Halloween Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old halloween quotes, halloween sayings, and halloween proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

Bring forth the raisins and the nuts- Tonight All-Hallows' Spectre struts. Along the moonlit way. John Kendrick Bangs
Halloween wraps fear in innocence, as though it were a lightly sour sweet. Let terror, then, be turned into a treat... Nick Gordon
As spirits roam the neighborhoods at night, let loose upon the Earth till it be light... Nicholas Gordon
I don't know that there are real ghosts and goblins, but there are always more trick-or-treaters than neighborhood kids. Robert Brault
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
Clothes make a statement. Costumes tell a story. Mason Cooley
On Halloween, witches come true; Wild ghosts escape from dreams. Each monster dances in the park. Nicholas Gordon
Double, double toil and trouble; Fire burn and cauldron bubble. William Shakespeare
The Harvest Moon glows round and bold, in pumpkin shades outlined in gold, illuminating eerie forms, unnatural as a candied corn. Beware what dare crawls up your sleeve,for 'tis the night called Hallows Eve. Richelle E. Goodrich
At first cock-crow the ghosts must go back to their quiet graves below. Theodosia Garrison
From ghoulies and ghosties and long leggety beasties and things that go bump in the night, Good Lord, deliver us! Scottish Saying
There is nothing funny about Halloween. This sarcastic festival reflects, rather, an infernal demand for revenge by children on the adult world. Jean Baudrillard
Tis now the very witching time of night, when churchyards yawn, and hell itself breathes out contagion to this world. William Shakespeare
Halloween wraps fear in innocence, As though it were a slightly sour sweet. Let terror, then, be turned into a treat. Nicholas Gordon
If human beings had genuine courage, they'd wear their costumes every day of the year, not just on Halloween. Douglas Coupland
A grandmother pretends she doesn't know who you are on Halloween. Erma Bombeck
Pixie, kobold, elf, and sprite, All are on their rounds tonight; In the wan moon's silver ray, Thrives their helter-skelter play. Joel Benton
Men say that in this midnight hour, the disembodièd have power to wander as it liketh them, by wizard oak and fairy stream. William Motherwell
I can see lights in the distance trembling in the dark cloak of night. Candles and lanterns are dancing, dancing a waltz on All Souls Night. Loreena McKennitt
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! Jack Prelutsky
When witches go riding, and black cats are seen, the moon laughs and whispers, ‘tis near Halloween. Anonymous
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 awoke in the night. James Matthew Barrie
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. William Shakespeare
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
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 somber hues of an ominous, dark forest are suddenly illuminated under the emerging face of the full moon. Kim Elizabeth
Shadows of a thousand years rise again unseen, Voices whisper in the trees, "Tonight is Halloween!" Dexter Kozen
May Jack-o-lanterns burning bright, Of soft and golden hue, Pierce through the future's veil and show, What fate now holds for you? Jerry Smith
Hark! Hark to the wind! 'Tis the night, they say, when all souls come back from the far away- the dead, forgotten this many a day! Virna Sheard
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
Nothing on Earth so beautiful as the final haul on Halloween night. Steve Almond
From Ghoulies and ghosties and long-legged beasties, / And things that go bump in the night / Good Lord deliver us. Cornish Prayer
Now it is the time of night / That the graves, all gaping wide / Every one lets forth his sprite, / In the church-way paths to glide. William Shakespeare
I believe that men are generally still a little afraid of the dark, though the witches are all hung, and Christianity and candles have been introduced. Henry David Thoreau
At the very glimpse of Jack-o'-lantern, / I've got one foot on the bus to Scranton / When Halloween next delivers the goods, / You may duck for apples— I'll duck for the woods. Ogden Nash
This Halloween you come one week, / You masquerade as a vermilion sleek, / fat, cross-eyed fox in the parade or, / where grim jack o'lanterns leer, / go with your bag from door to door foraging for treats. W.D. Snodgrass
It was Halloween that did me in, that single day when your children turn to you for imagination and creativity, the one day of the year when you must transcend fantasy. Erma Bombeck
Although' outside it teems and pours, / The boys about sixteen / Are busy running' rappin' doors / With Turf—at Halloween. B.M. Teggart
There was a mystery here; there was a mystery in the black cats and walking skeletons and living scarecrows that we saw decorating school windows, mystery in the grinning gargoyles and jack-o-lanterns on all the porches. I loved Halloween. Jack Santino
Halloween was a time of candy corn, jack-o'-lanterns, candy kisses, peanut butter cups, bubble gum, Fig Newtons, soapy windows. I tried to tell about Halloween and what it represented to me— a great ritual of childhood when the world for a single night opened its doors and its coffers of candy and fun and happiness. Pat Conroy
I'm always in town for Halloween. Even if I didn't happen to enjoy walking in the Village Halloween parade in my ax murderer's mask, I would feel it my duty to be there because of the long-established role of a father in passing on important cultural traditions to the next generation. Calvin Trillin
The evening of October 31 is Halloween or Nut Crack Night. It is clearly a relic of pagan times but it is still very popular. It is a night set apart for walking about for walking harmless pranks, such as placing the hotel omnibus on top of the Baptist church or plugging the milkman's pump. Kin Hubbard
The moon...rode bonily in the sky, looking stark and abandoned like a decoration kid had put up for Halloween and forgotten to take down. William Dieter
But I love Halloween, and I love that feeling: the cold air, the spooky dangers lurking around the corner. Evan Peters
I peer outside, there's something there. / That makes me shiver, spikes my hair / It must be Halloween. Kirkus Reviews
It’s Halloween, everyone’s entitled to one good scare. Brackett
October was always the least dependable of months … full of ghosts and shadows. Joy Fielding
Believe nothing you hear and only one half that you see. Edgar Allan Poe
The world turned upside down — in a good way — for one black velvet night. Karen Fortunati
Halloween is an opportunity to be really creative. Judy Gold
A person should always choose a costume that is in direct contrast to her own personality. Lucy Van Pelt
Halloween is not only about putting on a costume, but it's about finding the imagination and costume within ourselves. Elvis Duran
The moon has awoken with the sleep of the sun, the light has been broken; the spell has begun. Midgard Morningstar
'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
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 MacCollough
The farther we've gotten from the magic and mystery of our past, the more we've come to need Halloween. Paula Curan
Halloween trickster. / Spiders on string. / Children in costume. / Startle and scream. Richelle E. Goodrich
I long for the days / Of pumpkins and ghosts; / When the dead use homes / And people as hosts. E. Reyes
I long for the days / Of pumpkins and ghosts; / When the dead use homes / And people as hosts. E. Reyes
Nobody goes trick-or-treating anymore. The monsters have gotten too real. E.K. Barnes
Have a ghost of a time. Have a happy Halloween! Anthony T. Hincks