76 Halloween Quotes to Share This Spooky Season

Including lines from Wednesday Addams and Ichabod Crane

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Everyone knows that October is the spookiest time of the year. It’s the best excuse to indulge in snack-size candy bars and dress up like your favorite movie characters. Or maybe you enjoy planning scary movie nights with your BFFs, which call for plenty of Halloween treats and seasonal cocktails. (You don’t want to miss out on the Black Widow Smash.) But if you want to take the festivities up a notch, then consider using these Halloween quotes to get in the spirit.

Perhaps you need a few spooky sayings to add to your party decorations and DIY crafts, or maybe you’re struggling to come up with a decent Instagram caption for your Halloween-themed post. Either way, we’ve got you covered with phrases that range from clever and playful to downright scary. Here are 76 of the best Halloween quotes.

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1. “Double, double toil and trouble; fire burn, and cauldron bubble.” — William Shakespeare

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

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3. “Just because I cannot see it, doesn’t mean I can’t believe it!” — Jack Skellington from The Nightmare Before Christmas

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4. “It’s just a bunch of hocus pocus!” — Max From Hocus Pocus

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5. “A person should always choose a costume which is in direct contrast to her own personality.” — Lucy Van Pelt from It's The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown

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6. “It’s Halloween; everyone’s entitled to one good scare.” — Brackett from Halloween

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

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

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

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11. “Be afraid... be very afraid.” — The Fly

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

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13. “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…no thank you.’” — Rita Rudner

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14. “It’s as much fun to scare as to be scared.” — Vincent Price

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15. “Believe nothing you hear and only one half that you see.” — Edgar Allen Poe

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

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

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18. “I can think of nothing on earth so beautiful as the final haul on Halloween night.” — Steve Almond

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

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

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

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

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23. “No, please don’t kill me, Mr. Ghostface. I wanna be in the sequel!” — Tatum Riley From Scream

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

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25. “Some people are born for Halloween, and some are just counting the days until Christmas.” — Stephen Graham Jones

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26. “I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.” — L.M. Montgomery

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27. “On Halloween you get to become anything that you want to be.” — Ava Dellaira

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

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

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30. “I’m the ghost with the most, babe.” — Betelgeuse from Beetlejuice

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31. “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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32. “There are nights when the wolves are silent and only the moon howls.” — George Carlin

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

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

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

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37. “Ghosts and goblins come to play on October’s final day!” — Rusty Fischer

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38. “I’ve seen enough horror movies to know that any weirdo wearing a mask is never friendly.” – Elizabeth from Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives

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39. “I’m a homicidal maniac; they look just like everyone else.” — Wednesday from The Addams Family

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40. “Villains wear many masks, none so dangerous as the mask of virtue.” — Ichabod Crane From sleepy Hollow

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41. “Whatever you do, don’t fall asleep.” — A Nightmare On Elm Street

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42. “I’m a master of fright, and a demon of light, and I’ll scare you right out of your pants.” Jack Skellington from The Nightmare Before Christmas

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

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44. “Hell is empty and all the devils are here.” — Ariel From William Shakespeare’s The Tempest

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

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46. “You can’t kill the Boogey Man.” — Tommy from Halloween

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47. “It’s a full moon tonight. That’s when all the weirdos are out.” — Dani from Hocus Pocus

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48. “All you have to do is walk up to the house, ring the doorbell and say ‘tricks or treats’” — Lucy Van Pelt from It’s The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown

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49. “You should never say ‘who’s there?’ Don’t you watch scary movies?” — Ghostface from Scream

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50. “One need not be a chamber to be haunted. One need not be a house. The brain has corridors surpassing material place.” — Emily Dickinson

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51. “A ghost can be a lot of things. A memory, a daydream, a secret. Grief, anger, guilt. But, in my experience, most times they’re just what we want to see.” — Steven Crain from The Haunting Of Hill House

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52. “I’m guessing Angela’s the one in the neighborhood who gives the trick-or-treaters some toothbrushes. Pennies. Walnuts.” – Pam Beasley from The Office

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53. “I’m not superstitious, but I am a little stitious.” — Michael Scott from The Office

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54. “My Halloween costume is Godot. I’m not howing up at the party, just texting the host every ten minutes that I’m on my way.” ― Wynne Mclaughlin

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55. “The great thing about candy is that it can’t be spoiled by the adult world. Candy is innocent.” — Rosecrans Baldwin

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56. “I would like, if I may, to take you on a strange journey.” — The Criminologist from The Rocky Horror Picture Show

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57. “Halloween is the only time people can become what they want to be without getting fired.” ― Sylvester Stallone

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58. “Shadows of a thousand years rise again unseen. Voices whisper in the trees, ‘Tonight Is Halloween!’” — Dexter Kozen

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

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60. “It’s easier to dismiss ghosts in the daylight.” ― Patricia Briggs from Dragon Bones

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61. “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 from How I Met Your Mother

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62. “I don’t know that there are real ghosts and goblins, but there are always more trick-or-treaters than neighborhood kids.” — Robert Brault

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

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64. “Halloween should be a day in which we honor monsters and not be mad at each other.” — Michael Scott from The Office

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65. “Halloween is an opportunity to be really creative.” — Judy Gold

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66. “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 from The Witch Family

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67. “Halloween is a day in which some people choose to wear a mask, while others finally feel safe to take theirs off.” ― Steve Maraboli

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

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69. “I would die for her. I would kill for her. Either way, what bliss.” Gomez from The Addams Family

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70. “Men say that in this midnight hour, the disembodied have power.” — William Motherwell

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71. “I’m wicked through and through.” — Elphaba from Wicked

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72. “Find the thing that must be read, lest your heart be filled with dread.” — Madame Leota from The Haunted Mansion

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73. “True magic is neither black, nor white... it’s both, because nature is both. Loving and cruel, all at the same time” — Lirio Santana from The Craft

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74. “No good deed will I do again.” — Elphaba from Wicked

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75. “Goodbye cruel world.” Winifred Sanderson from Hocus Pocus

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76. “‘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 from The Haunting of Hill House

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