Halloween quotes for kids, and fun Halloween sayings for trick or treating. We’ve even included a selection of Halloween captions for instagram posts.
The best Halloween quotes and Halloween sayings to help you celebrate spooky season
Use these quotes to send Happy Halloween wishes and Halloween messages – they make great Halloween card sayings. You can also include them on your social media posts – or simply enjoy giving yourself a bit of a scare!
Great Halloween quotes and Halloween wishes
Let’s start off with a few great Halloween quotes.
“’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.” – Cleveland Coxe
“Halloween wraps fear in innocence, as though it were a slightly sour sweet. Let terror, then, be turned into a treat…” – Nicholas Gordon
“Hell is empty and the devils are here.” – William Shakespeare, “The Tempest”
“I’m a master of fright, and a demon of light, and I’ll scare you right out of your pants.” – Jack Skellington, The Nightmare Before Christmas
“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, The Witch Family
“Some People Are Born For Halloween, And Some Are Just Counting The Days Until Christmas.” – Stephen Graham Jones
“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 inspirational quotes
These Halloween sayings will get you thinking while setting the spooky scene.
“Halloween is not only about putting on a costume, but it’s about finding the imagination and costume within ourselves.” – Elvis Duran
“If human beings had genuine courage, they’d wear their costumes every day of the year, not just on Halloween.” – Douglas Coupland
“On Halloween you get to become anything that you want to be.” – Ava Dellaira, Love Letters to the Dead
“Clothes make a statement. Costumes tell a story.” – Mason Cooley
“The farther we’ve gotten from the magic and mystery of our past, the more we’ve come to need Halloween.” – Paula Guran
“A mask tells us more than a face.” – Oscar Wilde
“Halloween is a day in which some people choose to wear a mask, while others finally feel safe to take theirs off.” – Steve Maraboli
Funny Halloween quotes and funny Halloween sayings
Fancy a giggle? Check out these funny Halloween quotes.
“Never trust anything that can think for itself if you can’t see where it keeps its brain.” – J. K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
“I’ll stop wearing black when they make a darker colour.” – Wednesday Addams, The Addams Family
“On Halloween, the parents sent their kids out looking like me.” – Rodney Dangerfield
“They’re creepy and they’re kooky. Mysterious, and spooky.” – Andrew Gold
“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
“During the day, I don’t believe in ghosts. At night, I’m a little more open-minded.” – unknown
Cute Halloween sayings
These cute Halloween quotes are perfect if you’re in need of some more light-hearted Halloween sayings.
“The universe is full of magical things patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper.” – Eden Phillpotts
“I’m the ghost with the most, babe.” – Beetlejuice
“The moon has awoken with the sleep of the sun, the light has been broken; the spell has begun.” – unknown
“If you’ve got it, haunt it.” – Rose Pressey
Spooky quotes for Halloween
You can’t have Halloween without a few spooky quotes! Here are our favourites.
“Shadows mutter, mist replies; darkness purrs as midnight sighs.” – Rusty Fischer
“Listen to them – the children of the night. What music they make!” – Bram Stoker, Dracula
“There is something haunting in the light of the moon.” – Joseph Conrad
“I love Halloween, and I love that feeling: the cold air, the spooky dangers lurking around the corner.” – Evan Peters
“There is something at work in my soul, which I do not understand.” – Mary Shelley, Frankenstein
Scary Halloween quotes
Take the terror a step further with these scary Halloween quotes.
“Oh how the candles will be lit and the wood of worm burn in a fiery dust. For on all Hallows Eve will the spirits come to play, and only the fruit of thy womb will satisfy their endless roaming.” – Solange Nicole
“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
“Where there is no imagination there is no horror.” – Arthur Conan Doyle
“Whatever you do, don’t fall asleep.” – A Nightmare on Elm Street
“On Halloween, witches come true; wild ghosts escape from dreams. Each monster dances in the park.” – Nick Gordon
“The dead rise again, bats fly, terror strikes and screams echo, for tonight it’s Halloween.” – unknown
“Shadows of a thousand years rise again unseen. Voices whisper in the trees, “Tonight is Halloween!” – Dexter Kozen
“By the pricking of my thumbs, something wicked this way comes.” – William Shakespeare, Macbeth
Halloween love quotes
How about bringing some romance to your Halloween wishes?
“My dearest friend, if you don’t mind, I’d like to join you by your side. Where we could gaze into the stars, and sit together, now and forever. For it is plain as anyone can see, we’re simply meant to be.” – Jack Skellington, The Nightmare Before Christmas
“I love you every witch way!”
“Not spending Halloween with you is a scary thought.”
“No tricks, you’re my Halloween treat.”
“Your love potion worked its magic on me.”
“You tickle my funny bone.”
Happy Halloween quotes for kids
These family-friendly Halloween quotes for kids will help little ones celebrate without getting too scared.
“When witches go riding, and black cats are seen, the moon laughs and whispers, ’tis near Halloween.” – unknown
“Nothing on Earth so beautiful as the final haul on Halloween night.” – Steve Almond
“Ghosts and goblins come to play on October’s final day!” – Rusty Fischer
“The witches fly, across the sky, the owls go, ‘Who? Who? Who?’ The black cats yowl, and green ghosts howl, ‘Scary Halloween to you!’” – Nina Willis Walter
“Werewolves howl. Phantoms prowl. Halloween’s upon us now.” – Richelle E. Goodrich
Fun Halloween sayings for trick or treat
“Trick or treat, bag of sweets, ghosts are walking down the street.” – unknown
“Sticky fingers, tired feet; one last house, trick or treat!” – 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
“Witch and ghost make merry on this last of dear October days.” – unknown
Short Halloween quotes and Halloween phrases
Keep it simple with these short quotes about Halloween. They make great Halloween sayings for signs too.
“Double double toil and trouble; Fire burn and cauldron bubble.” – William Shakespeare, Macbeth
“It’s as much fun to scare as to be scared.” – Vincent Price
“The world turned upside down – in a good way – for one black velvet night.” – Karen Fortunati
“Be afraid. Be very afraid.” – Veronica, The Fly
“I put a spell on you because you’re mine.” – Jay Hawkins
“We make up horrors to help us cope with the real ones.” – Stephen King
“Halloween shadows played upon the walls of the houses.” – Eleanor Estes
“It’s Halloween; everyone’s entitled to one good scare.” – Sheriff Brackett, Halloween
“Darkness falls across the land, The Midnight Hour is close at hand.” – Rod Temperton, Thriller
“What a wild and weird and wonderful sight, when witches were waltzing on Halloween night!” – unknown
“Every day is Halloween, isn’t it? For some of us.” – Tim Burton
Fun Halloween captions for instagram
Sharing your Halloween fun on instagram? These Halloween captions will come in handy.
Eat, drink, and be scary.
Ghostest with the mostest.
Keep calm and scare on.
Having a fang-tastic time!
This witch can be bribed with chocolate.
Ghouls just wanna have fun.
Too cute to spook.
Something wicked this way comes.
No tricks, just treats!
Halloween pumpkin quotes
Pumpkins take centre stage on Halloween, so here are some brilliant Halloween pumpkin quotes.
“There is magic in the night when pumpkins glow by moonlight.” – unknown
“When black cats prowl and pumpkins gleam, may luck be yours on Halloween.” – unknown
“Jack-o’-lantern, Jack-o’-lantern. You are such a funny sight, As you sit there, at the window. Glowing on at the night.” – Jack-o’-lantern Halloween Song
“I would rather sit on a pumpkin and have it all to myself, than be crowded on a velvet cushion.” —Henry David Thoreau
“I am the Pumpkin King.” – Jack Skellington, The Nightmare Before Christmas
“Each year, the Great Pumpkin rises out of the pumpkin patch that he thinks is the most sincere.” – Charles M. Schulz, It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown
Funny Halloween tombstone sayings
Wondering what to write on your tombstone decorations? Look no further.
Here Lies Mozart. Decomposing.
Here at rest lies Cowboy Joe. Grabbed the bull by the horns but forgot to let go.
First a cough carried me off. Then a coffin they carried me off in.
He caught a fishbone in his throat, which made him sing an angel’s note.
Here lies our beloved Randy. Kicked the bucket from too much candy.
William Gunder, Made one little blunder, Now he’s six feet under.
Here lies the body of Lester Moore. Three slugs from a forty-four. No Les, no more.
While living folks my tomb do view, remember well – there’s room for you!
I told you I was sick.
Don’t make me come up there!
I hope these Halloween sayings and quotes help you to make the most of spooky season. What’s your favourite Halloween quote?
More Halloween fun
Still hungry for more Halloween-themed fun? I’ve got you covered.
Halloween jokes and Halloween puns
There’s a great list of Halloween jokes for kids for you to enjoy. Here are a few of our favourites.
Why are ghosts terrible liars? Because you can see right through them.
What do you call a skeleton who never does his chores? Lazy bones. (Head this way for more skeleton puns)
What do birds say on Halloween? Trick or tweet.
Why didn’t anyone want to go trick or treating with Dracula? Because he’s a pain in the neck.
What did the tired witch do? She sat down for a spell.
Knock Knock. Who’s there? Boo. Boo who? Don’t cry, it’s just a trick or treater!
Our list of skulls puns and jokes are also perfect for some bone-chilling Halloween humour!
Pumpkin jokes and pumpkin puns
We’ve also got a fun list of pumpkin puns to explore – here’s a little taster.
What do you call a barking pumpkin? A gourd dog.
What do you get when you drop a pumpkin? Squash.
Why was the jack-o-lantern afraid to cross the road? It had no guts.
How do you fix a broken pumpkin? Use a pumpkin patch.
What’s the best thing to put into a pumpkin pie? Your teeth.
Why are jack-o-lanterns so forgetful? Because they’re empty-headed.
How do pumpkins greet each other? Happy Hollowing!
You might also like our list of autumn quotes and fall sayings – they’ll help you celebrate all that the season has to offer. And make sure you check out our fall puns for some autumn giggles. There are bumper list of winter quotes, spring quotes, summer quotes and Earth Day quotes to explore too.
How about some Halloween crafts to keep the kids busy?
A pumpkin fairy house is a lovely alternative to a traditional carved pumpkin. All you need to decorate it is some natural materials, which the kids can collect when playing outdoors.
Spooky spider plants are a fun kids gardening project that can be done indoors or outside.
You can use fallen leaves to make beautiful mason jar lanterns to add to your Halloween decorations.
And when Halloween is over, you can turn your pumpkins into pumpkin bird feeders to cut down on waste and help local wildlife!
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