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